Although Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914, the idea of Father’s Day took a little longer to catch on. The general feeling back when the idea was first proposed in 1908 was that “fathers haven’t the same sentimental appeal that mothers have”. A Spokane, Washington woman named Sonora Dodd, one of six children raised by a widower and Civil War veteran disagreed with that opinion and worked to establish an equivalent of Mother’s Day for the fathers. Her idea slowly spread, but it wasn’t until 1972 that Father’s Day became an official holiday after a proclamation signed by Richard Nixon.
Today, there are an estimated 70 million dads across the United States. According to Pew Research, fathers now find it as challenging as women to balance work and family life, and want to play a more active role in their children’s lives. We honor these important figures in our lives every June on Father’s Day, a holiday created just for them. This year, Father’s Day takes place on Sunday, June 19th. If you’re wondering what to do to celebrate, here are just a sampling of the Father’s Day Events Atlanta, Georgia has in store for dear ole’ dad in 2016.
• Father’s Day at the Aquarium – June 19, 2016
Dad pays half price with any full-price ticket purchase as a Father’s Day Promotion at Georgia Aquarium. It could be a great time for grandpa and the kids to check out the amazing exhibits on a bonding trip to celebrate the holiday.
• Country singer Kenny Rogers – June 19, 2016 (8 p.m.)
Grammy winner Kenny Rogers will be singing all of his hits under the stars at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Discount tickets $30. This Father’s Day Event in Atlanta should be well worth the investment for all those “Gamblers” out there!
• Father’s Day Tasting – June 19, 2016 (3 to 6 p.m.)
Family Food Fest features 100 dishes to taste, live entertainment (Latin, gospel, jazz, R&B) plus a kids’ zone at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot. This is one of the Father’s Day Events Atlanta looks forward to featuring a celebration of food for dad and the whole family.
• Father’s Day Car Show – June 19, 2016
See vintage cars at the Father’s Day Car Show at Stone Mountain Park, free with paid parking for this Father’s Day Atlanta Event. If your dad is a car buff, this could be a father’s day treat to remember.
Storage World would like to offer a Happy Father’s Day to all of our amazing dads out there in Atlanta. Thank you for everything you do for your families and our community and have a special day this Sunday. When it comes time to getting back to work, also remember that Storage World has three Atlanta self storage locations that can serve any of your residential or business storage needs!