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June 11, 2015

11 ways to celebrate Father's Day around Philadelphia

Fire up the grill & pour out a pint

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Father's Day is Sunday, June 18.

Summer is here and Father's Day is right around the corner. There are plenty of ways to say "I love you, pop" this year in and around Philadelphia, from BBQ lessons to beer tours and more. Check out celebratory events in the area below and gear up to show your old man how much you care. 

Tommy Hilfiger Father's Day Sale

In honor of Dad, clothier Tommy Hilfiger will give 30 to 50 percent off all men's apparel to customers through Father's Day. When the offer is presented in stores, patrons get an extra 20 percent off a purchase of $200 or more or 15 percent off their entire purchase.

Now through Sunday, June 21
Philadelphia Mills
1455 Franklin Mills Cir.
(215) 632-1500

Guild Hall Brewing Company Grand Opening

Husband and wife team Owen Hutchins and Jennifer McGuire are opening their craft brewery and restaurant to the public for the first time. Bring your dad and get bragging rights for trying their brew so soon.

Friday, June 19
11 a.m.-midnight | Pay as you go
Guild Hall Brewing Company
208 York Rd., Jenkintown, PA
(267) 287-8698 

Mahalo, Apollo! Cans Release

Iron Hilly Brewery is releasing limited edition summer wheat beer Mahalo, Apollo! in cans for only the second time. Grab them before they're gone and try with the special Grill & Chill Summer Steak Menu for Father's Day.  

Cans available Friday, June 19 until sell-out, menu available June 19-July 5
Hours vary | $6.25 per can, menu $22.95-34.95
All Iron Hill Brewery locations

Fire Up the Grill

Learn how to season, marinate and prepare foods perfect for a Father's Day barbecue. Chef Bill Beck will teach participants how to make Kentucky Style Bourbon Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Bill's Barbecued Chicken, Carolina Coleslaw and Luau Grilled Beans.

Saturday, June 20
Noon-2 p.m. | $100 for two guests
City Kitchen, Reading Terminal Market
51 N. 12th St.
(215) 574-8808

(Founding) Father's Day at Woodford Mansion

Tours of this National Historic Landmark will include tales of William Coleman, Woodford’s founder; a signatory of both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, George Clymer, and more. Dads tour for free!

Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21
10 a.m.-4 p.m. | $2-5
Woodford Mansion
33rd & Dauphin Streets, East Fairmount Park
(215) 229-6115

Father's Day Family Weekend

Join Shofuso for a weekend of Japanese crafts and family activities free with admission

Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21
11 a.m.-5 p.m. | $2-7
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, 
West Fairmount Park
(215) 878-5097 

Gary Papa's Father's Day Run

The 13th Annual Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health Father’s Day Gary Papa 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Fun Walk is named after late 6ABC sportscaster Gary Papa. This year, the race aims to raise $250,000 to support breast and prostate health.

Sunday, June 21
7:30 a.m. | $30-35
Eakin's Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art
2601 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
(267) 273-1706

Dogfish Head Father's Day Brunch

If you're headed down the shore for the holiday weekend, stop by Dogfish Head's Rehoboth restaurant for a brunch of fresh fruits, waffles, the Scrapple Burger and, of course, beer.

Sunday, June 21
10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Pay as you go
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 
(302) 226-2739

Pints for Pops

Victor's Downingtown outfit is opening early for Father's Day with a special selection of breakfast items. Dads get a free pint glass with the purchase of a .5L beer.

Sunday, June 21
10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Pay as you go
Victory Brew Pub
420 Acorn Ln., Downingtown, PA
(610) 873-0881

Sunday in the Square with Kathy

Take the little ones to Franklin Square for an afternoon of fun family-friendly activities and a live performance by Ernie & Neal, hosted by Kids' Corner's Kathy O'Connell.

Sunday, June 21
Noon-3 p.m. | Free admission
Franklin Square
200 6th St.
(215) 629-4026

A Taste and Tour of Beer History

Explore the beer history of Cedar Grove on this trolley tour. Yards Brewery will guide a beer tasting and guests will learn about early American brewing techniques.

Sunday, June 21
1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. | $18-22
Philadelphia Museum of Art West Entrance
Anne d'Harnoncourt Dr.
(215) 763-8100