12 Events & 8 Gift Ideas for Arizona Dads

Editors Note: Click the following links to view our 2013 Father's Day Gift Guide and 2013 Phoenix Events Posts for Father's Day

Were you able to make it through Mother's Day successfully with our guide on events and gift ideas?  We're sure your mom was smitten with some of the local businesses you introduced her too!

Well, now it's dad's turn.  Father's Day is approaching on Sunday, June 17, and you can treat him just as well as mom with these great suggestions for gifts, specials, and events.  View our list below to get some inspiration for celebrating Father's Day the local way:

Father's Day Hit or Stay Sunday, June 17, 11am-6pm Practical Art, 5070 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 For Father's Day, we're thinking Blackjack, cheese fondue, and brewskies. Bring your dad, your bro, or any special papa in your life to try his luck against the house in a hand-to-hand battle to twenty-one. We've got prizes and gift cards up for grabs! One hand per proud papa, but hang out as long as you please.  The cheese and heady refreshments will be flowin' all day!  And don't forget to pick up Dad's gift card ahead of time-- we have plenty of artisan-made wares appealing to the fellas! More info here.

$35 Hair Cuts at Extreme Therapy Hair Products Ongoing Offer 2505 North Seventh Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85006 In celebration and welcoming Patricia to Arizona and the studio we are offering $35 Haircuts for all Dads and kids. Give your man a gift of a good looking summer. Call today and ask for Patricia: 602-263-1138.  More info here.

Father's Day at Chelsea's Kitchen Sunday, June 17, 9:30am - 9pm 5040 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Does your Dad love craft beer, good food, and free stuff? Chelsea’s Kitchen in Phoenix is offering a special for Father’s Day on Sunday June 17th. Any Dad who buys a beer (or has one bought for him) will get a free beer glass to go home with him that day. Chelsea’s Kitchen touts four craft beers on draft that will make the perfect Sunday refreshment along with a stylish Chelsea’s Kitchen glass for Dad's collection.  More info here.

4th Annual Father's Day Big Band Dance Sunday, June 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort Grand Ballroom, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 The fourth annual Father's Day Big Band Dance starring Dennis Rowland and the Extreme Decibel Big Band will be an event to remember!  The dance is a fundraiser to support the youth jazz education programs of Jazz in AZ and The Nash, the new nonprofit education and performance center of Jazz in AZ in downtown Phoenix.  The dance is being held in honor of John Dawson for his continued generous support of jazz.  Buy tickets and more info here.

2 for 1 Bloody Mary's and Mojitos at Ghini's French Caffe Sunday, June 17 1803 E. Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719 Enjoy these great drink specials while celebrating dad!  Ghini's also features a $20 Summer Special- 2 Eggs Provençale & 2 Mimosas for just $20.00.  Make reservations for 6 or more by calling 520-326-9095.  More info here.

Father's Day Specials at SanTan Brewing Sunday, June 17, open at 10am, specials start at 11am 8 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler, AZ, 85225 You know what Dad wants for Father’s Day, so bring him to SanTan for a Father’s Day meal he won’t soon forget! Two fantastic specials to keep the big guy happy. Reservations encouraged: 480-917-8700.  Click here to view specials and find more info.

Nossa Bossa Nova Live at Bookmans! Sunday, June 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm 1930 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85719 Nossa Bossa Nova bring their Brazilian sounds to Bookmans on Grant! This is a free show for the enjoyment of our customers. More info here.

Father's Day Brunch & Dinner at Cafe ZuZu Sunday, June 17, 11am-10pm (a la carte menue: 6am-3pm; limited menu: 3pm-5:30pm) Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Our fathers have done so much for us throughout our lives. Show dad your appreciation by bringing him to ZuZu, voted "Best Place to Take Your Dad to Brunch" by the New Times "Best of Phoenix". We've designed a menu around items we know your dad will love. Reservations: 480.421.7997.  More info here.

Dads Paint Free on Father's Day Sunday, June 17, 11am The Brush Bar, 4165 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ An instructor leads a class where participants are taught how to work with acrylic paint. A full wine and beer bar is available. Materials, instruction and your first drink are included with admission ($25). Dads paint free with the purchase of one full-price ticket, which is discounted for Father's Day. Register and more info here.

Olive Dad! Sunday, June 17, Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek, AZ Grill at the Mill with dad on Father's Day and enjoy delicious grilled Italian sausages topped with red onion and fig, sweet red pepper, or peach tapenades. Try one of six craft beers, or try peach or watermelon ale for something different. Classico holds a complimentary wine tasting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info here.

Free Father’s Day retro-style fun at Frances and Smeeks Saturday, June 16 10 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85013 In celebration of Father’s Day, Frances and Smeeks are sponsoring a tribute to Dad packed with free photo booth fun and special attractions! To help you find the perfect gift, Frances is featuring selected men’s items and hosting a Saturday trunk show of one-of-a-kind upcycled vintage bow ties from the collection of Dapper + Dash. From 6-8pm, relish Dad’s company, relax, and let Short Leash Hotdogs handle the grilling. These acclaimed food truck chefs will be selling their gourmet hotdogs in the Frances parking lot, and Stinkweeds will provide live music for all to enjoy.  More info here.

DR. NO 007: A special Father's Day screening at the Loft Sunday, June 17, 12:00pm 3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 Get your "license to thrill" and celebrate Father's Day at the Loft! There's no way Dad will want to miss out on this special 50th anniversary screening of the first 007 film to hit the big screen! If Mom needs some convincing, just use these two words "SEAN CONNERY." More info here.

For many of us, dad is always the hardest member of the family to buy gifts for.  Are you stumped on what to get him? Here are some gift ideas:

How are you planning to celebrate Father's Day?  Let us know in the comments section!