12 ways to treat dad this Father’s Day weekend in Birmingham

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Ride the train at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

Father’s Day is June 16, and if you’re looking for a way to celebrate dear old dad you’ve come to the right place. Check out these dad-tastic events happening in Birmingham Father’s Day weekend.

Father’s Day Blues Bash

Give your dad the gift of “the blues,” with a music-filled night at the Father’s Day Blues Bash. On stage will be the musical talents of:

  • Sir Charles Jones
  • TK Soul
  • Calvin Richardson
  • Theodis Ealey
  • Pokey Bear
  • And more!

Location: The Boutwell Auditorium. 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 7PM-Midnight
Price: $49-$100

Father’s Day Weekend at The Birmingham Zoo

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Lorikeets at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

For the family man in your life, there’s no better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a trip to the Birmingham Zoo. June 15-16, every paying adult will receive free admission for one child. 

Don’t forget to take some photos to remember this sweet, fun-filled day.

Location: The Birmingham Zoo. 2630 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223
Date: Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16
Time: 9AM-6PM
Price: Varies.

Eat Drink Ride Father’s Day Tour 

Is your pops a foodie? Then he’ll love a seat on the Eat Drink Ride Father’s Day Tour with Comedienne Joy. 

During this four-hour party bus tour, passengers will have the opportunity to sample small plate bites from five restaurants in the Birmingham metro area. Yum!

Participants must be 21+ for alcohol stops. 

Location: Brookwood Mall in front of Grille 29. 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
Date: Saturday, June 15

Reggae/Afrobeats Father’s Day Celebration

For the dad who loves music and food, check out the Reggae/Afrobeats Father’s Day Celebration on Saturday, June 15. Enjoy musical genres such as:

  • Reggae
  • Afrobeats
  • Soca
  • R&B
  • Soukous
  • Hip Hop

Caribbean and African food, along with drink specials will be served all night. 

Location: Zanzibar International Bar & Grill. 2024 Green Springs Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35205
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 9PM-4AM
Price: Before 10PM–FREE; 10PM-Midnight–$5

Father’s Day Reservations at Topgolf Birmingham

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Father son time. Photo via Topgolf

Tee off with dad this weekend at the most fun spot to play golf in Birmingham—Topgolf. There are two great Father’s Day packages available:

Premium Package

  • Reserve 1 or 2 golf bays (up to 6 guests in each bay)
  • 2 hours of game play
  • Designated check-in upon arrival
  • Food and drink beverages purchased separately

Price: $75-$125. Reserve your spot.

Premium Plus Package

  • Reserve 2 or more golf bays (up to 6 guests in each bay)
  • 2 hours of game play
  • Designated check-in upon arrival
  • Lifetime membership for up to 12 guests
  • Buffet included

Reserve your spot.

Can’t visit Topgolf Birmingham on actual Father’s Day? Consider giving dad a Topgolf gift card. Extra perk: For every $50 Topgolf gift card purchased now through Sunday, June 16, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card. Savings score!

If reservations are sold out, no worries. Walk-in guests will still be welcome. After all, who could turn away dear old dad on his special day?

Location: Topgolf Birmingham. 1111 24th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35234
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 9AM-Midnight
Price: Varies

Father’s Day at McWane Science Center

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Family fun. Photo via McWane Science Center

From interesting scientific exhibits to exciting movies at the IMAX Theatre, dad will love spending Father’s Day at McWane Science Center. 

The best part—dads get in free with purchase of a child’s admission.

Visit McWane on Saturday, June 15 for Lego Day—their annual celebration of all things Lego. I’ve yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love building with these colorful, fun bricks. 

Location: McWane Science Center. 200 19th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: Sunday 12-6PM
Price: Varies

Birmingham Barons

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Birmingham Barons pitcher Matt Foster. Photo via Birmingham Barons

Baseball season’s in full swing at Birmingham’s Regions Field. Celebrate your baseball lovin’ dad with tickets to see the Birmingham Barons vs. the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on June 16.

Location: Regions Field. 1401 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 3PM

Father’s Day at Perry’s Steakhouse

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Photo via Perry’s Steakhouse

Give dad a break from the grill and treat him to some fine dining at Perry’s Steakhouse. This year on Father’s Day, Perry’s will open its doors early to serve:

  • An all-day dinner menu
  • 3 cocktail specials
  • An off-the-menu feature
  • Their traditional Sunday Supper Special
  • Social hour specials on select cocktails, beer, wine and bar bites

Tables will fill up fast, so be sure to make those reservations.

Address: 4 Perimeter Park S., Birmingham, AL 35243
Sunday, June 16
Time: 11AM-9PM
Price: Varies

Father’s Day at Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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Photo via Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Honor the one you call dad with a delicious meal at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Make your reservations any time during the day or night and enjoy lunch, dinner and dessert, along with a great selection of wines, cocktails, spirits and beers.

Can’t dine with dad on Father’s Day? Give him the next best thing—a gift card. Now through Father’s Day, you’ll receive a $50 bonus card for every $200 purchased in gift cards online.  

Location: 2300 Woodcrest Pl, Birmingham, AL 35209
Sunday, June 16
Time: 11AM-10PM
Price: Varies

Father’s Day at The Lab

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Photo via The Lab Bar and Kitchen

For a tasty meal this Father’s Day, reserve a table at The Lab Bar and Kitchen. Your dad-do will enjoy a taste of the South with:

  • Southern-inspired classics
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Locally-made spirits
  • Domestic and crafted beers
  • Internationally recognized wines

Let dad enjoy a meal any day of the year with a gift card to The Lab. Purchase here

Location: The Lab Bar & Kitchen. 808 20th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 11AM-11PM
Price: Varies

Father’s Day Brunch and Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art and Oscar’s Cafe

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Photo via the Birmingham Museum of Art

Artsy father? Mine sure is. He’d love a day of brunch and a stroll through the halls of an art museum. You can do just that with your dad this Father’s Day at Oscar’s Cafe at the Birmingham Museum of Art. 

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!

Location: Birmingham Museum of Art. 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: Cafe hours–11AM-2PM; BMA hours–Noon-5PM
Price: Varies

Father’s Day Make-N-Take Party

Mom’s aren’t the only ones who like gifts—dad’s do too. Even if they have a hard time admitting it. 

For a homemade gift made especially for dad, attends the Father’s Day Make-N-Take Party. You’ll have the chance to made:

  • Muscle scrub
  • Rugged beard balm
  • Spicy whipped shaving cream

Registration is required. Space is limited, so act fast.

Location: Panera Bread. 5444 Patrick Way, Birmingham, AL 35235
Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 6-8:30PM
Price: $15

Know of more cool dad events? Let us know!

Patience Itson
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