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Celebrating Father’s Day in Phoenix


It’s already June and Father’s Day is rapidly approaching. If you have not already planned a special day for Dad, it’s time to make some plans! Father’s Day creates the perfect opportunity to celebrate the father figures and amazing men in our lives. What better way to celebrate than a special day of cool experiences in Phoenix? Buying a special gift is a nice gesture, but you can take it one step further to spend quality time and create memories this Father’s Day. In this post, we will look at 7 ideas for fun things to do in Phoenix this Father’s Day, making it his best Father’s Day yet.

1. Engage His Passion for Golf

For the athletic dad who loves to golf, celebrate Father’s Day with an afternoon on the golf course. You can take him to one of the many great courses in Phoenix, such as Arizona Biltmore Golf Course, Mountain Shadows, or Papago Golf. Even if golfing isn’t your personal favorite, your dad will appreciate your company and interest in an activity that he enjoys. You can encourage his competitive spirit and challenge him to a fun golf match (which he may be bound to win). Golfing together can create a memorable Father’s Day experience, while allowing you to enjoy the outdoors and be active.  

Before tee time at your dad’s favorite course, you can even take him on a shopping spree for new golf gear. You are welcome to stop by my shop, Q. Contrary in Phoenix, and let him pick out a new golf polo or full new look for the course! 

2. Putt at PopStroke Golf 

For the sporty dad who is not a pro golfer, you can still have a blast on a miniature golf course. Mini golf is a fun activity for two people or for the whole family. Located in Glendale, PopStroke Golf is an awesome place to play. They provide a fun mini golf experience for everyone, even for those who have never golfed before. PopStroke’s two 18-hole courses were designed by Tiger Woods and his design team, guaranteeing a unique experience. Tiger Woods says that some of his happiest memories are with his dad on the golf course, so you can follow his lead.

In addition to great mini golf courses, PopStroke has a unique menu of food and drinks—you can dine in the restaurant or have it delivered right on the course. You can even order through their app to surprise Dad with his favorite snack or drink while playing.

3. Adventure into the Arizona Desert

For the outdoorsy and adventurous dad, plan a thrilling adventure—jump into a four-wheeler and explore the Arizona desert! Desert Monsters Tours provides off-road ATV/UTV tours in Scottsdale and Phoenix. You can drive through the Sonoran Desert, exploring scenic trails through the desert terrain. Desert Monsters Tours offers three different tour times, including an incredible sunset tour. You can spend quality time together while appreciating the beauty of nature all around. 

4. Jam to Live Music

Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy live music at a casino. You can take your dad to see a tribute band of one of his favorite artists and bond over the music he grew up listening to, whether AC/DC or Guns N’ Roses. He may be impressed by how great the cover bands can be, especially when seeing them perform live. You can check out Casino Arizona to see which performances are coming up next. Tickets are usually very affordable, leaving you with some extra cash—while in the casino, you can also play a hand of blackjack or test your luck at the slot machines. Hopefully your dad will have extra luck on Father’s Day and win the jackpot!

5. Daddy-Daughter Dancing

Add some musical fun to his Father’s Day with a dance class! For Dad and his daughters, schedule a dance class to move to the music and make memories. Dance Stars Arizona is one of the top studios in the area with expert instructors. They offer fun and affordable dance classes across a variety of styles, from country to ballroom dancing. Even if dancing isn’t your forte, you’re bound to discover your rhythm and have fun with family in a dance class. Dance Stars Arizona also offers gift cards, which can be a great Father’s Day gift. 

6. Create a Culinary Experience

Whether your dad is an expert chef or could use some tips in the kitchen, taking a cooking class together is a unique way to celebrate Father’s Day. Here in Arizona, Sweet Basil Culinary School offers a variety of cooking classes. Their expert instructors will teach you how to cook various dishes to share with Dad on his special day, from flank steak to specialty pizza. Sweet Basil also offers classes focused on desserts, cake decorating, as well as specific cuisines. Homemade meals always leave a lasting impression, and enjoying food together is always a great way to build memories through a shared experience. 

7. Enter the Firing Range

Learn how to fire a gun with your dad and sign up for a class at the Scottsdale Gun Club. The SGC is a great shooting range with state-of-the-art features, guaranteeing comfort and safety. Browse the catalog to see the various seminars and available training classes. This can be a fun activity for the whole family, but note that minors need to be accompanied at all times. The Scottsdale Gun Club also offers private lessons and has a shop if you’re looking to buy a gift for Dad, such as apparel or accessories.

This Father’s Day, take a moment to plan something special for the men and father figures in your life. It’s an opportunity to show appreciation and love through unique experiences to celebrate Dad. Phoenix offers countless cool options, from exploring the desert in a four-wheeler to playing mini golf with a drink in hand. Dad will appreciate a handwritten card and wrapped gift; but if you have the chance, plan a full day of fun to spend quality time together, which is the best gift of all.

Q. Contrary

3168 East Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016



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