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7 Things to Do With Dad Around Colorado This Father’s Day Weekend

From open-air cinema to re-opened recreation spots, there are plenty of ways to get out and spend some quality time with your pops.

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Avanti Outdoor Summer Movie Series | June 18
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a classic film and a cold one at Avanti and Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer Movie Series. Catch the ’80s comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and count on trivia, prizes, drink deals, and special menus from Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken and Meta Asian Kitchen. Plus, get a free beer from New Belgium Brewing if you bring your own lawn chair. Free; 9 p.m.

Dinner and a Show: Matt Smiley Quintet Explores David Bowie | June 18
Treat dad to an (in-person!) culinary and cultural experience at RiNo jazz club Nocturne. Curate your own three-course meal from a select menu and enjoy two sets from bassist Matt Smiley and his band as they delve into the sounds of legendary pop chameleon David Bowie. Starting at $69; 6:30–9:45 p.m.; reservations limited

Inside/Out: Virtual Variety Show | June 18
Since a weekend getaway with dad might not be in the cards this year, Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center has devised the next best thing: a virtual vacation variety show and fundraiser, inspired by California desert nights. Try your hand at one of the themed beverage recipes and buckle up for an entertaining evening emceed by “Gender Illusion Technician” Mrs. Eda Bagel and featuring performances from comedians, dancers, and other local stars of the stage. Proceeds from the event support the Dairy Arts Center COVID-19 recovery fund. $25 per household; 6:30 p.m.

Dad and Kids Archery | June 20
Whether you and the kiddos are new to the sport or looking for more target practice, High Altitude Archery is opening its range up for the perfect dad’s day bonding sesh. Fathers shoot free with one paid child pass ($21), which includes RENTING? two bows, range time with an instructor, and plenty of 40 centimeter targets. Starting at $21; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Wine & Cheese Pairing Class with Blanchard Family Wines | June 20
If dad’s the type of guy who knows his way around a full-bodied red, delight him with this home-delivered wine tasting and pairing class all in one. Register before June 18 to receive a selection of wines and cheese from Colorado producers and tune in for an interactive schooling on the art of pairing your favorite wines with food. $85 for 2 to 3 servings; 5–7 p.m.

Visit Rocky Mountain National Park | June 20–21
Colorado’s beloved outdoor playground recently reopened at limited capacity (though you need to reserve a timed entry permit online for park access and parking) just in time to cruise along Trail Ridge Road, hit a waterside hike at Ouzel Falls, or cast a line in Mills Lake with the old man. $25

Father’s Day Brew Run | June 20–21
What feels more fitting for celebrating dad than some friendly competition, a play on poker, and beer? This virtual trail run boasts a poker theme: With every half mile you log on your favorite trail, draw a card, and build your “poker hand.” Hit the final stretch at Great Frontier Brewing Company to cash in for brewskies and other prizes. $20–$35

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