June is finally here, and that means it’s time to get the ball gloves out, fire up the grill, and celebrate Dad with some unforgettable experiences. From treetop adventures, to singing along with the Beach Boys, I’ve rounded up some of the best Father’s Day activities in the area to enjoy:


Paint Father’s Day Mugs @ Norfolk Botanical Gardens, JUNE 15TH @ 10:00 AM

  • Paint the perfect mug set as a gift for someone special in your life! Each set includes two 8-ounce ceramic mugs. Recommended for children ages 3+ with caregiver participation. All attending adults and children are required to have a registered ticket.


Father’s Day Out: Back Bay Farmhouse, JUNE 15TH @ 11:00 AM

  • Celebrate Father’s Day with an afternoon of laughter, great beer, and unforgettable memories at Back Bay Farmhouse! The event features an open mic session, a free comedy special, and beer specials. Bring Dad, bring the whole family, and celebrate Father’s Day with laughs at Back Bay Farmhouse!


The Beach Boys Summer Concert: Roanoke Island Festival Park, JUNE 15TH @ 5:00 PM

  • WOULDN’T IT BE NICE to treat Dad to a concert packed with GOOD VIBRATIONS? Spend an evening with the Beach Boys and special guest John Stamos Father’s Day Weekend!


Dads Climb Free: The Adventure Park, JUNE 16TH @ 10:00 AM

  • Start making those plans for Father’s Day and treat your dad to an adventure. Join us on Sunday, June 16 and get a free ticket for dad to climb when you purchase a Father’s Day BOGO.


Father’s Day Catch on the Field: Harbor Park, JUNE 16TH @ 11:30 AM

  • Celebrate Father’s Day with Dad and the Norfolk Tides at the ballpark! Come early for a pre-game Catch on the Field. Home plate gate opens 11:30 am, all gates open at 12:00 pm.


Father’s Day weekend is the perfect time to show Dad how much he means to you, and I hope you find that these activities provide special moments for years to come. Happy Father’s Day to all, and have a safe and special weekend! 

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.” –Unknown