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The Coolest Things to Do on Father’s Day Weekend in Tampa Bay

There are so many fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Tampa Bay and something for every dad style!

We’re sharing a few Father’s Day deals for Dad in Tampa Bay, cool brunches, and more fun things to do as you celebrate the number one guy in your life.


Father’s Day Deals for Dad in Tampa Bay

Dad gets in FREE at the James Museum in St Pete | June 19

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. thejamesmuseum.org

BOGO for Dad at the Florida Aquarium | June 18 & 19

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.

Dad gets in FREE at Clearwater Marine Aquarium | June 18 & 19

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 deal which gets dad free admission with a paid ticket purchase.

Dad gets in FREE at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary | June 19 from 10am-4pm

Swing on over to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary where dads get in free with one paid adult admission. Suncoast is home to over 70 animals, including chimpanzees, monkeys, and reptiles Adult admission is $15 per person and children are $10.

Lost Pearl Pirate Ship in Tampa | June 19, various cruise times

The Old Salt will love a day on a real pirate ship! Dad will get a FREE boarding photo and will also get free adult beverages while at sea along with the other adults on board. There are three Father’s Day sailings: 2pm, 4pm, and 7:15 pm. Tickets are $30 plus marine tax and fees for adults and $25 plus marine tax fees and fees for kids.

Father’s Day on Pirate Water Taxi | June 19

Dad gets FREE beer on Father’s Day when he takes a trip on Pirate Water Taxi on Father’s Day.


More FUN Father’s Day Experiences in Tampa Bay

FOR THE SPORTY DAD:

Take Dad to a Tampa Bay Rays Game

Take dad to the Trop for a belated Father’s Day celebration. The Rays will be taking on the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field on June 20, 21, and 22nd. Gift him a new Rays gear along with the tickets on Father’s Day!

Take Dad to a Tampa Bay Rowdies Game

There’s a home game on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30pm against the Charleston Battery. Take dad out for dinner early at the St. Pete Pier and then head to the game.

Buy dad some new home team swag at the Tampa Bay Sports Store

The 4,500 square foot store is located right across from Ford Thunder Alley right by the Amalie Arena Box Office. It’s your one-stop shop for all of your home team gear, including the “largest selection of exclusive Lightning merchandise on the planet”. The Tampa Bay Sports store is open six days a week, Monday-Saturday.

Take Dad to Popstroke in Sarasota

Head south to Sarasota to experience the new place where the whole family can dine and play! There area two mini golf courses, a rooftop bar, playground, and outdoor gaming area. Each player gets to keep a commemorative golf ball with their round of golf.

FOR THE GAMER DAD: Esports Players Club

If dad loves video games, he’s going to love a day at the new Esports Players Club in Tampa. You can buy him a day pass to play and learn OR gift him a membership to play on his own time too.

FOR THE MUSEUM LOVING DAD: MOSI in Tampa

Walk among the dinosaurs at the Dinosaurs Around the World, venture to space at Moonbase, climb the ropes at the Ropes Course…if dad is into anything S.T.E.A.M. related, he is going to love a day at MOSI!


Father’s Day Dining Ideas in Tampa Bay:

Father’s Day Brunch on Yacht Starship Cruises in Tampa and Clearwater | Sunday, June 19 at various times

Treat dad to a Father’s Day Brunch on the Yacht Starship in Tampa or Clearwater. The early brunch cruise departs at 10am and the later brunch boards at 2pm. There is also a dinner cruise option too which boards at 6pm. Dad’s drinks are covered by Yacht Starship on the brunch and dinner cruises.

Savor Some Tasty Tacos at Rocco’s Tacos | June 19 from 11am-4pm

Dad will enjoy a complimentary beer with the purchase of an entrée. Enjoy crowd favorites like the Avocado Toast, Egg and Chorizo Torta, Desayuno Tacos, and Rocco’s Fuego Chicken and Churros. Kids 10 and under eat free!

Father’s Day Specials at Willa’s | June 19, all day

Families are invited to celebrate dad at Willa’s this Father’s Day. The restaurant will feature Sunday brunch specials and dinner, including Roasted Prime Rib with carraway demi-glace, horseradish creme with grilled asparagus tomato thyme vinaigrette and maldon for $35, and new cocktail, Mother’s Medicine with Jack Daniels’s Rye, Cynar, pineapple, lemon and mint for $15.

For the wino dad, Willa’s offers half-off all bottles on Sundays. The wine list features a unique variety of light and refreshing wines and adventurous and hard to find bottles. See the full list here.

Guests can also purchase gifts for dad next door in Willa’s Provisions, including merch, giftcards, coffee cups, hats, retail wine, and olive oil and apple cider vinegar by Pineapple Collaborative.

Father’s Day at Eddie V’s | June 19 from 12pm-8pm

Unique for Father’s Day, Eddie V’s is serving an 11-ounce Snake River Farms Gold Label Wagyu Strip Steak, available exclusively in-restaurant. A limited supply of Eddie V’s single barrel select Blanton’s Bourbon will also be available as an enhancement. As an added benefit for bourbon enthusiasts, Dad will receive the highly sought-after collectible Blanton’s topper by request, while supplies last. 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.

