On Sunday, June 16, 2024 it's time to celebrate dad. Whether you're honoring your father, your partner, or a fatherly figure in your life, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Father's Day in Orlando. We've got lots of ideas for you including where to eat, things to do, and gift ideas too.

Things to do on Father's Day in Orlando

Make this Father’s Day weekend unforgettable at Eagles Edge, the exciting new Toptracer Driving Range at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Treat Dad to a delicious brunch, available on both Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 3PM, featuring bottomless mimosas and bloody marys.

But that’s not all – golf enthusiasts can participate in the Toptracer Global Tournament, running in conjunction with the U.S. Open. Test your skills on Pinehurst No. 2, Hole 9 (197 yards), and compete against players worldwide in this thrilling global challenge. Join Eagles Edge for a Father’s Day weekend filled with great food, refreshing drinks, and competitive fun.
It’s the perfect way to celebrate Dad!

EAGLES EDGE AT CHAMPIONSGATE

Get Outdoors

Go for a bike ride, take a hike, go zip lining or visit a nearby spring. Or explore one of Orlando's best gardens. Leu Gardens offers free admission for dads on Father's Day.

Maybe dad wants to splash around Universal's Volcano Bay water park or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Or head for one of the many beaches near Orlando.

Adventure Race

The Father’s Day Adventure Race will take place on June 16, 2024 at Little Big Econ State Forest with 3 race categories. Think of this as the ultimate family-style team building event with biking, paddling, and more.

More sports? Head to Orlando Water Sports or Aiguille Rock Climbing Center.

Pro-tip: Dads actually get to enjoy quite a number of free stuff! Our new sibling publication Orlando-Parenting.com has a great list of Freebies and Big Discounts for Dads on Father's Day in Orlando.

Go Axe Throwing

Have some fun together, and maybe get some aggression out too. A variety of axe throwing places can be found throughout the Orlando area. Here are a few options:

BONUS IDEA – Glass Blowing and Axe Throwing at Old Kinderhook

At Old Kinderhook in Sanford you can learn the basics of glass blowing while making your own glass charm for a necklace, or hang out at the axe throwing lanes.

This isn't some ordinary axe throwing. Instead of just throwing at a board, digital projections onto the board create fun games like duck hunting or whack a mole. And the digital boards keep score for you. It adds a whole other level of fun.

man and instructor during glass blowing class at old kinderhook in sanford, florida
Glass blowing at Old Kinderhook in Sanford – image by Dani Meyering

Take Dad out to eat for Father's Day in Orlando

Some dads may want to show off their grilling skills, and if that is the case, check out our ideas for a gourmet date night at home. Or pick up some fresh produce and other goodies at one of the many farmers' markets in Orlando. But if you want to treat him to a nice meal out there are plenty of options.

Bite30 – Orlando's 30 Day Restaurant Week
June 1 – July 7, 2024
Multiple restaurants around town
During Bite30, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course dinners at a set price of $35. Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about the cost of a single entree.
$35

Father's Day at Enzian Theater
June 16, 2024
Doors open at 11:30am
Film Starts at 12:00pm: Happy Gilmore
$11 and up

Enzian Theater entrance

Paddlefish
1670 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Indulge in a special Snow Crab with Florida littlenecks, Andouille, sweet corn, red potatoes and cornbread ($49) this Father’s Day while you take in panoramic views of Lake Buena Vista at Paddlefish. This hearty meal will capture all the seafood loving dad’s hearts.

Terralina Crafted Italian
1650 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Treat your dad to an unforgettable Father’s Day feast with Terralina’s special offering of a 16oz Porterhouse steak, adorned with red wine and shallot butter, served alongside herbed marble potatoes and wild carrots ($56). Pair it perfectly with a Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned complete with candied bacon, for an additional $17.50. Give the gift of gourmet dining, lakeside at Terralina.

