9 things to do in Atlanta for Father’s Day

From playing catch at Turner Field to visiting animal dads at Zoo Atlanta
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Zoo Atlanta
African lions at Zoo Atlanta

Courtesy of Zoo Atlanta

Barbecue, ball games, and braving the rides at Six Flags Over Georgia—there’s an adventure both the thrill-seeking dad or the father who wants to enjoy a quiet afternoon with the kids.

Low-key Dad Time
6/20
BBQ & Blues Fest
Listen to smooth blues by Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Lenny Williams, Clarence Carter, and TK Soul at College Park’s Wolf Creek Amphitheater. When dad gets hungry, the barbecue will be ready and waiting.
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6/21
Father’s Day Car Show at the Rock
Mustangs, Chevys, Camaros, and more. Explore the bells and whistles on all the modern and historic cars on display at Stone Mountain Park.
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6/21
Meet the Holidays: Father’s Day
Listen to a reading of The Night Before Father’s Day by Natasha Wing at the Children’s Museum, and craft your father a signature bow tie that he can wear willingly or forcibly for years to come.
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Adrenaline Adventures

6/20
Father’s Day Challenge
Compete in teams or just one-on-one with your father at this 1.5-mile obstacle course at Atlanta High School. There are a variety of 10 to 15 obstacles in the course, enough to keep dads and kids running all afternoon.
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6/21
Father’s Day at Six Flags
Thrill-seeking fathers who have a season pass or membership to Six Flags Over Georgia can get into the park free on Father’s Day. Ride the coasters, or take it easy and chow down on some funnel cake.
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Take Dad Out to the Ball Game

6/20
2015 Braves Country 5K
Race your dad or let him win at the finish line at Turner Field. Then watch the Braves take on the Mets with a pre-game parade and post-game Boys II Men concert.
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6/21
Father’s Day Catch on the Field
Enjoy a game of catch with your dad at Turner Field after watching the Braves versus Mets game. The package includes two-covered seats to watch the baseball rivalry, a parking pass, and post-game access to the field.
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Captivating Creatures

6/21
Father’s Day at Georgia Aquarium
With a purchase of one ticket, fathers get free admission to the Georgia Aquarium. Along with a free ticket to see underwater creatures, dads will also receive a Father’s Day card, other gifts, and special discounts.
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6/21
Father’s Day at the Zoo
Enjoy animal families along with your own at Zoo Atlanta. Fathers get a free ticket with the purchase of one ticket. Animal dads will also receive a free treat.
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