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5 Things To Do With/Give To Dad This Father's Day

Jun 14, 2018 01:43PM ● By Kevin
Father's Day is Sunday, June 17, 2018 and it's so important to make sure dad gets some relaxation time. However, life gets busy, and somehow the weekend is nearly here and no plans have been made!

Luckily, there are plenty of things to do and places to get gifts in Southwest Florida that are both fun and perfect for any dad. We've put five things together for your consideration.

For the Sweet Tooth

Blake's Cupcakery & Gourmet Treats

"It smells amazing in here like molten chocolate and cherries and this amazing chocolate cherry stout thanks to the addition of Oil Well Craft Beer's Big Top Thick B***h Chocolate Cherry Stout," the shop said on its Facebook page. Oil Well Craft Beer is located in Ave Maria.

Blake's has two special Father's Day gift sets starting at $39.95 that feature four cupcakes and two of their new "Cupcakes-In-A-Jar." The first gift set features chocolate cupcakes just for Father's Day with beer nuts and a beer mug. The second comes with a "Greatest Dad" coffee mug gift set and you choose your cupcake flavor. Place an order by messaging the business on Facebook.

For the Morning Person

Useppa Island Club Hosts Father's Day Brunch at Collier Inn

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, the Useppa Island Club will host a Father's Day hot breakfast/brunch at the Collier Inn. There will be live music and delicious food on hand as we celebrate all of our local dads.

A Meal and a Show

Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater

"Even after his passing, Johnny Cash is still one of the most popular entertainers of all-time," Broadway Palm's website says. "Ring of Fire tells his remarkable life story of passion, redemption, humor and salvation. Performed by a multi-talented cast, this production paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to this remarkable legend! Featuring over 30 Johnny Cash hits including I Walk the Line, I’ve Been Everywhere, A Boy Named Sue and the title track Ring of Fire."

The first show is from 11:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., and the second show is from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Dinner on the Islands

Father's Day Specials at The Thistle Lodge Restaurant at Casa Ybel

Treat dad like a king this Father's Day at the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant featuring a Grilled Cowboy Ribeye rubbed in Smoked Bacon Bourbon Sauce over Spinach Truffle Mashed Potatoes. Dads get a free Thistle Bock Craft Beer with the purchase of an entrée. Reservations can be made by calling 239-472-9200 or visiting

For the Sporty Dad

Florida Everblades Host Equipment Sale

The Florida Everblades will be hosting a hockey equipment sale this Sunday, June 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Germain Arena.  The sale will take place in the Everblades team locker room.

Guests are asked to enter through the recreation side of the building.  The Everblades locker room is located in the main arena in the hallway near the quad locker rooms area.

This sale is ideal for recreational hockey players looking for equipment and for sports memorabilia collectors.  The following is a list of items available at the equipment sale on a first-come-first-serve basis:

  • Pants
  • Gloves
  • Game Socks
  • Helmets
  • Used Skates
  • New and Used Sticks
  • Goalie Sticks
  • Goalie Equipment
  • Team Apparel

Assorted Game Worn Jerseys (Not from 2017-18 season)

PLEASE NOTE:  Once all items are sold, the sale could end prior to the expected 2:00 p.m. closing time.   Cash and Credit Cards accepted only.