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Impress Dad With These Fun Father’s Day Events

From concerts to cracking a cold one, here are the best ways to express your love and gratitude for your old man.

The great men in our lives deserve more than one day of celebration, but if we are limited to a single holiday to honor them, we better make the most of it. Whether your dad is a beer connoisseur, a die-hard O’s fan, an avid golfer, or a vintage car enthusiast, here are our suggestions to make this Father’s Day one of the best yet.


Father’s Day Catch on the Field: Put on your O’s jersey and head to Camden Yards early for some pre-game fun with your dad. Register for one of three sessions for the rare opportunity to play catch on the field. After your 25-minute session, find your seats to watch the Orioles take on the Red Sox while devouring Birdland nachos, boardwalk-inspired fries, and Camden Frank hot dogs. Plus, the first 20,000 fans will receive a free fedora upon entering the ballpark. Packages include a charitable donation to prostate cancer research. 333 W. Camden St., 10:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m., $250-300

Bulle Rock: Hit the links this holiday weekend at one of Maryland’s top-ranked public golf courses. After 18 holes, enjoy a relaxing dinner inside the Gourmet Pub & Grill—which will be featuring classic, local seafood dishes paired with craft beer. Amidst conversation, admire the manicured fairways or watch the O’s game right from your table. 320 Blenheim Ln., $75-99

GBMC Father’s Day 5K: Lace up your running shoes and pin on your bib number for the 31st annual 5K run or one-mile walk around Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Towson campus. Before and after the race, enjoy music and food at the Wellness Village. Awards will be given to the top runners of various age groups and the fastest father-son and father-daughter teams. Proceeds from the race benefit the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. 6545 N. Charles St., 8-11 a.m., $30-40


Baltimore Jazz Fest: If your Pops is a jazz fan, take him to this annual festival at St. John’s Episcopal Church to hear performances by six bands, including the Baltimore School for the Arts Big Band. In between dancing to the music, munch on some local food and sip wine and beer. 3009 Greenmount Ave., 1-7 p.m., Free

The Everly Brothers Tribute Father’s Day Show: Does your dad jam to the rock giants in his car, nostalgic for his teen years? If so, he’ll love this tribute to the folk singers, who influenced the likes of The Beach Boys and The Beatles. Father-daughter duo Jon and Laura Bannon will perform the brothers’ hits such as “Cathy’s Clown” and “Bird Dog” at Germano’s this Sunday. 300 S. High St., 12 p.m., $15-17


Chez Hugo Bistro: Celebrate summer’s arrival and your favorite man with Chef Steve Monnier’s delicious burgers (the restaurant is named for his son, after all). The chef’s cuisine fuses his native French culture with locally sourced ingredients. Pair your burgers with $5 draft beers, but save room for desserts including a fancy banana split with Neapolitan ice cream flavors, grilled banana, cherries, and whipped cream. The kid-friendly restaurant will also offer smaller portions of mac and cheese, burgers, and desserts for your tiny tots. 206 E. Redwood St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 443-438-3002

Guinness Grills for Dad: Treat your dad to a day off the grill. At Guiness, he will be the man of the hour with specials like a 10-oz. grilled New York strip dinner paired with a locally brewed Guinness Blonde. Non-alcoholic options will also available. 5001 Washington Blvd., 12 p.m.-7 p.m., $30

Father’s Day Beer and Brunch: For those beer-obsessed fathers who also love brunch, B.C. Brewery in Hunt Valley is offering an exclusive, mid-morning meal of chicken and waffles followed by dessert in its taproom. Of course, the brewery’s signature self-serve drafts will also be available for purchase throughout the afternoon. 10950 Gilroy Road, Suite F, 12-5 p.m., $30


Father’s Day Axes and Ales: Whether you’re newly 21 or have been drinking with dad for decades, an afternoon at Urban Axes is sure to make this Father’s Day one to remember. This Sunday, cheers your beers and aim for the bullseye. The price of admission includes an hour of axe-throwing with coaching and your first beer. 1 N. Haven St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $25

Father’s Day “Pop Up” Car Show: Prepare to talk shop with dad as you join fellow car enthusiasts on the hunt for Maryland’s “Best in Show.” Admire the classic cars parked along Broadway Square and hailing from all over the Old Line State—and vote on your favorites. 1632 Aliceanna St., 12-5 p.m., Free