Father’s Day will be here before you know it! Instead of shopping for the perfect gift, we recommend planning to spend the day with Dad doing any one of these fun activities.
Airways Brewing Company
Enjoy an ice cold beer or two! Airways Brewing Company is Kent’s only microbrewery and recently opened a new Tap Room. The Tap Room features five standard beers in full pints and growlers:T-Tail Blonde Ale, JetCity ESB, First Class IPA, Starliner Stout and Sky Hag IPA. In addition, the brewery serves pizzas from SoDo Pizza and Tim’s Cascade Chips.
Hear the pounding of hooves and test your luck at the races! Emerald Downs is the premier Thoroughbred horse racing venue in the Pacific Northwest. You can simply hang out on the track level or sit out in the Park. If you want to have a "home base" at the track, you can reserve a seat in the Grandstand or a table in the Rainier Restaurant. On Father’s Day, attendees will receive a free commemorative hat.
*$7 General Admission
Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum
Explore music and science fiction history… Since EMP opened in 2000 and SFM in 2004, EMP | SFM has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors through its doors. This place is like no other and is extremely hard to miss in the heart of downtown Seattle. EMP is dedicated to popular music and currently features the world's most extensive exhibition of memorabilia celebrating the music and history of Seattle grunge luminaries, Nirvana. SFM is the world's first museum science fiction museum and will feature AVATAR: The Exhibition this June.
Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum
Discover the history of hydroplane racing… The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum is the nation's only public museum dedicated solely to powerboat racing. Formed in 1983, the museum features an incredible collection of vintage hydroplanes spanning seven decades, including boats that have won 17 Gold Cups.
Hit a home run with a day at Safeco Field… Home of the Seattle Mariners, the field is a 19.59-acre outdoor baseball park with a retractable roof for rainy days. On Father’s Day weekend, the Mariners will be playing the Philadelphia Phillies. You can also schedule a Safeco Field Tour and wonder through areas of the ballpark that are not normally open to the public including the Press Box, Private Suites, Field, Dugouts and Visitors Clubhouse.
*Ticket prices start at $7
The Center for Wooden Boats
Sail the ocean blue… The Center for Wooden Boats offers model sailboat rentals to sail on the pond at Lake Union Park in Seattle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays in May through November. There is a $5 suggested donation. Or, you can opt to borrow a pond boat for free on the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., funded through a corporate sponsorship.