- Looking for ways to celebrate Dad in the Rocket City?
- Here are fun things to do + local gift ideas!
We always love to find unique gifts for our wonderful Rocket City Dads, especially if we can recommend some that are Huntsville LOCAL and awesome. Here’s how to have the perfect Father’s Day in Huntsville – we’ve listed our favorite things to do as well as local gifts.
Here are a few ideas for Dad that are totally do-able by or on Father’s Day. We’ve also got a whole Pinterest board full of things the kids can make and even more gift suggestions!
Things To Do On Father’s Day in Huntsville
Time is the best gift, and these Huntsville attractions are hosting specials just for Father’s Day!
Huntsville Botanical Garden – There’s free admission for dads on Sunday, June 19 from 11AM – 6PM. What a great opportunity to see the new In Full Swing and Stickwork exhibits and watch a butterfly release together!
Cook Museum of Natural Science is hosting an “All About Him” event from 10AM – 3PM on Saturday, June 18. Spend the day with the Dad in your life and enjoy dad-centric photo ops, crafts, and even a special gift!
Father’s Day Special Train Ride – this annual Father’s Day ride is sure to bring a smile to your dad’s face! There are two departures for this hour & 20 minute excursion: 10am & 1pm. Get your tickets while they last!
Holtz Leather – On June 18-19 they’re offering coffee & Donuts with Dad and BOGO half off their hand poured candle experience, plus 20% discount store-wide
Burritt On the Mountain – Fathers enjoy free admission on Sunday, June 19 from 12-5 PM.
Color Me Mine – Come to their MidCity location for Dad’s special Day of treats and half-off studio fee on Sunday, June 19 from 1-4 PM! Create something special together with Dad, Grandpa, or your favorite Chosen Father.
High Point Climbing – Enjoy Father’s Day at High Point with the purchase of a day pass for someone else, Dad’s climb for free on Sunday, June 19 from 10 AM – 8 PM.
UAH Women’s Basketball – The Lady Chargers are hosting a Daddy/Daughter Basketball Day on Saturday, June 18 from 9AM – Noon. All are welcome, be it father/daughter, mother/daughter, mother/son, father/son!
U.S. Space & Rocket Center – Dads get in free with a paid visitor from 11AM – 5PM. He’ll love the new Planet Pioneers exhibit!
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
We LOVE to shop local whenever possible, and these gift ideas will make your Father’s Day in Huntsville extra special.
Gifts for Rocket Dad
Green Pea Press sells gorgeous limited-edition prints and t-shirts like this of all sorts. Grab an art print at their Governors Drive location and get it uniquely framed by Bocchino Custom Framing. You can also go big with Local Flourish Co. and their fantastic Father’s Day gift boxes that feature local items!
The Write Stuff
Dads that need to keep a pen handy at all times will love this elegant hand-crafted pen from Holtz Leather Co., a locally-owned shop in Huntsville. It’s all kinds of slick! Holtz also has great shaving kits and you can even make a customized hand-poured candle with Dad’s favorite scents. Plus they are offering 20% store-wide on June 17-18! Details
The Group Golf Gift
It means a little bit of pre-planning but go in with some friends and get the guys a round of group golf at the scenic Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Dad gets some hang time with his buddies and you can plan a fun outing with the moms & kids while they’re out.
For the Foodie Dad
Your kids can paint Dad a platter, mug, or a whole Man Cave serving set at Color Me Mine, then fire it up in their kiln. If the dad in your life loves to spend time in the kitchen, he’s probably going to appreciate some quality heirloom utensils. Alabama Treenware is a local artist out of Madison and is making lovely hand-carved kitchen and garden tools! Or if he’s more of a Grill Guy, get the kids to help you make this adorable apron just for dad.
The Gift of Local Suds
If your dad is anything like my husband, a gift of libations is ALWAYS received well. It could be a bottle of his favorite scotch or a growler & a gift card to the local taproom. There is no shortage of craft beer gift options in Huntsville – get the whole list here!
Like Tom & Donna, every Dad should be treated to a day of luxury. There’s a couple of places in Huntsville & Madison where he can get an old-fashioned shave, massage, and a haircut. Looking for unique styling products for Dad? Hit up H2O2 Hair Studio for some excellent pomade and yummy-smelling products. Pampering is important, and is NOT just for moms.
Did we miss your favorite things to do on Father’s Day in Huntsville? Leave us a comment and help other parents out!
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