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Father's Day Gifts, Movies To Watch With Dad, Father Quotes, Events, & More
Monday, June 9, 2014
A father is amazing--always carrying his children on his shoulders when they are young, and shouldering their problems when they are grown. Father's Day is coming up this weekend, so we have compiled a list of all things Dad. Check out some celebrity quotes about fathers and fatherhood for some inspiration, then browse our gifts, crafts, and events lists for the prefect present or outing to say "I love you, dad!"
Father's Day Gift Ideas
The National Retail Federation refers to Father's Day as the "smallest of the American gift-giving holidays." If your dad has enough neckties, and you are looking for the perfect gift for Father's Day, be sure to check out our Local New Hampshire Shopping Tool to help you find the best deal. The shopping tool allows you to search for a specific item, and will give you price comparisons for stores in New Hampshire! Statistically
Still need some ideas? Check out this Top 10 Father's Day Gifts List for some inspiration. Just because they are the most common gifts, doesn't mean they're boring-otherwise, why would people keep buying them?!
Top 10 Father's Day Gifts List
2. Gift Cards
4. Event Tickets
8. Sports equipment
10. Car accessories
Father's Day Movie List
Who doesn't love hanging out with dad and watching a movie?! If you're looking for new movie release trailers and cinema listings, check out NH.com/Movie-Cinema! Here are some of our favorite movies to watch with Dad! Thank you to our Facebook and Twitter fans for some great ideas!
Finding Nemo Starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Mrs. Doubtfire Starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan (Sequel next year?)
Mr. Mom Starring Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler
The Lion King Starring Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
Jack Frost Starring Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
Father of the Bride I & II Starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton
Father's Day Quotes
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." --Mark Twain
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope." --Bill Cosby
"Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it." --Mike Myers
"Fatherhood is a very natural thing; it's not something that shakes up my life but rather it enriches it." --Andrea Bocelli
"My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem." --Gwyneth Paltrow
"When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed." --Lou Brock
"Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad." -Unknown
Father's Day Ideas
There is plenty of fun to have with dad this Father's Day weekend! Enjoy some quality time hiking, golfing, or fishing! Take dad on a New Hampshire brewery tour, or a even an ice cream tour! Here are some of our favorite upcoming events! For more family-friendly fun visit our NH Kids' Events & Activities page, sponsored by Children's Museum of New Hampshire!
5th Annual Father's Day 5K
Sunday, June 15
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to lace-up their sneakers and head to Margaritas in Dover for a day of fitness, fun and fiesta! This June event celebrates Men's Health Month and invites the public to run and walk for the dads, brothers and sons who touch their lives. Proceeds will help local families struggling without insurance to gain access to quality healthcare through Goodwin Community Health.
Pheasant Lane Mall to Host Touch A Truck
Saturday, June 14
The afternoon will allow families an up close look at a variety of trucks including those from area Fire, Police, and Municipal departments. From fire trucks to race cars to a Black Hawk Helicopter, this event has something for everyone in the family! 100% of the proceeds from Touch a Truck will benefit the Tyngsborough D.A.R.E program and the Simon Youth Foundation.
Pats Peak Mountain Bike Festival
Sat-Sun, June 14-15
There are lots of options to choose from including 24.12.6 Hours, Cross Country and Downhill (with many categories). Bicycle riders from all over come to PATS PEAK to participate in this exhilarating bike weekend.
Fish Season Finale
Saturday, June 14
Learn about each of our migrating fish species and participate in Q&A sessions with Fishways naturalists and biologists. We will have educational presentations throughout the day. Satisfy your curiosity about fish facts as we near the end of our 2014 fish migration season.