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Father's Day: 11 ways to celebrate dad this weekend

Posted June 12, 2018 8:04 p.m. EDT

Courtesy: Durham Bulls

Father's Day is less than a week away - June 17 for those of you who don't have it on your calendar.

If you don't have plans to celebrate dad, here are 11 events across Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle that will be fun for fathers and families this weekend.

'Incredibles 2' opens

Take your superhero family to a family-friendly flick about a superhero family. The sequel to the Pixar classic opens this week. Both Marbles and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Raleigh have special events lined up.

Take in some baseball in Durham, Holly Springs

The Durham Bulls will be playing at home all weekend. Fireworks on Friday and Saturday are planned. And kids run the bases on Sunday.

And the Holly Springs Salamanders, part of a league featuring collegiate players hoping to make it into the major league, will have superhero night on Friday and a pirate night on Sunday.

Don't forget soccer in Cary

The North Carolina Courage, the Triangle's professional women's soccer team, will face off against the Utah Royals on Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

Go for a run in Raleigh

Fit4Mom Midtown Raleigh will host a Father's Day run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, at the N.C. Museum of Art's Museum Park. Meet at the ellipse for a warm up. All paces, strollers and big kids on bikes and scooters are welcome to join. The route will be a two to three-mile loop that can be walked, run or done in a walk/run combination. After our stretch and cool down, they'll have iced coffee and raffle prizes from Omega Sports for the dads. If you plan on attending, be sure to RSVP and sign a liability waiver.

Celebrate dads at Marbles in Raleigh

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh will host special Dad's Day Weekend events. They include a superhero training camp in the morning, a DIY make shop in the afternoon and more. It's free with admission, which is $7 per person.

Check out some vintage cars in Wake Forest

Wake Forest will host its charity car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, in downtown Wake Forest. The free event includes some special family-friendly activities, food trucks and more.

Enjoy some barbecue in Apex

Apex's Peak City Pig Fest runs Friday and Saturday in downtown Apex. The event includes a cook team area where you can buy some competition barbecue, pig races, and a special area with activities for kids.

Go to the Man Expo in Raleigh

Yep, there is one. The second Man Expo is at the N.C. Fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday. You'll find craft beverages and vendors selling things that, I guess, are manly, including whiskey barrel tables, meat, cars and outdoor items. Tickets start at $12.

Check out a Father's Day food truck rodeo in Durham

My family celebrated Father's Day at Durham Central Park's Father's Day food truck rodeo last year. We had a lot of fun and a lot of great food. It's noon to 4 p.m., Sunday. Lots of trucks line up to serve all kinds of food.

Tease Dad's brain in Raleigh

For dads who love riddles and mazes, head over to the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' special exhibit Mazes & Brain Games. Tickets are $5 for the exhibit at the downtown Raleigh museum.

Need more ideas? Our Summer Fun Activities Guide will keep you busy with 45+ ideas.

Happy Father's Day!