In 2013 the date for Father's Day is June 16th. If you and your father live in the Greater Phoenix area, here are some unique ideas for Father's Day activities. If you live elsewhere but your father lives in metro Phoenix, you can still arrange for him to attend these events with someone else.
Looking for a brunch, dinner or barbecue to celebrate Dad's special day? You'll find all price ranges, all over town. How about some gift ideas from local Arizona businesses? Check these out.
These Father's Day specials are presented in no particular order. Images are provided courtesy of the business to which it relates, unless otherwise stated. All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
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If Dad loves baseball, the Arizona Diamondbacks will be playing at home on June 17, 18, and 19 hosting the Marlins on the three days following Father's Day weekend. Here's how you get tickets.
Whether he's into metal, country or top 40, Phoenix is a popular spot for bands to stop on their summer tours. Check out who's coming to town this summer, and get tickets for Dad to the concert.
Does Dad like the theatre? comedy? the circus? There's more to live performances in the valley of the Sun than bands. Check out what else is happening in June and beyond and take Dad out for a good time.
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On Saturday, June 15, 2013 one hundred lucky Dads will experiences toys made for the big boys. Virtual golf, helicopter rides, batting practice, exotic car racing experience, food, drinks and prizes. The 100 guests will be divided into five groups of 20, and will rotate from facility tours, batting practice, virtual golf, helicopter rides and racing adventures. Guests also will have access to the ‘Man Cave’ featuring casino games, air hockey, dartboards and big screen TVs playing sports all day long. $250 per person, 21+ only. Fantasy Father’s Day is all-inclusive, food and beverage as well as activities. To purchase tickets, call 480.270.5000. Preregistration is required.
OSaturday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, led by founder Joseph Shabalala, shares the harmonies of their native South African musical traditions and the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. Tickets are $52.50-$62.50. On Sunday, June 16th Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sarah Jarosz performs at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22.50-$27.50. The kids can get in on the musical fun with dad on June 16th from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Drumming Workshop for Dads and Kids (and Moms, too). Tickets are $12 per person (museum admission may be purchased separately). Learn the basics of African, Latin and pop-music hand drumming with master instructor Frank Thompson. After basic instruction, the session will end with a jam session. All levels are welcome to join in the fun. Bring your own drum or use one of theirs. To register call 480-245-6919.
Dads and daughters are invited to take part in a special night to remember when Avondale hosts its annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, scheduled for Saturday, June 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the ballroom of the Wigwam Resort. The event starts off with an Italian buffet and performance from Peigne Dance Company. Following dinner and the performance, guests will then have the opportunity to take classic ballroom dance lessons, with instruction provided by dance professionals of Peigne Dance Company. The Grand Ball is planned for girls of all ages and their fathers (or special father figure in their life). A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the occasion (additional cost). Tickets are limited and available only through advance sales; tickets will not be sold at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 20. Tickets may be purchased online or at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive, from 7 am to 6 pm Monday – Thursday. Avondale Residents: $75 per pair, $20 each additional ticket; Non-Residents: $80 per pair, $25 each additional ticket.
Bring Dad and the family to National Comedy Theatre and laugh out loud at the hilarious, interactive comedy show for all ages. Save $2 on admission when you wear an ugly tie. The ugliest tie of the night will win a ticket package. Make reservations online and enter code TIE for your discount, but don’t forget to wear your ugly tie! Friday and Saturday June 14 & 15, showtimes at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. All Ages $12- $14
The Spa at Gainey Village has joined forces with Mastro’s Steakhouse for a Father’s Day offering. With the purchase of any one $100 gift certificate, a $25 certificate to Mastro’s is included as a bonus. Let Dad unwind and minimize stress with a massage, men’s facial or body treatment. Following the treatment, he can sit back, relax and dine at Fleming’s Steakhouse. If Dad thinks the spa is “just for the ladies”, let him know the organic Stone Crop Facial is especially a great treatment for men. It helps heal the skin, focusing on hyper pigmentation and hydration. Now through June 16th, whiles supplies last.
All Dads that play golf at the Boulders on Father’s Day (June 16, 2013) will receive a voucher to return anytime before September 12, 2013 and play for the price of a cart fee only. Carefree.
Comfort Inn Fountains Hills is pleased to honor Fathers everywhere with the Fathers Day Special. Stay at the Fountain Hills hotel between June 10th and June 17th, 2013 and save 20% on your entire stay.