If your Dad’s idea of the perfect Father’s Day getaway is visiting Downtown Laurel, we want to be sure he gets everything he deserves! We’ve gathered together some of our manliest finds, hearty eats and things to do.
Gifts for our favorite guys
Scotsman Co. Merch
Does your Dad see a bit of himself in “Big” Ben Napier from HGTV’s Home Town? At Laurel Mercantile you’ll find items worn on the show, Ben’s imprinted Estwing hammers, and tons more. Click here to shop their Father’s Day collection, and be sure to use promo code FATHERSDAY to get 15% off any item.
Lott Furniture Co.
Official Downtown Laurel Merch and Recliners
No Laurel visit is complete without a chat with our unofficial official tour guide – Rodney Rowell of Lott Furniture! You’ll remember him from his appearance on Home Town, and he’ll tell you all about the history of Laurel and more great things to do while you’re here. Also, Lott Furniture is the only place to get official Downtown Laurel logo merch such as great hats for dads, tshirts and bags. And don’t forget to upgrade Dad’s favorite recliner while you’re there!
Guild & Gentry
Men’s Clothing, Beard Care & More!
This “distinctly masculine” Laurel original is an experience no man should miss. This store is half dad sanctuary and half treasure trove. Click here to shop or preview online.
This has been a whirlwind of a day. We love our customers, our community, and Laurel so much, and we’re so grateful that our little town is gaining so many virtual residents by way of Home Town every Monday night. Thank you to everyone who watched G&G’s (and Caroline and Cory’s) TV debut last night — we appreciate the kind words more than you know.
The Knight Butcher
Whether Dad is here to pick out his favorite flavor, or you’re looking for the perfect happy to take back home to him – the men of Laurel say you can’t go wrong with a bag of their beef jerky!
“Hi Hungry, I’m Dad!” – Our favorite belly-fillers.
Lee’s Coffee & Tea
Do you have a coffee lover in your house? Do not let him miss out on this essential coffee experience. High quality beans, hand-brewed by the experts makes a great excuse to sit and put up your feet for a while. Start your day here!
Good Southern Cookin’
Lunch is waiting! Visit Pearl’s Diner for “stick to your ribs” country cooking like no other.
The Steak Dad Deserves
For supper, head up Central Ave. for one of Laurel’s best kept secrets.
Shug’s Cookie Dough & Candy Bar
Dad needs his sweets!
Shug’s is the perfect way to end your day of enjoying the best food in Laurel. Visit them for hand-scooped, raw cookie dough, candy treats and more!
Let’s go! Ways to entertain Dad in Laurel.
Lee’s Coffee & Tea
“Dad Rock” Vinyl Night – Friday June 15, 6:30-9PM
Veteran’s Memorial Museum
Visit Laurel’s own Military Museum, just a few minutes outside of Downtown.
The Amos Deason House
Historic Tours – Saturday, June 16 – 1:00-3:00PM
Did your Dad love “The Free State of Jones” movie starring Matthew McConaughey? The movie is based on a true story about our home county, and the Deason House played a major role in that story. Take a tour and find out the secrets you didn’t see on the movie!
The Deason Home in Ellisville was built in 1845 and is the oldest house in Jones County. During the Civil War, Newt Knight, a Confederate deserter, supposedly came to this home and killed Major Amos McLemore (a Confederate officer that was sent to capture Knight). Knight's life and story is depicted in "Free State of Jones." I got the chance to tour the home last weekend and really enjoyed it. #mississippihouses #ellisville #mississippi #freestateofjones #archi_ologie #archilovers #architecture #casasecasarios #houseportrait #oldhouse #oldhouselove #oldhousecharm #historic #haunted #nrhp #antebellum #paranormal #civilwar #preservation #restoration
Slowboat Brewing Co.
Thomas Jackson – Saturday, June 16, 7:30-10:30PM
Slowboat shows are the place to be! Enjoy incredible, locally-brewed beer while taking in the sounds of one of Laurel’s favorite artists.
We hope your dad enjoys his trip to Laurel this weekend! Be sure to tag @VisitLaurel in your Instagram posts so we can share his fun!