The Best Things to Do on Father’s Day in Orlando

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On Sunday, June 19, 2022 it's time to celebrate dad. Whether you're honoring your father, your partner, or a fatherly figure in your life, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Father's Day in Orlando. We've got lots of ideas for you including where to eat, things to do, and gift ideas too.

Take Dad out to eat for Father's Day in Orlando

Some dads may want to show off their grilling skills, and if that is the case, check out our ideas for a gourmet date night at home. Or pick up some fresh produce and other goodies at one of the many farmers markets in Orlando. But, if you want to treat him to a nice meal out there are plenty of options.

We love celebrating special occasions and holidays at the Grande Lakes Resort near SeaWorld Orlando. Enjoy Father's Day at Knife & Spoon with New American steak and seafood conceived and led by award-winning chef, John Tesar. Á la carte menu.

Father's Day at Knife & Spoon
Dinner 5:30pm – 10:00pm.
Reservations are required, please call
407-393-4034.

Also at the Grande Lake Resort is Highball & Harvest. This southern-inspired restaurant pays legacy to its namesake, both the cocktail and the way that trains transported Florida’s harvests. The menu features ingredients from local farms and the resort’s own garden. Á la carte menu and special menu.

Father's Day at Highball & Harvest
Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm
and Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm.
Reservations
required, call 407-393-4034

A favorite way to celebrate Father's Day in Orlando is with a special screening at Enzian Theather. This year's event features a Father's Day BBQ and a screening of “Airplane.” Enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet, FREE beer, and a fun flick at Enzian!

Father's Day at Enzian Theater
Sunday, June 19, 11:30am
Doors open at 11:30am
Film Starts at 12:30pm: Airplane
$70 – $200

Enzian Theater entrance

For many dads, nothing beats a dinner out at a steakhouse. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse has a Father's Day special with an exclusive 32 oz Prime Porterhouse topped with Alaskan King Crab Truffle butter.

You can also enjoy a nice meal at home with the Father's Day Feast Pick Up from Ravenous Pig. The feast includes a 48oz dry-aged porterhouse steak, loaded potato hashed browns, roasted carrots, truffle ciabatta loaf, and a dessert of stonefruit bourbon crisp. Plus, you can add on cocktails to-go.

More Father's Day in Orlando dining ideas

Dad deserves a great meal, we've put together a complete list of places to eat on Father's Day.

Things to do on Father's Day in Orlando

Get outdoors

Go for a bike ride, take a hike, go zip lining or visit a nearby spring. Or explore one of Orlando's best gardens. Leu Gardens offers free admission for dads on Father's Day. Another spectacular garden to visit takes a bit of a drive to get there, but it is worth it. Bok Tower Gardens offers free admission for dads on Father's Day.

Maybe dad wants to splash around Universal's Volcano Bay water park or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Or head for one of the many beaches near Orlando.

Adventure Race

The Father’s Day Adventure Race will take place on June 19 at Little Big Econ State Forest with 3 race categories. Think of this as the ultimate family-style team building event with biking, paddling, and more.

More sports? Head to Orlando Water Sports or Aiguille Rock Climbing Center.

Free day pass for dads at Fun Spot

Dads are free with a purchase of a single day pass at Fun Spot. This is only valid for one day at one park, Orlando or Kissimmee. Single day pass includes all of the rides and Gator Spot (Orlando park only) except for the SkyCoaster and the arcade.

Go axe throwing

Have some fun together, and maybe get some aggression out too. A variety of axe throwing places can be found throughout the Orlando area. Here are a few options:

Take him for a spin on The Wheel

We love a tourist inspired day, perhaps he does too. ICON Park Orlando is offering the Family Fun Pack June 19 to 30. For $119.99 plus tax, it includes:

  • One 20-minute rotation on The Wheel in a private capsule for up to six guests
  • One beverage per guest such as beer, wine, bubbly or a soft drink (patrons must be 21+ to consume alcohol)
  • One bucket of popcorn

The Family Fun Pack provides over 55 percent savings

The Wheel at ICON Park
The Wheel at ICON Park | Dani Meyering

Father's Day Events in Orlando

Publix Aprons® Big and Little Chef: Father's Day Edition
Saturday, June 4 and June 19, 10am
Publix Super Market at Winter Park Village
$80

2022 Father's Day Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 18, 7am
Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo
Annual Father’s day tournament takes place the Saturday before Father’s Day at Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo. Every dollar we raise will go to Advent Health for Children.

Tom & Dan Beer Release Party
Saturday, June 18, 11am – 2pm
Join Tom & Dan as they release the new DAD JOKES Golden Ale Beer at Hourglass Brewing in Longwood Florida

The Rock And Roll Playhouse – Bob Marley For Kids Father's Day Weekend
Saturday, June 18, 10:30am
Bring the little ones and enjoy the magic and mystic of the music of Bob Marley with the whole family.
$15 – $18

Donuts for Dads
Sunday, June 19, 10am
Dockside Lake Nona
Swing by Dockside for a complimentary donut for dads, while supplies last.

Father's Day at the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe
Sunday, June 19, all day
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
Cheers Dad with an ice cold smoked High West Whiskey Old Fashioned, house-made brown sugar syrup, a dash of cherry bitters, orange twist and a cherry.

Father's Day Improv Show
Sunday, June 19, multiple showtimes
SAK Comedy Lab
Come see SAK's best and brightest performers improvise a comedy show for dad and the whole family. Special Promo: $30 buys dad's admission + a custom picture/message inclusion in the Father's Day slide presentation that plays after intermission.
$22 (FREE for dad)

The Florida Mall will be Celebrating DAD on Sunday June 19th between 12-3 PM with free valet parking, a Savings Passport and a swag bag full of surprises. Fathers can go directly to Valet Parking to receive their complimentary service. Once there, they will be surprised with the swag bag and a voucher to redeem the Savings Passport at Simon Guest Services in front of Macy’s.


Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando

Celebrating Father's Day together can be a little tiring – it's okay to admit this! For some help, check out our list of Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando. These dining spots make a fun family outing any time of year. And if your pup needs to come along too, head to one of the many Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando.

The Yardery in Sanford is kid-friendly and fun with a tire swing, green astroturf, and yard games
The Yardery in Sanford is kid-friendly

Elev8 Sanford has a full restaurant and two bars. Fathers received a free go-kart race with the purchase of a race for their child. Also, with the purchase of any of their entrées, fathers receive a free slice of cheesecake. More details are available on their Facebook page. By the way, Elev8 Sanford is one of many indoor date ideas for a rainy day.

Father's Day gift ideas

Spending time together is certainly a great way to spend Father's Day. And if you want to get him something special for the occasion, we've got plenty of ideas.

If he likes fishing, the ocean, or likes being adventurous, gift him a fishing charter in Cocoa Beach. If he enjoys exploring neat and unique places around town, consider one of these Orlando Annual Passes with Perks Besides Universal and Disney.

Of course, it's hard to think of something better for dad than some time at the Orlando Beer Spa. Reservations for Father's Day are sure to fill up fast, so have a few dates in mind when booking.

Browse our full list of Fantastic Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Orlando and Beyond.

Fishing Charters and Surf Lessons

Cocoa Beach is one of our favorite beaches near Orlando. And here you can book a variety of private and public fishing charters. There are plenty of things to do near Cocoa Beach, including surf lessons! If he's a fan of the beach he's going to love these ideas.

GO ON A MINI-GETAWAY

If you can swing a romantic overnight, consider some of the nearby gems we've reviewed:

Gaylord Ice
Orlando Museum of Art NYE