You made it through Mother’s Day with the flying colors of a fabulous bouquet, now it’s time to turn your mind to Father’s Day, coming up on Sunday, June 17. Did you know the origin of the official Father’s Day traces all the way back to 1910? It’s a day designed to recognize fathers everywhere for their love and hard work.
Father’s Day fun in Albuquerque
There’s no shortage of events and activities around Albuquerque for Father’s Day weekend. Chances are your dad is into cars. Let him check out all the hot rides at both the Sagebrush Auto Show on Coors Blvd. and the Mopar Muscle Club Annual Mopar Fest in Rio Rancho.
Saturday June 16, Albuquerque is throwing itself a huge party for the 100th anniversary of statehood with the Centennial Summerfest. This massive free concert takes place on Route 66 with a special performance by Los Lobos followed by fireworks. There’s no better way to kick off your Father’s Day celebration!
Kids of all ages will get a kick out of taking dad to the Father’s Day Fiesta on that Sunday at the Albuquerque Zoo. There’s a free park-and-ride at the Aquarium and the special festivities are included with regular admission. Shake your tail feathers to some Latin music and visit with the lions, tigers and elephants.
Maybe your dad is the active type. In that case, check out the JCC Father’s Day 5K. Dads get to run free when their sons or daughters participate. You can take the course as fast or as leisurely as you like. Either way, you’ll get to spend some quality time with your father.
Be a gift-giving superstar
Skip the ties and grilling aprons this Father’s Day. Peoples Flowers will help you get creative with a gift your dad will really find thrilling. We know lots of dads like to spend time on the links. Get him ready for a day at the golf course with the Only “Fore” Dad Golf Tray. It’s full of golf balls, tees and enough snacks to get him through all 18 holes.
If your dad is the grill master type, then give him the gift of gourmet surf-and-turf with Peoples Flowers’ Maine Tails & Filet Mignon package. It includes four Maine lobster tails and four 6-ounce filets. That’s enough to share with the family. For more edible ideas, consider the Maine Lobster Gram Seafood Bake for a rare treat in land-locked New Mexico or Maryland Crab Cakes for a taste of the coast.
Still not quite sure what to get dad? No problem. Drop by any of Peoples Flowers’ locations in the Albuquerque metro area. We’ve got convenient shops Downtown, in Nob Hill, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. Let our professionals help you pick out the perfect gift. Even if your dad lives far away, we can arrange a delivery that will brighten his Father’s Day. Visit PeoplesFlowers.com or call us at 505-884-1600 or 800-727-1600.