Psst… Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day 2016 in Denver

Celebrate Dad this Father's Day 2016 in Denver | The Denver Ear

Father’s Day 2016, celebrated this year on Sunday, June 19th is just around the corner, and we have all the ways you can celebrate Dad this year with special events, dining and gift ideas!

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day 2016 in Denver

Father’s Day 2016 Events
Arabian Horse Day at Arapahoe Park
Arabian Horse Day at Arapahoe Park | The Denver Ear

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If Dad loves horses and/or horse racing, then the Arabian Horse Day at Arapahoe Park is the perfect way to celebrate this Father’s Day weekend! The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) in conjunction with Arapahoe Park, the Colorado Horse Council (CHC) and CANTER Colorado will host the first-ever, ‘Arabian Horse Day’ on Father’s Day Weekend. It’s the place to be! Calling on families, fathers and their kiddos, come out to Arapahoe Park and share in the celebration of the Arabian race horse! Kids and dads can participate in fun crafts and activities, go to lunch as a family, meet and greet with real-live Arabian race horse. $15 for Adults & $7.50 for Children ages 12 and under – includes lunch. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 8:30am to 5pm. Arapahoe Park is located at 26000 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016.

Classic Car Show

If Dad is a car enthusiast then take him to the Classic Car Show! The 6th Annual Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association Classic Car Show, sponsored by Groove Automotive, features cars in categories such as Classic, European, Hot Rod, and Muscle cars. Register your classic, antique, new car, or motorcycle. They will have music, food, door prizes, goodies bags and category awards for participants. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class and Best of Show. Attending the car show is free and registering to participate in the car shows costs $20 for a car and/or motorcycle in advance or $25 at the event.

Register your vehicle by mail or in person at Recreation Center at Eastridge at 9568 University Blvd. in Highlands Ranch and fill out the online form. Pre-Registration ends on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12pm,  after 12pm., all registrations will be accepted the day of the event for $25. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm (Drive-In is from 8am–10am). The Classic Car Show will take place at 3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.

Cruiser Rocks
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For the bike-riding and cycling Dad, the Cruiser Rocks Block Party on Bikes, is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day in Denver! Cruiser Rocks is a fund-raising block party on bikes that rides through the Washington Park neighborhood, benefiting the Denver-based LOVE HOPE STRENGTH Foundation. Held every June and October since 2007, Cruiser Rocks has grown into one of the most exciting outdoor events in Denver. The party starts in the parking lot of Ogden St. South.

The bike parade rolls through Wash Park and stops at a several locations where you get to play park games, visit some neighborhood dive bars, and raise money for charity! This is not a race, it’s a party on bikes and the ride is open to anyone 21 or over. Ticket prices range from $25–$35 for riding and include a free t-shirt. Raffle tickets for prizes are $15 for 5 raffle tickets, $25 for 10 raffle tickets and $100 for 50 raffle tickets. Prizes include three bike giveaways. Register online or at the event. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 12pm–7pm (post-party beginning at 7pm). Cruiser Rocks’ check-in location will be at 103 S Ogden St, Denver, CO 80209.

Juneteenth Music Festival

A great way to celebrate the music-loving Dad this Father’s Day Weekend in Denver is to take him to the Juneteenth Music Festival! Denver, Colorado’s Juneteenth Music Festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations, drawing in record numbers of festival-goers and participation. This free event features live performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and food and commercial vendors; with partners and sponsors ranging from community support networks and organizations, to local and international companies. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 8:30am (headliner performance beginning at 7pm). Juneteenth Music Festival is located in the Five Points neighborhood at E 26th Ave & Gilpin St, Denver, CO 80205.

The Big Wonderful’s Summer Solstice Party at Stanley Marketplace
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Enjoy a day of live music, food trucks and over 75 vendors by taking Dad to The Big Wonderful’s Summer Solstice Party at Stanley MarketplaceThe Big Wonderful is back in action for their third summer of mixing up a unique blend of music, beer gardens, games, food, flea, and fun. This Saturday is dedicated to the Summer Solstice and will feature the Lowdown Brass Band, Hot Soup & The Copper Children.

Shop local artisan vendors, eat from a diversified selection of food trucks all while you sip on their specialty draft cocktails and craft beer. The Modelo food truck will be serving up some specialty treats and there will be activities for children from face painting to playing in the sand at the kids area, plus games for all ages, like Spike Ball, Tether ball and Corn Hole. They are also dog friendly, so boogie down with your furry friends for a day of live music and all things Wonderful. Tickets are $5 for General Admission and $15 for VIP. Purchase tickets online or at the door (Tickets at the door will be $7). Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 12pm to 8pmThe Big Wonderful’s Summer Solstice Party is located at 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010.

