For the Outdoorsy Dad
Spirit of Lake Murray Father's Day Cruise
Sail the waters of Lake Murray while eating Southern staples like fried chicken and banana pudding. $49 per person.
6:00 - 9:30 pm
Lake Murray Sunset Paddle with Get Your Gear On
If you've never seen a sunset on Lake Murray, you don't want to miss it. Get Your Gear On will be offering a guided canoe or kayak trip. Make your reservation!
For the Artsy Dad
Free Sunday at Columbia Museum of Art
Does your dad appreciate the arts? Take him for a visit to Columbia Museum of Art for free (the museum is free every Sunday in fact!). You can tour the upper level of the museum, full of old European master paintings, ancient art, photography and more. Free.
Noon - 5:00 pm
National Treasures at Nickelodeon Theatre
The Nick continues its National Treasures series with Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. A satire on the Cold War, the classic film is considered one of the greatest comedies of all time. Whether it's one of dad's favorite movies or he's never seen the film before, you'll enjoy a unique experience at Main Street's independent movie theater. $8 per person.
Pressed watermelon salad at Motor Supply Company Bistro. Photo courtesy of Forrest Clonts Studio.
For the Foodie Father
Father's Day Sunday Brunch at 300 Senate
Celebrate Father's Day with all-inclusive jazz, food and drinks, featuring the Dustin Retzlaff Group. $100 per couple; reservations only.
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Father's Day Cookout at The Oak Table
Chef Joseph Jacobson and his team will grill out on The Oak Table's patio while Kelly Nash and Scott Roberts of skymonk will play music. Call ahead at 803.563.5066 to make a reservation. $19 per person; half off for children under 12.
Noon - 4:00 pm
Harvest Week at Motor Supply Company Bistro
Unique, farm-to-table dishes from local, sustainable farms will be served up at Motor Supply on Father's Day during Sunday brunch. Prices vary.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
For the Budget-Friendly Dad
Everyone's heard their dad say it: "Do you think I'm made of money?" Well, any budget-conscious dad can enjoy this Father's Day in Columbia, SC with fathers getting in free to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, EdVenture Children's Museum and South Carolina State Museum. AND, this month's $1 Sunday admission at Historic Columbia Foundation coincides with Father's Day. Who can beat these deals?
For the Sports Dad
Hit the deck with dad this Father's Day! The Columbia Blowfish take on the Florence Red Wolves at Capital City Stadium. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids 12 & under.
What are your plans for dad this year? Leave us a comment below, and let us know how you're celebrating in Columbia, SC.
For more things to do this weekend, check out our weekend round-up of "What's Hot This Weekend: June 13-16."