When it comes to fatherhood, the late, great American basketball icon Jim Valvano articulated what many of us can’t: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
How can that be repaid?
Start by treating your dad to an incredible Father’s Day weekend this year. We at your Toyota dealership near Bradenton suggest you try one of these five special events in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay area. It may not seem like much to you, but to him, it’ll mean the world.
The Great Father’s Day Race (5K Run/Walk)
For dads who prefer shin splints over heart stents, the annual Great Father’s Day Race at Sarasota’s Siesta Key Beach would certainly be in their wheelhouse.
Whether you accompany him on the sand or cheer him on from the sidelines, your dad will be one of the hundreds of walkers, joggers, and sprinters participating in this 5K. All participants will receive a Dri-Fit shirt, goodie bag, medal, and other prizes—no matter their final position!
Registration will start at 7 a.m., and the race will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 18th. Online registration through active.com will continue through June 17th. Participants can register on race day, as well. More information about this event can be found here.
Summer Circus Spectacular 10th Anniversary Performance & Gala
On Saturday, June 18th, the Summer Circus Spectacular will be celebrating its 10th anniversary, and you’re invited to bring Dad along to witness every flip and tumble.
Beginning at 5 p.m. at the Historic Ascolo Theater in Sarasota, this special event will kick off with a one-hour circus performance followed by a gala and pseudo-Q&A with the circus performers. The party will also have complimentary beer, wine, and soda. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online here. The Summer Circus Spectacular will run its usual performances through the end of July.
The Daddy Daughter Princess Ball
For fathers who tense up at the thought of a high-wire act, the Daddy Daughter Princess Ball might offer him more relaxation this Father’s Day weekend.
At 5 p.m., the festivities begin with a special buffet dinner followed by light refreshments. After dinner, fathers and daughters can cut loose on the dance floor, participate in arts and crafts, play games, and have their pictures taken. Princess Jasmine will pop by to sign autographs and pose for photos, and a raffle drawing will be made before the night of Daddy-Daughter bonding is through.
The Brown Bears Community Improvement Group in coordination with Big Kidz Matter sponsors this unforgettable event, which will be located at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, FL. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Father’s Day Fish Fry
Fried food, delicious beer, and fun activities—all for a good cause? Is it possible?
This fish fry special event will be held on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19th) from noon to 4 p.m at Ferg’s Live in Tampa, FL. Tickets cost $15 per person; $5 from each ticket will be donated to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. Food, Blue Moon draft beer, and a raffle ticket are included with registration. The first 50 registrants will (ironically) get free entry into the Florida Aquarium. More details on the Father’s Day Fish Fry can be found on eventbrite.com.
Father’s Day Special at the Florida Museum of Natural History
For dads who’d choose chirps of nature and muddy marshes over roaring engines and oily spark plugs, there’s no better place to visit this Father’s Day than The Florida Museum of Natural History. With eight permanent exhibits and a variety of limited-time events and displays, the museum has something for any fauna-and-flora-loving father.
Over the weekend, the Gainesville museum will offer a 10% discount on museum memberships as well as a free plant with any other plant purchase. This one-time offering will be available for fathers on June 18th and June 19th. More information about the Florida Museum and this deal can be found at flmnh.ufl.edu.
Visit Germain Toyota of Sarasota for Great Father’s Day Deals
If planning a weekend in Florida for your dad seems as impossible as choosing a gift he’d both enjoy and find useful, we invite you to browse through our inventory of new 2016 Toyota models. As a respected new and used car dealer near Tampa Bay, Germain Toyota has been proud to help many daughters and sons over the years discover the perfect four-wheeled Father’s Day gift.
Call us at 855-826-1499 or visit our Toyota dealership in Sarasota at 7435 South Tamiami Trail to schedule a test drive or learn more about our new Toyota specials available this Father’s Day.