Father’s Day is a special time to honor and celebrate the dads who have shaped our lives. This year, why not make it memorable with a day filled with unique experiences and thoughtful gifts right here in Rowan County? From scenic outdoor adventures to local dining and shopping, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to Father’s Day in Rowan County.


Father's Day Gift Guide in Rowan County


Dad & Daughter at Fullers Market

Photo taken at Fuller's Market in Downtown Salisbury, N.C.


Outdoor/Sports Gifts for Adventurous Dads: If your dad loves spending time outdoors, consider gifting him some new gear for his favorite activities. Whether it's hiking boots, bike gear or sporting goods, help him gear up for his next adventure in nature.


Hobby Gift Ideas: Whether it's games, trains, instruments, or puzzles, Rowan County has got you covered for Dad's gift this year! Shop around at some of our hobby stores to find the perfect gift for dad.


Other Local Shops to Check Out:



Father's Day Attraction Guide in Rowan County


Dad & Sons Fishing

Photo taken at Lake Corriher Wilderness Park


Outdoor Adventures

  1. Dan Nicholas Park: Spend a day exploring the expansive Dan Nicholas Park. With its beautiful lake, paddle boats, nature center, and gem mining, it’s a fantastic spot for a family outing. Dads who love fishing can enjoy some quiet time at the park’s stocked pond.

  2. Lazy 5 Ranch: Take a safari tour at Lazy 5 Ranch, where you can ride through and see exotic animals from the comfort of a horse-drawn wagon. It’s a unique and fun experience that dads and kids alike will love.

  3. High Rock Lake: For dads who love water sports, High Rock Lake offers boating, fishing, and swimming. Rent a pontoon boat for the day or pack a picnic and enjoy a serene day by the water.


Original Local Attractions

  1. North Carolina Transportation Museum: Step back in time with a visit to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Dads and kids can explore historic trains, cars, and airplanes, making for a fun and educational outing

  2. Historic Downtown Salisbury: Take a leisurely stroll through Historic Downtown Salisbury. With its charming shops, historic buildings, and inviting cafes, it’s a lovely way to spend a relaxed afternoon.

  3. Waterworks Visual Arts Center: If your dad appreciates art, a visit to the Waterworks Visual Arts Center will be a hit. The center showcases rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, featuring local and regional artists.



No matter what type of dad you have, Rowan County offers a wide selection of original shops where you're sure to find the perfect gift. Check out our shopping page where you will find all our original stores all in one place.