40+ Ideas For Father’s Day Fun + Father’s Day Events Near You

Looking for great things to do on Father’s Day? We can help! this list of 40+ ideas will surely spark interest for your dad. And check out the planned Father’s Day events happening around town too. They’re linked below.

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the special dad-figures in your life. It’s the perfect opportunity to schedule in quality time with the big guy, and to let him know his hard work is appreciated all year long.

Things To Do For Father’s Day

Ideas For The Outdoorsy Dads

Outdoor Adventure: Take dad on an outdoor adventure at one of the many parks or conservation areas in the region. You could go hiking, biking, or have a picnic surrounded by nature. We know some excellent hiking trails, playgrounds, and conservation areas, too!

Golf Day: Treat dad to a round of golf at one of the golf courses in the area. It’s a great way to spend quality time together and enjoy some friendly competition.

Take A Fishing Trip: If dad enjoys fishing, consider planning a fishing trip to one of the many lakes or rivers in the area. You could even pack a picnic lunch to enjoy by the water. Father’s Day weekend is a Free Fishing Weekend – perfect!

Take a Bike Ride: Hit the trails for a leisurely bike ride with dad. Whether you opt for a scenic route through the countryside or a ride along the waterfront, it’s a great way to enjoy some fresh air and exercise together.

Visit a Farm: Take a trip to a local farm where you can pet animals, pick fresh produce, or even go on a hayride. It’s a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

Take a Boat Tour: If dad enjoys being out on the water, consider booking a boat tour on Lake Ontario or one of the many other waterways in the area. Whether it’s a sightseeing cruise, a fishing charter, or a sunset sail, it’s a memorable way to spend Father’s Day together.

Dads Who Love Food and Drink

Brewery Tour: Hamilton and Halton have some excellent breweries. Consider organizing a tour of one or more of them, where dad can sample some local brews and bites. Here is an extensive list of the local craft breweries in Halton, Hamilton and Brant County, and here is one for Niagara Region.

BBQ or Picnic: Organize a Father’s Day BBQ or picnic in a local park or even in your own backyard. Let dad relax while you take care of the cooking, and enjoy some delicious food together as a family.

Cooking Class: Sign dad up for a cooking class where he can learn new culinary skills and techniques. You could even join him for a fun and interactive cooking experience. Look at Joyce of Cooking and see what’s on the menu!

Attend a Food Festival: Check out any food festivals or culinary events happening in the Hamilton and Halton area on Father’s Day weekend. We will add any we find to our events calendar. Whether it’s a barbecue festival, a food truck rally, or a cultural celebration, it’s a delicious way to celebrate dad’s special day.

Visit a Local Farmers’ Market: Explore a local farmers’ market together and pick out fresh ingredients for a family meal. It’s a great way to support local vendors and enjoy some delicious food. Find the markets in Halton & Hamilton and Niagara here.

taking a family bike ride is a great things to do on father's day

High-Energy Fun For Fathers

Sports Game: If dad is a sports fan, consider getting tickets to a local sports game. Whether it’s baseball, soccer, or hockey, spending the day cheering on his favorite team is sure to make him happy. These are a popular Father’s Day event!

Go-Kart Racing: Get dad’s adrenaline pumping with a trip to a go-kart racing track. Compete against each other in a friendly race and see who comes out on top.

Mini-Golf: Enjoy a round of mini-golf with dad at a nearby course. It’s a lighthearted and enjoyable activity that everyone can participate in.

Go Bowling: Spend the day bowling with dad at a nearby bowling alley. It’s a classic activity that’s sure to be a hit with the whole family. I highly recommend the bumpers – for every age!

Attend a Concert or Live Music Event: Check out the local event listings and see if there are any concerts or live music events happening on Father’s Day. It’s a fun way to enjoy some entertainment together as a family.

Try Indoor Rock Climbing: For an adventurous Father’s Day activity, consider heading to an indoor rock climbing gym. It’s a fun and challenging way to spend time together as a family, and it’s suitable for all skill levels.

Low Key Ideas Dad Will Love

Spa Day: Treat dad to a relaxing spa day where he can unwind and de-stress. Book him a massage, facial, or other spa treatments to help him feel pampered and rejuvenated.

Visit a Museum or Art Gallery: Spend the day exploring a local museum or art gallery with dad. It’s a great way to learn something new and bond over shared interests.

Take a Scenic Drive: Hop in the car and take a scenic drive through the countryside. Stop along the way to take in the views, snap some photos, and enjoy each other’s company.

Visit a Historical Site: Hamilton and Halton are home to several historical sites and landmarks that offer insight into the region’s rich history. Take dad on a tour of a local historic house, museum, or heritage site, and learn something new together.

Take a Scenic Train Ride: Embark on a scenic train ride through the picturesque countryside of Hamilton and Halton. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views while spending quality time with dad aboard a vintage or heritage train. These are a popular Father’s Day event!

Catch a Drive-In Movie: The drive-in is such an easy way to make a great memory together. It’s inexpensive, you can bring your own treats, and it includes entertainment! Here are the best drive-in theatres in our area.

Popular Father's Day events are baseball and soccer games with Dad

Have Fun At Home With Pops

Cook a Special Meal Together: Instead of going out to eat, stay in and cook a special meal together as a family. Choose dad’s favorite dishes and spend time in the kitchen creating a delicious homemade feast.

Have a Game Night: Host a game night at home with dad and the rest of the family. Break out board games, card games, or video games, and enjoy some friendly competition and quality time together.

Family Movie Night: Plan a cozy family movie night at home, complete with dad’s favorite snacks and films. Let him choose the movies, and spend the evening relaxing together on the couch.

DIY Project: If dad enjoys DIY projects, consider tackling a home improvement project together. Whether it’s building a birdhouse, planting a garden, or painting a room, working on a project together can be a fun and rewarding way to bond.

Father’s Day Events Near You

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Duran Place for Kids Father’s Day Event

Knox Presbyterian Church 89 Dunn St, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

CAPTAIN DAD  A Father’s Day event  Dad and his little sidekick(s) enjoy: A Superhero meet and greet, superhero training for the little heroes, gourmet DONUTS, beverages of kids power punch … Read more

$25

Ties and Tiaras

Knox Presbyterian Church 89 Dunn St, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Father Daughter Dance, hosted by Duran Place for Kids.  Making memories with your princess. A fun and fancy time with a pasta dinner, Ice Queen entertainment and a dance or … Read more

$50

Father’s Day Stroller Walk for the Baby Depot

McQueston Park 1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Let's make this Father's Day extra special for the hundreds of parents served through The Baby Depot! Pay Love Forward with a 6k Father's Day Stroller Walk at McQueston Park, … Read more

Free

Father’s Day Stroller Walk for the Baby Depot

McQueston Park 1199 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

On June 16th, we will cap off our PAY LOVE FORWARD Campaign with a 6k Father’s Day Stroller walk at McQueston Park at 1166 Upper Wentworth Street! All proceeds from … Read more

Family Fun Walk

Lions Valley Park 1227 Lions Valley Park Rd, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Mark your calendars for Safetynet's Family Fun Walk, June 16th from 10am-1pm at Lions Valley Park! Bring your walking shoes, a water bottle and your biggest smiles to Lions Valley … Read more

$25

Dad’s Day Out at West Avenue Cider

West Avenue Cider House 84 Concession 8 East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Join us as we celebrate the father figures in our lives. Bring the whole family to sip craft cider, eat delicious food, and shop from over 35 vendors to get … Read more

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