Father’s Day


12 Things To Do With Dad For Father’s Day Weekend

Almost any man can be a father, but not every father is cut out to be a Dad. Dads are the men who love us and care for us, who shaped us in ways beyond counting, and who are the backbones of their families. A Dad is always there when you need him the most.

Dads are often the ones who tell jokes that make you groan. And a true Dad has at least one personality quirk that makes you think, “Hmm, Mom must have thought it was cute.”

Celebrate the Dads in your life this weekend in Wilson. Here are some suggestions:

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Take Dad Out to Eat

Treat Dad to a yummy dinner and the whole family wins! What Dad doesn’t love a great steak – and it’s hard to beat Wilson’s Beefmastor Inn, an eastern North Carolina legend. Or if BBQ is more Dad’s speed, head down U.S. 301 to Parker’s Barbecue. Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Wilson restaurants features these two suggestions, plus more great places to celebrate Pop.

Explore Buckhorn Reservoir

Does your Dad like to boat or fish? Check out Buckhorn Reservoir.

Take In A Performance at Boykin Center

Got a Hakuna Matata (“no worries”) Dad? The “Lion King” will be Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Boykin Center, tickets $10, call 291-3363.

Take Him Out To The Ballgame

The Wilson Tobs are in town vs. the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs at 7 p.m. on Friday night. It’s “Weiner Wonka Night,” which means that people who buy hotdogs may win Golden Tickets that are good for purchasing food, Tobs merchandise or other goodies.

Play A Round Of Golf With Dad

High temperatures are expected to only reach the low 80s both days this weekend with no chance of rain, which means it will be a great time for golf. Play Wedgewood, call for tee times, 237-4761.

Go Bowling

Bowling’s a sport where 95 percent of your time is spent waiting for your turn and commenting on how others are doing; Dads love that! Take yours to Westview Lanes, 1700 Ward Blvd for $2.00 Sunday games.

Compete In The Wilson Swamp Stomp

If your dad is an American Ninja wannabe, the Wilson Swamp Stomp is this Saturday. Come compete on an obstacle course that will test your endurance first and the strength of your clothes washer second. The race has a staggered start from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Take In A Movie

Summer always means new movies. “Central Intelligence” teams Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in a Dad-favorite action comedy, but there are movies the whole family might enjoy, including a new Pixar film, “Finding Dory,” which coincidentally is about a fish looking for her parents. Showtimes: www.carmike.com

Enjoy An Afternoon at Lake Wilson

Lake Wilson is great for fishing, disc golf, kayaking or just a good leisurely walk. 4621 Lake Wilson Road.

Live Music At The Beer Store

The Beer Store has live music on Sunday from 3-6 p.m with Chet Nichols. It also has beer all the time. Gift certificates make a nice gift. 113 B Goldsboro St.

Cruise The 301 Endless Yardsale

The 301 Endless Yardsale is this weekend. Wilson County is in the middle of 100 miles of bargains.

Take Dad To The 301 Family Festival

Cyclemax, 6723 Ward Blvd., is hosting the 301 Family Festival, Saturday, June 18, noon – 4 p.m. This is a new community event for everyone featuring vendors, bounce houses, motorcycle stunt show and more.