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Father’s Day Events in Downtown Indianapolis

June 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Easley Winery Courtyard

The Easley Winery Courtyard is the home of the “Groovin’ in the Garden” Summer Music Series. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Jennifer Hanson
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Show Dad how much you appreciate him by taking him somewhere special Downtown for Father’s Day. This gift giver’s guide is chock-full of ideas that are certain to suit him to a tee. For a complete calendar of events, search online at

Because “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”

Start the day off sunny side up at one of Downtown’s hot breakfast spots.  Savor the red velvet pancakes topped with cream cheese at Hoaglin to Go Café or a “manly” crepe stuffed with the finest meats and cheeses at Three Days in Paris inside Indianapolis City Market. Making breakfast at home? Hand him a bottle of Hickoryworks’ hickory syrup (Original Farmers’ Market) and his famous pancakes will seem more essential than ever.

Perfect gifts for fathers of all shapes and sizes

A kid at heart

Treat dad to a day that suits his not-so-serious side. Explore different modes of transportation at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit now – July 22. Choose an amazing destination and build the perfect means of transportation in this interactive exhibit.  Also check out the Hot Wheels For Real exhibit.  Dad can be a kid again.

Man of style

Dapper dads will appreciate the stylish and diverse cuff link collection to be found at J.Benzal.  The Mass Ave menswear store offers everything from earthy stones to rhinestone-studded in the cufflink department. Make the outfit complete with dress shirts, pants and ties available at JoS. A. Banks.

The carnivore king

This Father’s Day at Scotty’s Brewhouse, Dad’s will receive a FREE Scotty’s VIP Classic Card.  With this card, they can earn points for every dollar spent, which can be used towards apparel, gift cards or even trips. They also receive 10 percent off every Tuesday and receive $5 back after every ninth visit! Give Dad a break from the grill and let Weber Grill Restaurant do the work.  The dinner menu will be available all day long with special items keeping Dad in mind!  Spend some time in the summer breeze and sunshine with Dad at one of the many sidewalk cafes Downtown offers. Log on to for a complete list.

Man of leisure

Create a special father, daughter moment with a movie under the stars! The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Summer Nights Film Series is showing Father of the Bride at dusk. Let the music play! Celebrate early with a relaxing afternoon of wine glass clinking and island tunes at the Easley Winery’s Groovin’ in the Garden concert series (see photo above), featuring Kenny Kipp on June 16. Enjoy a night of music with Zanna Doo and Jester Kings at The Rathskeller’s YLS Wishfest June 17. Give Dad a taste of Italy without leaving town! Old World Gondoliers, located on the north end of the Canal, offers scenic and fun gondola rides for the whole family.  Call 340.2489 for details and reservations or visit

Man’s Man

Join the Indiana Fever June 16 for “Dad’s Night Out…”  Take Dad to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to watch the Fever battle the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. With each ticket purchase families will receive a t-shirt, hotdog, chips and drink! Tickets start at $32 for two. Reserve your tickets at

For more information visit, or call 317-237-2222.