8 Affordable Activities for Father’s Day in Salt Lake City

Looking for something special for the World’s Greatest Dad in your life? Here are 8 fun-tastic ways to spend Father’s Day with your favorite Dad in 2011.

Take in a Baseball Game

The Salt Lake Bees are away on Father’s Day this year, but they have a home game on Thursday, June 16, 2011 against the Sacramento River Cats. Tickets are only $8.00 for general admission seating on the grass, and up to $24.00 for stadium seating. If the Dad in your life is a baseball fan, now is the time to take him to the ballpark.

Soccer, Salt Lake City Style

Is your Dad a soccer fan? Real Salt Lake will take on D.C. United at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy on June 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22-$100.00, but those big tickets include all-you-can-eat selected food items. You can also purchase tickets in the really loud, really fan-crazy south goal section if your Father’s Day fan is truly fanatic about soccer. To find out more about these tickets, and get directions to the stadium, visit the Real Salt Lake website.

Defense! Defense!

Missing football season? Take Dad to see your very own Utah Blaze take on Pittsburg Power at home on Saturday, June 18, 2011 as they compete on the arena gridiron. The contest starts at 7 p.m. and tickets can be had for only $8.00. If you want closer tickets, you can select mid-level seating for only a few dollars more, and sideline seats for $85.00. Find out more at the Utah Blaze website.

Ticket to the Stars

Make Dad the center of your universe with a visit to the Clark Planetarium, located at 110 South 400 West in Salt Lake City. The Clark Planetarium’s free exhibits will be open Father’s Day. If you stop by before 6 p.m., you can treat Dad to a show in the Hansen Dome for just $6.00 per person.

Thrills and Chills

With the price of amusement theme parks so high these day, why not make your annual trip to Lagoon and Lagoon-a-Beach a special occasion by celebrating Father’s Day. Passport prices are based upon age and height (standard pass is $43.95), but you can sign up online to receive special offers.

Slip Sliding Away

Seven Peaks Waterpark, formerly Raging Waters, is a great place to cool off on Father’s Day. Dad can enjoy the slides (this isn’t all kid’s stuff – The Alcapolco is a 75 foot drop at 50 feet per second), or a lazy float on the “river”. All day passes for adults are $21.95, and children under 48″ are only $16.95. You can enjoy all of the attractions for less by arriving after 4- or 6 p.m. The park is closed on Sunday’s so plan to spend your Father’s Day fun a day early.

King of the Mountain

Take the special Father in your life for a ride to the top of the mountain at Snowbird Ski Resort. The Alpine Tram can take a family (2 adults and up to four children 16 and under) to the top of Hidden Peak for only $55.00. Once at the peak, you can stay as long as you like, sightseeing or picnicking. Individual tickets run $10.00-$12.00 and children 6 and under are free. For more information, visit Snowbird, online.

Man’s Best Friend

Father’s Day weekend is going to the dogs at Thanksgiving Point. For $5.00 admission, you can participate in, or just enjoy, the dock-jumping competition, pet-owner lookalike contests, and much more. If your Dad loves dogs, this is the event for him. Thanksgiving Point is closed on Sundays, so plan to enjoy the dog’s life on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. For more information, visit Thanksgiving Point’s event website.

The Salt Lake Bees
Real Salt Lake
Utah Blaze
Clark Planetarium
Seven Peaks Waterpark
Snowbird Ski Resort
Thanksgiving Point

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