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 16!
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 make him realize 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!
Father’s Day in Columbus, Sunday, June 16
Free admission for dad’s at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium want to honor dads on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16. All dads and grandpas get in free to the Zoo with paid admission for kids or grandkids. The Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 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.
Free admission to the Creekside Blues and Jazz Fest on Sunday, June 16 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm with the donation of one non-perishable food item (per person) to benefit GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need).
Everyone gets free admission to the Columbus Museum on Art on Sunday.
If dad loves trains, take a train ride and explore at The Ohio Railway Museum
Father’s Day is the last day to enjoy ROMEO AND JULIET performed by Actor’s Theatre for Theatre in the Park at Schiller Park.
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. On Father’s day, they are running a special for $20 axe throwing sessions with code DADTHROWSBEST. How fun would this be with your dad?!!
Celebrate with Dad anytime!
Take him out to a balllllllgammme – the Columbus Clippers have tons of home games coming up, and great promotions and discounts going on. Pick a game and enjoy some baseball with dad!
Day out with Dad
Give Dad a day out with the kids during Gone Fishing Event, June 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 2019 from 1-4 pm 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.
Catch an Outdoor Concert
There are plenty of free outdoor concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Pack a picnic and relax with the family!
Go to the Movies!
If Dad is a movie buff, Casablanca is playing for 4 shows with the CAPA Summer Film Series this weekend and tickets are just $5. Back to the Future and other great classics are showing after Father’s Day, so you could get tickets for one of those.
Catch one of several movie under the stars at parks around Columbus
Visit a berry farm
Take dad to pick some berries for Father’s Day in Columbus – red raspberries and blueberries are starting at several farms this week! 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.
Kids can make a Father’s Day Puzzle Card at Michael’s Kids Club® for just $2 on Saturday, June 15 from 10 am – noon.
At Lakeshore Learning, kids will make a To the Moon and Back Father’s Day card on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am – 3 pm. It’s all free!
Enjoy some donuts
Kids can “treat” dad to a free donut and some fun with Donuts with Dudes at Grandview Heights Public Library on June 15 from 10-11:30. Can’t make it to that? Hit up your local donut shop and enjoy some donuts with Dad on your own.
Cheap eats and dining out for Father’s Day in Columbus
(some promotions also run before Sunday, so see dates)
See this page for the full list of Father’s Day freebies and discounts
Visit Carrabba’s through June 16, and when you buy $50 in gift cards you’ll get a free $10 bonus card.
Ruby Tuesday: Free $15 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards
Red Lobster: For every $75 spent on gift cards, in-restaurant or online, you’ll receive two bonus gifts in return – good for $10 off or a free appetizer – which are valid on future visits between July-September.
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)
Check out the full list of weekend events
Friday, June 14, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019