Father’s Day is on June 16th and Niagara Falls has you covered with activities for dad and the whole family! Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. It’s celebrated on the third Sunday in June, but why not start the weekend off early and take dad to Niagara Falls on Friday and embark on a few activities that he may just enjoy….beginning with one of my personal favorites and most probably dad’s too — Niagara Falls Ribfest! Located at 4709 Dorchester Rd. at Optimist Park, this Niagara Falls event is literally a rib showdown with several vendors competing to make the best ribs and awards are given at the end of the event for the People’s Choice 2013 winner and then the judge’s pick for best ribs and best sauce. And where there is ribs there is beer. And where there is ribs and beer, there are men. It is the perfect destination for Father’s Day! There are plenty other food vendors besides ribs as well, so if dad is a vegan, no worries! Live entertainment, and an all-new expanded kids area for 2013 are offered as well, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you click here you will receive a coupon for $3 off a 1/2 rack of ribs on Friday, June 14th between the hours of 12-5!
Ribfest hours are as follows:
Friday, June 14th, 2013: noon – 11:00 pm (Kid’s Zone opens @ 6:00 pm)
Saturday, June 15th, 2013: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 16th, 2013: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Clifton Hill has it all for dad on Father’s Day!
If the ribs have inspired dad to fire up the grill, come to Clifton Hill for something he will really like! The Canada Trading Company has all the BBQing tools he will need, including a sauce for that! From mild to suicide hot and various flavours, check out the display meant just for dad! The store also features a wide-selection of apparel catered to men, from cowboy hats to native souvenirs.
*wide selection of BBQ sauces for Father’s Day!*
*Hats at the Canada Trading Company on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls*
If dad is more of a laid-back jokester, the Fun Factory at the bottom of Clifton Hill has plenty of Father’s Day gifts to choose from. You can also choose to do something really unique and special and combine your hand with dad’s to make a wax replica showcasing your bond. Get your hands customized to whatever you choose…any color, anything inscribed on it, solid, hollow, one-hand or two! It’s entirely up to you.
If you choose to travel to Niagara Falls for the weekend or even for one night on Father’s Day, the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill has a great deal for June 16th on Father’s Day! Get an additional $19.95 off your room stay by reserving online by clicking here! There’s no better location for the reasonable rate you will pay at this Niagara Falls hotel. Free wifi, free breakfast and use of the tropical swimming pool are only some of the extras that the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill offers; combined with the convenience of being located a 5 minute walk to the Falls and just steps away from all the Clifton Hill attractions that dad may choose to do — beat him at Dinosaur Adventure Golf or take him on the Niagara Skywheel, the possibilities are endless! Purchase a Clifton Hill Fun Pass and receive these attractions and more at a 50% off savings, or if you plan on staying at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill you can include this as part of your stay…plus many more selections to choose from with the Build-A-Package selections!
Let’s not forget that every Friday and Sunday from now until September 1st, 2013 holds FREE fireworks at 10:00 pm and Coca-Cola concerts at 8:00 pm at the Queen Victoria Park right at the bottom of Clifton Hill. Grab a bite to eat at Boston Pizza or Kelsey’s which are both just moments away from the festivities, and then walk on down for the free showings. The Friday concert on June 14th is the “British Invasion Band“, which celebrates the music of the 60′s. On Father’s Day Sunday, June 16th, “Rich and the Poor Boys” will perform their traditional blues sound to the audiences.
Some other activities for Father’s Day!
On Saturday, June 15th from 11:00 am -2:00 pm tell dad to lace up his shoes and get ready to hike the Niagara Glen! Explore the geological history of the Niagara Glen and the Niagara River and explore and study the various geological features that contribute to its environment for only $7.57. The tour starts from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre and takes you deep into the Niagara Glen. The Niagara Parks Nature Centre is located at 3050 Niagara Parkway, just across from the Whirlpool Golf Course and south of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory. For more information call the Nature Centre at 905-354-6678.
So bring Dad on down to Niagara Falls for a wide variety of things to do! From ribs and hiking to a day of Clifton Hill sites, family fun and friendly competition capped off with a stroll down to Queen Victoria Parks for free concerts and fireworks — Niagara Falls is the perfect destination for Father’s Day!
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