There’s always plenty of events and activities to choose from around Columbus. We found some great ideas for things to do to celebrate and honor Dad.


  • Home Depot Free Kids Workshop
    Build something together at your local Home Depot workshop.
    Saturday June 2, 9am-12pm – Classic Car
    Saturday June 8, 10am-11:30am – Drill Station
    Thursday June 21, 6:30-8pm Menu Board
    Check your local Home Depot to verify schedule.


  • Make a Fathers Day Card
    Michaels stores offer inexpensive Kid’s Club crafts, and they will be making cards for Father’s Day.
    When: Saturday, June 16 10am-noon
    Where: your local Michaels store
    Kid’s Club is every Saturday, so check out their weekly crafts for something to do regularly.


  • Clippers Baseball Game
    Take Dad out to the ballgame for Father’s Day! It’s the Clippers versus Indianapolis at home on Father’s Day weekend.
    Visit their website to see what’s in store and game times.
    When: Fathers Day weekend (June 15, 16, 17)
    Where: Huntington Park
Huntington Park Baseball field & stadium
Photo by Mark Cameron


  • Father’s Day 5K
    Virtual 5K run (or walk) to celebrate Dad!
    When: June 2018
    Where: anywhere!



  • Father’s Day Gala
    When: Saturday June 16 7-11pm
    Where: The Social Club & Lounge
    4419 Crossrads Center Columbus


  • Father’s Day at the Zoo
    There’s always something happening at the zoo. For Father’s Day 2018, dads and granddads get in free with a paid kid’s admission.
    When: June 17th 9am-7pm
    Where: Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
three giraffes at the Columbus Zoo
Photo by Mark Cameron


  • Father’s Day Book Signing
    Discover the book “What Daddies Like” at a book signing.
    When: Sunday June 17 1-3pm
    Where: The Book Loft of German Village
    631 South 3rd St Columbus


  • Father’s Day Bake With Me Workshop
    Bake a Superman or Batman cake at this baking workshop.
    When: Saturday June 16, 2018 1-3pm
    Where: Urban Oasis Community Events Center
    2016 Minnesota Ave Columbus OH

girl holding eggs over eyes


  • Free Summer Concert
    Relax with Dad at Westerville’s Summer Concert Series. The Father’s Day concert will feature Yumbambe, a Latin Jazz group.
    When: Summer Sundays at 6:30pm
    Where: Alum Creek Amphitheater
    221 W. Main St. Westerville OH


  • Classic Movie Series
    Enjoy classic favorites on the big screen at the 2018 CAPA Summer Movie Series. The 2018 Series runs June 15th – August 5. Father’s Day weekend featues Some Like It Hot.
    When: See Movie Times
    Where: Ohio Theatre
    39 E. State St

Enjoy The Great Outdoors!

Dad laying in grass holding up toddlerThere’s a lot happening on and around Father’s Day at parks across Central Ohio. Check out a few of the special events below, and take a look at the Metro Park calendar to see a full list of Metro Park programs.

  • Father’s Day Fishing
    Enjoy fishing with Dad! Bait and light refreshments will be provided. Limited poles.
    When: June 17, 2018 2-4pm
    Where: Highbanks Day Camp
  • Creeking With Dad
    Take Dad on an off-trail hike through the creek!
    When: June 17, 2018 2-3pm
    Where: Blendon Woods
  • Canoe The Lake: Father’s Day Special
    Get out on the lake with Dad! Canoes and equipment are provided. Kids have to fit into a life jacket to ride in a canoe.
    When: June 17, 2018 9am-12pm and 2-5pm
    Where: Sharon Woods

Happy Father’s Day!

Do you know of a great Father’s Day event happening in Columbus? Let us know! We’re always happy to support local businesses and events.

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