On Sunday, June 18, 2023 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

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.

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. Another spectacular garden to visit takes a bit of a drive to get there, but it is worth it. Bok Tower 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 18, 2023 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.

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:

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 9, 2023
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.

Father’s Day 2023 at Tapa Toro
Sunday, June 18: Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

FREE beer for Dad with the purchase of an entrée 

  • Full menu available a la carte 
  • Flamenco dancing during brunch starting at 12 p.m.
  • Flamenco dancing during dinner at 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.

Reservations are highly recommended! To reserve, call 407-226-2929 or visit www.tapatoro.com

A favorite way to celebrate Father's Day in Orlando is with a special screening at Enzian Theather. This year's event features a Father's Day BBQ and a screening of “Major League” Enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet, FREE beer, and a fun flick at Enzian!

Father's Day at Enzian Theater
Sunday, June 18, 11:30am
Doors open at 11:30am
Film Starts at 12:30pm: Major League
$70 – $200

Enzian Theater entrance


Treat dad to baseball-themed ice cream flavors at Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream
Starting June 1 to the end of July, the scoops shops of Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream will feature three flavors we know dads will love.
Cracker Jack, Double Bubble, and Bomb Pop Sorbet not only make for great summer flavors, but can also come served in a Kelly's Ice Cream plastic baseball helmet.


Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream June and July 2023 Flavors - Double Bubble Cracker Jack and Bomb Pop Sorbet -
Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream – Double Bubble Cracker Jack and Bomb Pop Sorbet – Dani Meyering


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.

You can also enjoy a nice meal at home with the Father's Day Feast Pick Up from Ravenous Pig. The feast includes a 48oz dry-aged porterhouse steak, loaded potato hashed browns, roasted carrots, truffle ciabatta loaf, and a dessert of stonefruit bourbon crisp. Plus, you can add on cocktails to-go.

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 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. Relax and sip local brews from the unlimited self-serve taps located right next to the tub. Upgrade options include Prosecco and Sangria. Save $10 with code FD23ODN

Orlando Beer Spa Father's Day – Image credit: My Beer Spa


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 Wheel

We love a tourist inspired day, perhaps he does too. Dads can ride The Wheel for free with a paid family member.

ICON Park Orlando is offering a Play Pass that gives you admission to nearly every ride at ICON Park, plus nearly every indoor attraction.
As an added advantage for flexibility, the pass is valid for 30 days from date of purchase. This allows guests to come and go, and spread out the enjoyment of all 30+ experiences over multiple visits in a month.

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



Father's Day Events in Orlando

Publix Aprons® Big and Little Chef: Father's Day Edition
Saturday, June 17, 10am
Publix Super Market at Winter Park Village

Father's Day at the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe
Friday June 16 – Sunday June 18, all day
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.

Family Day on the Farm
Saturday, June 17, 10am – 2pm
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.

Smooth Groove – Father's Day Edition
Saturday, June 17, 8pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
the Wave Terrace for a live musical performance with The Love Band!
$15 general admission

Father's Day Pub Crawl at SeaWorld Orlando
Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 from 11:30am-close
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.

Hand-Drawn Jazz
Saturday, June 17 3pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 18, 3pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater (Dr. Phillips Center)
Featuring 40 incredibly talented local musicians in the CFCArts Big Band, Hand-Drawn Jazz will be an exploration and a celebration of the intersection of jazz and animation. With music from favorites like The Pink Panther, Toy Story, Looney Tunes, The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Aladdin, and Encanto, this will be a family-friendly concert experience full of great music, lots of laughter, and even a few creative surprises.

Orlando Cars and Coffee Father's Day
Sunday, June 18, 8am –  11am
Donut Central & Fuelpresso, 495 N Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792
Family-friendly. All makes and models welcome. From Supercars and modern high-end exotics, to custom one-off builds, imports, domestics, and more.

Father's Day Improv Show
Sunday, June 18, multiple showtimes
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)

Father's Day Celebration
Sunday, June 18, 12pm
Boxi Park Lake Nona
Spend the day with Dad enjoying live music, games, BBQ features and more.

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. 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.


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