Treat Dad to some fun for Father’s Day

Show Dad some love this Father's Day for all he does for us. (Credit: istock)

Father’s Day is upon us and if you are like me then you might still be scrambling for a present or something fun to do for your father or husband. The men in our lives deserve a special thank you for all they do all year long, so here are some great events that can be presents for him or even better, fun activities for the whole family.

Let Dad celebrate all weekend by taking him to the World Cup Party Brasil 2014 on Friday, June 13 at the Hub Commerce Square in Center City. Dad will enjoy catering from Starr Events and an open bar while he cheers on his favorites in the Spain vs. Netherlands and Chile vs. Australia games. Give Dad a pass to leave work early because the party starts at 2:30 p.m.

Just because he sings along to the Laurie Berkner Band with the kids doesn’t mean that he does not also have his own finely acquired sense of music. The Xfest is being celebrated at Country Creek Winery in Salford Township on Friday, June 13 starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 starting at 11 a.m. The lineup for the festival includes Hogmaw, Don Flemons and the Whiskeyhickon Boys.

If the special man in your life needs some kid-free entertainment, then take him on the Father’s Day Midnight Party Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia Saturday, June 14 from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. To board the ship, men must be 30 and older and ladies 27 and older. Proper identification is required at boarding on Penn's Landing.

Do you and your dad or husband share a love of everything creepy and bone-tingling? All weekend long at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, you can indulge your shared love of horror at Bizzare A.C. Featured guests include actor Corey Feldman and Hellraiser actor Doug Bradley.

On Sunday, June 15, give Dad the gift of culture. The Shofuso Japanese House & Garden with Sakura Pavilion in West Fairmount Park is holding a Father’s Day Japanese Classical Dance Performance all day long.

If Dad is a sports lover, then attending a Philadelphia Phillies Game on Sunday, June 15 at Citizens Bank Park may be something he would love. The Spectrum Grill Father’s Day Ticket Package includes a ticket to the game as well as two hour pre-game bar and buffet. Everything starts at 11 a.m.

For more family fare, you can bring the whole family along on Sunday, June 15 to the Spirit of Philadelphia’s Father’s Day Lunch Cruise. The ship will be cruising between noon and 2 p.m. Boarding is at 11:30 a.m. at Penn’s Landing.

In Wilmington, DE, the Delaware Museum of Natural History is celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Spend some educational time with the whole family.

Dad and the kids will also enjoy Fatherfest on Sunday, June 15 at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., their eyes can feast on hot rods, motorcycles, antique cars and helicopters.

Sunday night after all the family fun, give Dad the gift of laughter at Comedy On The Waterfront at Hibachi Penn’s Landing. The show will feature New York Kings of Comedy, Buckwild, Talent, Smokey & Friends as well as other celebrity guests.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.