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5 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Boulder

There is plenty to do on Father’s Day in and around Boulder this year. On Sunday, June 21st, you can plan a special day with Dad while soaking up the first day of summer. Whether you’re celebrating with a Dad, Grandpa, or Husband, here are five ways to spend time with him this Father’s Day:

Visit a Brewery

Most Coloradoans appreciate a tasty brew, so share a few pints with Dad by visiting a local microbrewery. Boulder has several that offer tours, in addition to craft beer on tap.

In the Gunbarrel neighborhood, you can visit the expansive facility and taproom at Avery Brewing. Guided tours of the brewery are at 2pm on weekends, while Avery’s full-scale restaurant, which has an outdoor patio, is open from 11am-10pm daily. Its impressive menu includes steaks and barbecued meats like brisket and smoked prime rib. You and Dad can pair your meal with one of many Avery beers on tap, including Ellie’s Brown Ale and White Rascal Belgian-Style Wheat.

Although Avery is the biggest brewery in town, you can also visit one of the many other craft breweries and bars: Twisted Pine, Mountain Sun, Fate, Upslope, and Finkel & Garf. Toast to Dad at any of Boulder’s taprooms this Father’s Day.

Sign up for a Cooking Class 

If Dad prefers cooking at home rather than dining out, consider signing up for a lesson with a local culinary professional. On Father’s Day weekend, you can improve your skills in the kitchen alongside Dad at a cooking class.

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The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is hosting a special Father’s Day home cooking class and picnic on Saturday, June 20th from 10am-1pm. Attendees will learn how to grill a gourmet feast from an experienced chef instructor. As of this writing, registration is still open and the class is $99 per student.

Sur la Table at Twenty Ninth Street Mall is also offering a Father’s Day cooking course. The 10am and 2pm Cooking with Dad classes on Sunday the 21st are $45 per person and include a 10% store discount for each attendee. Students will learn how to prepare tasty comfort foods, including quesadillas with guacamole, grilled sliders, and s’mores. Sign up now before this great class becomes fully booked.

Bike Ride Around Town

For more active Dads who prefer to spend the day outdoors, going for a bike ride around Boulder is a great option on Father’s Day. If you don’t have your own wheels, you can rent a bike at University Bicycles or use B-cycle, the city’s bike share service.

Once you’re settled on your rides, hit the road on one of Boulder’s many bike lanes and pathways, including the Boulder Creek Path and the Chautauqua trails. You can also visit Valmont Bike Park, which offers several different terrains for cyclists.

Attend a Rockies Game

Dads who are sports fans will also enjoy a day at the ballpark. Head over to Coors Field in Denver on Sunday at 2pm to watch The Rockies play against The Brewers, where the first 10,000 visitors will receive a free Father’s Day baseball cap. Attending a baseball game is a classic pastime that most Dads will enjoy, especially during a summer weekend afternoon.

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Listen to Jazz in City Park

Another fun seasonal event to attend with Dad is an outdoor concert. Denver’s City Park hosts free summertime jazz concerts every Sunday night from 6-8pm. On Father’s Day, enjoy a live performance from Colorado-based jazz saxophonist Nelson Rangell. Listening to jazz and watching the sunset is a relaxing way to conclude your Father’s Day festivities.

From outdoor recreational activities to touring a brewery, there are many exciting ways to honor Dad this year. Boulder and Denver are amazing places to enjoy Father’s Day, where you can plan an eventful weekend of celebrating locally.

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