A Day with Dad

Father’s Day Ideas & Activities

Forget the ugly ties and other awkward presents on Father’s Day – get out and experience the Cape the way dad would want.

Start with breakfast at Moonakis Café in East Falmouth where creative daily specials and fantastic pancakes are a highlight. Or, visit the newly opened Daily Paper on Main in Hyannis where omelets are their specialty.

In the afternoon visit Wellfleet Preservation Hall where the Wellfleet Historical Society’s Annual Strawberry Festival will take place from 2-4 pm. For $5 you can enjoy native strawberries over freshly baked biscuits topped with real whipped cream.

Think dad would enjoy a day on the golf course? Head out to one of the 27 public courses located all over the Cape. Highland Links in Truro is a nine-hole course and the oldest on Cape Cod, established in 1892. For a longer day visit the Falmouth Country Club which offers 27 holes to play. Or go to Captain’s Golf Course, which is consistently ranked in the top 25 public golfing facilities in New England. While you’re there, take in the afternoon at the Back Nine Café, and relax with your dad and cold beer on their beautiful outdoor patio.

The Cape Cod Baseball League kicks off its season on June 12, and has a full evening schedule with Brewster, Yarmouth-Dennis, Harwich, Wareham and Falmouth hosting the games.

Not a sports fan? Literature-loving dads won’t want to miss the third annual Bloomsdaypresented by the Sons of Erin at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth at 7 pm, an event that celebrates the life of Irish writer James Joyce. Fiddlers and flutists will accompany the readings with Irish mood music. Fifteen Irish readers will present short excerpts and contextual background from Ulysses. Grab dinner at the Yarmouth House beforehand and make a whole night of it.

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