For many dads, nothing beats a dinner out at a steakhouse. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse has a Father's Day special with an exclusive 20 oz Prime New York Strip, Maitake Mushrooms & Sauce Bourguignonne. Treat dad from June 14-16, 2024.

More Father's Day in Orlando dining ideas

Dad deserves a great meal, we've put together a complete list of places to eat on Father's Day.


Father's Day gift ideas

Spending time together is certainly a great way to spend Father's Day. And if you want to get him something special for the occasion, we've got plenty of ideas.

Orlando Beer Spa

Looking for something truly unique? Orlando Beer Spa is the only beer spa in Florida. Orlando Beer Spa is a fun, unconventional spa experience centered around beer. Private rooms featuring spacious hot tubs filled with a unique “beer treatment”; a foamy, moisturizing, aromatic hop infusion full of antioxidants and minerals.
Save $10 with code ODNG24.

If he likes fishing, the ocean, or likes being adventurous, gift him a fishing charter in Cocoa Beach. If he enjoys exploring neat and unique places around town, consider one of these Orlando Annual Passes with Perks Besides Universal and Disney.

Browse our full list of Fantastic Father’s Day Gift Ideas in Orlando and Beyond.

Fishing Charters and Surf Lessons

Cocoa Beach is one of our favorite beaches near Orlando. And here you can book a variety of private and public fishing charters. There are plenty of things to do near Cocoa Beach, including surf lessons! If he's a fan of the beach he's going to love these ideas.

Take him for a spin on The Orlando Eye

We love a tourist inspired day, perhaps he does too. Dads can ride The Wheel for free with a paid family member at ICON Park Orlando. (2024 TBA).

The Wheel at ICON Park
The Wheel at ICON Park | Dani Meyering

Also right there at ICON Park is Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. It may seem overly touristy, but you can get some awesome photo opportunities. My husband loved seeing the Superman, Batman, Albert Einstein, and Walt Disney figures.

a young boy poses for photo with Tiger Woods Figure at Madame Tussauds orlando
Tiger Woods Figure at Madame Tussauds – image by Dani Meyering

Father's Day Events in Orlando

Fun on the Farm
June 8, 2024
Puzzle Ranch, Sorrento
All are welcome to come and enjoy spending time on the farm feed treats to the animals, explore the nature trail, take a hayride and find some hidden treasures with gemstone mining.
Costs for admission ranges from $5/person for Petting Farm ONLY or $10/person to do all 3 activities.
Payments accepted are cash, Venmo, CashApp and Zelle.

Hooray for Hollywood
June 15 and 16, 2024
7:30 p.m. (Saturday) & 3 p.m. (Sunday)
Steinmetz Hall (Dr. Phillips Center)
oin the nation's largest community choir as they present a rousing review of spellbinding classics from Hollywood's greatest films, TV Shows, and more! Featuring nearly 300 voices, a 50 piece symphony orchestra, soloists, actors, and dancers, this epic concert will feature selections such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Singin' in the Rain”, “I've Had The Time of My Life”, and “My Heart Will Go On”. Additionally, moments from fan-favorite movie musicals will include “My Fair Lady”, “West Side Story”, and “Mamma Mia”. Put on your red carpet best and join us for a dazzling journey to the Hollywood Hills and beyond!
$24

Paddle with Pops
June 15, 2024, 10-11am and 11am-12pm
Blue Springs State Park
Enjoy this unique event where you and pops will embark on a one-hour tandem kayak or canoe paddle, followed by a delicious BBQ lunch. It’s the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with your dad or father figure.
$50 for Duo, $10 extra per additional child

Dad & Me – Epoxy Coaster & Holder Workshop
June 15, 2024, 3:30-5pm
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
515 E Altamonte Dr Suite 1018, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the art of epoxy resin crafting under the guidance of our skilled instructors. Each ticket grants admission for one father and one child (ages 6 and up) to the workshop, where they'll work together to create two epoxy coasters and a custom coaster holder that can hold up to four coasters.
$49.99 per pair

