Father’s Day festivities


Looking for something to do with dad to celebrate Father’s Day? Brunches, a cocktail tasting, story time and a Father’s Day Extravaganza are just a few of the many ways you can celebrate dad.

NOLA MOCA Summer Cocktail Tasting

Avoid the holiday crowds by celebrating Father’s Day early with NOLA MOCA’s Summer Cocktail Tasting, to be held Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The menu will include small bites such as barbecue short ribs with grilled corn, smoked cheddar grits, macaroni and cheese fritters with house-made tomato jam and micro-basil, hot chicken and dill pickle waffle bites with house-made ranch drizzle, nachos with house-fried sweet potatoes, gorgonzola cream, scallions, and balsamic reduction and of course, cocktails.

The cost is $30 per person; attendees must be 21 or older and free gallery admission is included with each ticket.

NOLA MOCA is located at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville.

For more information, call (904) 366-6911 or visit www.mocajacksonville.unf.edu.

Father’s Day story times at Barnes & Noble

The St. Johns Town Center Barnes & Noble bookstore will host “Father’s Day Storytime” Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m.

The special story time to honor dads, grandfathers and caregivers will feature the books “Dad School” and “Grandpa Loves You!” followed by an activity.

Barnes & Noble is located at 10280 Mid Town Parkway, Jacksonville. For more information, call (904) 928-2027.

Casa Marina Hotel Father’s Day Brunch

Casa Marina Hotel’s Father’s Day Brunch will be held Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch menu will feature a shrimp and grits and omelet station, grilled vegetable display, Belgian waffles, desserts, a fruit and cheese display and more. The menu is subject to change.

The cost is $34.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and $16.48 for children aged 5-12. There is no charge for children ages 5 and under.

Casa Marina Hotel is located at 691 First St. N., Jacksonville Beach. For reservations, call (904) 270-0025.

Father’s Day brunch at Roy’s

Roy’s will offer a two-course Father’s Day brunch Sunday, June 19 featuring hand-carved filet mignon and sides for $29.95. A children’s menu will be available for $12.95.

Roy’s opens at 10 a.m. and is located at 2400 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call (904) 241-7697 or visit www.roysrestaurant.com.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Father’s Day deal and Zoom at the Zoo

Dads can get free entry to the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. Coupons for the special offer are available online at www.jacksonvillezoo.org. The coupon is good for one free general admission ticket for dad with the purchase of a child or adult ticket.

Zoom at the Zoo will be held Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature a hands-on automobile show, barbecue and music on the zoo’s Great Lawn.

There will also be kids’ activities including bounce houses and the opportunity for kids to create a Father’s Day card.

The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is located at 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville. For more information, call (904) 757-4463.

Father’s Day brunch buffet at Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails

Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails will offer a Father’s Day brunch buffet Sunday, June 19. Menu items will include Seminole Pride ribeye, house-smoked salmon and omelets made to order.

The cost is $34.95 for adults; $12.95 for children 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails is located at The Markets at Town Center at 4972 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville. For reservations, call (904) 998-9744.

Father’s Day Extravaganza at World Golf Village

Dad has lots of activities from which to choose at World Golf Village this Father’s Day, whether it’s a visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame, a round of golf at the Slammer & Squire or King & Bear golf courses, or a test of wits with Dinner & Trivia Night at The King & Bear.

Father’s Day at the Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, June 19 with complimentary admission for all. Dads will also get a free round on the putting course. Closest to the pin contests – for a chance to win prizes - will take place starting at 1:30 p.m. The Hall of Fame Museum and The Museum Café will be open from noon to 6 p.m. The world Golf Hall of Fame is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. For more information, visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.

Dad can also play golf at the Slammer & Squire golf course for $79 per person or the King & Bear for $89 per person Sunday, June 19. The price will include complimentary lunch and a sleeve of Callaway golf balls. Call (904) 940-6088 to book your tee times.

Stay for dinner and a round of trivia with Dinner & Trivia Night at The King & Bear Sunday, June 19. Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. with trivia at 6 p.m. Reservations for trivia can be made by calling Ursula Howard at (904) 940-6207. For more information, visit www.golfwgv.com. The King & Bear is located at Two World Golf Place, St. Augustine.