Father's Day 2014: Gifts and events that will make dad feel special

Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, and knowing where to take your favorite guy or what to get him can be quite a challenge for some people.
Don't get discouraged.  There are several things going on around Tampa Bay and many gifts to choose from to make your dad feel special. 
Father's Day Events Around Tampa Bay:
  • Boing Trampoline Cente r
    • Dads are free with one paid one-hour session. Safety equipment included. $10 per hour + $2 equipment rental; $9 each additional hour. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Children's Board Family Resource Centers in Central Tampa
    • Join the Centers to celebrate Father’s Day with a Bike Safety Event for dads and children ages 2 and older. Reservations are required; please call the Center to register. Start off with a light breakfast, watch a bike safety video with Bill Nye the Science Guy, children and dads will be fitted with a new bike helmet and will participate in a raffle for a Bike. Bike Lights will be distributed to dads and middle school children.
  • Dinosaur World
    • DAD gets in FREE with a fully paid child’s admission this Father’s Day. Children (3 - 12 yrs) - $11.95 plus tax, per person.
  • Glazer Children's Museum
    • Celebrate dad with a day of fun at the museum so he can play with radio-controlled cars, helicopters and water toys. Admission is free for fathers!
  • Lowry Park Zoo
    • The zoo is wild about dads- bring yours for free! In honor of Father’s Day, dads receive free admission on Saturday, June 14 or Sunday, June 15 with the purchase of their son’s or daughter’s full-priced admission ticket ( Ages 3-11). For dads to receive the free ticket offer, the son’s or daughter’s paid ticket must be purchased on June 14 or 15 only. Offer not combinable with other discounts.
  • Old McMicky's
    • All fathers and grandfathers can milk a cow and explore the farm including chickens, goats, donkeys, turkeys, ponies, rabbits and a barn maze free of charge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Additional guests: $11, $9 ages 2-12/seniors/military, one and younger free. 
  • Tampa Bay History Center
    • Celebrate Father's Day with FREE admission for dad with one regular paid admission. 
  • The Florida Aquarium
    • It’s any father’s dream come true. Over 20,000 fish in one place! So give dad the ultimate gift and make his day truly memorable. Dads get in FREE on June 14th -15th with the purchase of a full paid admission. Redeem this offer at The Florida Aquarium's onsite box office on June 14th & 15th.
  • The Great Father's Day Race 2014 5K Run/Walk Tampa
    • Join us Sunday, June 15, 2014 to celebrate Father's Day at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, FL! This is a 5K event that the entire family can do together to create a unique, and lasting, family memory. The event is family-friendly and focuses on health and wellness, plus competition. Everyone is welcome! Registered participants will receive a free Dri-Fit T-shirt, goodie bag, prizes, and a medal for finishers! We'll be starting the race at 8am to beat the heat! Rain or shine, we will see you there. 
  • Yacht StarShip
    • Show the prime dad in your life a meaningful Father's Day with our Father's Day Dinner Cruise. Treat him to a buffet fit for a king while cruising the open waters of Tampa Bay - the perfect outing for the whole family! **Buy 3 tickets, and Dad is free for the first 50 Dads! This promotion is a limited time offer based on availability, so don't miss out!​
Father's Day Gift Ideas:
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
    • Enjoy your music on the go, everywhere you go. The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker delivers full, natural sound from an ultra-compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device, so you can listen to your music, videos or games anytime, anywhere. Just grab it and go.
  • Belkin WeMo Light Switch
    • Turn your home lighting on or off from anywhere using your Android smartphone, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Belkin Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Light Switch. This light switch is designed to replace existing light switches for do-it-yourself installation and works with your existing home Wi-Fi network. You can turn lights on and off from anywhere--from across the house, from the backyard, or from the other side of the world. Using the free WeMo app for Android and iOS, you can program settings that turn your lights on and off at specified times. You can even have the light turn on at sunset and off at sunrise. 
  • TomTom Runner GPS Watch
    • See More. Achieve More. See your detailed running metrics at-a-glance. Track time, distance and pace on an extra-large, high resolution display. Achieve your goals with the help of the TomTom Graphical Training Partner. Navigate easily through menus
      • with the intuitive One-Button Control.
    • Epiphone Dot Archtop Electric Guitar
      • The Epiphone Dot is Epiphone's version of the venerable ES-335 "Dot" that's been wowing guitar players all over the world for over four decades. Vintage models (with vintage prices) can't compete with the Epiphone Dot, which is simply one of the best deals today for guitar players who want the classic sound of an ES-335 at an affordable price.
    • Geoggrey Beene Men's Money Clip
      • Geoffrey Beene dad money clip with black inlay center. Perfect way for any dad to carry around his money and know he's number one. 
    Unsure if your dad will enjoy any of those events or gifts? Don't worry because a recent survey revealed what dads' want most this Father's Day is quality time with you or gifts cards. 
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