Summer Activities

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it also happens to coincide with the official start of Summer. Northern hemisphere residents will enjoy the longest day of the year for the Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 20th, and the celebrations can continue right into Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21st!

Whether or not you are able to travel to see your father this year due to travel restrictions, there are still lots of great ways to let him know how special he is.

Events and Offers in the Ga Mountains for Father's Day 2020
Events and Offers in the Ga Mountains for Father’s Day 2020

Consider these local offers and nationwide promotions to help you celebrate Father’s Day and dedicated dads in 2020.

Local Father’s Day Promotions and Events

These promotions are local to the North Georgia area and are happening during Father’s Day weekend. If you are in the North Georgia mountains on Father’s Day weekend, consider enjoying one of these great promotions and events with Dad!

 

Local Attractions and Events

These unique attractions in the North Georgia mountains have special deals for Dad this year on Father’s Day. Take advantage of these great offers for Dad and save some money on a memorable outing!

 

North Georgia Zoo (Cleveland)

At the North Georgia Zoo, Dads get in FREE with a paid children’s admission June 19 – 21 (does not include drive thru)! Make the day even more special by signing up for Saturday’s Behind the Scenes Tour (Dads get 1/2 off their BTS ticket with purchase of another). Visit the North Georgia Zoo website for more information.

Dads get in FREE with paid child for Father's Day weekend at the North Georgia Zoo
Dads get in FREE with paid child for Father’s Day weekend at North Georgia Zoo

 

Oasis Outdoor Pool at Cherokee County Aquatic Center (Canton)

Father’s Day special is a free admission for Dad on Sunday, June 21st with purchase of one child admission. Note that Mother’s Day special with free admission for Mom’s will happen on Sunday, July 19th.

 

Juneteenth at the Sautee Nacoochee Center (Sautee Nacoochee)

All are welcome to celebrate Juneteenth at the Sautee Nacoochee Center from Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21. The history and traditions of the Appalachian Mountains will be alive at the Heritage Site. Activities at the Heritage Site are free of charge.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863. 

The Heritage Site at SNC features two structures that will be brought to life over Juneteenth weekend. A slave cabin original to the Nacoochee Valley and moved to the SNC campus, along with a blacksmith’s shop built onsite in 2014, tell the region’s history in many ways.

Three Days of Free Juneteenth Events at Sautee Nacoochee Center
Three Days of Free Juneteenth Events at Sautee Nacoochee Center

All are welcome to celebrate Juneteenth at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, where the history and traditions of the Appalachian Mountains will be brought to life over Juneteenth weekend. A slave cabin original to the Nacoochee Valley and moved to the SNC campus, along with a blacksmith’s shop built onsite in 2014, tell the region’s history in many ways.

Docent Laurence Dorsey will welcome visitors to the cabin, which provides a focal point for the story of the people whose labor contributed in countless ways to life in Northeast Georgia. Blacksmithing demonstrations by Dana Weiss will offer a window into the ways in which functional and decorative tools and implements were created in communities all across the region. All are invited to this FREE EVENT to learn about nineteenth and early twentieth century life through demonstration and conversation.

 

Splash Island Water Park (Hiawassee)

All Dads only pay half price on Father’s Day at Splash Island inflatable water park on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee. Offer details posted on the Splash Island Water Park Facebook page.

 

Cloud 9 Living (multiple locations)

These unique experiences provide memories and thrills like nothing else. Choose from exciting gifts like Racing a Lamborghini, Flying a Helicopter, Indoor Skydiving, and Hang Gliding. Locations all around the metro Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding area.

For a limited time, get $20 off orders of $199+ for Father’s Day with promo code DAD.

Unique Father's Day Experiences and Gifts from Cloud 9 Living
Unique Father’s Day Experiences and Gifts from Cloud 9 Living

 

Living Social Offers (multiple locations)

These unique experiences provide memories and thrills like nothing else. Choose from exciting gifts like tubing or kayaking down the Cartecay River, Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River, Wine Tasting at Sharp Mountain Vineyards, or other great adventures from LivingSocial. Locations all around the North Georgia mountains.

