What to do in Milwaukee on Father's Day

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Why are dads so hard to shop for? Sure, when you're a kid it's not hard -- just pick up that bottle of Brut cologne or a fish-shaped pencil sharpener and you're good to go -- but as you get older you realize you may need to put a little more thought into how to celebrate the day. Here are some things to do around the city of Milwaukee to show you dad a good time on Father's Day.

  • Take Dad to a Festival
    The lakefront party on the weekend of Father's Day happens to be Polishfest (July 17-19). Not Polish? Not a problem! Buy your dad some pierogies, and perhaps ask him to teach you how to polka.
  • Take an Edelweiss Brunch Cruise
    Maybe your Dad is more of a leisurely gentleman. If so, consider a champagne brunch cruise on the Edelweiss, which offers a great, relaxing way to see the city from a whole new perspective.
  • Take Dad Golfing
    Whether your Dad is a powerhouse with the driver or just enjoys a slow, leisurely outing, golfing is a great time to spend some quality time with your pops. Plus, county courses are offering a deal after 1 p.m. on June 17: if you buy one round and a single-rider cart, your dad can golf for free.
  • Take Dad to the Zoo
    All dads get free admission to the Milwaukee County Zoo on Father's Day, so round up the family and trek around the zoo compound to find the animal that best resembles your family patriarch.
  • Thrill Dad with the Speed of Milwaukee Indyfest
    Is your dad a car guy? Then join three generations of Andrettis and the stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series at the Milwaukee Mile on Father's Day weekend. You'll find Indycars, music, cold beverages, and everything else to make your dad smile.
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