Denver Comic Con
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Comics and superhero loving Dads will enjoy the Denver Comic Con, taking place this Father’s Day weekend in Denver! Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education.

This year featured guests include: Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation” / “Independence Day”), Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”), Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Walking Dead” / “Extant”), John Barrowman (“Dr. Who” / “Arrow”), John Rhys-Davies (“The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” / “Sliders”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) Paul Wesley {“The Vampire Diaries”), Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid”), Stan Lee (Co-Creator of “Marvel Comics”) and many more! Ticket prices are $38.50 for June 17th and $44 for June 18th–19th. Child tickets are $8.25 per day. Purchase tickets online. Friday, June 17th & Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 10am to 11pm and Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. Denver Comic Con is located at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202.

Denver Arts Festival
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If your Dad is artsy, and/or love art, then take him to the Denver Arts Festival this Father’s Day Weekend! The Denver Arts Festival is a fine arts and fine crafts festival that continues to be dedicated to supporting Colorado artists while also showcasing a select group of national artists . The Denver Arts Festival holds its annual premier event at Stapleton’s Conservatory Green Plaza in Northfield. The fine art and fine craft exhibition features some of Colorado’s and the nation’s best artists with over 50,000 people expected to attend. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 10am to 6pm & Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm. Denver Arts Festival is located at Conservatory Green at Stapleton, Denver 80238.

Denver PrideFest
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Denver Dads that are part or support the GLBT community can enjoy Father’s Day Weekend at Denver PrideFest, one of the largest pride festivals in the nation! The Denver PrideFest is a free celebration of community, heritage, family and culture. Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), more than 250,000 people from Colorado and surrounding areas come out to enjoy the parade, rally, music, entertainment, food and much more. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 11am to 7pm & Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. Denver PrideFest will take place at Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver 80202.

Bluegrass, Beer & Bourbon Festival
Bluegrass, Beer & Bourbon Festival | The Denver Ear

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Bourbon and/or beer-loving Dads can enjoy both along with some great live Bluegrass music at the Bluegrass, Beer & Bourbon Festival. The 3 Annual Bluegrass, Beer & Bourbon Festival, hosted by Ignite Burgers & Bar, is a free event that will feature live music from noon, a mini tap takeover with Ballpark own’s Great Divide Brewery with special beer tapping at 1:30pm and some Mile High Spirits sampling at 2pm. Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 12pm–6pm. Ignite Burgers & Bar is located at 2124 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.

Family Room’s Father’s Day Festival
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If Dad wants to celebrate with his young children, then the Family Room’s Father Day Festival, is a great event to attend! This Family Room event allows fathers a chance to enjoy a day outside and inside with activities that the kid in every adult can enjoy. Activities include: Bounce House, Basketball Hoops, Lego Building, Climbing & Food. Tickets are a flat price for the entire family. For $35, each family can enjoy as much barbecue and as many activities as they have room and energy for. This event is “All You Can Eat” and “All You Can Fun”. Register for the event onlineSaturday, June 18th, 2016 from 3pm to 7pm. Family Room is located at 6279 W 38th Ave #1, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

Father’s Day Super Sunday Monster Truck Show

If Dad loves Monster Trucks then take him to the Father’s Day Super Sunday Monster Truck Show at Colorado National Speedway! This year, MonsterFest will have the following Monster Trucks on hand: The Ice Cream Man, BRUTUS, Avenger, McGruff the Crime Dog, Wicked, and the Xtermigator. They will also have a Motorcycle Stunt Show, DEMOX, Extreme Trucks, and Thumper the Ride Truck.  Tickets are $17 for Adults and $10 for Children (3–12). Purchase tickets online. Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 4pm (gates open at 1pm with a pit-party at 3pm). Colorado National Speedway is located at 4281 Graden Blvd, Dacono, CO 80514.

Bob Dylan & His Band Concert at Red Rocks

Bob Dylan & His Band Concert at Red Rocks | The Denver Ear

If Dad is a Bob Dylan fan, then this concert will surely make for a great present and event! Bob Dylan & His Band, presented by AEG Live, will take place live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Mavis Staples will be the opening act. Ticket prices are currently available at $89.50 per person and can be purchased online. Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm). Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located at 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465.

