It’s time to celebrate the man who taught you to ride a bike, change a flat tire and fix the garbage disposal. You can honor Dad on Sunday, June 19, with the best of the Midstate. From food to fun and everything in between, we have a few items you and your old man should check off your bucket list.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The annual Harrisburg BrewersFest returns to Second and Locust streets in Downtown Harrisburg on Saturday, June 18. The event features samples from 50 breweries, live music, and food stands. Sessions run noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 — or $10 for designated drivers — and benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Snag your tickets at harrisburgbrewersfest.com.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Take your pick of games Father’s Day weekend! The Harrisburg Senators are playing the Reading Fightin’ Phils at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Friday night has a fireworks show following the game, the first 1,000 fans for Saturday’s game will receive a green Senators jersey, and the first 1,000 fans through the gates Sunday will receive a Senators drawstring bag! Find tickets and more information on the Senators’ website.
Cars in Carlisle
If your dad still talks about the Chevy Corvette he had during his heyday, plan a trip to the Carlisle GM Nationals. The Fairgrounds will be packed with vintage muscle cars, vendors and an all-GM car corral June 17-19. Three-day event passes can be purchased for $15 and single-day admission ranges from $7 to $10. Get details on the Carlisle Events website.
Rolling Down the River
Experience Harrisburg from aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna this Father’s Day! The authentic riverboat was built about 30 years ago and its giant red paddlewheel has become a staple around City Island. The Pride will be hosting a Father’s Day dinner cruise from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 19. Tickets, which include a three-course meal, are $49.50 for adults and $29.50 for children ages 3 to 12. Visit harrisburgriverboat.com for more information.
If your dad enjoys the finer things in life, treat him to a night at the ballet. The world-renowned Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet will be performing its annual “June Series” June 15-18 at the Sunoco Performance Theatre. Tickets range from $19 to $32. Read more about the five unique shows at CPYB.org.
Dinner for Dads
Speaking of treating Dad to the finer things in life, now’s the time to make your Father’s Day dinner reservations at Bricco. Dad can dine on a variety of Tuscan-style farm-to-table dishes — including our 8-ounce local grass-fed flat iron steak — and enjoy a glass of red or white from our extensive list of specialty wines. Call 717-724-0222 to save your seat June 19!