By Troy Petenbrink
Father’s Day often takes a backseat to Mother’s Day, but not in Baltimore. From enjoying an Inner Harbor cruise to catching a baseball game, it has a nearly endless list of ways to celebrate dads. Here are five places that are rolling out the red carpet on Father’s Day in Charm City style.
561 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
A cruise through the Inner Harbor and along the Patapsco River aboard the Spirit of Baltimore or its sister ship, Inner Harbor Spirit, is a fun experience for dads and family members of all ages. Spirit Cruises will offer three different cruises on Father’s Day, a brunch cruise from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Spirit of Baltimore, a brunch cruise from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Inner Harbor Spirit, and a dinner cruise from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Spirit of Baltimore. In addition to wonderful views of the city’s many landmarks, including the National Aquarium and Fort McHenry, each cruise will include a buffet-style menu and DJ music.
6545 N. Charles St.
Towson, MD 21204
This Father’s Day, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) will host its 30th annual Father’s Day 5K through its campus and surrounding area. The event raises vital funds to support the neonatal intensive care unit at GBMC. Prizes are awarded to top individual finishers as well as the fastest father/son and father/daughter teams. In addition to the official 5K and an alternative one-mile walk, there will be a health fair and entertainment by MIX 106.5.
333 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
If dad is a fan of America’s pastime than a Father’s Day trip to Camden Yards to see the Baltimore Orioles is ideal. The hometown favorites will play a mid-day game against the Miami Marlins. The first 20,000 attendees will receive a promotional Orioles necktie. In addition, the team has special Father’s Day Catch on the Field ticket packages available that include 25-minutes pre-game session of catch on the field, two tickets to the game, and two soft baseballs. A portion of the proceeds from each package sold will benefit the Prostate Cancer Discovery Fund of the Brady Urological Institute of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
710 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
Alexander’s Tavern has won awards for everything from its burgers and pizzas to its wings and Cubano paninis. The popular Fells Point neighborhood haunt will be celebrating Father’s Day with a free beer and Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket to all dads who join them for brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
301 E. Cromwell St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
When Sagamore Spirit opened its waterfront distillery and fired up its 40-foot mirrored-finished copper column still in April 2017, it had two goals: produce a product that would put Maryland back on the whiskey-making map, and create a destination to entertain and educate spirits, lovers. Since that time, it has won multiple awards for its rye whiskeys and welcomed thousands of visitors. For Father’s Day, it will have distillery tours available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each tour takes approximately one hour and includes the tasting of three of its whiskeys.