Father's Day 2012 is June 17, and if your dad is anything like mine you might find it difficult to think of the perfect gift. Does your dad really need another tie or set of screwdrivers? Maybe instead you should spend some time with dear old dad and create a lasting memory with one of these Salt Lake City event and activity Father's Day gifts.
Take Dad to the ballpark for the Bees vs. the Fresno Grizzlies, June 14-17, 2012. The June 17 game includes a "Father's Day Catch on the Field" promotion. The Bees also have a homestand vs. the Reno Aces June 23-26.
Spring Mobile Ballpark
77 West 1300 South
Tickets $8-$24, see website or call for promotions
Tickets to an RSL game are perfect for any dad who's a sports fan:
- Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m. vs. LA Galaxy
- Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Rio Tinto Stadium
9256 S. State St. in Sandy
Galaxy $25-$120, Earthquakes $18-$100; see website for promotions.
Get Dad his football fix with the Arena Football League's Utah Blaze.
- Utah Blaze vs. Chicago Rush - Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7 p.m.
- Utah Blaze vs. Georgia Force - Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7 p.m.
301 West South Temple
Tickets $10-$100, see website for specials
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort begins its summer activity season Friday, June 8, the weekend before Father's Day. Special Father's Day weekend activities include Brewfest June 16 and 17, Father's Day Brunch at The Atrium June 17, and a Father's Day Barbecue June 17.
The Snowbird all-day activities pass is $42 for adults and includes unlimited use of the Aerial Tram, Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline, Ropes Course, four-station Climbing Wall, Mountain Flyer zipline and Mechanical Bull. A children's all-day activities Pass is $29.
The Chalk Art Festival is a Salt Lake City Father's Day weekend tradition, and each year more than 100 artists and 20,000 visitors flock to The Gateway to experience the unique performance art of street painting. The event raises awareness and funds for the Utah Foster Care Foundation. Before or after looking at the chalk art, you could take Dad to one of The Gateway's restaurants including Biaggi's, Tucano's, Fleming's, 'Bout Time, Wing Nutz, Thaifoon, California Pizza Kitchen, Happy Sumo, Z'Tejas and more, then top off the evening with a treat from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Friday, June 15, 2012, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Provo River offers mild to moderate (class II) whitewater and is the closest whitewater rafting opportunity to Salt Lake City. Trips generally last about 2 hours, and many include lunch or dinner.
A trained pilot will take Dad and two other passengers through 15 curves, reaching speeds up to 70 miles per hour and pulling close to five Gs of force. The "Comet" bobsled ride is not for the faint of heart!
Price: $60 per person
There are 34 golf courses in the Salt Lake area, and many offer gift certificates. Contact your dad's favorite course to find out if they are offering specials for Father's Day.