Let’s Celebrate Dad!

June 13, 2017

Dad rocks, doesn’t he? Whether you celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday or all weekend long, we know dad will want fabulous food, great gifts and a few activities lined up to make it all the more memorable!

Things to Do

DadTake Dad to the Greek Festival on Saturday and/or Sunday where the spanakopita, keftedes, souvlakia and gyros will be plentiful and mouthwatering – and nobody has to cook! Baklava, honey balls, creamy custards and butter cookies will finish him off with sweet bliss, as he watches entertainment from Greek dancers, an orthodox choir, or traditional Greek musicians. The festival is from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at 4610 E. Alameda Ave. in Denver.

If your dad likes watching the Kentucky Derby, take him to Arapahoe Park either Saturday or Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for live horse racing. On Sunday, Father’s Day, all dads get in free and receive a free Arapahoe Park gift while supplies last. And back by popular demand, the Father’s Day food buffet — buy one buffet meal and dad eats for free! It’s his day at the park, located at 10750 E. Iliff Avenue in Aurora.

dadThe highlight of the Juneteenth Music Festival in downtown Denver at 26th and Welton is a concert featuring Slick Rick, an American/British rapper who has collaborated with Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah and Outkast. Earlier in the day – June 16, at 9:00 a.m., a parade will kick off the celebration starting at the Manual High School parking lot. There are activities scheduled throughout the day, capped by the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Five Points neighborhood.

The Colorado Rockies are on fire this season and they’re playing San Francisco all weekend at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. in Denver. Games start at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, and 1:10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Gifts Galore!

ManCrates.com ships “brag-worthy gifts for guys” and believes men deserve exciting things that “stir a primal craze of chest bumps and cheers.” What might those be, you ask? For starters, you can get your dandy dad a whiskey appreciation kit, an exotic meats crate, a knife-making kit, a micro-brewed kit or an outdoor survival kit – to name just a few of the MANY options for the dad in your life.

Make his life easier with the Roomba of lawnmowers from Husqvarna, an easily programmable robotic lawnmower powered through your dad’s smartphone. He will love the modern convenience for the lawn – and so will you, when it’s your turn to mow!

 Sports Illustrated curated a gaggle of gift options – especially for the procrastinators among us. Check out the great gifts for dads who love sports plus a bunch of last-minute, expedited shipping possibilities – from yard dice and a stationary bike, to portable propane grills and dart boards.

If you know a camping kind of dad, Time magazine has seven great ideas this year, including a Survivolts gadget that can start a fire and recharge your phone, a Luci Outdoor 2.0 light, and a GPS watch with a compass and tracking capabilities (so he’ll never get lost  — with or without a Wi-Fi signal!).

dadForbes offers up a gift guide of luxury, bigger ticket items, like an Anthem mountain bike and a Traeger Timberline pellet grill. And for the renaissance dad who is particular about his aftershave and pomade, Birchbox Man has a grooming kit geared towards guys – specifically your guy and his individual skin and hair type.

For the dad who has everything, Real Simple has 53 different Father’s Day gifts – and there’s at least one guaranteed to be perfect for the father in your life.

Like a clip on Bluetooth speaker, the five-in-one multi-tool BBQ gadget, the USB turntable for his vinyl, or the Kikkerland virtual reality glasses. These turn dad’s smartphone into a 3D environment with apps and games – for only $15!

If your favorite dad has an affection for hot sauce, Sriracha offers up keychains that will hold 1.7 ounces of the fiery condiment for on-the-road squirting. And we can’t think of a single parent who wouldn’t want this Tool Pen from Aha Life. With 22 bits perfect for tacklinga variety of small household tasks, this pen/screwdriver can repair, assemble and adjust almost anything.

If you come up with writer’s block when it’s time to write out your feelings in a Father’s Day card, check out these 15 meaningful messages to help you compose just the sentiment.

At Southshore, We Celebrate Dad!

 We tip our hats to the great dads of Southshore, the master-planned community full of close-knit families who love life at the lake! If you haven’t yet joined their ranks, take some time to explore the brand new  models from Richmond American Homes, and the latest home designs from Century Communities  at The Hills in Southshore! The brand-new ranch and two-story homes are priced from the upper $300s to the $700s.