Five of our Fantastic Favorites for Father’s Day Fun (say that three times fast!)

Father's Day 5k1. Break a Sweat with the Old Man 

  • What: Father’s Day 5K
  • Where: Apex Center of Arvada, Colorado
  • When: Sunday, June 16th at 8:00 a.m.
  • How Much: $30 preregistration; $35 day of the event

Do some good with your dad at the 6th annual Apex Park and Recreation District’s Father’s Day 5K! There is also a free 1 mile “Fun Run” scheduled for the whole family and an Ugly Tie Contest! In addition to supporting general community recreation in the area, Apex Park and Recreation District Foundation has designated the funds for after-school recreation programs at Arvada middle schools.

Rockies2.  Root Root Root for the Home Team 

  • What: Rockies Game
  • Where: Coors Field
  • When: Sunday, June 16th at 2:10 p.m.
  • How Much: Call 303-ROCKIES for tickets

Gather some peanuts and cracker jacks for dad at the Rockies vs. Phillies game! Competition should be heavy since this is the third game of a three-game series. So sit back, order a couple cold brews and enjoy the game under a beautiful Colorado sun!

Parker Days3.  Father’s Day Ferris Wheel Fun  

  • What: Parker Days Festival
  • Where: O’Brien Park
  • When: June 13th-16th, 2013
  • How Much: $25 presale, $30 at the event

Hit the carnival for some family-friendly fun! O’Brein Park features many family activities with free entertainment as well as smaller child friendly bounce houses and a Petting Zoo. Enjoy carnival rides, attractions, music from live bands, arts and crafts exhibitors, a Car Show on Father’s Day, and two stages with beer gardens. On Saturday, the Parker Days Parade travels down Main Street complete with floats, marching bands, horses and vintage cars.

Racing4.  Get Speedy with Pops 

Give dad an adrenaline rush and pump the gas at Bandimere Speedway on Father’s Day! The Thunder on the Mountain Drag Racing Series, sponsored by Grease Monkey, features Top Fuel Harley Motorcycles, 250 mph Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars!

Jazz in the park5.  Jazz up your Father’s Day 

If dad prefers to get groovy, try taking him for some blues in the park! Pack some food and drinks and enjoy the free concert in honor of Neil Bridge! This show would be great for a calm cool-down from a long day of activities!

Celebrate Father’s Day at The Brown Palace

Doesn’t dad deserve a special treat for all his hard work on Father’s Day? We make it easy for you to recognize everything that he does for you at The Brown Palace with a variety of amenities that will make dad feel like a king on this Father’s Day. Here is a guide to make the most of Father’s Day at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa here in Denver, Colorado.

Start off the perfect Father’s Day weekend with a single malt whiskey and a cigar in Churchill Cigar Bar. Follow that up with a Colorado Sidecar in the lobby while listening to John Kite preform with his jazz trio. He’d love to play you your favorite Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday or Louis Armstrong tune as you sit back and enjoy the night.

Now that you’re all jazzed up, indulge in the region’s best prime rib at Ship Tavern. If you want to go a step further in making this the ultimate Father’s Day weekend, take advantage of our spa services tailored just for men or let us arrange a round of golf at a nearby course. Retreat to your own Top of the Brown suite to take advantage of the views of the Denver skyline.

Wake up Sunday with the anticipation of Father’s Day Sunday Brunch at Ellyngton’s. With a vast selection or beautifully prepared breakfast dishes, salad, sushi, fresh seafood and baked good there’s a little bit something for everyone. This food accompanied by flowing mimosas are sure to make for a Sunday and an entire weekend to remember for years. We will be giving away special prizes to lucky dads who join us. For Sunday brunch reservations at Ellyngton’s please visit our OpenTable page. Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

For more information regarding reservations or for general inquiries please call 303.297.3111 or e-mail us at


Celebrate Father’s Day at The Brown


Doesn’t Dad deserve a special treat this weekend? Join us for a special Father’s Day brunch on Sunday and Dad could win the Father’s Day Grand Prize that includes a set of XPC 5000 Clubs, Top Flight golf balls, a SoftJoy glove, a Brown Palace Golf Polo and a round of golf for four at Arrowhead Golf Course.