This Father’s Day, skip out on the yearly struggle to find dad a new tie or grill accessory. Instead, plan a day of fun that you and dad can share together. Take a look at our list of Father’s Day activities and let the good times (and the dad jokes) roll.
For the Sports Commentator Dad…
Get dad and his sports talk off the couch and into the stadium, where you can set him free to brood over as many bad referees and pitiful plays as he wants.
Cincinnati Reds Home Games | June 7–12, June 23–29
FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC | June 18
For the Foodie Dad…
Because nothing goes together like steak and dad. Or boats and dad. Or your kitchen messes and dad’s cleanup skills.
Stop by this Cincinnati steak and seafood favorite on Father’s Day and dad will get a $25 bonus card for his next visit. June 19
Treat dad to a classic Italian meal at the Palomino and receive a special gift during your visit. June 18 and 19
BB Riverboat Father’s Day Cruises
Soak in the views along the Ohio River while sharing a meal with dear old dad. June 19, Adults $45, Children $24
Sur La Table Cooking with Dad
Take a cooking class with dad and learn the ins and outs of a multi-course meal that you can make for many Father’s Days to come. $49 Per Person
For the Athletic Dad…
If your dad is more than twice your age but can still run faster than you ever could, these activities might be for him.
Rusty Races Run
This race, founded by Coney Island and The Rusty Griswolds, benefits a variety of local charities. For continued excitement after the run, check out Coney Island’s CincyDaddy Father’s Day Event. June 18, $30 Adult Registration, $6 Children’s Registration (12 and Under)
RockQuest Climbing Center
Dad has helped you soar to great heights, so climb with him to some new ones. Prices Vary by Activity
Great Parks of Hamilton County Outdoor Fitness Trails
If you and dad have ever wanted to feel like a certain archaeological adventurer, then look no further than the Fitness Trails at Hamilton County Parks. Open Dawn to Dusk, $10 Annual Park Pass, $3 Day Pass
For the Film Buff Dad…
Do outdated movie allusions always seem to work their way into your dad’s jokes? Take him out to see these June releases and find something to update his reference repository. Prices Vary by Theater.
Independence Day: Resurgence
If dad loved the first film, he’s sure to love its wild sequel. June 24
It’s the Jaws of 2016 with Blake Lively and a Great White Shark as the centerpiece. June 29
For all the gamer dads out there, it’s the play strategy they’ve dreamed of coming to life on the big screen. June 10
For the Adrenaline-Junkie Dad…
In case you want to help dad recreate that heart-pounding sensation he felt when he almost dropped you as a baby.
Zip your way around the Little Miami river for an afternoon or more. If you’re feeling really daring, check out their Full Moon Night Zipping, available only one weekend a month. $55–$110
Swift Movement Parkour
Learn how to push your body to the limit and move around Swift Movement’s studio in ways you never realized you could. Backflip at your own risk. $5 –$20
It may not be a tranquil tropical island, but there’s just as much fun to be had at this local amusement park. Check out the new Tropical Plunge slide in the Soak City Waterpark or hang out at the main park for classic roller coasters like the Beast. Ticket Prices Vary
For the Hometown Brews Dad…
If your dad loves locally made beers, then book a tour to take him behind-the-scenes at some of the best breweries in town.
Cincy Brew Bus
Make your tour guide your designated driver as you try out some of the Queen City’s best beers. Prices Vary by Tour
American Legacy Barons Brew Bus
This heritage-focused tour will also have a driver to take you from point A to point B, but make sure you have someone to take you and dad from point B to home. $65
Another tour with a complimentary bus driver, the Craft Connection tour will take you to some of the finest beer creations in Southwest Ohio. Book with some friends and their dads for a fun group experience. $50