Father’s Day is right around the corner, June 18th to be exact! Why not take out Dad for a change and celebrate the special men in your life? This year, Tampa Bay is offering tons of Father’s Day event options, perfect for families, catered for dads, and sure to be tons of fun. We’ve put together our picks for the best Father’s Day events across the bay this Father’s Day 2023.
Looking for a gift for dad? Check out our list of Tampa’s Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas.
Father’s Day Dining in Tampa Bay
Updates for 2023 are being added as announcements are made.
Enjoy Waterfront Dining for Father’s Day at Rusty Pelican
Sunday, June 18 from 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
Give your dad the gift of an unforgettable experience at Rusty Pelican Tampa with a Four-Course Brunch Experience or Seasonal Dinner menu.
Their Four-Course Brunch features a variety of signature brunch favorites such as Steak and Eggs Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffle, and more. Plus, you can toast to dad with one-of-a-kind mimosas including Dragon Fruit and Watermelon or Fresh Cucumber Mint for an additional $30 per person.
Adults are $86 per person for brunch and children are $35. Dinner prices vary.
Indulge Dad with a Brunch at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
June 18, 11am-3pm
Enjoy a fabulous Father’s Day Brunch with dad! Guests 21 and up will receive a welcome mimosa and will be treated to live music while they eat. Children are $31.75 and adults are $79. Reservations are required.
Treat Dad to Beer and BBQ at Florida Avenue Brewing Co.
June 18 from 11am-4pm
Head to Florida Avenue Brewing Co.’s Beer Garden and Taproom on Father’s Day for a major celebration! They will be serving up BBQ faves like smoked brisket, beer braised brats, beer specials, games, and more!
Let Someone Else do the Grilling so Dad Doesn’t Have To
June 18 (2023 details TBA)
Treat dad to a mouthwatering (and healthy) meal at True Food Kitchen in Midtown. If you’re looking for a dinner reservation, catering spread, or last-minute gift card, they’ve got you covered. The grill will be hot and ready to serve up their Grass-Fed Burgers and Grilled Korean Steak. Their bartenders will also be shaking up their sweet Berries & Bourbon drink all weekend long.
Father’s Day at Eddie V’s
June 18 from 11am-8pm
Eddie V’s is indulging Dad with an 11-ounce Snake River Farms Gold Label Wagyu Strip Steak, available exclusively in-restaurant for Father’s Day. Top off an exceptional celebration with a special pour of a limited-edition batch of Eddie V’s single barrel select Blanton’s Bourbon, available as an enhancement and only found at Eddie V’s restaurants.
Guests can also enjoy live music in the V Lounge from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit their site to make a reservation.
Celebrate an Upscale Father’s Day at Capital Grille
June 18 from 11:30am-9:00pm
The Capital Grille is helping guests treat Dad to expertly prepared steaks that are dry aged in-restaurant and hand-cut by the in-house butcher. This year, Dads can enjoy a 20-ounce 30-Day Dry Aged NY Strip with Shaved Black Summer Truffles and Truffle Demi, available exclusively in-restaurant for Father’s Day.
Try a spin on their classic sides by adding truffles as an enhancement to dishes including Lobster Mac and Cheese and Sam’s Mashed Potatoes. To ensure a perfect pairing for Father’s Day dinner, Caymus will be available to order by the glass. You can visit here to reserve.
Enjoy a Father’s Day BBQ Brunch at Hotel Haya
Sunday, June 18 from 10am-3pm. Live Flamenco show from 11am-2pm
Celebrate the special men in your life with Hotel Haya’s 3-course family-style Father’s Day BBQ at Flor Fina. Guests will enjoy delectable dishes, live music, and will have a feast like no other. Items include Smoked Providence Cattle Ranch Beef Ribs, Wood Grilled House-made Chorizo, Smoked Cornmeal Fried Chicken, Guava BBQ Glazed Salmon, Elote Corn on the Cob, Spanish Potato Salad, and Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Adults are $65 per person, children ages 6-12 years old are $25 per person, and children 5 years and under are complimentary. All courses are presented family style. Reservations can be made here.
