For changing diapers, kissing boo-boos, making hotcakes, coaching soccer, chasing monsters from under the bed and so much more, dad’s a pretty special guy who deserves a pretty special day, so why not treat him to some family fun this Father’s Day? We’ve got eight ideas that are sure to make dad feel like a top pop!
My Dad, My Hero Preschool-aged children can make dad a special gift at My Dad, My Hero at the Boone’s Trail Branch of the St. Charles-City County Library Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. The event is free but registration is required. Boone’s Trail is located at 10 Fiddlecreek Plaza, New Melle, MO, 63365. Get the details.
Kimmswick Father’s Day Car Show So maybe you can’t afford to buy dad a sports car for Father’s Day, but you can enjoy ogling them together at the free Kimmswick Father’s Day Car Show June 21 from noon to 3 p.m. in historic Kimmswick. Get the details.
Countrytime Bluegrass Festival and Kids Country Carnival For a toe-tapping Father’s Day, enjoy live music by George Portz and Friends of Bluegrass at the annual Countrytime Bluegrass Festival June 20-21 at Purina Farms. The free event also features a traditional Kids Country Carnival, complete with pony rides and old-fashioned carnival games. Purina Farms is located at 200 Checkerboard Dr., Gray Summit, MO, 63039. Get the details.
Father’s Day celebration at Whole Foods Market, Town & Country If father’s a foodie, visit Whole Foods Market in Town & Country for a selection of free samples from noon to 2 p.m. on Father’s Day. Whole Foods Market is located at 1160 Town and Country Crossing Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63017. Get the details.
Free Family Days at Laumeier Sculpture Park Make a work of art for dad at Free Family Day at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Stop by from 2 to 4 p.m. June 21 and explore the park, then create a masterpiece using materials provided at the event. Laumeier Sculpture Park is located at 12580 Rott Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63127. Get the details.
Father’s Day Festival at the Museum of Transportation Treat dad, granddad and the whole family to a free visit to the Museum of Transportation during the Father’s Day Festival June 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features balloon sculptures, a used book sale and the Horseless Carriage Club of MO Car Show. For an additional fee visitors may also ride the miniature train and visit Creation Station. The Museum of Transportation is located at 2967 Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63122. Get the details.
Free admission for dads at Alligator’s Creek Give dad a splashtacular day with a visit to Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center in O’Fallon, which is offering free admission to dads with a paid child’s admission on Father’s Day. Alligator’s Creek is located at 403 Civic Park Dr., O’Fallon, MO, 63366. Get the details.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to high river levels, cruises aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboat have been cancelled through June 22, 2015. Father’s Day Brunch Cruise When only the best will do, book a Father’s Day brunch cruise aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboat. Dad will be treated to prime rib, pasta, chicken, French toast, cheese blintzes and more, as well as live music and spectacular views. Brunch is $40 for adults and $18 for kids ages 3-12. Get the details.