WILMINGTON — Fathers can be tough to shop for, which makes Father’s Day — which often sneaks up on us — tricky sometimes. The good news, if you can’t find the right gift, there’s always plenty of Dad-day activities.
Here are just a few from around the Wilmington area. Got your own idea? Let us know in the comments.
Father’s Day 5K(ish) Fun Run
The Father’s Day 5K(ish) Fun Run begins at Good Hops Brewing and runs through the trails in Carolina Beach State Park. Registered runners receive an official T-shirt, the official Good Hops 5K Beer Run pint tumbler, and runners over 21 years old get a ticket good for one pint of beer or a snowcone. This is a dog and stroller-friendly event. In addition to First Place Award, awards will be given for Father/Kid Combo (dubbed the Dad of the Day), Stroller, Dog and Costume.
The event will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The race begins at Good Hops Brewing at 811 Harper Avenue. Participants can register online. Admission is $30.00
Phone: (910) 398-5423
Father’s Day Hot Dog Cruise
Wilmington Water Tours presents a Father’s Day Hot Dog Cruise, a one and a half hour tour of the Cape Fear River with tube steaks and all the toppings. The tour will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilmington Water Tours at 212 South Water Street. Admission is $27.00
Phone: (910) 338-3134
Fishing with Fathers and Big Kid Day
Fishing with Fathers and Big Kid Day at the Fit for Fun Center in Wilmington, NC, is for ages 9 and under and features fishing games, crafts, and goldfish snacks. The event will take place Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fit For Fun Center, 302 S. 10th Street.
Admission is $5.00. No pre-registration required.
Phone: (910) 341-4630
Father’s Day at Battle House
Battle House offers free admission for dads with a paying child on Father’s Day. Free admission will run from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16 starting at 12 p.m. for all days. Battle House-Tactical Laser Tag, Wilmington. 1817 Hall Drive.
Call 910-434-5544 to book a spot
Boys ‘n Berries Ice Cream Social
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host a fundraiser, The Boys ‘n Berries Ice Cream Social, on Sunday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The fundraiser features ice cream and fresh, local berries. Donations will go in support of the Wilmington Boys Choir and St. Paul’s Music Program. The event will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 16 North 16th Street. Admission is free.
Phone: (910) 762-4578
Sketch Comedy Show
Pineapple Shaped Lamps presents an all-new Sketch Comedy Show featuring PSL Ruins Your Childhood, which skewers favorite characters from that 90s TV classic era of Nickelodeon and Disney. Beer and wine available for purchase. The show will take place Friday, June 14, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 8 p.m., and to Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m. at Ronald Sachs Violins, 616-B Castle Street. Admission is $9.
Phone: (910) 632-0775