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Father’s Day in the City of Oaks

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Give Him a Father’s Day Gift He’ll Remember!

Father’s Day gift-giving can be especially challenging for the guy who has everything!

Research shows that people value experiences more than materials. If you ask Dad, he’d agree that time with his family would top his list. So ditch the “World’s Best Dad” mug and check out the weekend events in Raleigh for that special Father’s Day experience that will last a lifetime.

Bluegrass, BBQ and Outdoors

Head to Midtown Park on Sunday to relax outside and enjoy the sweet tunes of the Clair Lynch Band, part of the Midtown Bluegrass Series. Taste some awesome Southern BBQ and craft beer while enjoying the unique combination of gospel, country and blues music.

midtown blue grass series raleighSunday, June 18

4:00-5:00 Jam Session

5:00-7:00 Bluegrass Concert


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The Carolina Mudcats in Zebulon are hosting the Potomac Nationals all weekend. There will be $2 16oz Drafts and $1 Cokes on Thursday, fireworks on Friday, and more fun both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, Father’s Day, the Mudcats will be giving away souvenir BBQ aprons before the game to the first 1200 fans ages 15 and older.

Thursday and Friday Game Times 7:00

Saturday Game Time 5:00

Sunday Game Time 2:00

Tickets $8-$25 per person

Peak City Pig Fest

For all you BBQ-loving dads, head to Peak City Pig Fest in downtown Apex where you’ll experience teams from across the US competing for prize money with their chicken, ribs, beef brisket, and pork. On Saturday, they’ll have a kid’s area and pig races in this event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17



Delicious Dad’s Sunday Brunch

Put away those pots and pans and head out to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, located in Crabtree Mall, where they’re offering a three-course brunch. With selections like lobster bisque, baked brioche French toast, prime rib hash, smashed O’Brien potatoes and white chocolate bread pudding, this will surely be the highlight of your dad’s day. Book your reservations today!

Sunday, June 18


$39.95 per guest. Guests will also receive a $25 dining card towards a future visit.

Guided Craft Raleigh Brewery Tour

For the dads who just want to relax, learn a bit about the Triangle’s craft beer scene, and try some new brews, look no further than Raleigh Brews Cruise. Each Saturday, Raleigh Brews Cruise tours three of the Triangle’s best, giving dad a chance to sample a dozen or so different beers. From light, refreshing Kolsch to bourbon barrel-aged stouts, tasty IPAs, and everything in between.

Best of all, there is no pedaling involved and you have a safe ride with a tour guide to provide you the BEST craft beer experience in the Triangle. Your dad may decide to expand the party so call for private tour information if his buddies decide to join!

Public Tours Available on Saturdays

Private Tours Available Sunday – Friday

$50 per person

lonerider beer brewery tour