Looking to spend some quality time with Dad this Father's Day? Discover great restaurants, outdoor adventures, awesome breweries and more in our Father's Day experience guide!

Is Dad outdoorsy?

Treat dad to a round at one of Howard County's world class golf courses:

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Visit Centennial Lake, Scott's Cove, or Lake Elkhorn for some fishing with Dad. 

Get together for a walk through Historic Ellicott City on Trolly Trail #9. There are tons of restaurants in town that offer great to-go options for a picnic outside. 

Does Dad prefer a little excitement or competition?

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Challenge Dad to a game of bowling at Brunswick Columbia Lanes located in Columbia & Ellicott City featuring 32 lanes, arcade games and signature drinks. 

Suit up with Dad for a friendly game of lazer tag at Shadowland Laser Adventures.

Gear up with some high speed go-karting at Autobahn Indoor Speedway: an indoor speedway with go-kart racing at speed of up to 50mph. 

Head to Terrapin Adventures for some high-flying fun on the ropes course, zip line and giant swing. 

Stumpy's Hatchet House has everything a Dad could want: self-pour beer wall, 14 axe throwing pits, billiards, pinball, shuffleboard, skeeball and much more!

Main Event in the Mall in Columbia is a great spot for dads and kids of all ages with bowling, food and drinks, arcade games, mini golf, and more.

Work together to beat the clock at Breakout Games. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, and end-to-end fun Dad will love.

Is Dad into craft beer? 

Local brews - Black Flag, Jailbreak & Manor HillFor the Dad who prefers a nice cold pint, get him on the HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail.  He'll discover brewpubs, up-and-coming farm breweries and more about Howard County's craft beer and spirit scene.   

Turf Valley Resort will be offering a Bourbon, Beer, & Breakfast Weekend June 18th-20th.  An overnight stay for two with Bourbon tasting and a special Union Beer dinner. A perfect vacation gift for Mom and Dad.

Does Dad prefer to celebrate over a great meal?

Alexandra's BrunchFrom Sunday brunches to BBQ, you'll find the perfect place to share a Father's Day meal in Howard County.  Kloby's Smokehouse will be serving up a Father's Day brunch. Manor Hill Tavern will be hosting a special Father's Day menu, and their beer garden will be open all weekend.

Find the perfect place for you Dad on our full list of restaurants here

A few other options:

  • Catch a movie with Dad, join The Wine Bin for their weekly movie night on Saturday, June 19th for a showing of Peanut Butter Falcon. 
  • Enjoy some live music at Columbia Jazz Band : A Swingin' Evening at Merriweather Park on Saturday, June 19th
  • All day Sunday, Dad's will get free admission at Green Meadow Farms. Go on a hayride, select your favorite pig for the pig race and get free animal feed along with all the hands-on you want with friendly farm animals.