Celebrate Father’s Day with These Local Events, Gifts, and Eats

Feeling lost on what to do this Father’s Day? We’ve got you covered with a variety of options for any Cincinnati dad—plus gift suggestions for last-minute shoppers.
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The Greater Cincinnati area is gearing up to celebrate fatherhood with music, beer, food, and adventure. Take some time to show the father figures in your life just how much you appreciate them at these exciting events.

Schützenfest Cincinnati

Tell vater it’s time to pull out the lederhosen. Visit America’s oldest German fest this Father’s Day weekend for traditional beer, wine, food, and entertainment. Events run all weekend, and fathers get in free Sunday. June 17 from 6 pm–midnight, Kolping Society, 10235 Mill Rd.; continues June 18, 4 pm–midnight and June 19, 1–9 pm.

Jungle Jim’s International Beer Fest

This craft beer festival is sure to impress with more than 400 beers from 100 breweries. Prep for Sunday breakfast on Friday and Saturday night with an adventure through the world of craft beer. Events start at 7:30 p.m. both nights with sips, food trucks, and live music. June 17 & 18, 7:30 pm, 8871 N. Gilmore Rd., Fairfield

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers

For those looking to hit The Banks, head down to Great American Ball Park to cheer on the Cincinnati Reds during their weekend series against Milwaukee. Why not treat Dad to a ballpark hot dogs, one of GABP’s new menu offerings, or fun gameday spots at The Banks? June 17, 6:40 pm, Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, downtown; games continue June 18, 4:10 pm & June 19, 1:40 pm

Rock & Roll with Dad at Sharon Woods

Venture into the great outdoors for hiking, rock painting for the little ones, and fun on Sunday afternoon. The event is free, but a daily motor vehicle permit must be purchased to enter the parks. June 19, 10:30 am–12:30 pm, 11450 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville

Photograph From BB Riverboats on Instagram

BB Riverboats Sunday Brunch Cruise

Start Father’s Day on the water with breathtaking views of the city skyline and an indulgent brunch menu. Boarding begins at noon and the trip lasts until 3. June 19, noon–3 p.m., BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport

National Exemplar Sunday Supper

Stay in and relax with this local take-and-cook special for Father’s Day. Bring home Wagyu beef burgers and hotdogs with a diverse array of sides. Be sure to place your order by noon on Thursday for pickup Saturday. Pick up June 18, 2–5 pm, 6880 Wooster Pike, Mariemont

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PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY THE BAKER'S TABLE BAKERY

The Baker’s Table Summer Series

Treat Dad to a farm-to-table meal with the newest addition to Chef Dave Willocks’ summer lineup. Local Sakura Wagyu beef from Wyoming Meat Market is on the menu this Father’s Day. June 19, 4:30–9 pm, 1004 Monmouth St., Newport

Zoogeist photograph courtesy the Cincinnati Zoo/Rhinegeist

Rhinegeist Mini Golf

Get your putt-putt on with a free, six-hole course inside Rhinegeist’s taproom this Father’s Day. Celebrate with discounted buckets of dad-approved brews and raffles for custom Titleist golf balls all night long. June 19 noon–midnight, Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine

Father’s Day at Taft’s Brewpourium

Looking to continue the party into Sunday? Dads can get half-price pints from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a portion of sales benefit the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. June 19 11:30 am – 8 pm, 4831 Spring Grove Ave., Spring Grove Village

Celebrate Your Pappy with Some Pappy

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington will be hosting a Father’s Day rare bourbon tasting event with several high-end bourbons, including a tasting from the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve. In addition to the tasting, enjoy fun games on the lawn like, darts, giant Jenga, corn hole and horseshoe. Tickets are $150. June 19 5 – 7:30 pm, 638 Madison Ave, Covington

For the music-loving father, there’s no shortage of concerts this Father’s Day weekend. Head to Riverbend for Matchbox Twenty Friday night at 7:30 and Train Sunday at 6:30. If that’s not your speed, check out the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s free Westwood concert at 7 p.m. Sunday night.

Need some last-minute gift ideas? For Cincinnati specific dad-jokes and designs, check out the Queen City-themed gear from Cincy Shirts Dad Collection, Rivertown Inkery’s Retro Aisle, or stop by the I Love Cincinnati Shop.

Lance Adkins

Surprise Dad with unique and personalized designs from Grainwell Gift & Decor, locally made items for the home and garden at Wooden Hill Art, or if he’s a vintage lover, visit Lentz and Company for one-of-a-kind gifts.

Photograph by Lance Adkins

If you’re shopping for a book lover, support the local Ohio Book Store to pick up some page turners. If music is his jam, try a local vinyl store. Gift his favorite albums from Plaid Room Records in Loveland, Mole’s Record Exchange in Clifton, or Black Plastic Records in Cincinnati.

For the father who’s all about outdoor recreation, explore gear options at Roads Rivers and Trails or grab Dad a new pair of trainers at Queen City Running.

JUNE 2021

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY KRAMER

Or, if Dad loves the simple pleasures, you can never go wrong with a box of donuts from Holtman’s.

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