Fun Father's Day festivities to celebrate the dads in your life

While we should be grateful for the father figures in our lives every day, this special Sunday in June gives us a great excuse to treat our fathers and thank them for being the amazing men they are. Of course, this happy valley of ours hosts an array of events, activities and restaurants to help make this Father’s Day memorable.

From baseball to brews, golf rounds to car shows, celebrate the fathers in your lives this weekend with some these activities happening around town.

Take Him Out to the Ball Game

Even though the State College Spikes have an away game on Father’s Day, start your celebration early and watch them play at Medlar Field on Saturday, June 16. The Spikes will open the 2018 season against the Williamsport Crosscutters at 7:05 p.m. Start the night at the pre-game tailgate party and enjoy $1 12-ounce domestic drafts. The first 1,000 fans receive a free magnet and one lucky winner will drive home from the game in a Kia courtesy of Lion Country Kia. After the nine innings are up, watch your children run around the bases and admire a spectacular fireworks show. Click here for tickets!

Nine and Dine

Spend an afternoon on the golf course with Dad this Father’s Day. Play a round at public courses such as Skytop Mountain Golf Club in Port Matilda or the Penn State Golf Course in State College. After your round, gather the family for a dinner on the town. For gourmet burgers and fun milkshakes, head to The Field Burger and Tap in Toftrees, or try Otto’s Pub and Brewery for dinner and drinks.

Car Show For the Car Lover

If your father is an automobile lover or is looking to enjoy a weekend wandering the picturesque streets of Bellefonte, then bring him to the 30th Annual Historic Bellefonte Cruise. Whether you dance at the sock hop Friday night, walk through the Car Show on Saturday or watch the Soap Box Races on Sunday, the Bellefonte Cruise is sure to put a smile on your father’s face! And, it is a great way to spend some time outdoors.

Beer, Wine, Spirits! Oh My!

Even if the Cruise isn't up your dad's alley, you should still take him to Bellefonte on Sunday for the Summer Craft Beverage Expo presented by the Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail. Ten local craft alcoholic beverage producers, including Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery, Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery, Good Intent Cidery and Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, will be stationed in Talleyrand Park on Sunday, June 17, from 3:00–7:00 p.m. Enjoy beer, spirits and wine as live music plays all evening. You must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket, but children can are welcome come and enjoy treats from local food trucks and vendors. For tickets and more information, click here.

Whatever you and your family decide to do this weekend, make sure it puts a smile on your father’s face. Let this holiday be one for the history books and cherish the memories you and your father make together.

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