— Updated June 2017 —
We want all of Austin’s awesome Dads out there to have the ultimate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18! Whether you wish to pack the day with exciting activities or just kick back with some burgers and beer in the backyard, we’ve got plenty ideas to help you plan a great Father’s Day.
— Go camping. Get out all of your camping gear and take Dad for an overnight adventure in one of the Best Camping Spots Around Austin.
— Go swimming. Everyone loves a little fun in the sun. Go on a family outing to Schlitterbahn Waterpark or take a dip in Barton Springs, Deep Eddy Pool or one of the many other Austin pools & splash pads.
— Go for a hike. Get out and enjoy the fresh air on a trail that you and the kids can navigate together. Check out our picks for 10 Best Hikes for Families.
— Hit the water. Go paddling on Lady Bird Lake. Here’s a list of Where to Rent Kayaks, Canoes & SUPs. Go for a walk together on the Hike & Bike Trail on or enjoy a leisurely ride on the Lone Star Riverboat. Dine by the waterside at Ski Shores Cafe or County Line on Lake Austin.
— Take him for some thrills. Try surfing at NLand Surf Park, indoor sky-diving at iFLY, or ziplining Zip Lost Pines. Go rock climbing at Austin Bouldering Project or Crux Climbing Center. Try a round of golf games at Top Golf Austin. Sign up for a special Father’s Day Aerial Yoga Class at The Little Yoga House.
— Take him out for a meal. Yes, Mother’s Day is known for brunch, but Dads can get their pick of great eats, too. Kids eat for free at L’Oca d’Oro during Father’s Day dinner and Dads eat free at Plucker’s. Catch Air is offering donuts for Dads who come in for a play day. And you can check out our list of Family-Friendly Spots for Brunch and our round-up of Restaurants with Playgrounds, too.
— Check out a special event. Take a peek at our daily calendar of events, where we’ll add in any extra fun that might pop up for Dads. You can plan to go to Round Rock Express baseball game, an outdoor Brass Concert at the Long Center, a Father’s Day Symphonic Concert in Zilker Park or a Father’s Day Screening of Rio Bravo. Or get crafty and drop into either Cafe Monet location for Donuts & Pottery Painting with Dad.
–> Father’s Day Giveaways! We’ve got some gifts to give away for Dad including Schlitterbahn tickets, Round Rock Express tickets, and gift cards to Hat Creek Burger Company and Third Base Sports Bar. Please enter below. Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best Austin family events each week.
Giveaways are now closed. Thanks to all who entered!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!