As Fathers Day approaches, the tie selection at your favorite department store is rapidly narrowing. Instead of opting for that “unique” tie for Dad, treat him to something a little more exciting to show how much you appreciate him. Out of ideas? Here’s a list of ideas for things to do with Dad this Fathers Day in Atlanta:

Sporty Dad: Celebrate this Fathers Day with Dad and one of America’s favorite pastimes. Hit a homerun at the new SunTrust Park, where the Atlanta Braves will play the San Diego Padres at 1:35 p.m. There’s even a special Fathers Day “Chop On” Socks Giveaway: the first 10,000 men at the game will receive a free pair of "Chop On" socks!

If Dad’s more into shooting hoops, the Atlanta Monarchs are playing the St. Louis Surge at The Galloway School at 4 p.m., and the first 50 fans get a free Monarchs red and gold game t-shirt!

Golf Dad: Eat good and swing hard with Dad at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar located inside InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta for their Fathers Day Golf Brunch. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., treat dad to an authentic Southern buffet and a special beer or bourbon. After you’re stuffed, take a swing for a variety of prizes in the indoor golf simulator.

Rapper Dad: Chow down with 2Chainz (or maybe just his employees) for the Fathers Day Buffet Brunch Escobar Restaurant and Tapas. The cost is $25 a person, and all fathers accompanied by their children get a free cocktail. Talk about a “Tru” celebration!

Jazzy Dad: Enjoy some jazz music with Dad this Fathers Day and get your tickets for an all-inclusive dinner, desert, and jazz concert experience. Music at Something For Dad on Fathers Day will be played by the Atlanta Jazz Players, an all-jazz group with drums, percussions, guitarists, bassist, pianist, horns, strings, and vocalist. Make sure Dad puts on his best suit because there’s a special contest to find the best-dressed father!

Fit Dad: Looking to burn some calories at Dad’s convenience? Sign up for the  Father's Day 5K Virtual Run! Upon registration, a race bib and medal will be shipped right to your door. This "virtual race" allows participants to run or walk at their own pace, in their own place. Complete your personal 5K with Dad this Fathers Day!

Vegan Dad: Has Dad joined the organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, no sugar added, vegan community? Give him the gift of healthy eating this year at The Veggie Taste’s Fathers Day Celebration. This “All White Affair” is tapas-style and features vegan chefs and bakers. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., indulge in a plant-based meal with no added guilt!

Foodie Dad: Lucky for all of our dads who like to lick the plate clean, there are endless food options perfect for celebrating this Fathers Day in Atlanta. The annual Family Food Fest Atlanta Multicultural Fathers Day Celebration is being held at the The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot this year and has a great lineup of cooks, chefs, caterers, and restaurants. 

Donetto is celebrating this Fathers Day with bottomless Peroni for only $6, and many of Atlanta’s other favorite restaurants are also having special Fathers Day deals. Check out The Iberian Pig, Double Zero, The Southern Gentleman, Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft, or Parker's On Ponce for food Dad will love and prices he’ll appreciate.

Green Dad: Spend the day enjoying the fresh air and listening to some clean, green, house music at the ATL Greenhouse Fathers Day Music, Family, and Dance Extravaganza. Greenhouse is a clean and sustainable group of DJs who perform to celebrate community, life, and nature through their music. This event is free to all and a wonderful way to kick back with the family for a fun day at Piedmont Park.

Animal-Loving Dad: Take Dad to see the fishies up-close and personal with two-for-$60 tickets at the Georgia Aquarium! Make sure to purchase this “Extraordinary Dad Bods Extraordinary Deal” online and in advance to take advantage of all seven exhibits and many interactive activities.

If Dad prefers to stay above water, visit the Zoo Atlanta, one of the only zoos in the entire country with giant pandas! Celebrate Fathers Day with free admission to the zoo for Dad with the purchase of a child’s or adult ticket.

There’s no question about it: we all love our fathers and those who are like fathers to us in our lives. This year, take advantage of these ideas for Fathers Day in Atlanta and show Dad your love by sharing a fun experience he won’t forget!

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