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8 Father’s Day Finds

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Show Dad some love with an eventful weekend. From a wine-and-jerky sampling to helicopter rides to a date with the Phillies, there’s plenty for the old man to do this Father’s Day.

1. Father’s Appreciation Day Phillies Game vs. the Chicago Cubs

When the Phils take on the Cubbies at 1:35 p.m., guys 15 and older will receive a Phillies fedora. And 12:30-1:30 p.m., ESPN’s Jayson Stark will sign copies of his book, Wild Pitches. Find out more here.

2. Suited for Space.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is hosting an exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, showcasing the groundbreaking technology of the spacesuit. Find out more here.

3. A Father’s Day Helicopter Ride. 

Get high (in the sky) with Dad at the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center’s FatherFest in West Chester. In addition to helicopter rides, there’s an antique motorcycle and car show. 

4. Gary Papa 5K Run/Walk for Prostate Health.

The 12th annual Gary Papa 5K Run/Walk kicks off Philadelphia Art Museum’s Eakins Oval on Sunday. Proceeds benefit prostate cancer research and awareness.

5. Wine and Jerky at Penn Woods.

Penn Woods Winery hosts a Father’s Day Wine and Jerky pairing June 14-15, featuring the criminally delicious, all-natural recipes from West Chester’s Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel.

6. Pints for Pops at Victory Brewing Company.

Take Dad out for breakfast at Downingtown’s Victory Brew Pub, which features an extended breakfast menu starting at 10 a.m.  Fathers receive a complementary pint glass with the purchase of a .5L beer. 

7. Stripes and Stars Festival.

Celebrate the installation of the American flag and the U.S. Army with a daylong schedule of events. Highlights include a 50-star flag raising and grand parade at the National Constitution Center, and $5 admission to the Betsy Ross house.  

8. Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American Presents the Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza

Enjoy free admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History’s stirring exhibit, along with extended Sunday hours. Don’t miss the meet-and-greets with former MLB players like the Phillies’ Thomas Greene. (photo by Jennifer Slobotkin)