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Top Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Denver

June 6, 2014 6:00 AM

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(credit: Thom Adorney/Golden Music Festival at Clear Creek History Park)

(credit: Thom Adorney/Golden Music Festival at Clear Creek History Park)

(credit: Thom Adorney/Golden Music Festival at Clear Creek History Park) (credit: Thom Adorney/Golden Music Festival at Clear Creek History Park)

Father’s Day is June 15, 2014 and that means it’s time to think about a few special ways to show dad just how much he means to you. Forget purchasing another boring tie or another gift card from the mall and instead try one of these wonderful events to spend some quality time with dad. Creating memories together is always a much more valued way to spend a holiday like Father’s Day, and treating dad like the king he is will make this Father’s Day one to remember. Here are some very special ways to show dad that you love him this year.

Sip n’ Paint Father’s Day Family Night
Sipping n’ Painting
2563 15th St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 854-8345
www.sippingnpaintinghighland.com

Price: $25

Celebrate dad with a special night of family creativity and bonding. Pop will enjoy a beer from the bar while the kids have a root beer float, then you’ll get to create some new art together as a family. The team at Sipping n’ Painting will walk you step-by-step through a featured painting so you’ll create an amazing work of art to call your very own. The featured piece for this event is a fun giraffe painting, perfect for a child’s room or even for your whimsical living room. No experience is necessary, just come ready to paint and enjoy some wonderful family time together.

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Father’s Day at Euclid Hall
1317 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
www.euclidhall.com

Date: June 16, 2014
Price: $100

Go upscale for Father’s Day and treat dad to a truly deluxe meal, complete with some very special sprit tastings. The event kicks off with a five-course meal from the talented chefs at Euclid Hall and each will be paired with a collections of spirits from Stranahan’s. In addition, Euclid will be debuting a very special barrel-aged house cocktail perfect for toasting dad. If your dad enjoys the finer things in life, then this is the perfect way to treat him to a very special dinner, as Euclid has one of the best upscale dining options in the area for several years. Take advantage of the valet parking at Euclid to avoid any downtown parking headaches.

Golden Music Festival
Clear Creek History Park
11th and Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-3557
www.goldenhistory.org

Date: June 13-15, 2014
Price: $10 – $30

Spend Father’s Day sitting in the beautiful Colorado sun taking in one of the region’s best live music festivals with your dad. From award-winning Americana, folk and bluegrass music to craft beer from Mountain Toad Brewing and lots of amazing food from the Cilantro Truck, you’ll find a lot of wonderful ways to celebrate your father at this festival. The festival runs all weekend long, but the lineup for Sunday includes The Railsplitters, Thunder and Rain and Julie Hoest, all bringing their own unique sounds to the amphitheater in Clear Creek History Park. Bring a blanket, don’t forget the sunscreen and head up to Golden for a musical day unlike any other.

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Brunch at The Berkshire
7352 E. 29th Ave.
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 321-4010
www.theberkshirerestaurant.com

If your dad loves pork, then a Father’s Day brunch at The Berkshire is the perfect place to show him how much you care. The Berkshire specializes in all things pig-centric with a very playful pork-filled menu. The brunch menu includes a Heritage Breed Bacon Flight, with a sampling of the best bacon you’ve ever tasted, as well as Pig Wings, Pork Belly Benedict, Short Ribs, Wild Boar Bacon Hash and so much more. Make it even better with the special Berk Bloody Mary, served up with all of the fixings including an Old Bay rim, a slice of bacon, bacon-infused vodka and a beer back. Make sure to get those reservations in early, as this is always a popular brunch location.

Father Daughter Ball
The Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
(303) 658-2219
www.ci.westminster.co.us

Date: June 14, 2014
Price: $30 per person

Have a truly enchanted evening with this magical Father Daughter Ball in Westminster. Daughters ages five and up are encouraged to bring their fathers, dress in their best fancy dresses and enjoy a full evening complete with a sit-down dinner, horse-drawn carriage ride, dancing and professional photographer. What better way to show dad how much you love him than to spend the evening dancing together, creating wonderful memories in a fun, fancy environment. This fairy tale-themed evening does fill up quickly, so make sure to register early so you don’t miss out.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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