Gladys Knight Concert at Hudson Gardens

Gladys Knight Concert at Hudson Gardens | The Denver Ear

If Dad is a Gladys Knight fan, then you are in luck! Gladys Knight, The Empress of Soul, will perform at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center this Father’s Day. Top hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia”, “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”, “Neither One of Us” and more! Ticket prices are $49 for Adults and $39 for Children and can be purchased online. Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 7:30pm (gates open at 5:30pm). The Hudson Gardens & Event Center is located at 6115 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120.

Indiana Jones at Sie FilmCenter
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Spend Father’s Day with Indiana Jones and his father at SieFilm Center. Come early for a BBQ lunch provided by Steuben’s! Two options available: Food + Film Option: $26 for Non-Members or $22 for Denver Film Society Members (Each Food + Film Ticket Includes: (1) Ticket for the film (1) Ticket for food at truck (1) Ticket for beverage – non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available) Film only option: $11 for Non-Members, $8 for seniors and $7 for Denver Film Society members. Purchase tickets online. Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Food service begins at 12:30pm. Film starts at 2pm. Sie FilmCenter is located at 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
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If Dad likes classic Western Films, then you should treat him to a screening of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is screening the classic film in honor of Father’s Day. Tickets are $9 per person. Purchase tickets online. Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 12:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is located at 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120.

Father’s Day 2016 Dining
Declaration Brewing
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Bring your Dad to Declaration Brewing for a Father’s Day Brunch celebration! Matt’s Snack Shack will have a special brunch menu and Happy Cones CO will be there around 2pm serving up their amazing ice cream! Declaration Brewing will be serving up cold beer and “Beermosas” on special for $5. Plenty of corn hole boards and ping pong tables to play on. Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 12pm to 10pm. Declaration Brewing is located at 2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223.

Del Frisco’s Grille
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The upscale casual Del Frisco’s Grille  in Cherry Creek is featuring what they do best: a juicy, grilled to perfection Father’s Day prime rib special. Sharpen your knives and dig into the succulent 16 oz. slab, arriving at the table with a pile of hand-mashed potatoes and au jus. Del Frisco’s Grille is also holding a social media contest Dads can enter to win prizes including a Yeti Cooler, Prime Beef Burgers, Del Frisco’s Steak Knives set and a $100 dining card for a return visit to Del Frisco’s Grille. The creative and craveable regular brunch menu will also be available.

Pro Tip: Dad, enjoy your brunch, booze and specials al fresco on the just-opened rooftop patio perched nearly three-stories above the street, it’s the only rooftop patio in the area and provides stunning, sweeping views of the Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Reservations can be made online. Saturday, June 18th & Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Del Frisco’s Grille is located at 100 St. Paul St. Suite 140, Denver, CO 80206.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

This Father’s Day treat Dad to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse for a mouth-watering Bone-in-Steak. Dad can also enjoy a Prime Pair which includes Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse‘s signature crab cake paired with his choice of an 8oz hand-cut filet, Manhattan Cut New York Strip or Seared Salmon Fillet, plus his choice of salad and side dish for $59. The full menu will also be served and the restaurant opens at 4pm. For reservations, call (303) 796-0100. Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is located at 8100 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

The Fort
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Treat dad to an adventure on Father’s Day at The Fort! The Fort will feature a special, three-course prix fixe menu features a Fort salad and basket of warm, freshly baked breads to start; the best cut of buffalo prime rib, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and a delightful crème brûlée for dessert! The Father’s Day special includes a cold Colorado brew. Sunday, June 19th, 2016. For reservations call (303) 697-4771 or reserve online. The Fort is located at 19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465.

Punch Bowl Social
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Forget the necktie and sappy card. Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with a fun, hands-on outing at Punch Bowl Social. With its perfect blend of elevated comfort food, craft beverages and old school games, Punch Bowl Social is the ultimate venue to honor this most important guy in your life. And, if your dad is sure shot, his meal just might be on the house. Every dad will get one chance to bowl a strike and three attempts to hit a dartboard bulls-eye. Nail one of these and dad dines for free. And because dad has definitely earned a beverage – or two – Punch Bowl Social is offering the following drink specials: $2 old man cans (PBR, Rainier, Olympia, Budweiser, Coors, Montucky Cold Snack) and $5 old-fashioned.

Round out the celebration with one of Punch Bowl Social’s scratch kitchen menu items (the cast iron burgers are always a hit), a sharable punch and additional games including ping pong, Skee ball, corn hole and vintage video games and Dad will never miss that necktie. For reservations call (303) 765-2695. Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Punch Bowl Social is located at 65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Thirsty Lion Gastro Pub & Grill, located in Downtown Denver, is offering half priced flights for Dad all day long. With nine TVs streaming live sporting events and 52 beers on tap, Thirsty Lion is a natural fit for treating dad this Father’s Day. The pub’s patio facing Union Station’s fountains is now open and makes the perfect place for dining out or sipping drinks in the sun. Reservations can be made online. Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Thirsty Lion Gastro Pub & Grill is located at 1605 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202.

