Father's Day In Temple

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Father's Day celebrates all the beloved dads around the world by making sure they feel especially loved this holiday. With Father's Day right around the corner, its time to think about how you can celebrate the father figures in your life. Between local dining restaurants, outdoor recreation, entertainment and attractions, Temple has plenty of things to do and explore to make Father's Day weekend one to remember!

A Good Cup of Joe

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Get a kickstart to the day by treating dad to a cup of coffee. Whether you choose to stop by a downtown favorite, First Street Roasters, or plan to go to one of the other coffee options found throughout Temple, a cup of coffee to start the day will leave everyone energized and ready for a fun-filled day of adventure. Other coffee companies around Temple include Atrium Coffee Co., Peggy's Coffee House, and Summer Moon located minutes away in Belton. 

All In Good Food

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It should come as no surprise that fathers enjoy a tasty meal any time of the day. This Father's Day enjoy a hearty meal of smoked barbeque, hamburgers, hot dogs, or even a flavorful pizza. J & M Classic Dogs & Paninis located in downtown Temple is an excellent option. This new downtown restaurant features a menu full of incredible hot dogs and paninis. Enjoy classic American-style hot dogs, chili dogs, chicken pesto sandwiches and more. Want to please the dads that live for barbeque? Stop by Miller's Smokehouse. This barbecue restaurant is dad-worthy. Nothing beats a good brisket or pulled pork, and at Miller's Smokehouse there's plenty of barbecue items to choose from. Check out more of our incredible dining options on our restaurants page. 

The Perfect Gift

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Want to get the dads you know a special treat for Father's Day? Give them the gift of a membership to the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum. A membership to the museum will give you plenty of opportunities to see rotating exhibits and permanent exhibits as often as you'd like. The membership includes unlimited admission for one year, a 10% discount for merchandise in the gift shop. A family membership package includes free admissions to over 1,000 museums throughout the North American Reciprocal Museum program. 

 Have a dad in your life that loves to cook? Give him the gift of seasonings. Emporium Spice here in Temple has some incredible flavorings and mixes. Choose from barbeque seasonings, pork and chicken seasoning blends, dip mixes, and more. You'll find plenty of options at Emporium Spice. Is your dad a fan of music? Buy him tickets for upcoming concerts at the Cultural Activities Center and the Bell County Expo Center or take him to one of the free concerts in the park for the Hot Summer Sounds concert series. Another fantastic gift option for dad this year is to gift him a ticket or two to one of Tour Temple Wine & Beer Trails. Beer Trails take place on Fridays and Saturdays and include several stops at great local breweries and establishments including Fire Base Brewing, BJ's Brewery & Tasting Room, and Bold Republic Brewing Co. Find out more information through Tour Temple's listing.

Things To Do This Father's Day

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Head over to Crossroads Park for a free family activity of disc golf. With several courses in the area, disc golf is a fun pastime for local Temple and Belton residents. Crossroads Disc Golf course is a fun course to try with the family.  With 27 holes, and a mixture of open and wooded areas, dads will find this course to be a fun challenge they are ready to conquer. This activity is likely to entertain the family for hours if you want to try to get through all 27 holes in the course.

Visit the neighboring city of Belton for an afternoon on the lake. Belton Lake has several access points for boat ramps. At these access points, there are trails, fishing spots, and swimming areas. For dads who love the outdoors, this is an activity they will thoroughly enjoy. Bring your fishing and outdoors supplies and take a few hours to relax and have a good time out on the water.

Plan an outing to Spare Time for a night of bowling, laser tag, or arcade games. Additionally, Spare Time offers a daily special called Sunday Funday. You can grab some shoes and bowl all day for only $9.99 a person. If you're looking for more reasons to head outdoors, Spare Time also has several outdoor activities for the family such as batting cages, go karts, ropes course, and sand volleyball. Let the fathers feel like kings of the competition at this fun family activity.

Celebrate Good Times

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Father's Day can be celebrated through many activities. Dads can spend the day doing activities such as eating good food, relaxing at the lake, or battling it out on arcade games. Whatever you decide to do this Father's Day, make the most of this time together. Dads will enjoy the time spent with some of their favorite people and the memories that are made. Happy Father's Day!