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Local retailer hhgregg is teaming up with All Pro Dad, a national organization all about helping dads be their best. The organization hosts events to unite dads, many NFL and other athletes as members as alumni. Together, they’re hosting a Father’s Day Weekend event – the “Ultimate Chore Challenge.” Dads and children can come out to compete in the challenge and win prizes like a new grill, tablets and more. Hunter Smith, former punter for the Indianapolis Colts will also be in attendance. 


Where: 4161 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240

When: June 20 from 2 – 4 p.m. 

Challenges Include:

  • Uploading a dryer full of clothes into a laundry basket
  • Flip 6 fake burgers on a grill
  • Make a bed with bedding that is lying on the floor next to the bed(weather permitting)
  • Take groceries out of a grocery bag and put them into a fridge
  • Throw a NERF football into a dryer

Additional event activities

  • Food trucks and free popcorn
  • Father’s Day card creating with the kids

The first 50 people to enter will get a $10 gift card.


Indy’s Canal Walk is a great place to run, walk, rent a bike or pedal boat, or just take it easy. or Father’s Day, Old World Gondoliers will be offering dads a special $10 rate on a 15-minute canal ride, Italian-style. Call (317) 340-2489 for more information or reservations. 

June 21, 2-5 p.m.; Old World Gondoliers, 337 W. 11th St.


Weber Grill Restaurant is offering a special, three-course Father’s Day menu including a choice of smoke barbecued ribs, a New York strip steak, or grilled garlic shrimp, for $29.95 per person. In addition, Dad will get a complimentary bottle of the restaurant’s new BBQ sauce(to try when he returns to his own grill) and a $10 gift card he can redeem on a future visit. 

June 21, noon-9 p.m.; 10 N. Illinois St.; phone (317) 636-7600


The NCAA Hall of Champions will be hosting a Father’s Day Sports Brunch that includes a mouth-watering brunch and free admission to the museum, where you can explore 23 NCAA sports. The cost is $30.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids under 12 and seniors over 65. Call (317) 916-4255 for more information or make reservations at hocmail@ncaa.org. Hint: The Hall of Fame is located on the Canal Walk, so you can go for a stroll and walk off that brunch after your visit. June 21, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; NCAA Hall of Champions, 700 W. Washington St.


The Asante Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Madame Walker Theatre presents a musical tribute to Quincy Jones from June 19 – June 2. Advance ticket prices per person are set at $15; day of the show purchases are: Student/Senior/Military – $15 and Adults – $18. Tickets are on sale at asantechildrenstheatre.org. For more information call (317) 654-0264.


Looking for a last minute Father’s Day idea? Bring dad to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to see Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas, featuring 17 rare concept cars from leading automotive manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, General Motors and Bugatti.

As a special perk, IMA members will receive a free guest ticket for their dad or father figure, and Sun King Brewery will provide a free pint for Dad! If you are a member AND a dad, you’ll receive free admission for a guest of your choice. This offer is limited to one free guest ticket and one complimentary Sun King beverage per group. (Sun King beverages will be available while supplies last.)

When: Sunday, June 21,Noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art

4000 Michigan Road

Indianapolis, IN 46208

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