Dad. Pop. Father. Daddy. No matter what you call him, Father’s Day is a great day to show him how much you care. Father’s Day is June 19, 2016.
But don’t worry if you don’t have a BIG budget. There are lots of ways to make your dad feel like a hero without spending a fortune.
10 Ways to Spend Time With Dad
Here is our list of 10 ways to spend Father’s Day without breaking the bank.
#1: NASA in the Park
This free event is actually on Saturday June 18, but is a great way to spend time with Dad if you can’t do it on Sunday. It’s a fun day.
Bonus Points: Bring some quarters and feed the ducks.
Dad’s get in free with at least one paid admission at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Build, engineer and launch a rocket while you’re there!
Bonus Points: Buy your Dad a souvenir in the gift shop to commemorate the day.
Enjoy a relaxing day on the mountain with a picnic lunch. Bring a few bucks for State Park entrance.
Grab a couple water bottles and some trail mix to head to the closest hiking trail or greenway for a fun (and FREE) Father’s Day experience.
Bonus Points: Take selfies with Dad. Print up the pictures & give as a momento.
Father’s Day is the perfect afternoon to try out the Downtown Open, Downtown Huntsville, Inc’s FREE outdoor urban golf course that runs through the Downtown area (opening on June 17)!
It’s prime berry picking season! Take advantage and head to one of the area’s U-Picks and get all the berries you can carry.
Bonus points: Make your dad a pie with your collections.
Is your dad a fan of craft beer? Take him to one of Huntsville’s local breweries for a sampling of the area’s best brews.
Bonus points: Buy your dad some of his favorite brew to take home.
It’s a Father’s Day classic: go fishing. While you’re waiting for the fish to bite talk about the meaning of life, love, and what you had for breakfast.
Here are some local spots to go fish:
Braham Springs Park
Sharon Johnston Park
Why only celebrate on Sunday? Make it a Father’s Day weekend with on of these events:
Street Food Gathering, Friday 6/17, 5 – 9 pm
Free Movies in the Park @ Village of Providence: Star Wars – The Force Awakens, Friday 6/17, 8:25 pm
Huntsville Ghost Walk, Saturday 6/18, 6 pm