Things to Do on Father's Day Weekend: Deals for Dad, brunch, and more!

Things to Do on Father’s Day Weekend: Deals for Dad, brunch, and more!

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.

2024 Father’s Day Deals for Dads in Tampa Bay

Dads Ride Free on Pirate Water Taxi

Sunday, June 16, 2024
What better way to explore downtown Tampa than by boat?? Dads ride free on Father’s Day, so get out and explore all that Tampa has to offer like Armature Works, Glazer Children’s Museum, and MORE.

Dads Ride Free on the Bay Rocket

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Maybe Dad wants to try something a bit more thrilling than a normal boat ride… how about a thrill ride on the water on board Tampa Bay’s only jet-powered boat? It’ll surely be a day everyone in the family never forgets.

The James Museum in St. Pete 

150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 10 am-5 pm
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 desk to take advantage of the deal.

BOGO for Dad at the Florida Aquarium 

701 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16, 2024
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. Since you saved money on his admission, upgrade your day with the NEW Stingray Feeding Experience on Saturday!

Discounted Admission for Dad at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Winward Passage, Clearwater
Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16, 2024
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 and feed a dolphin or experience the limited-time only Capybara Chillout with the extra cash you save on a Father’s Day admission.

Free Father’s Day Weekend Grow Class: Grow Your Own Food Easier

2514 Leaning Pine Lane, Plant City
Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 10:30-11:30 am
Head to Land of Natural Delight Farm for a free grow class. Learn how to grow a successful garden with less effort. Come early and stick around to enjoy the local farmer’s market, farm animals, u-pick, and more.

Special Events to Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend in Tampa Bay!

Father’s Day Fan Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa
Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16
Score big this Father’s Day weekend with Busch Gardens’ Father’s Day Fan Fest! Grab your team’s favorite jersey and rally the family for a Father’s Day Sports Fest. Guests who come to the park wearing fan gear from their favorite Tampa Bay team, NASCAR, or favorite race team will have the chance to win exciting Busch Gardens upgrades like Quick Queues, Skyride Passes, and more!

Join the Tampa Bay Rays on both Saturday and Sunday this Father’s Day weekend! On Saturday, June 15, guests can meet DJ Kitty, the official mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays, in Stanleyville from 5-6 pm. On Sunday, June 16, from 11 am-2 pm in Gwazi Plaza, meet members of the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Saturday, June 15, Busch Gardens will be hosting activations from 2 pm – 6 pm from the following teams:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning – Jungala
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Front Gate
  • USF Bulls – Gwazi Plaza

On Sunday, June 16, get ready for racing thrills! Bring the family for a day of fun, and meet the team from NASCAR’s Daytona International Speedway. Take photos with the official pace car, try on an official pit crew fire suit, and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win a VIP experience to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 At DAYTONA this August. Wear your favorite NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway, or Driver gear and find their tent for a special gift! Taking place at the Moroccan Palace Plaza from 9 am – 5 pm.

Starkey Market’s Fifth Annual Father’s Day Cornhole Tournament

3460 Starkey Blvd., Trinity
Sunday, June 16 from 12 pm-4 pm
Get ready to toss some bags, groove to live music, crack a cold one, and enjoy delicious food from the Trough all day. Prizes will be awarded from 1st-4th place. There will be 32 teams – two people per team. Sign up by purchasing tickets.

Father’s Day Skate at Skateworld Tampa

7510 Paula Dr., Tampa
Sunday, June 16 from 1:30 pm-7 pm
Celebrate Dad on the rink! Dads will receive free skate rental and $1 off beer all day long.

Father’s Day Market at KRATE

5817 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel
Sunday, June 16 from 2 pm-5 pm
Head to KRATE on Father’s Day weekend for exciting sports games, refreshing water slides, and FREE family fun.

The Dad Games at Dave & Buster’s

10209 Estuary Lakes Dr., Tampa
Sunday, June 16 at 12 pm
Grab the fam and battle for fatherly glory in the first-ever Dad Games. Champion your team as you compete against other families in an epic arcade showdown. Team colors, matching t-shirts, or themed-family outfits are encouraged! Win the Grand Prize: Bragging rights and free gameplay for a year at Dave & Buster’s. Tickets Include Entry to The Dad Games arcade competition, access to a mouthwatering appetizer banquet, unlimited soft drinks, $20 Power Card. DAD BONUS: Unlimited Video Games ALL DAY!

Father’s Day Celebration Cooking Class at AJs Kitchen Drawer

13978 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
Sunday, June 16 from 11 am-1 pm
Treat Dad to a culinary adventure this Father’s Day with a special Father’s Day Cooking Class at AJ’s Kitchen Drawer! Show your appreciation for the man who appreciate good food and great company by giving him the gift of gourmet cooking and a good time. Roll up your sleeves and dive into a hands-on cooking experience that celebrates Dad and the joy of cooking together. You’ll make burgers, baked mac and cheese, and baked donuts.

Turtlely Awesome Father’s Day 1M, 5K, 10K, 31.1, 26.2

Sunday, June 16
In the spirit of making a difference, the organization will donate at least 15% of each registration to Team Hoyt, which is dedicated to fostering the character, confidence, and self-esteem of disabled and physically challenged young people throughout America.

