Here’s a little something you might not know about dear old dad. Beneath that grownup surface is an inner boy who wants to come out and play. Guys don’t outgrow toys, they just choose cooler playthings. Want to see the family patriarch become a kid in a candy store? Treat him to the Big Boy Toys Father’s Day Extravaganza Saturday, June 15 from 11am to 6pm at the Columbus Civic Center.
The event is billed as “the area’s largest sporting and outdoor expo” and promises enough action to satisfy even the shortest attention spans. Custom cars, trucks and motorcycles, those universal man-magnets, will be on display. Sportsmen can check out the latest gear for hunting, fishing, water sports and other outdoor play. Behind the Civic Center, zip line rides across the Chattahoochee and drag boat demonstrations promise to get the adrenaline pumping. Gadget-loving guys will gravitate toward the games, HD entertainment centers and “gotta-have-one” devices featured during the show.
Of course, a full day of looking and doing is bound to work up an appetite. Food and drink vendors, including some of Atlanta’s most popular food trucks, will be on site and ready to serve. While the expo has a distinct male focus, there will be a play area for kids and a special section devoted to fashion, jewelry and other ladies’ interests. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for military and first responders, $5 for kids age 4-12 and can be purchased at Publix, the Civic Center box office or through Ticketmaster (add $2 for day of day of show ticket buys). Proceeds will benefit the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Alumni and the Columbus Firefighters Association.
The Big Boy Toys Father’s Day Extravaganza lets you honor dad with a Saturday full of things he’s sure to enjoy more than, say, working his way down the “honey-do” list. And, no doubt, it will be a bigger hit than those well-intentioned necktie gifts he buried in back of the closet.