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5 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day the Right Way in Ogden

After you’re an adult and have celebrated a few Father’s Days, it can be difficult to try and keep the celebration new and exciting. While you’ll likely involve some presents and a dinner out, you’ll want to try something cool with your dad that he hasn’t tried before. Don’t take dad to the movies…again. Instead, head up to Ogden and try one (or more!) of these cool options to celebrate any and all father figures.

WeeBEER Festival

This Saturday is the event’s 4th annual go around with some of the best craft brews on tap for your tasting pleasure. Offering more than 45 different beers, the event will also have tons of food on site to complement your beverage of choice and live music to boot. Admission is only $12 for adults 21+ and you get 3 beer tickets and a 6 oz Pilsner tasting sample in the ticket price. Extra beer tickets are available for those who want to wet their whistle a bit more. Note: the event is only for those 21+, so leave the kiddos at home. You can find tickets here and learn more about the event on their Facebook page.  

Social Axe Throwing

I’ll bet you haven’t taken dad axe throwing in a while. Oh? You’ve never taken him, ever? Well, no better time than the present to let your dad unleash his inner lumberjack with some axe chucking and flannel. Walk-in sessions are always open for $15 per person for an hour of throwing. Or, if you want something a bit more spectacular, you can book a Main Event at one of their two locations (Ogden and SLC) where you get two hours of throwing with a coach for your group of 6-16 people at $30 pp. If you want a Main Event, book now. Spots on weekends fill up fast. Tip: wear closed toed shoes lest you wear the Crocs of shame.

Hill Aerospace Museum

If your dad is anything like my dad, he immediately perks up at the mention of WWII, or pretty much anything having to do with the military. Take advantage of our local Air Force Base by visiting the Hill Aerospace Museum with dad this weekend. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm (closed Sundays) and admission is free. Want to up the ante a bit? Take Dad on Friday, June 15, at 11 am and you can see the “Forces of Flight” lecture and demonstration where you’ll learn the physics behind these machines that make them fly.

The Who’s Tommy

Does dad want something a little edgier? Perhaps something more theatrical? Look no further than the opening weekend of The Ziegfeld Theater’s production of The Who’s Tommy. Bringing the iconic 1969 rock concept album to life, the play will explore how young Tommy overcomes catatonia to rise to stardom, overcoming the trauma of his childhood. This is another one you’ll want to leave the kiddos at home for; the play contains strong language and adult themes, so parental discretion is advised. For information and tickets, visit their event page.

Fast Kart Speedway

Does your dad have the need for speed? Look no further than the Fast Kart Speedway. The indoor go-karting course will leave you exhilarated and wind-blown as you race your family and friends for the go-karting title (at least, the bragging rights that come with winning). Fast Kart has a bunch of different race packages for your group of 8 or moreif you have fewer than 8 people going, simply call ahead rather than make a reservation. They also have an arcade if you’re looking to really channel your dad’s inner child. Check out their website for pricing and booking information.

Ashley Szanter :Ashley Szanter is a Contributing Editor for Salt Lake magazine as well as a Freelance Writer and Editor. She loves writing about everything Utah, but has a special interest in Northern Utah (here's looking at you, Ogden and Logan).