The Atlanta Braves are giving away a pair of socks to the first 10,000 men who enter SunTrust Park when the team faces the San Diego Padres on Father’s Day. CONTRIBUTED BY ATLANTA BRAVES
Braves Game — SunTrust Park
What’s more American than taking dad to a ballgame on Father’s Day? Not much. The Atlanta Braves will face the San Diego Padres at 1:35 p.m. June 17. The Braves are giving away a pair of Braves socks to the first 10,000 men. The club had a ticket package offer for a 20-minute game of catch on the field for dads and their kids, but it sold out. For the dads with little sluggers, kids can run the bases after the game (like every Sunday).
$7 and up. 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-614-2300, mlb.com/braves.
National Auto Sport Association — Road Atlanta
If your dad has a hankering for speed, Road Atlanta may be your bet. The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) is in town, and tickets are $10 for nonmembers with kids 12 and younger getting in free when accompanied by an adult. The two-day semi-pro racing event (which starts June 16) includes race and high-performance street cars from American Iron to Spec Miata.
$10 at the gates; free for NASA members. 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton. 770-967-6143, roadatlanta.com/nasa2.
Chattahoochee Nature Center — Roswell
If you’re looking for some time with Mother Nature, dad and granddad can visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center for free on Father’s Day to enjoy picnicking, wildlife walks, hiking trails, animal demonstrations and an inflatable planetarium. The center also offers a Father’s Day Canoe Trip for $35 to Riverside Park. Fathers, beware: The nature center supplies water squirters on the trip to cool things off.
$10; senior citizens (ages 65 and older) and students ages 13-18, $7; children ages 3-12, $6; free for children 2 and younger. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055, chattnaturecenter.org.
Festivals of Speed — Alpharetta
Is dad a motorhead? The second annual free car show at Avalon in Alpharetta runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17. The event features vintage and contemporary models from Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Food, drinks and music will also be available. A $125 VIP ticket is available for those seeking premium food options and a premium open bar.
Free (must register online). Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 352-385-9450, festivalsofspeed.com.
Zoo Atlanta — Grant Park
Does dad like to monkey around? Then give him a day at the zoo and see the world-famous twin panda cubs Ya Lun and Xi Lun. Papa bear gets free admission with the purchase of a regularly priced child’s or adult’s general admission ticket. Daddy-o also gets in free if he is joined by a Zoo Atlanta member (up to two dads per membership).
$22.99 ($25.99 at gate); college students, $21.99 (only at gate); senior citizens (ages 65 and older), $18.99 ($21.99 at gate); children ages 3-11, $16.99 ($17.99 at gate); free for children ages 2 and younger; free for military. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-624-9453, zooatlanta.org.
More ideas for Father’s day
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