Holidays

Ten Things to Do With Dad This Weekend

Celebrate dad this weekend.
Celebrate dad this weekend. SanyaSM/Getty Images
Make sure your dad is a man about town this weekend. Colorado's calendar is full of fun events for fathers and their families, from lavish meals to running races to dart and dad-bod competitions. Don't commit a faux pa; these ten events are the real deal.
click to enlarge Kids can learn how to fish at the catch-and-release ponds. - BASS PRO SHOPS, LLC, COLORADO SPRINGS
Kids can learn how to fish at the catch-and-release ponds.
Bass Pro shops, LLC, Colorado Springs
Gone Fishing
Saturday, June 15, 1 to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
Participating Bass Pro shops
Is Dad hooked on fishing? Select Bass Pro shops, including the location in Colorado Springs, are throwing a party complete with hanging bobber craft, a family photo with a free digital download, and workshops on how to use technology to locate fish; kiddos will be able to catch fish and throw them back in the pond out front using provided rods and bait. For a schedule of events, visit the Colorado Springs Bass Pro, Gone Fishing Facebook Event page; for other locations, go to Bass Pro Shop's Gone Fishing page.

Father's Day Run
Sunday, June 16, 6 a.m.
Central Park
Starting at $40
Go the distance for dad at the Father's Day Run in Central Park. Registration and pre-run coffee and doughnuts begin at 6 a.m.; the 5k and 1-mile runners will get started at 7 a.m. and those running the 10k, 10-mile or half marathon will take off at 8 a.m. Visit the race's Eventbrite Page to register for any distance.

Dad Bod, Dart God
Sunday, June 16, 8 a.m. to midnight
Punch Bowl Social

Take aim at a fun Father's Day at Punch Bowl Social on Father's Day, where Dad can play darts to win a free entree. All fathers will get three chances to hit a bullseye and win an entree; as consolation prize, an Old Fashioned is just $5.

Free Shaves for Dad
Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Silver Grill Cafe
218 Walnut Street, Fort Collins
Free
Over a century ago, a barber shop occupied part of the building that now holds the Silver Greet Cafe. In honor of the cafe's humble beginning, dads can get a free, old-fashioned shave on Father's Day. Antique barber chairs will be set up at the restaurant, where a professional will use an old-style straight razor to give fathers a close shave before they sit down to brunch with a special Father's Day Benedict: "Crabby Daddy."


Brunch at Viewhouse
Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ViewHouse Centennial
$36.95 adults, $9.95 kids 6-12, kids under 6 free

Give your dad the egg-cellent meal he deserves. ViewHouse in Centennial is serving up a bottomless brunch fit for a king, with carving stations, build-your-own omelettes, a waffle station, a seafood tower and such breakfast classics as bacon and french toast. Reservations are highly encouraged. 

click to enlarge Come hungry to Safta's brunch buffet. - WERKCREATIVE
Come hungry to Safta's brunch buffet.
Werkcreative
Brunch at Safta
Sunday, June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Safta $45 for adults, $20 for kids 5-12, under 5 free
Award-winning chef Alon Shaya and his Safta team are cooking up a buffet brunch complete with shakshouka, a whole lamb shoulder, and Middle Eastern pastries; a beverage cart will be roaming around the restaurant (drinks are not included in the price.)

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Zoe Yabrove is a Denver native with an undergraduate degree in creative writing and a master’s in special education. She is a teacher in Denver Public Schools and contributes to Westword to get her writing fix.
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