Race Options: Choose between 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 13.1 miles, or 26.2 miles. Select the distance that resonates with you and your father figure.

Timeframe: Complete your race at any time during June 2024. Medals will begin shipping out by mid-May, ensuring you receive yours in time to celebrate Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Gifts of Experience in Tampa Bay


Take Dad to a Tampa Bay Rays Game

Take Dad to the Trop for a belated Father’s Day celebration. The Rays take on the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field on June 24, 25, and 26, followed by the Washington Nationals on the 28-30th. Even better – pair the tickets along with some new Rays gear (we LOVE the Tampa Bay Sports Store)! Get tickets here.

Take Dad to a Tampa Bay Rowdies Game

Take Dad to a home game on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. against the Louisville City FC for an early Father’s Day celebration. Treat him to dinner beforehand 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. The store opens at noon.

Take Dad to Popstroke in Wesley Chapel or Sarasota

Head south to Sarasota or stay local in Wesley Chapel for a golf experience the whole family can enjoy! Each location features mini golf courses, a rooftop bar, a playground, and outdoor gaming areas. Each player gets to keep a commemorative golf ball with their round of golf. BONUS: Dads get a complimentary beer with a golf purchase on Father’s Day. Book your experience at


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.

Things to Do on Father's Day Weekend: Deals for Dad, brunch, and more!
Elev8 Fun Tampa

Elev8 Fun Tampa

The latest gaming arena to make its way to Tampa is Elev8 Fun. Located in the old Sears storefront a Citrus Park Mall, this massive gaming center has no shortage of fun. It boasts twelve bowling lanes, a blacklight mini golf course, a virtual reality arena, go carts, a ropes course, laser tag, and of course, tons of awesome arcade games. There’s also a full bar and restaurant downstairs.

This Father’s Day, dads can enjoy half-priced games and BOGO appetizers at Elev8 Fun.


Play at MOSI in Tampa

Wow Dad with their latest exhibit – Brick Dinos, featuring LEGO! Check out one of their two new 360-degree movies, venture to space at Moonbase, climb the ropes at the Ropes Course, and polish it all off with a local beer from Zydeco Brew Works.

Meet the World’s Largest Triceratops at Glazer Children’s Museum

Take Dad for a prehistoric day out and let him go nose to snout with Big John, the world’s largest fossil triceratops! The record-setting dinosaur was purchased by a local Tampa dad too!

Take Dad to an art museum

There are several amazing art museums around Tampa Bay. We love the Tampa Museum of Art in downtown Tampa. Head over to St. Petersburg to wander around the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, The Dali Museum, or the contemporary art museum, the Imagine Museum.


Yacht Starship Cruises in Tampa and Clearwater

Sail away with Dad on a Father’s Day Brunch or Dinner on the Yacht Starship in Tampa or Clearwater. Brunch sailings are at 10 am and 2 pm and dinner sails at 6 pm. Dad gets two premium drinks covered on the brunch cruise and a free bar a sea during the dinner cruises.

Book a Fishing charter

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

Rent a cabana at the beach

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

Father’s Day Brunch in Tampa Bay

Things to Do on Father's Day Weekend: Deals for Dad, brunch, and more!

Yacht Starship Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner Cruise

603 Channelside Dr., Tampa
25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater
Sunday, June 16 at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 6:30 pm
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 and up per adult and $49.95 and up per child ages 2-12.

Father’s Day Brunch at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

105 N. Bayshore D., Safety Harbor
Sunday, June 16 from 10:30 am-3 pm
Enjoy a fabulous Father’s Day Brunch with Dad! There will be a carving station, seafood boat, hot chef’s meals, and more. Bloody Marys, mimosas, and a full bar will be available. $89 per person. Reservations are required.

Father’s Day at Elevage

1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa
Sunday, June 16 starting at 7 am

Elevage at the Epicurean will feature an 8 oz filet, brunch homage to Bern’s, and more. There will also be a shot of bourbon add-on for $8.

Father’s Day Brunch on Craft River Journey

603 Channelside Dr., Tampa
Sunday, June 16 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Celebrate Father’s Day in style with a memorable dining experience aboard the Craft, America’s first open kitchen concept with gas cooking equipment on a river cruise. Order a craft cocktail and toast to Dad as you take in the views. The cruise is 2 hours long and includes a freshly prepped 3-course meal. Cocktails are available for purchase.

Father’s Day Brunch at The Attic Cafe

1920 E. 7th Ave, Tampa
Sunday, June 16 from 9 am-3 pm

Reservations are required during this special brunch at The Attic Cafe. Call 813-766-7226 to reserve.

Enjoy Waterfront Dining for Father’s Day at Rusty Pelican

2425 N. Rocky Point, Tampa
Sunday, June 16 from 10 am- 9 pm

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 for an additional $30 per person.

Adults are $86 per person for brunch and children are $35. Dinner prices vary.

Check out our full listing of where to Take Dad to Eat on Father’s Day.