Fayetteville for Fun Dads

Fayetteville is the best place to show dad a good time this Father’s Day! With special events happening throughout the weekend and loads of things to do, see, and eat, a Sunday (or let's face it, any day) spent with Dad in Fayetteville will be a gift he’ll remember for years to come. 

Below are a few ideas for fun things to do together in Fayetteville for Father's Day that dad is sure to treasure. For more ideas, browse our website or visit the Event Calendar to find places to eat, shop and much, much more to enjoy!

Dad's Day Out Paint Party

MY-T-BY-DESIGN | Sunday, June 18 | 12:00pm - 2:00 pm

Bond over blank canvases when you sign up for this Father’s Day themed art workshop! If you're looking to gift a new experience, we can almost guarantee this is one that dad’s never unwrapped before. Entry all the supplies you need and lots of father-you bonding time. 


Smash Stuff, Together

Let loose with pops at NWA Smash Lab! The safe and controlled smashfest allows you and dad to smash, bash, crash, destroy, and mangle all manner of breakable for a fun and oddly stress-relieving outing. Nothing bonds family together like sledgehammers, after all.


A Day Pass for Dad

Let the father figure in your life experience something new this year while you foot the bill! New climbers are welcome to try bouldering on the state-of-the-art walls inside of Boulders & Brews before unwinding in the coffee shop (that's on you too, right?). For a thrifty but fun option, you can get dad all-day access to Arkadia Retrocade for only $5 so he can relive the arcade days on games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, no quarters needed.


Spend a Day on Lake Fayetteville

Outdoorsy types will appreciate an outing on the lake, and with so many options for food and activities available, Lake Fayetteville is the obvious choice! The food truck court boasts a broad swath of cuisines, from hamburgers and American soul food to Asian fusion and authentic Mexican street food. After you’ve figured out lunch, papa can peruse the list of rentals available at Lake Fayetteville Boat and Bike and choose from options like fishing boats, tandem bikes, or kayaks. A leisurely stroll around the trail is always another option that’s easier on the wallet and just as lovely - we promise dad won’t mind.


Finish the Fayetteville Flight

Bonding over beer with your old man is a timeless Father’s Day gift, if you ask us! Make it a little more fun by picking up an Ale Trail passport and making your way to as many Fayetteville breweries as you can manage. From there, you and dad can (safely!) travel to a few other stops, collect stamps, and really cement your place as the favorite child. The best part? We'll give you both a prize if you successfully complete the entire Flight. 


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