Celebrate Father’s Day in Asheville

A family enjoys a picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, NC

He keeps you laughing with his "dad jokes" and helps you through tough situations with his sage advice. Father's Day is your opportunity to treat dad to a weekend in Asheville and make him feel truly appreciated.

In 2021, Father's Day is Sunday, June 20.

Whether he's a foodie or into outdoor adventure, whether he loves a round of golf or a flight of beer, here are ideas for how to spend an Asheville weekend with your dad.

Things to Do on Father's Day in Asheville

Explore the Great Outdoors

Family Hiking at Black Balsam

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, dad has his pick of outdoor adventures. Take him down to the French Broad River for a standup paddleboard experience or relaxing tubing float. Reel in the memories during a day of fishing. Or, ride some of the best biking trails in the Southeast.    

You can also bond with dad during a hike on a lush forest trail leading to a thundering waterfall or expansive mountain vista. Choose just the right hiking experience for your dad by utilizing the Asheville Hike Finder tool, which allows you to filter hikes by length, difficulty, distance from Asheville and popularity.

For a great family experience, check out the Adventure Center of Asheville's Treetops Adventure or Navitat's zipline.

Summer Fun

Enjoying Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, NC

In 2021, Father's Day falls on the Summer Solstice, the official first day of summer. Kick off the season right by checking out this essential guide to summer in Asheville. The guide is packed with ideas to help you plan the perfect summer weekend with dad.

Feast Fit for a King

Couple eating lunch at Wicked Weed

With dozens of locally-owned restaurants serving up everything from burgers to BBQ, dad will have plenty of fuel for your adventures together. Some local restaurants even offer special menus or dishes just for the occasion.

Among the specials, check out La Bodega by Curate, which will serve up a 6-course meal. The meal features Spanish cuisine such as as wine-braised beef short ribs, duck fat-confit potatoes + burnt basque-style cheesecake. The $155 package is available for preorder now and can be picked up between June 18- Sun., June 20.  

Rock On

Two Guitars

Summer and live music go hand-in-hand.

Dad can have a beer at Highland Brewing Company while enjoying the Gypsy Swingers band. Head to Isis Restaurant and Music Hall for dinner with live music by Nashville-based American singer/songwriter Molly Stevens. Or, jam out at Salvage Station to Phuncle Sam, Asheville's "finest Grateful Dead tribute."

Cheers, Dad!

Wedge Brewing Couple

For the beer lovers, Asheville fits the bill with nearly 50 brewery locations in and around the city. 

Go brewery hopping in Asheville's South Slope District, a walkable neighborhood with almost 10 breweries of its own. Pair BBQ and a brew at 12 Bones Brewing - South. Pull into Whistle Hop Brewing Company in Fairview for a beer inside a train caboose. Or, enjoy the patio (and the #brewerydogs) at Lookout Brewing in Black Mountain. 

Let the experts lead the way on a brewery tour with BREW-ed, Asheville Brews Cruise or Asheville Brewery Tours.

 

   

Updated June 14, 2021
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