Father’s Day is coming up and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to celebrate the day with dad. From gift ideas and places to eat to where to spend the day, here are some fun, unique ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Minneapolis Northwest.

Gift Ideas

Saints Tickets

Saints and Twins

Whether he’s a baseball or soccer fan, this is the perfect time to get dad tickets to see his favorite team in person. Get him tickets to see the Minnesota Twins at Target Field so he can enjoy watching America’s pastime under the lights on a warm summer night. Take dad to watch the St. Paul Saints play at CHS Field, where the commotion in the crowd and between innings is as entertaining as the play on the field. Spring for Securian Club tickets – an exclusive area of the stadium with complimentary catered food and beverages. Check the Saints’ schedule to see what outrageous promotions they’ll be giving away this summer! The Saints are home at CHS Field Father's Day weekend for a series against the Iowa Cubs.

360 North Broadway Street, Saint Paul

A Cut Above the Rest


Treating dad to a professional haircut is one of those gifts that he won’t be expecting, but one he’ll love. He’ll be in the best hands at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, where the barbers do more than just cool haircuts. They specialize in straight-razor shaves, facial treatments, therapeutic scalp treatments, hand and nail treatments, waxing, coloring and gray blending. They also give expert advice on men’s styles, trends and grooming products.

12063 Elm Creek Boulevard North, Maple Grove

Another way to spoil dad is with a spa day. Local favorite Woodhouse Day Spa even has treatments just for men: gentleman’s therapeutic stone massage and gentleman’s deep tissue massage. It’s a great gift for hard-working dads. Buy a gift certificate or schedule a treatment to start his special day off right.

12425 Elm Creek Boulevard North, Maple Grove

Fun Activities


Minneapolis Northwest features a variety of golf opportunities, from the lush scenery at Championship courses like Rush Creek Golf Club and Edinburgh USA, to mini golf, FootGolf, FlingGolf and disc golf.

Book a tee time at Rush Creek Golf Club and spend the day outside playing 18 holes on a beautiful terrain. This par-72 course is one of the best in the area. For a lighter round, try out the Mac Nine – a family friendly par-three course that’s perfect for short game practice, beginning golfers or those who don't have time for a full 18. Stop by Highlander Restaurant when you’re done to check out the Father’s Day pub special. Request a table on the terrace for the best view overlooking the course and stay long enough to watch the sunset over the hills.

7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove

Edinburgh USA is a Championship golf course in the Minneapolis Northwest area with a notable 17th hole, famous for being the biggest putting green in the U.S. and laid out as an island fairway with a peninsula for the green. Edinburgh’s emphasis on the strategic placement of each and every shot on the course makes it a “thinking person’s course,” so expect to use every club in your bag. After a couple hours on the green, kick back with a pint and a meal at Girvan Grille. This casual restaurant has excellent views of the course, along with delicious Father’s Day specials worth checking out.

8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park

Read more about the other fun golf courses in Minneapolis Northwest, from traditional 18-hole courses to mini golf, FootGolf and disc golf. 


Great lakes for fishing in MNW. Don't have a boat, no problem, rent a canoe or try kayak fishing on the Mississippi River. Most parks offer a nice dock you sit on and dangle your feet in the water while you drop a line in with your dad.


Enjoy the speed and thrills at ProKART Indoor Racing in Maple Grove. The facility's top class karts and enthusiastic participants make ProKART an ideal fun activity for families, friends, couples, private events and team-building activities.

If you and dad enjoy some friendly competition, head to ProKART for indoor go-kart racing in Maple Grove, with a track that also goes outside during warmer weather. Races last eight minutes and everyone is sure to have fun as they speed around the racetrack, seeing who’s the fastest in the family. Maybe even let dad win – it’s his day after all! Event space is available if you want to get together with more family and friends, too.

11700 Troy Lane North, Maple Grove

Dinner Options

Steak Dinner

Head to Pittsburgh Blue for delicious steaks selected by master butchers, and upscale specialty seafood, chops and chicken. Specialty cocktails are on hand, along with an extensive line list. Pittsburgh Blue in Maple Grove features a spectacular pati

Take dad out for a hearty steak dinner on Father’s Day at Pittsburgh Blue in the Arbor Lakes Shopping and Dining District, where the cuts are selected by master butchers. Relax outside on the patio or dine in the cozy restaurant and start with an order of Bourbon Maple-Glazed Bacon or Oysters Rockefeller. Dad can go for a mouth-watering steak or choose specialty seafood, juicy chicken, chops or prime rib. Pair it with a side of loaded mashed potatoes or lobster-cheddar hashbrowns and dad will have a meal that’s guaranteed to leave him satisfied.

11900 Main Street North, Maple Grove

Seafood Feast

Crazy Cajun in Brooklyn Park serves the most authentic Cajun cuisine north of Louisiana. Choose from a varied menu of seafood boils - king crab, snow crab, crawfish - mussels, gumbo, catfish, gator, frog legs and more.

Escape to the bayou when you treat dad to a flavorful meal at Crazy Cajun in Brooklyn Park. This locally owned eatery specializes in authentic Louisiana fare like catfish, frog legs, gator, shrimp, gumbo and po’ boys. And the real star of the menu is the seafood boil where dad can choose from crawfish, mussels, king crab, blue crab, snow crab, clams, and jumbo shrimp. Bonus tip: Make sure dad wears his plastic bib!

8578 Edinburgh Center Drive, Brooklyn Park

Pizza Party

Pig Ate My Pizza is a locally owned restaurant in Robbinsdale specializing in artisan pizzas. The rotating menu of small plates, pizzas, and craft beer make it a fun and hip place to be.

Father’s Day is an appropriate time for dad to indulge in pizza, and Johnny Boy's Pizza in Brooklyn Park has a menu with unique options.

4154 W Broadway Avenue, Robbinsdale

Have fun with dad all summer when you try out the best patios in Minneapolis Northwest. Post your summer adventures with your family on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #WeLoveMNW and you may be featured on our website!