Celebrate Your Dad on Father's Day

Make Time for Dad With these Great Maryland Father’s Day Suggestions
 

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J Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
Maryland Crab Feast
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This Pete Dye-designed course has become one of the most popular—while also being playable for all skill levels—in Maryland.
Golfers on the Green at Bulle Rock Golf Course
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Fish in the Atlantic from peaceful Assateague Island.
Fish in the Atlantic from peaceful Assateague Island.


It’s time to celebrate dad, but there’s no need to grill your pop for his favorite Father’s Day Getaway. Try any one of these classic Maryland dad-doings and you’re sure to put a proud papa smile on his face.

The Antique and Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels is a summertime celebration of all things nautical. Photo By: www.cbmm.org

1 Fulfill Dad’s Need, His Need for Speed at the OC Air Show and these other Great Events!

Do you think dad likes driving the family hauler? You know that picture of him picking your mom up for their first date in the convertible? Does he look like he’s thinking, “Man, can’t wait to get rid of this thing and get me a minivan.” No, he does not! So let him live the dream at Dad-Tastic events like the OC Car & Truck Show (June 23-24); or if your old man is of the sea, take him to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels. Or aim high and show your dad he’s your Top Gun at the Ocean City Air Show. And vacuum his minivan! He’s earned it.

Enjoy crabs and beer while dining on the deck or inside at Harris Crab House.

2 Steamed Crabs for Dad

Seriously, is there a better way to celebrate Father’s Day with a Maryland dad? A traditional Maryland crab feast hits all of dad’s favorite activities: sitting, eating and hitting things with a hammer, and as long as he’s using that mallet to whack crabs, there’s no danger of him putting (another) hole in the wall. Do it for dad, and do it for mom’s living room! So pick up a bushel at your favorite steamed crab spot and a six-pack of Maryland beer like Flying Dog’s amazing Old Bay infused Deadrise, or head out to someplace new. Check out our Maryland Steamed Crab pages for lots of great options to broaden Pop’s crustacean horizon.

Ball Snatch at a Baltimore Orioles Game Photo By: Mitch Lebovic

3 Take Dad Out to the Ballgame

There’s nothing like a day at the ballpark with pop, and with the big-league Baltimore Orioles and six minor-league teams to choose from, in Maryland you’re never far from your field of dreams. Check out our baseball page for road trip ideas, baseball history, and other great suggestions sure to delight your dad.

man fishing on boat

4 Father’s Day Fishin’

Remember when your dad taught you to fish? Did you notice he didn’t throw you overboard the third time you somehow managed to hook his nose? You owe him, so get dad out on the water! Maryland is an angler’s paradise with so many great ways to get out and catch a fish. Hit the rivers and streams of Western Maryland, rent a boat and cruise out on Deep Creek Lake, head out on the bay for rockfish with an expert guide from the Maryland Charter Boat Association, spend the day surf fishing in OC, or head out for the deep sea trenches for big fish off shore. Check out this list of great local fishing tournaments and our main fishing page with lots more great suggestions. Just one thing, when dad tells mom about the one that got away, don’t tell her the truth until the day AFTER Father’s Day.

Family golf outting

5 Golf Getaway

Have you ever wondered why dads dig golfing? Sure, it’s a few hours of peace away from the rugrats, but it’s also the only place he can dress like that and still fit in. Plaid socks and shorts, pop? How about you hit the links? Luckily, Maryland is the perfect spot for duffer dads with great golfing spots from the mountains to the sea. So cut pop loose for a few hours of “He” time, and send him off to one of Maryland’s great golf destinations. For some suggestions, check out our Maryland golf pages. Or, for family fun, take in eighteen holes of miniature golf. Ocean City has more than enough mini-golf courses to keep an old pro like your pop busy, or find a great course near you.

Marylanders take their craft brews seriously--and so can you with beer festivals and brewery tours. Photo By: Clark Vandergrift

6 Raise a Glass to the World’s Greatest Dad

If there’s one guy on Earth worthy of a toast, it’s got to be dad, and Maryland has so many amazing ways to keep your father’s day celebration in high spirits. Maryland’s burgeoning craft-brew scene is the perfect place for great brewery tours, our small-batch spirits are all the rage, so check out the scene with a distillery tour, or visit one of Maryland’s fantastic wineries for a great way to spend a family day. 

It's ok for the kids to swing from the trees here at Terrapin! Photo By: Terrapin Adventures

7 Fearless Father's Day - Savage

June 17, 2018
This Father's Day, try giving Dad the thrill of a lifetime! Dad gets a full-course challenge (zipline, high ropes course, climbing tower, terrapin flyer and giant swing) for FREE when you book any two paid challenges at Terrapin Adventures, located within 30 minutes of Baltimore and Washington DC. 


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8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
301-725-1313


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8 Father's Day Rockin' Jump - Towson

June 17, 2018

Dads jump FREE at Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park on Father's Day. Give your dad the gift of jumping and fun.


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8855 Orchard Tree Ln
Towson, MD 21286
443-424-1033


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9 Father's Day Cruises Aboard Spirit of Baltimore

June 17, 2018

Board Spirit Cruises at Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a trip along the Patapsco. Enjoy incredible views of “Charm City” from a rooftop lounge. This two-hour cruise offers three departure times. Includes a delicious brunch or buffet-style dinner.


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Location:
Pratt and Light Sts
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-637-8337


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Green Meadows Logo Photo By: Greed Meadows Petting Farm

10 Father's Day At Green Meadows Farm - Urbana

June 17, 2018
Dad gets free admission to the petting farm with a paid general admission. For Dad's Day, maybe Dad wants to milk a cow or kiss a pig?  Regardless, this will be a Father's Day to remember at Green Meadows Farm.


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Location:
10102 Fingerboard Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754
301-865-9203


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11 Holy Crepes Food Truck & Live Music by Monocacy Jazz - Thurmont

June 17, 2018
Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with wine, crepes and music. Holy Crepes food truck will be serving your favorite crepes on-site and Monocacy Jazz will be playing from 1-4pm at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard & Winery


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Location:
15010 Roddy Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
240-578-3831


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12 Ladew Gardens’ “Groovin’ in the Grass” Summer Concert Series - Monkton

June 17, 2018

Celebrate Father’s Day with Baltimore Brass, a local, award-winning, 6-piece brass ensemble. They will be performing an eclectic mix of pop and jazz (no sleepy classical songs for our dads).


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Location:
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
410-557-9570


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13 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - Bethesda

June 17, 2018

Grammy-winning funk and hip-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo brings the excitement and energy of hip-hop to children’s music in this special Father’s Day performance at AMP by Strathmore. 


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Location:
11810 Grand Park Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100


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