For a limited time, get 20% off orders (up to $50 discount) for Father’s Day with promo code SAVE at checkout.

 

Local Vineyards and Spirits

These local vineyards and spirits in the Georgia mountains are offering unique specials for Father’s Day in 2020!

 

Dahlonega Resort and Vineyard (Dahlonega)

Complimentary glass of wine for Dads on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21st). Special Father’s Day events at the vineyard include live music, axe throwing, prime rib dinner, and beer on tap. Dinner reservations recommended and available online via OpenTable. Lodging is available all week and includes complimentary breakfast in the month of June (except Sunday).

 

Montaluce (Dahlonega)

At Montaluce Winery and Restaurant, your Dad is celebrated all month long! Book a wine hike during the month of June 2020 and bring your Dad on the wine hike for free! Make your reservations via email at info@montaluce.com or call (706) 867-4060.

Bring Dad on Your Wine Hike for Free in June at Montaluce!
Bring Dad on Your Wine Hike for Free in June at Montaluce!

 

R.M. Rose Distillery (Dillard)

Bring Dad to R.M. Rose Distillery in Dillard this weekend to get a free cocktail at R.M. Rose Distillery. Offer details posted on the R.M. Rose Company Facebook page.

Free Cocktail for Dads at RM Rose Distillery for Father's Day
Free Cocktail for Dads at RM Rose Distillery in Dillard for Father’s Day

 

Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Cleveland)

Treat Dad now through June 21st with custom Yonah Cigars, 10% Off Bottles of Newly Released 2017 Pinot Noir, and Buy 1, Get 1 Free beer!

More offer details on the Yonah Mountain Vineyards Facebook page.

 

Nationwide Father’s Day Promotions in the USA

These promotions are big enough to be offered coast to coast! Enjoy discounts and bonus offers at some of the most popular restaurants and stores across the country.

 

Father’s Day Promotions – Restaurants

These Father’s Day promotions are for chain restaurants that are located all across the USA. Although there are a few of these located in the North Georgia mountains, these can also be gifted to family members who live closer to these great restaurants.

  • Abuelo’s – Bonus Gift Card: Get a $10 VIP Card for every $50 of Abuelo’s gift cards purchased through June 30, 2020 (VIP cards are redeemable through 9/30/2020)
  • Applebee’s – Discounted Gift Cards: Get 10% off of $50+ Applebee’s online gift card purchases through 6/30/2020
  • Bahama Breeze – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase $50 in gift cards through 6/30/2020 and receive a $10 E-Bonus card valid through 8/30/2020
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s – Free Meal for Dad: Dad’s eat free at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21) with purchase of equal or greater value up to $10
  • BJ’s – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase $50 in BJ’s gift cards online through 6/21/2020 and receive a $10 E-Bonus card valid 6/22/2020 through 7/12/2020
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase $50 in gift cards and receive $10 in Bonus Bucks to be valid from 6/23/2020 thru 08/31/2020
  • Bonefish Grill – Bonus Gift Card: For every $50 purchase of Bonefish Grill gift cards through 6/21/2020, receive a $10 E-Bonus card via email (bonus is valid through 12/31/ 2020)
  • Bruegger’s Bagels – Discounted Gift Cards: Get 20% off of online gift card purchases through 6/21/2020
  • Bubba Gump – Discounted Gift Cards: Get 15% off of Bubba Gump gift card purchases both online and in store. Offer valid through 6/20/2020
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Bonus Gift Card: Receive one $10 eBonus coupon for every $40 in eGift cards purchased online thru 6/21/2020 (eBonus coupons are valid for use from 6/22/20-9/30/20)
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase $50 in eCards by 6/21/2020 and get an additional $10 eBonus
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase $50 in Carrabba’s Italian Grill gift cards online through 6/21/2020 and receive a $10 E-Bonus card valid through 12/31/2020
  • Chart House – Discounted Gift Cards: Get 15% off of online $100 – $500 gift card purchases through 6/21/2020
  • Cheddar’s – Bonus Gift Card: Treat Dad to a Cheddar’s eGift Card and get a $5 Bonus for every $25 eGift Card purchase!
  • Chili’s – Bonus Gift Card: Get a $10 e-Bonus Card (valid thru July 31st) for every $50 in gift cards purchased online through June 28, 2020
  • Einstein Bros Bagels – Discounted Gift Cards: Get a 20% discount on gift card purchases through 6/21/2020
  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse – Bonus Gifts: For every $125 in online Fogo de Chao gift card purchases, receive two (2) gifts: a FREE $25 bonus gift card towards full churrasco lunch, brunch, or dinner PLUS a $15 bonus gift card towards fogo to-go and butcher shop (bonus cards valid through 9/3/2020)
  • Olive Garden – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase $50 in Olive Garden gift cards through 6/21/2020 and receive a $10 bonus card valid 7/1/2020 through 7/31/2020
  • O’Charleys – Discounted Gift Cards: Use promo code OC50FOR35 at checkout to get $50 O’Charleys Gift Cards for only $35 (valid through June 21st)
  • Outback Steakhouse – Bonus Gift Card: Buy $50 or more in Outback Steakhouse gift cards and receive a $10 E-Bonus card via email (bonus valid thru December 31, 2020)
  • Panera Bread – Bonus Gift Cards: Get a $10 e-Bonus Card to use in July for every $50 in Panera Bread Gift Cards purchased online through June 30, 2020
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Bonus Gift Cards: Father’s Day Gift Card Bonus: Receive a $50 bonus card for every $250 spend in Ruth’s Chris Steak House online gift card purchases through 6/20/2020 (bonus cards valid through 9/30/2020)
  • Smokey Bones – Bonus Bucks: For every $50 in Smokey Bones gift cards purchased through 6/30/2020 receive $10 in bonus bucks (Bones Bucks valid through 08/31/20)
  • The Capital Grille – Free Bonus Item: Each Father’s Day order at The Capital Grille will include a coveted jar of Capital Grille Signature Steak Sauce
  • The Cheesecake Factory – Bonus Gift Card: Get a $10 e-Bonus Card for every $50 in gift cards purchased online through June 30, 2020
  • Wienerschnitzel – Free Item: All Dads get a Free Old Fashioned Sundae at Wienerschnitzel on Sunday, June 21st

 

National Father’s Day Promotions – Shopping & Entertainment

Most of these Father’s Day offers can be redeemed online or in-store and allow Dad to pick out exactly what he wants and needs the most. Act fast as many of these offers expire on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21st).

  • Bass Pro Shops – Discounted Gift Cards: Get a 10% discount on Father’s Day Bass Pro Shops gift cards of $25+ through June 21, 2020. Available on physical gift cards only (no eGift Cards)
  • Bloomingdale’s – Bonus Gift Cards: Bloomingdale’s Loyallists Members (free rewards club) get a $25 Reward Card (5,000 Power Points) for every $100 spent on items labeled “LOYALLIST POWER POINTS” through 21, 2020
  • Bowlmor Lanes – Bonus Gift Card: Buy a $50 Bowlmor Lanes gift card June 22, 2020 and receive a $10 bonus (or purchase a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus)
  • Cabela’s – Discounted Gift Cards: Cabela’s physical gift cards may be purchased at a 10% discount thru June 21, 2020 (not valid on eGift Cards)
  • Massage Envy – Bonus Gift Card: Buy $80 in gift cards thru June 21st and get a free $20 promo card valid 6/22/2020 – 9/22/2020
  • REI – Bonus Gift Card: Purchase a $100+ gift card for REI online thru 6/25 and receive a $10 digital bonus card (promotional card is single-use and only valid 7/10/2020 – 7/20/2020)
  • Topgolf – Bonus Gift Card: Receive a $10 bonus card with every $50 in Topgolf Gift Cards purchased now through Sunday, June 21 (bonus cards will be sent to the purchaser’s email address and are valid June 22 – August 31, 2020)

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How is your family planning to celebrate Father’s Day this year?

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