By Dr. Joey Tadie & Jenn Kloewer
At the Catalyst Center, we view parenting as one of the most important and fulfilling life experiences one can have. Whereas we love supporting parents of all types, we want to pay special tribute this weekend to the countless fathers who work so hard in their roles of caregiver, provider, nurturer, protector, and diaper hygiene specialist. Your commitment to your family deserves to be celebrated and we salute the sacrifices you make on a daily basis.
If you are looking for fun and unique ways to spend the your Fathers Day, here are five diverse ideas/events in the metro area to look into. Happy Fathers Day from the Catalyst Center!
1. Pigskins and Pops - UCHealth Training Center's Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse
This is an awesome family event where you can spend the day around the Super Bowl Champions you love. The day will include family friendly fun such as different football activities, pictures with the (multiple) Lombardi trophies, and special Broncos gifts for Dad.
Details: Sunday, June 18th at 12:00pm-3:30pm — 13403 E. Broncos Pkwy Englewood, CO.
2. Superheroes and Fathers Day Fondue - The Melting Pot
Create a dining experience that is engaging, unique, and fun for the whole family. This special superhero inspired event will feature a multi course meal, including the crowd favorite cheese and chocolate fondues. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite hero and meet our own team of superheros who will be mingling throughout the restaurant.
Details: Sunday June 18th 11:00am-11:00pm — 2707 W. Main St. Littleton, CO
3. Friscos BBQ Challenge - Town of Frisco
Come be a part of the 24th Annual BBQ challenge featuring over 70 Colorado BBQ masters. There will be a wide variety of amazing BBQ and beverages for Dad to choose from, and this unique event should provide a fun and festive atmosphere for the whole family.
Details: Friday June 16th 11:00am-9:00pm; Saturday June 17th 10:00am-6:00pm, Frisco, CO
4. Fathers Day Crawfish Boil - Seedstock Brewery
This is a great opportunity to take in a good old fashioned crawfish boil with beverages and a number of other Cajun offerings. Come get a taste of this southern tradition while enjoying it in the beauty of the mile high city.
Details: Sunday June 18 1:00pm-7:00pm — 3610 W. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO;
5. Fathers Day Super Sunday Monster Truck Show - Colorado National Speedway
This show will feature some of the coolest monster trucks around and if that wasn't enough, there is plenty of BBQ and beverages to bring it all together.
Details: Sunday Sunday Sunday! June 18 2:00 (gates open) 5:00 (show starts) — 4281 Speedway Dacono, CO
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