With Father’s Day right around the corner, it can be tricky to find the perfect gift to thank our dads for everything he’s done, including providing wisdom, endless laughs, everlasting love and so much more. Instead of buying an insincere gift or last-minute gift card, consider celebrating with your dad at one of these special outings.
“Rent” at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University
For the music and theatre-loving dad, take him to a showing of RENT at Clowes Memorial Hall on Butler University’s campus. This world-famous Broadway production follows a memorable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams. With five showings Father’s Day weekend (and several leading up to the big day), don’t miss out on an unforgettable evening with dad. While you’re at it, be sure to stop for dinner at neighboring Butler favorites such as Scotty’s Dawghouse, Twenty Tap or newly opened Next Door Eatery.
Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational
Start your engines! For dads who couldn’t get enough of the Indianapolis 500, treat him to a day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this year’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. During this special event, hundreds of the finest vintage and historic machines will compete on the 2.439-mile road course as well as run exhibition events on the famed 2.5-mile oval.
From June 15-17, this year’s event will also feature exhibition races with pre-World War 1-era racecars. Grab your tickets for this year’s event before they sell out.
Taste of Broad Ripple
If your dad’s an avid foodie, then Taste of Broad Ripple might be the perfect way to celebrate him Father’s Day weekend. On June 16 in Broad Ripple Village, attendees will have the opportunity to taste favorites from more than 30 local food vendors. A Yuengling Beer Garden will also feature Yuengling and Sun King brews. Not to mention, several local bands will also perform live on the main stage all day. Tickets are $7, and 10 percent of all proceeds will benefit Riley Children’s Foundation. Don’t miss out on the chance to savor countless local eats.
Keith Urban at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Does the father in your life love country music? Surprise him with a pair of tickets to see Keith Urban at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville to score a few extra brownie points this year. Celebrate the holiday by singing along to Keith Urban hits like “Cop Car,” “You’ll Think of Me” and “Little Bit of Everything.” With options to sit under the pavilion or on the lawn, tickets at this well-known outdoor music venue sell out quickly, so be sure to purchase yours today.
Colts Exhibit at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Whether your dad is a football fan or not, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center Colts Exhibit downtown makes for a fun afternoon.
This one-of-a-kind exhibition invites guests to connect with the story of the Indianapolis Colts through digital activities, original artifacts, player interviews, photographs, videos and more to discover how the team embodies the values and heart of the city they call home.
Open daily until 2019, guests can also vote for the best Colts player or memorable moment to see how their choices stack up with those of other fans. Visit with dad to celebrate Indy’s favorite football team.
Staycation at Ironworks Hotel Indy
If you really want to go all out for dad this year, treat him to a staycation at Ironworks Hotel Indy. With notable eateries such as Provision, Rize and Blue Sushi located right inside the hotel, dad can enjoy a delicious dinner (or brunch!) alongside a cocktail or two. He can also enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at Massage Heights, or even visit nearby favorites such as Blend Cigar Bar or Flix Brewhouse.
You can purchase a gift certificate for a stay at Ironworks by visiting the hotel, or you can book dad a surprise stay online.
Happy Father’s Day!