Dear ole’ dad…it’s almost his day! Celebrate dad with these restaurants deals and activities for Father’s Day in Columbus on Sunday, June 18, 2023!
My “poor” dad has 6 daughters. That’s right…no boys, though he now has sons-in-law and grandsons at least. The above photo captures what it was like every single day for decades in a house with all girls. He deserves this day.
Whether you are celebrating your dad, stepdad, father-in-law, father to your children, grandpa, or some other father-figure in your life, do something special to show him that you appreciate the guidance he has given you in life.
Need a gift idea for Father’s Day? We have a whole list of gifts for dad that he will love! Check out our Father’s Day gift guide here! You can also find meal deals, gift card deals, and more with this list of Father’s Day freebies and discounts.
Do something fun with Dad
Gone Fishing at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops
June 10 & 11 | 17 & 18, 2023 from 11am-3pm
Give Dad a day out with the kids during Gone Fishing Event at participating Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. Free catch and release ponds, certificate of first catch (while supplies last), free photo, and other special memory makers are available.
Father’s Day Grill & Chill at Public Lands
June 17, 2023 from noon – 1
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hang on the porch to try some awesome food served up by items from Blackstone, Traeger, and Camp Chef! Guides will be preparing foods on a variety of great Father’s Day gift ideas!
Columbus Museum of Art
Everyone gets free admission to the Columbus Museum on Art on Sundays.
Ohio Railway Museum
If dad loves trains, take a train ride and explore at The Ohio Railway Museum
ATC Theatre in the Park at Schiller Park
Father’s Day is the last day to enjoy Robin Hood performed by Actor’s Theatre for Theatre in the Park at Schiller Park. Pack a picnic and enjoy the show!
Throw axes with Dad
Check out Throw Nation – ‘Throw Bar’ in Dublin where you can come in, grab a drink and throw everything from axes to footballs at bowling pins. Safety measures are in place. BOOK NOW! Spots will fill up quickly!
Free Fishing Days in Ohio for Father’s Day Weekend
It’s free to fish in Ohio this year over Father’s Day Weekend – June 17-18, 2023– no fishing license required! Check out the Take Me Fishing resources for Ohio, including top spots to fish, rules and regulations, and more.
Celebrate with Dad anytime!
Can’t celebrate on Father’s Day? Make a plan to enjoy one of these activities with Dad any day.
Hit some balls with Dad at TopGolf! Plan an outing with Dad, or get him a gift card for a future dad date.
Go to the Drive-In Movies!
Drive-in theatres made a big comeback last year, and they are still going strong this year! It’s a perfect throw-back date with dad!
Catch an outdoor movie!
There are several outdoor movies being shown around Columbus within a few days of Father’s Day. Check out the whole list here!
Catch an Outdoor Concert
There are plenty of free outdoor concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Pack a picnic and relax with the family!
Canoeing and Kayaking
Book a canoe trip! Whether it’s a day trip or one of the cool night trips, this will be an outing to remember! See Best Places for Canoeing and Kayaking in Columbus
Disc Golf for Dad
Disc Golf is a fun game that anyone can learn! It’s a great way to get outside, and has less of a learning curve and cost than golf! You can pick up a beginner set of discs for Dad for around $20!
Visit a berry farm
Take dad to pick some berries for Father’s Day in Columbus – red raspberries and blueberries are starting soon! U-pick: Best places to pick berries around Columbus
Sign the kids or grandkids up for Kids Bowl Free and go bowling if your local alley has Sunday hours for Kids Bowl Free (or pick another day!). You can add on a family pass and bowl along with the kids all summer.
Go the Zoo or Zoombezi Bay
Don’t forget – you get reduced admission to the Columbus Zoo ($3) and Zoombezi Bay ($10) if you take the COTA Zoo Bus from downtown Columbus or a park-n-ride.
Go on an Adventure Trail!
There are lots of fun and tasty adventure trails that you can complete with your dad! From coffee, beer, and cocktails, to tacos, ice cream, and covered bridges, these are a great way to spend time with dad. Most include prizes for completing the trail guides and passports!
Butler County Donut Trail
Want to go on an even longer adventure? Head to Butler County to complete the Butler County Donut Trail too!
See this page for the full list of Father’s Day freebies and discounts (to be updated as offers are released).
Check out the restaurants on Open Table that are hosting special Father’s Day brunch and meals on Sunday!
(more to be added as restaurants release details)
What’s happening on Father’s Day…
Sunday, June 18, 2023