Dipping with Dad
June 15, 2024, 5:30-6:30pm
Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
300 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL
Head to the Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate kitchens for a fun & interactive event for Dad + Child, Father's Day Weekend! Each pair will dip: Caramel apple, Bacon, Potato chips, and Pretzel rods, PLUS decorate a chocolate game controller! Space is limited, reservations are required. Call the shop at (407) 644-3200 to reserve your spots or email us at [email protected]
$80 per pair (two people)

Rock the Beach Tribute Series – A Tribute to Motley Crue
June 15, 2024 at 7 pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Rock out with dad at a powerhouse 80s metal experience with a tribute to Motley Crue!
DRIVEN FROM 8 – 9PM
THE DIRTT BAND 9PM – 12AM
$15 general admission

Father's Day Sip and Shop
June 16, 2024, 11am-12pm
Fabletics
4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839
Treat your dad to a day of shopping and sipping on delicious beverages. Enjoy a fun-filled day of finding the perfect gifts for the special men in your life. Whether you're looking for activewear, accessories, or just want to enjoy some quality time together, this event is the place to be. 

A Day with Dad Father's Day Event – Make Matching Bracelets
June 16, 2024, 12-4pm
FAVO
221 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
In this fun workshop, you'll learn how to design your matching (or not!) bracelets, how to knot leather cord and work with beads to create trendy bracelets that reflect your love and connection. Their skilled instructor will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that each bracelet becomes a cherished keepsake, AND a cool piece to wear!
$75 per person

Family Afternoon For Dad
June 16, 2024, 4pm
Truffles and Trifles
711 W Smith St, Orlando, FL 32804
Spend your Father’s Day at Truffles and Trifles cooking a delicious meal together! Classes are divided into teams, who each prepare select menu items. Once all food is ready, everyone will come together to enjoy the meal buffet style.
$50 per person

Father's Day at the World's Largest Hard Rock Cafe
June 15-17, 2024
Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
Cheers Dad with an ice cold smoked High West Whiskey Old Fashioned, house-made brown sugar syrup, a dash of cherry bitters, orange twist and a cherry. Plus, a New York Strip steak special.

Father's Day Celebration
June 16 from 12 pm-9 pm
Boxi Park Lake Nona
Spend the day with Dad enjoying live music, games, food, and more.
FREE

2024 Events TBA:

Father's Day Pub Crawl at SeaWorld Orlando
2024 TBA
Sea World Orlando
Take dad to SeaWorld for this perfectly curated foodie adventure. Purchase a 9-item sampling lanyard to use toward Father's Day specials. Stop at designated food stands throughout the park for a refreshing drink and treat. This is a fun way to savor a wide range of delicious drinks, including local brews, signature cocktails, and sample summer spectacular snack items.
As the evening unfolds, you can also keep the energy going with a dance party at Club SeaGlow and check out their thrilling fireworks display, Ignite.
$89.99 per lanyard. Does not include admission.

Father's Day Improv Show
2024 TBA
SAK Comedy Lab
Come see SAK's best and brightest performers improvise a comedy show for dad and the whole family. Special Promo: $30 buys dad's admission + a custom picture/message inclusion in the Father's Day slide presentation that plays after intermission.
$22 (FREE for dad)


Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando

Celebrating Father's Day together can be a little tiring – it's okay to admit this! For some help, check out our list of Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando. These dining spots make a fun family outing any time of year. And if your pup needs to come along too, head to one of the many Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando.

The Yardery in Sanford is kid-friendly and fun with a tire swing, green astroturf, and yard games
The Yardery in Sanford is kid-friendly

There are even more family friendly restaurants in Orlando featured on our sibling site, Orlando-Parenting.com.

Elev8 Sanford has a full restaurant and two bars. In years past, Fathers received a free go-kart race with a child present. By the way, Elev8 Sanford is one of many indoor date ideas for a rainy day.

GO ON A MINI-GETAWAY

If you can swing a romantic overnight, consider some of the nearby weekend getaways we've reviewed: