Things to do with dad on Father's Day weekend

Posted on 06/05/2018
Dad written in balloonsDads are awesome! Show a dad how important he is in your life during Father's Day weekend (June 15–17, 2018) at the Lenexa Public Market.

Check out these special activities:

Learn to Homebrew with Dad
Friday, June 15 | 6–8 p.m. | The Kitchen
Johnson County Brewing Society will walk you through the basics of brewing beer on a small scale for personal use. This includes building a recipe, getting ingredients, the brewing process, fermentation and bottling. Advance registration required.

Art Class: Make it for Father's Day
Saturday, June 16 | 10 a.m.–noon | The Kitchen

Adults and children will work together to create a set of coordinated superhero paintings that can be hung together in a special place. Advance registration required.

The Doo-Dads Kids Concert
Saturday, June 16 | 2–2:45 p.m. | Market floor

This free, high-energy concert will be a rockin' good time. Bring the family!

Sohaila's Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant
Sunday, June 17 | 11 a.m.–7 p.m. | The Kitchen

Celebrate both Eid and Father's Day with the authentic flavors of homemade Indian/Pakistani food.

6 gift ideas for dad

We've also rounded up some uncommon local gift ideas from Lenexa Public Market merchants to honor the dads in your life:
  • Pack a snack of Thēz Nüts into the bag of a dad who's always on the go. He'll appreciate the artisan roasted nuts with savory, sweet and spicy varieties inspired by global flavors. Available at Market Flowers & Gifts. ($5 for 2 oz. and $9 for 4 oz.).
  • Heat things up a bit for dad's next meal with habañero- or jalapeño-infused honey from Next to Nature Farm. The locally produced honey is pure, raw and unfiltered. ($8 for 12-oz. bottle)
  • Hard to find the right way to tell dad what he means to you? Let a book help out. "I Love You Dad, And Here's Why" ($12) gives your dad the gift of stories written in your own words. "What Are Dads Made Of" ($14) pairs heartfelt sentiments with geometry-inspired, hand-drawn illustrations. Available at the Market Flowers & Gifts stall.
  • For fathers who can't get enough of the great outdoors, an old-timey white or blue ceramic campfire mug from The Roasterie Café would be perfect. The thick walls will keep his coffee, tea or soup warm in any season. ($10 for 15-oz mug)
  • Dads who are die-hard Star Wars fans will love tees with KC flair from We Got Your Back Apparel. From the bounty scout and Death Star baseball to Sluggerrr encased in carbonite, you won't find these designs anywhere else. The triblend tees are available in various sizes for $30.
  • Even dads need some pampering now and then. We Got Your Apparel offers Timber-scented shaving cream ($20 for 5.5 oz.) and body lotion ($20 for 12 oz.) as part of its new Kansas City Collection. The exclusive products are hand-mixed locally by Mixture and will keep dad's skin soft and smelling great.
Keep an eye out for these day cart merchants during the weekend: Abitino BiancoLimitless Brewing and Tough Duck Wallets