Viewhouse Centennial
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Give your favorite grill master a break on Father’s Day! Let Dad take the day off and Viewhouse Centennial will take care of his meal & your dishes. Viewhouse Centennial‘s Sunday BBQ Brunch Buffet is perfect for dear ol’ Dad, stocked with meat carving stations, seafood towers, breakfast pizzas, build-your-own omelets & waffles & dozens more of his brunch favorites. A la carte brunch & dinner menu also available.

Brunch prices are $36.95 for Adults, $9.95 Children (6–12) and Free for Children 5 & under. Make reservations by calling: (303) 790-8439, walk-ins welcome as well! Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 10am–2pm. Viewhouse Centennial is located at 7101 S Clinton St, Centennial, CO 80112.

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Zengo will offer their $39 Bottomless Brunch and Bloody Bar on Father’s Day, which includes unlimited small plates, free-flowing cocktails and a bloody bar with more than 30 toppings and hot sauces perfect for Dad. Additionally, Zengo will feature a Prime New York strip dinner special served with black peppercorn gravy, herb roasted new potatoes and grilled Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce for $35. For reservations call (720) 904-0965. Sunday, June 19th, 2016. Zengo is located at 1610 Little Raven St, Denver, CO 80202.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Denver Date Nite
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Moms treat that hard-working father of your children to a special Date Night with Denver Date NiteDenver Date Nite is working to revolutionize how local Denver couples do date night.  Denver is an amazing place, but it can be overwhelming to stay on top of the latest and greatest. Kids, jobs, housework, school all take up lots of energy and Denver is constantly evolving. Can’t get a reservation in time?  Tired of the same old places? Looking for a new experience? A night out shouldn’t stress you out! That’s where Denver Date Nite come in, to keep it fresh and exciting without any of the work or frustration.

Head over to and click on the  “Your Dates” page and select the option that best suits you. This will take you to a few quick questions. Your answers will give them the opportunity to get to know you and your date a little better. And you will be able to give them your must-haves, be it price, location or an abiding fear of salsa dancing. They will then review the information and put together a custom date just for you An itinerary will be emailed to you before your date with the exact times and locations from your personal date planner. They include their own tips and recommendations so all that’s left is to enjoy.

Denver Date Nite is offering the The Denver Ear readers an exclusive coupon-code for you to try their amazing service! Simply type: TheDenverEar in the coupon code at checkout and receive $5 any product or service. (Valid through August 31st, 2016).

The Denver Ear will also be hosting a special giveaway on our Facebook page from Friday, June 17th through Monday, June 20th, 2016 where we will be giving away a voucher good for 3 Nights on the Town ($105 value) and they’re redeemable any time until the end of this year! Prize courtesy of Denver Date Nite.

J. Hilburn
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Treat Dad to a custom fitting and custom-made (or ready-to-wear) Men’s Clothing items by Denver local personal stylist Diane Hanfling Reed. Diane can create a look for many different fashion typed dads such as: The Jet-Setting Dad, The Creative Dad, The Laid Back Dad or simply purchase a gift card and let Dad decide! For more information contact Diane by calling: (303) 809-5473 or email her at:

FitzGerald Morrell
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Treat Dad to custom leather gloves by FitzGerald Morrell, a bespoke leather glove company, that offers custom leather glove options for a variety of uses, everything from shooting to driving and golf. Every pair of FitzGerald Morrell gloves is custom measured & hand-cut. No pre-set sizing. No pre-made models. They are ergonomic, classically styled and long-lasting (nothing cut or sewn until you send them your measurements). FitzGerald Morrell is offering an exclusive 15% discount for the “Broughton” (one of their most popular styles), to The Denver Ear readers! Simply input the code FitzMoFathers at check-out. | The Denver Ear

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Give the beer-loving Dad a special beer Gift Basket by! celebrates the love of beer with their quality packed beer gifts for every special occasion for men and women. From tasteful craft beers to the old-time favorites throughout the world– their beer gifts are the perfect gift to send nationwide. is offering a special and exclusive 10% discount code to The Denver Ear readers. Simply type in the code: denver10 at checkout.

Have a great Father’s Day 2016 in Denver everyone!