Here’s how to have fun with dad on Father’s Day

Father's Day is quickly approaching, June 16 to be exact, and finding something to do can be tricky. Don't panic just yet, we compiled a list of events happening in Louisville specifically catered to the day dedicated to dads.

Louisville Bats game

The Louisville Bats game on Father’s Day is scheduled for 2 p.m. and promises “play catch with dad” after the final pitch.
After the game children and their dad can go to the outfield grass and play catch at Louisville Slugger Field.

If a day of baseball sounds perfect to your family, this gift will complete the day.
Louisville Slugger is selling Father’s Day baseball bats. There are two options, a personalized bat or one that says “#1 Dad”.

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Louisville Zoo Offers Free Admission for Active and Retired Military on Veterans Day

Ford's Father's Day at the Zoo

The Louisville Zoo is offering free admission to dads on Father’s Day courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

Enjoy a day outside exploring the different exhibits with their own animal families.

Graham treats and scavenger hunts will be available while supplies last, according to their Facebook event page.

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Dirt Bowl 50th Anniversary Kickoff

This year’s Dirt Bowl festivities will kick off at Algonquin Park on Father’s Day, the same place it started 50 years ago before the tournament was moved to Shawnee Park in 1970.

Sunday’s event includes a dunk contest and three-point shooting contest.


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Painting class

Paint It Sweet is hosting a Father’s Day painting class at Safai Coffee Shop on Bardstown Road from 1 to 4 p.m.

Painting for all age groups is offered. The kids will have an easy option to paint neck ties on a canvas. For the adults, they will paint a silhouette of a father and son fishing beside a lake.

A ticket includes one canvas, all needed supplies and cupcakes.

The event may change location, keep up to date from their event page.

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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs is offering a Father’s Day combo.

The combo includes a reserved box seat, race day program, domestic beer or souvenir soda and a hot dog for only $15.

Tickets for the combo can be purchased on Ticketmaster.

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Dad Jokes!

Sunday Comedy Showcase is having a special Father’s Day edition comedy show.

The show will be at Aloft Hotel Downtown from 7 to 9 p.m.

To put all of the questions and worries to rest, the dad jokes will be performed by fathers.

Comics include Patrick Passafiume, Peter Swanz, Mike Nilsson, Mitchy Mitch Randle, Austin Baker, Chris Pearson, Devin Coy and host Creig Ewing.

Admission is free but donations are welcome. The show is recommended 18 an older.

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