There’s no excuse for giving your old man a new wallet or a lousy Home Depot gift card again this year. Take him out on the town!
1. Enoteca Emilia’s Father’s Day Pig Roast
Give your dad a reprieve from his usual grill-master duties and let Enoteca Emilia handle the cooking. He won’t admit it, but the slow-roasted pork shoulder will be just as good as his. Bring the whole family and make sure you win the fight to pick up the check. June 16, 4-8 p.m., Enoteca Emilia, 2038 Madison RD, Hyde Park, $23 adults $14 children under 12 (Reservations Recommended), enotecaemilia.com
2. Father’s Day Dinner Cruise, Presented by BB Riverboats
Cincinnati’s positioning along the Ohio River presents you with a unique alternative to the typical father’s day gift. Treat dad to a relaxing dinner while taking in scenic river views aboard one of BB Riverboats’ famed steamships. June 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. p.m., BB Riverboats, 1 Riverboat Row, Newport, $40 adults $20 children(Reservations Required), bbriverboats.com
3. Jungle Jim’s 8th Annual Beer Fest
You’ll owe Jungle Jim a debt of gratitude for providing a homerun Father’s Day gift. Your dad will have the chance to sample more than 350 beers from 100 different breweries. Taste your way around the globe together with an unmatched selection of rare imports, or stick to your roots in the new local brew section. June 14-15, 7-10 p.m., Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, ticket prices vary, junglejims.com.
4. Father’s Day Golf Scramble
Grab your clubs (and your dad) and hit the links at the 797 Elks Golf Club Father’s Day 9 Hole Scramble. This is your chance to prove that you’re the best father/child golfing team in all of Southwest Ohio. But be wary of playing too well—this isn’t the day to finally beat dad for the first time. June 16, 1 p.m., lunch included; The 797 Elks Golf Club, 2593 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, $30 per team, golf.elks797.org.
5. Father’s Day at Great American Ball Park
For as long as there’s been baseball, fathers and their children have bonded at the ballpark. He’ll appreciate you taking him to the game on Father’s Day just as much as you loved it when he took you as a child. So grab your dad, pickup a couple boxes of Cracker Jacks and watch the Redlegs take on the Milwaukee Brewers. The first 10,000 dads in attendance get a free gym bag. June 16, 1:10 p.m., Great American Ball Park, downtown, Tickets start at $11, cincinnati.reds.mlb.com.