Treat Dad this Father’s Day at Season’s 52 | June 19, all day

This year, Seasons 52 is offering Green Box, a balanced three-course Father’s Day dinner to go. Each box is freshly prepared, serves four to six and is under 595 calories per serving. Boxes include choice of a Whole Side of Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon or Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin, which comes with salad, choice of two sides and Mini Indulgences. In addition, the regular menu is available in-restaurant for guests who would rather celebrate Dad in the dining room. To make a reservation or place an order, visit their website. Green Box orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.

Celebrate an Upscale Father’s Day at Capital Grille | June 19, all day

The Capital Grille is helping guests treat Dad to an at-home luxury cookout with The Capital Butcher, offering a selection of uncooked signature cuts of steak, hand-carved daily and dry-aged in-house for 18-24 days. Guests may order steaks à la carte or choose from an assortment of Steak Grille Boxes that come with four steaks, proprietary seasoning and a gift of Signature Steak Sauce. Box options include Dry Aged Bone-in NY Strip, Bone-in Prime Ribeye, or a combination of the two. Guests can enjoy alongside signature accompaniments, such as Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese or Sam’s Mashed Potatoes. In addition, the regular dinner menu is available all day in the restaurant’s dining room with suggestions for Dad such as Porcini Rubbed Bone-In Ribeye with 15-Year Aged Balsamic, Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip with Shallot Butter and the 22-ounce Bone-In Ribeye.

Enjoy Waterfront Dining for Father’s Day at Rusty Pelican | June 19 from 10am-9pm

Celebrate dad with a four-course brunch or a-la-carte dinner at the Rusty Pelican. Enjoy brunch from 10am-4pm, featuring charcuterie, roasted peach tartine, steak and eggs benedict, or Faroe island salmon. Dinner will be served from 5pm-9pm. There is a flat $82 per adult and $35 per child flat fee for brunch. Bottles of champagne will be available for $46.

Indulge Dad with a Brunch at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa | June 19, 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 $74. Reservations are required.

Enjoy a Funky Brunch for the Beer Connosseur Dad at BarrieHaus | June 19 at 11am

LOKO Cuisine is back for their Eggs & Keggs Brunch on Father’s Day! Treat dad to LOKO’s BBQ spin on french toast, brunchified sides, and one beer, wine, or hard seltzer. Ginger Beard Coffee will be serving up nitro bourbon barrel rested cold brew coffee and nitro Arnold Palmer tea. $43 per person.

Treat Dad to Beer and BBQ at Florida Avenue Brewing Co. | June 19 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!


More Fun Ways to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day Weekend in Tampa Bay!

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Don CeSar

Take a Weekend Staycation at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort

Throughout the weekend, guests can participate in several fun Father’s Day themed events in addition to the many amenities at the resort. On Friday, June 17th at 4pm, guests can participate in a beer pairing dinner at Tropico Rooftop Cantina. Four beers from local Big Storm Brewery will be paired alongside four of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. The pairing is $25 per person and reservations are required.

On Saturday, June 18th, the resort will host “Father’s Day Olympics” at its rooftop pool deck. Throughout the day, guests and their dads can enjoy a wide variety of games including cornhole, foosball, and ladder golf while enjoying a selection of local craft beers at Tropico Rooftop Cantina.

Fathers can also take part in a cocktail demonstration with one of the resort’s bartenders on Sunday, June 19th and 5pm. Visit their site for reservations and availability.

Image Credit: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Book a cabana at the beach

Upgrade a normal beach day by booking a cabana at the beach. You can really up the ante and book a ResortPass at a fancy beach hotel like the Don CeSar to play like a tourist for the day. There’s no shortage of amazing beaches, so this is an easy way to celebrate dad!

Book a fishing charter

This is a popular gift of experience and lucky you because there is no shortage of options for fishing charters in Tampa Bay. Team up with some of his dad friends to book a group outing for a ‘Dad’s Day Out’.

Celebrate Juneteenth with Dad at the Juneteenth Cultural Celebration at The Tampa Museum of Art  | June 19 

Commemorate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, with this engaging, family-friendly experience. This lively community celebration will feature free museum admission, art-making activities, live music and performances, family portraits, amazing food trucks and more. The event will also feature programs by Moffitt Cancer Center, the George Edgecomb Society and HORUS Construction Services. CAN Community Health will provide free health screenings onsite, and visitors can experience a free sampling of the arts and health programs that the Tampa Museum of Art provides for families and various special needs groups.  

9th annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk and Jog at Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights | June 19 at 8am

Lace up the running shoes and head to Ulele in Tampa Heights to join owner Richard Gonzmart for a walk benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center. This annual event which will also feature mascots and cheerleaders from your favorite pro sports teams is family-friendly and you can choose your own distance whether it’s one mile, 3.1 miles or one of your own choosing. This event has raised more than $750,000 since it began!

Enjoy a Father’s Day Classic Car Show at 3 Daughters Brewing  in St. Pete | June 19 from 11:30am-6pm

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.

Father’s Day Auto Show at MacDinton’s in Tampa | June 19

Head to MacDinton’s in Tampa to see some sweet rides and enjoy some “dad-mosas!” Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be raffles, Redbull girls and Redbull samples, DJs, $15 bottomless “dad-mosas,” $10 MacDaddy Burger and Bud Light NEXT Beer, and a WWP guest speaker at 3:30.

 

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