I would love to take credit for this, but our friends at CharlotteOnTheCheap.com have given us several fun things to do with Dad for Father's day. Everything from taking a hike, throwing the baseball around at Truist Field (Knights Stadium) to breweries, food and freebies. Check out all these great things to do with pops on Dad's Day!
** The Charlotte Knight’s popular Eat & Play at the Ballpark event has been extended for two more days, including Saturday, June 20th, at 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Reserve your spot for $10 per person, and that will be a voucher for food and drink at Truist Field. There is also an added option to play disc golf.
In addition, the Charlotte Knights have announced Father’s Day on the Field for Sunday, June 21st, starting at 10 a.m. Dads and families can play catch on the field, run the bases, and get a picture with the best backdrop in the city. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for kids, and reservations are required.
Get a Free Burrito
Dads get a free burrito at Tijuana Flats on Father’s Day. No purchase necessary. Details here.
Explore Camp North End
Take this self-guided turn-by-turn mural tour of Camp North End. It’s under a mile and you’ll see tons of art in a unique setting. See if you can get reservations at Leah & Louise, a brand new restaurant where you can experience classic southern dishes with a Mississippi River Valley influence.
Get free bacon
Showmars is not just a restaurant anymore. They’re also selling groceries, for delivery. Right now, if you place and order of $65, you can get 15 pounds of bacon for free. (This is not a typo.) So if you have a freezer to keep a big box of bacon in, imagine the look on Dad’s face when he opens this present. Get all the information here. Also, make sure to use the promo code charlotteonthecheap when you check out, and you’ll get free delivery, which is otherwise $10.
Race Your Kid
Fathers can race against their kids at The Pit, 346 East Plaza Drive in Mooresville, and Dad’s first race is free. Sunday, June 21st, 2020. Limited space. The arcade and escape room are closed.
Free Frozen Yogurt
Dads get 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free on June 21st at participating TCBY locations. Participation may vary. Make sure to verify with your favorite TCBY store.
Visit a farm
Sweetwater Farms, at 14412 Beatties Ford Road, in Huntersville, offers farm visits at just $4 a person, on Fridays and Saturdays. You have to reserve your time slot in advance, and they can go quickly, so don’t delay!
Swim in a Quarry
Carrigan Farms’ Swimming Quarry, 1213 Oak Ridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, offers one of the most beautiful and natural places to swim in the region. The cost is $15 or $20, depending on the day. They have reduced their capacity, for safety reasons, and it’s highly recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time. When you do that, the reservation will cost an extra $5, but that will be converted to a dining voucher when you get there.
Father’s Day Brunch at Cabarrus Brewing Company
There are three drive-in movie theaters currently operating near Charlotte: Hound’s Drive-in in Kings Mountain; Badin Road Drive-in in Albemarle; and Knight Drive-in at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury. In addition, this is the first weekend of Drive-in Movies at the Mill in Cornelius.
Go on a Hike
If you think you’ve seen it all, try one of these three hikes that will blow your mind, including one that will make you think you traveled to the moon. Check out our photo guide to 3 hikes within an hour and a half of Charlotte that will blow your mind.
Upgrade Dad’s eyewear fashion
Local fashion eyewear businesses, Johnny Fly Co., is offering 20% off your order with the promo code FLYDAD20. The offer is valid through June 21st. Excludes custom lensing and prescription lenses. Order online.
Grab a food deal!
Here are some current restaurant specials, compiled by Living on the Cheap. Participating might vary by location. Also, you might not find every one of these restaurants in our local area.
Applebee’s : Get 10% off any gift card purchase of $50 or more.
Beef O’Brady’s: Spend $10 or more at participating restaurants, and Dad eats free, up to $10 value. Valid only on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Benihana’s: Purchase $50 in gift cards from May 19 to June 21, get a $10 promotional card valid for purchases from June 22 to July 26.
BJ’s Brewhouse: Spend $50 in eGift Cards now through June 21, get a $10 promotional card that is good from June 22 to July 12, 2020.
Bob Evans: Bob Evans has introduced new three-course family meals starting at $29.99 that might be a perfect Father’s Day treat. Choose from Turkey and Dressing, Pot Roast, Country Fried Steak, Chicken Tender or Grilled Chicken Family Meals.
Chili’s: Get a $10 Bonus gift card with every $50 you spend on gift cards. Call your participating restaurant for restrictions or requirements for purchase.
Cracker Barrel: For a limited time, order new Family Meal Baskets to Go and get free Four-Layer Bacon Breakfast Bowls at participating restaurants.
Firehouse Subs: Download the app to become a loyalty member, then order Firehouse Subs’ limited time offer of a mix and match Family Meal Deal for $24. You will earn triple points on the Family Meal Deal when you order on Father’s Day weekend, June 19 to June 21, 2020.
Hickory Tavern: At most locations (not Metropolitan or Mooresville) the first 10 dads eat for free on Father’s Day, June 21st, with a purchase of $25 or more. Call your location to verify participation.
Olive Garden : For every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive a $10 bonus gift card. Offer is available until June 21, 2020. Bonus card will be electronically delivered or mailed to you, and it is valid July 1 to July 31, 2020.
Omaha Steaks: If your special Dad likes to grill, grab these juicy discounts from Omaha Steak.
Outback Steakhouse: Order a meal for Dad from Outback’s special menu from June 17 to June 23. And if you buy $50 in gift cards, you will receive a $10 eBonus card.
Sonic: Get half price drinks and slushes from 2 pm to 4 pm daily.