Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Treat your dad, grandpa, brother, uncle or favorite father figure to an authentically Austin experience with aerial yoga or a booze-and-barbecue cruise on Lady Bird Lake. Or check out these Central Texas events (and click here to see our full list of Father’s Day events):
Thursday, June 15
Private Father’s Day shopping event at STAG. Drinks, eats, deals, prizes and great gifts for the dad in your life.
Friday, June 16
“Blow Your Own” Father’s Day Event at Salado Glassworks. Sure, it’s a bit of a drive, but where else can you make your own hand-blown glass mug, sipper or tumbler?
Saturday, June 17
Father’s Day Flea at Whole Foods Arbor Trails. Handmade items and vintage wares from local vendors make great one-of-a-kind gifts.
17th Annual Father’s Day Bazaar and Sale at The Arabic Bazaar. The perfect gift for the dad who has everything? Bellydance classes.
Beards, Bacon and Burnouts at Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Austin. Free Lone Star beer, cheeseburgers, live music, the Austin Facial Hair Club and Harleys = the most dad day ever.
Shiner Backyard Chili Cook-off at Doc’s Backyard. Live music from Drew Womack and One Ton Country, in addition to local vendors. Bring your own chair.
Sunday, June 18
Father’s Day Bike Ride at McKinney Falls State Park. Bring dad for an early-morning bike ride.
Father’s Day Brunch and Dinner with Real Ale at Whip-In. Your dad’s had chicken fried steak, but has he had chicken fried steak tossed in Indian spiced batter?
Father’s Day Treat: Free Budweiser Can + Popcorn at Irene’s. That’s right, free beer and popcorn.
Petsmart Father’s Day Adoption Event at Petsmart Balcones. Need a new furry friend or want to just pet some dogs? This is the place.
Dads eat free all day at Pluckers. All locations. Wings galore.
Not Your Father’s Day at Yard Bar. Enjoy the aptly named Not Your Father’s Root Beer and beer/shot specials while petting dogs. A different kind of Sunday Funday.
A free local Draft Beer + Chex Mix at Easy Tiger. Dad gets a free draft beer and Chex Mix on the house. Challenge him to a game of ping pong, while you’re at it.
Father’s Day Terrarium Class at Blue Owl Brewing. Dad-DIY and dinosaurs.
Chocolate tasting with complimentary beer at Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center. Hops and Grain + chocolate = happy dad.
Father’s Day Fete at Live Oak Brewing Company. Say “cheers” to dad with live music, German food and lawn games.
Father’s Day Wienie Roast at Juniper. Sure, there will be cheeseburgers and sausage dogs, but also a whole roasted hog, peach pies and a keg.
Cool Hand Luke at The Paramount. A classic dad film in 35mm.
Concert in the Park with the Austin Symphonic Band at Zilker Hillside Theatre. Bring a blanket and a picnic.
Did we miss an event? Add it to our calendar here and make sure to choose “Father’s Day” as the category.
Where to eat
Take dad to one of restaurant critic Matthew Odam’s picks: