Celebrate Dad with endless fun in Southwest Louisiana. From kayak and biking adventures, spa treatments, unique artwork, or hands-on classes—Father's Day weekend is packed with fun things to do! Plan a joy-filled experience, find the perfect gift, and create lasting memories in Louisiana's Playground!


The Fashionable Dad:
If you’re looking to upgrade your dad’s style, Iron Shop Provisions is where to do it. This boutique exudes fresh and head-turning style from every corner with its carefully curated selection of quality clothing and accessories. Each item has a story of responsible craftsmanship, from their true denim clothes and leather jackets to relaxed shirts and stylish shoes. Beyond the incredible selection of clothes, you’ll also find eyewear, boots, leather goods, iron goods, and other accessories for the best dad. For custom knives, check out  Smith & Son's, an online shop based in Sulphur, LA.


Sporty Competitive Dad: 
Gather your siblings and friends to take your sporty dad out to play volleyball at South Beach and enjoy their bar & grill. Or, head over to Game2Life, a thrilling entertainment destination for those looking for another level of fun, and to top it off, a great bar and axe throwing! Their iCOMBAT Tactical Laser Combat is a multisensory combat experience straight out of your favorite video game. Or head over to the diamond to spend quality time with Dad as you cheer on the Gumbeaux Gators.


The Pampered Dad: 
When the dad in your life needs to be pampered, head to one of our spas or wellness centers. L’Auberge's 1740 Barbier offers a full line of skincare, grooming products, and gift sets, or book your dad one of their relaxing treatments. Cultivate the perfect "daycation" package for your dad with all of his favorite services or choose from premade packages at Scarborough's Salon & Day Spa.


Barbier at L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles
Barbier 1740 is the perfect place for dad to get a shave, haircut, and enjoy a glass of scotch.

The Foodie Dad: 
Whether you’re looking to cook up a great Father’s Day pasta bake or want to book an entertaining and informative pasta-making workshop, Pasta Lab is your go to location. Browse their selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, cheeses, and sauces, then let your resident pasta experts teach you the best pasta/sauce/cheese pairings for your dish. You can also take Dad out for fine dining or downhome goodness

Check out the Pasta Lab Experience:


The Sipping Dad: 
Crave and Lake Street Liquor offer a selection of spirits for the man who’s looking for the finer things to sip on. Smoke & Barrel Inc.'s signature Single Barrel Ocean Jefferson is a great addition to Dad's shelf, plus proceeds support the United Way of SWLA. Take Dad out for a brew at Crying EagleThe Taproom for a cocktail, or Bodega Wine Dive for an assortment of wines and spirits! 


The Rockstar Dad: Sunday Jazz / Zydeco Brunches 
If your dad is a musician or music lover, he'll love a jazz or zydeco brunch! The popular Jazz Brunch at Luna is always a crowd favorite as well as the Zydeco Brunch at Rikenjak's. Check out more live music Father's Day weekend here. For music memorabilia and vintage finds, check out The Emporium


Luna Jazz Brunch
Luna Jazz Brunch on Sundays is a popular hot spot for delicious food and lively music!

The Artistic Dad:
For an affordable piece unique to your dad's taste, head to a market or gallery and peruse a selection of one-of-a-kind gifts. Weekly markets like the Cash & Carry Farmers Market and the Charlestown Farmers Market have regular art booths with handmade gifts and artwork. For a hands-on experience, check out Lil' Art House or the Creative Corner


The Outdoorsy Dad:
If the dad in your life needs to reconnect with nature, then Lake Area Adventures or River Raft Rentals is your perfect Father’s Day gift. They deliver family fun with kayak and boat rentals, water tours, and scuba certifications. Southwest Louisiana is full of beautiful waterways ready to be explored, so pack a picnic, rent a boat or kayak, and hit the water for a summertime adventure among the beauty of the marshes and rivers. See the city and learn a bit of history on a glow bike tour with Biking Through the Lake in the area, or book a tee time on one of four golf courses in Southwest Louisiana.

Kayaking Photo
Kayaking with dad is relaxing on Southwest Louisiana's waterways.

However you decide to celebrate the dads in your life, they will no doubt have a memorable experience in Louisiana's Playground. Also, check out other things to do this summer!