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Best Activities To Celebrate Father’s Day In Atlanta

June 6, 2014 8:00 AM

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File photo of Turner field. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

File photo of Turner field. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

So, you’re trying to plan a fun day with your dad for Father’s Day this year, but you’re tired of the standard beer and bbq party? Consider checking out one of these events, which all happen to be going on in Atlanta on June 15. Whether your dad is a sports fan who wants to cheer on the Braves or a car fanatic who’ll enjoy drooling over exotic models at the “Dream Cars” exhibit, there is something for every father in town this year. Of course, what matters most is that you spend time together, but it’s fun to have a special event or activity to show him that you care. 

Braves Game at Turner Field
755 Hank Aaron Drive S.E. 
AtlantaGA 30315 
(404) 522-7630
www.atlanta.braves.mlb.com

Date: June 15, 2014

All dads like baseball, right? This year on Father’s Day, the Braves are playing against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This is one of your last chances to enjoy a Father’s Day at Turner Field, with the plans to move the stadium into the hinterlands, so it’s a great chance to get out and support your local team. This is likely to be a popular choice, though, so get your tickets early. 

“Dream Cars” Exhibit at the High Museum
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400
www.high.org/Dream-Cars-Innovative-Design-Visionary-Ideas

Date: Through Sept. 7, 2014

Even if your dad is not typically a museum kind of a guy, he’ll love the “Dream Cars” exhibit at the High Museum. The exhibit showcases 19 different cars from across Europe and the U.S. It focuses on the design elements that make these models so rare and futuristic. Your dad will have fun facts about these beautiful cars to share for years to come. 

“When the Emory Unit Went to War”
Emory’s Woodruff Health and Sciences Center Library
1462 Clifton Road N.E. 
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-8727
www.web.library.emory.edu/when-the-emory-unit-went-to-war

Date: Through March 29, 2015

If your dad is a military buff, he’ll enjoy this exhibit at the Woodruff Health and Sciences Center Library at Emory University. The exhibit focuses on telling the stories of the doctors, nurses and enlisted men from Emory who served in World War I and World War II. The materials, including scrapbooks, journals, uniforms and other artifacts, are drawn from Emory’s own collection. Best of all, it’s free! 

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Hall & Oates
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
4469 Stella Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-2227
www.chastainseries.com


Date: June 15, 2014

If your dad has his own sweet ‘stache, or he just loves some ’80s smooth pop, consider taking him to see Daryl Hall and John Oates perform at Chastain Park on Father’s Day. Clap along to “Private Eyes” and other hits while chilling out under the stars. Tickets range from around $50 to $75, and there really aren’t any bad seats at Chastain. This is a great way to have a relaxing evening with your dad. 

“Spamalot”
Atlanta Lyric Theatre at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
548 S. Marietta Parkway S.E.
Marietta, GA 30060
(404) 377-9948
www.tickets.atlantalyrictheatre.com


Date: June 15, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Is your father a “Monty Python” fan? If so, he’ll love this Broadway musical, based on the “Monty Python” sketches. Best of all, you can see this Tony-winning show without paying Broadway prices, as tickets range from $32 to $52. It’s a fun, silly romp, as you would expect from Eric Idle and crew. Even if your dad doesn’t typically enjoy musicals, if he’s a “Monty Python” fan, he’ll appreciate this show. 

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Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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