When something breaks, when you're having car trouble, or when you need some good advice, chances are you probably call on a dad or father figure of some kind. Pops, Daddy, Papa, Pa....whatever you and yours call him, show that guy how much you appreciate his love and support this Father's Day.

Having a hard time coming up with a gift idea or spot to take your dad? We’ll give you a hand! Here are some Acadiana local businesses that will help you celebrate this Father's Day:

  • Dads typically love a good, hearty meal. (Who doesn’t?!) This year, take him on the Cajun Food Tour to enjoy some of the best Cajun food Acadiana has to offer. You and Dad will ride on a cozy 14-passenger party bus while learning about Acadiana’s rich history, lively present, and most importantly, its culinary treasures.

  • A big howdy to all the ranching fathers out there. If Dad’s ranching gear is looking beyond worn, or his boots and jeans could use an upgrade, consider Ranch Outlet for the perfect AND practical Father’s Day gift. You won’t go wrong shopping at Acadiana’s headquarters for western wear, apparel, gifts, cookware, lawn & garden, and more.

  • “It’s the final countdownnnnn!” Dad loves to cheer on his favorite sports teams. Whether he’s at the stadium or sitting on the couch, help the man show his team spirit with spirit wear and gear from Hub City Sports. They’ve got the widest variety of sports team gear in town to help the man show his passion.

  • Looking for somewhere fun to take Dad, and maybe the kids too? How about a little glide on the ice at Planet Ice Rink. You’ll enjoy leisurely skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and more. Come out, beat the heat, and give pops an experience he'll cherish.

  • If the idea of picking out a Father’s Day gift has you overwhelmed, make a trip to Towne Pharmacy – The Gift Shoppe. They’ll happily help you find the perfect gift and they provide free gift wrapping. No matter what makes your dad light up, you’re going to find a gift for him here!

  • Has he been wanting to get in shape or take up a new hobby? Gift him classes at Gladiator Academy – a martial arts academy with classes taught by award-winning instructors and trainers. Whether your d-a-d is a long-time athlete or new to fitness, there’s something for everyone here at Lafayette’s famous training center.

  • Get creative this Father’s Day by planning a special themed event just for him! DIY Party will provide the venue space and help you plan the perfect celebration for the dad of the hour. Your number one deserves a number one party!

  • Lafayette Shooters has the perfect gift for the guy who loves to hunt and shoot. Firearms, optics, ammunition, and gear….anything your gun-loving father could possibly want you’ll find here at the largest locally-owned outdoor specialty store in the south. BAM.

  • If there’s one promise we can make, it’s that you can’t go wrong with cake. Chocolate, carrot, red velvet, and more...there’s a cake for every cut of a father that is sure to make his day. The Cake Room’s delicious treats will have he and his sweet tooth jumping for joy.

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