Father’s Day fun in the Heartland: things to do with Dad

This Father's Day take Dad to see the Street Machine Nationals

June 17 is all about Dad.
Sure, you can buy or make him a card, but why not take him out on an adventure or two?
Here are five ideas to help you plan a day of fun for your dad.

Treat him to brunch

If Dad wants to sleep in, let him! Then take him out for brunch to start the day off right. The folks at Walker’s Bluff will host a Father’s Day Buffet at Legends on Sunday. It’ll feature all the fixings. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

Or speak to your dad’s stomach at Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery. On Saturday they are hosting a Father’s Day Shrimp Boil. Enjoy fresh shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage. There will even be live music.

How to brunch like a pro

See an engine or two roar

Is Dad a gearhead? Then there are two places he can nerd out this Heartland Weekend.

The first is in Du Quoin. That’s where the General Tire Street Machine Nationals have rolled into town for the 35th year. This “Picnic of Power” features big engines, beautiful high-performance street machines, hot rods, street trucks and the best dream machines from across the nation.

Or head to Perryville where tons of motorcycles will take over for “Bikers on The Square.” The family-friendly party includes a parade, live music, and even a burnout contest on Saturday. Follow THIS LINK to plan your adventure.

Go on a hike

Catch a great view and say hello to Mother Nature with a bucket list road trip to the St. Francois Mountains.

There you can hike to the tallest point in the state of Missouri, channel your inner circus animal, or cool off in a “natural water park.”

CLICK HERE for three places you and Dad can enjoy together.

Grill together

If you’re Dad is the grill master, let him teach you how to do it. Or, check out this tip to show him you learned from the best!

Play Ball

It’ll be a perfect weekend to take dad out to the ball game. The Southern Illinois Miners play at home Saturday and Sunday against the Washington Wild things.

Did you know Rent One Park was voted No. 2, in the search to find the best ballpark in Independent Baseball? It really was!

No matter what you decide to do, just soak up some quality time with your Dad. And remember: Father's Day is all about him. Let Dad choose what he'd like to do to enjoy with you (and maybe show him this list to narrow it down!).