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June 10, 2013

Father's Day activities, events and more

Father's Day is one of the most important days of the year for our mission. It is a day highlighted by the celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society and in their families.  


Father's Day allows all to acknowledge the contribution of fathers to individual families and to their communities. It also allows an opportunity for children to express love and gratitude for their fathers. The day further strengthens the father-child relationship and expresses the significant value in the development of children. Children depend on their father for their spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial well being. Our fatherhood programs work year round to convey the importance of being actively engaged in their children's lives. Father's Day is a day to show them all of their work and dedication is paying off.


Take the time this Father's Day to thank your father for his unconditional love and sacrifices.



Father's Day activities, events, festivals and more....


  • Father's Day at SC State Museum

o   June 17, 2012

    • Location: South Carolina State Museum
    • Address: 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
    • Times: 1 - 5 pm
    • Admission: Fathers are Free
    • Phone: 803-898-4952

FREE general admission to the South Carolina State Museum for fathers accompanied by their children of any age.  Four floors of fun - it's South Carolina Under One Roof! Visit for more information.

o   June 10, 2013

o    Address: 211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

o   Venue: EdVenture Children's Museum

o   Times: Monday Saturday: 9 a.m. 5 p.m; Sunday: Noon 5 p.m.

Score a touchdown with Football! This popular traveling exhibit from the Museum of Discovery opens May 18 through September 22 at EdVenture Children's Museum. Aside from being a competitive sport, Football is a 3,000 square foot exhibit that introduces visitors to the science, mathematics and technology behind the popular sport.

  • Father's Day at the South Carolina Aquarium
    • Sunday, Jun 16
    • 9am - 6 pm
    • South Carolina Aquarium - Charleston, SC

Give Dad a gift of fun and savings with the South Carolina Aquarium! Fathers can spend this Father s Day holiday at the South Carolina Aquarium with complimentary admission! Check out the new Madagascar Journey, our famous albino alligator, the renovated Saltmarsh Aviary, and the playful river otters. Fathers also will be recognized during daily programs, including the popular interactive dive shows. Offer only valid on June 16, 2013. For more information visit

o   June 16, 2013

o   Location: Capital City Stadium

o   Address: 301 South Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

o   Venue: Capital City Stadium

o   Times: 5 - 11 pm

Take your dad out to the ballgame. The Columbia Blowfish face Florence. It is also "Bark in the Park" Bring your Dog To the Ballpark (Dogs in Free). Be a part of the pre-game Doggy Parade on Field (takes place at 5:45 PM)! Water, poop bags and treats will be available to dog owners. Sunday Kids base run - post game. For more information visit Capital City Stadium.


o    June 16, 2013

o    Location: Lake Murray Marina

o    Address: 1600 Marina Road, Irmo, SC 29063

o    Venue: Lake Murray Marina at Marina Bay

o    Times: Doors open at 6:00 am; Sailing is from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Treat your dad to a wonderful night on the lake. Eat and enjoy the scenery on this wonderful cruise. For the menu and more information visit


o   June 16, 2013

o   Location: Get Your Gear On

o   Address: 208 Candi Lane (near the Zoo), Columbia, SC 29210

o   Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

o   Times: 7:00 PM reservations required

If your dad is the outdoors type this is perfect for him. Our guides are well versed with this fantastic lake, and will take you to some truly spectacular spots, where you will find yourselves swimming, paddling, and fishing. Get Your Gear on is happy to have an early afternoon trip, as well as a sunset trip (one of our most popular). Transportation to Lake Murray is provided from our store near the Zoo. For more information click here. 


o   June 16, 2013

o   Location: 300 Senate

o   Address: 300 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

o   Venue: 300 Senate

o   Times: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate Father's Day with Jazz and Food.  Reservation includes food, drinks and music all afternoon.  Featuring the Dustin Retzlaff Group.  For more information click here. 

  • Main Street Father's Day Car Show

o   Main ST

o   Anderson, SC 29622

o   Saturday 10am - 4pm

Held each year on the Saturday before Father's Day in June, the Main Street Car Show is hosted by our local Main Street organization. Over 150 vintage automobiles line Main Street in downtown Anderson. Stroll the streets, vote for your favoriate car, visit the many fine shops and resturants in beautiful Historic Downtown Anderson. For more information visit