Things to Do with Dad on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay
Yacht Starship Father’s Day Cruise
Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 10:30am-12:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm
Try something new this Father’s Day and set sail aboard a Starship Cruise. While aboard, enjoy a lavish meal prepared by the Executive Chef, and enjoy the beautiful views from the water that Tampa Bay has to offer. Guests can purchase a brunch cruise or a dinner cruise depending on preference and availability. In honor of Father’s Day, drinks ordered by Dads are free (two per dad)! Admission is $69.95-$119.95 per adult and $54.95-$104.95 per child ages 2-12.
Book a Staycation at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
- Up to 15% off their best available rate when you stay two or more nights
- Bourbon tasting with appetizers
- $50 dining credit *excludes alcohol
10th Annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk and Jog
Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 8am
Kick off Father’s Day at Ulele for the 10th Annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk and Jog. Join the Columbia’s Richard Gonzmart, as well as mascots and cheerleaders from your favorite pro sports teams this Father’s Day. This family-friendly, non-timed event on the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk begins and returns to Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights. Run or walk at your own pace and your own distance. Proceeds benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. For the second year in a row, there will be a limited number of spots for “doggie run” canine participants! Registration is $30 online and $35 the day of. Free for children ages 12 and under.
Father’s Day Eggs & Kegs at Green Bench Brewing
Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 11am
Treat your dad or that special someone to a hearty Italian-style brunch dished up by LOKO Cuisine that includes one beer, cider, wine, coffee, or tea. Saluti! This event will sell out fast, so get tickets before they’re gone.
Head to Orlando to Pamper Dad at My Beer Spa
This unique spa experience is a great way to treat dad to some relaxation. My Beer Spa in Orlando is a spa made up of – you guessed it – beer. Guests can book a private room with access to tubs made with hops and antioxidants, an infrared sauna, and a German-style hay bed, all while having access to unlimited craft beer and wine on tap during their stay.
Though this experience is not kid-friendly, it’s a great escape for mom and dad and their gift cards also make the perfect Father’s Day present. Check out our firsthand experience when we visited the Orlando Beer Spa!
Nerd Brew Karaoke at MacDinton’s
Sunday, June 18, 8pm
Nerd Brew Karaoke every Sunday 8PM, $15 Bottomless Mimosas 11AM-6PM, Brunch Menu Available till 3PM
Up to 50% Off Drinks ALL DAY
Enjoy a Father’s Day Classic Car Show at 3 Daughters Brewing
June 18 from 11:30am-6pm (2023 details TBA)
Beer, wings, and a classic car show makes up a perfect day for dad! This Father’s Day, bring dad to 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Pete for their annual classic car show with over 40 classic cars lined up. They will also have Wings & Things food truck on-site and cold beer on tap. This event is family-friendly and free to attend.
Celebrate DOG Dad’s Day at Pup’s Pub with The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
June 18 from 12pm-4pm (2023 details TBA)
Celebrating Father’s Day with your fur kids this year? Pups Pub has partnered with The Humane Society of Tampa Bay to celebrate dog dads everywhere. Bring a bag of dog or cat food and receive a free draft beer. Not a beer drinker? For $10, they will have a build-your-own Old Fashioned special. Not a dog dad yet or looking to add “sibling” for your current pup? Humane Society will be bringing adoptable puppies that are looking for their furever homes! This event is 21+ only. Dogs over one-year-old who are up to date on vaccinations, rabies, and spayed or neutered are allowed to attend.
Where Dad Gets in FREE on Father’s Day in Tampa Bay
The James Museum in St Pete
Dad gets in FREE at The James Museum with the purchase of another admission ticket on Father’s Day! You can purchase tickets at the admissions desks to take advantage of the deal.
BOGO for Dad at the Florida Aquarium
June 17 and 18
Take dad to the Florida Aquarium for an under the sea adventure while taking advantage of a BOGO deal on admission Father’s Day weekend. You will need to purchase this ticket deal at the Aquarium ticket office.
Father’s Day on Pirate Water Taxi
Dad gets FREE beer on Father’s Day when he takes a trip on Pirate Water Taxi on Father’s Day.
Discounted Admission for Dad at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
June 17 and 18
Dads receive 50% off adult general admission with the purchase of another adult admission ticket! Give dad an unforgettable day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where he can see dolphins nose to nose and maybe even upgrade your day to feed a dolphin with the extra cash you save on a Father’s Day admission.
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