When it comes to Father’s Day, all dads like to celebrate a little differently. Whatever kind of day your pops is looking for, we’ve got the details on something to do with him this Father’s Day in Phoenix.


Weekend Activities


Free Dads' Admission to Flashlight Tours

June 17

Head to Desert Botanical Garden to celebrate Father’s Day the evening prior with a free admission to Flashlight Tours with a paid child admission. Flashlight Tours are sensory adventures to see, hear and feel how our desert nights shimmer. Guests beam their own flashlights along the self-paced trails to capture the night-blooming plants and animals that chirp, whirr and whisper in the desert after dark.

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
(480) 481-8188

Dbg Flashlight Tours
Flashlight Tours at the Desert Botanical Garden


Family Drumming Workshop at Musical Instrument Museum

June 17

Make it a Father’s Day tradition! Catch the rhythm and learn the basics of African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming with master instructor Frank Thompson. This workshop is fun and relaxing—a great chance to make music and rhythm together. After basic instruction, the session ends with a thrilling jam session. All levels are welcome to join in the fun. Bring your own drum or use one of the museum's.

4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix 85050
(480) 245-6919

Family Drumming Workshop
Family Drumming Workshop at MIM


Father’s Day at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

June 17

The Museum celebrates dads everywhere by offering free admission for dads and grandads on Father’s Day.

15 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, 85034
(602) 253-0501

Children's Museum of Phoenix
Children's Museum of Phoenix


Father's Day Deal at OdySea Aquarium

June 17

Celebrate Father's Day at OdySea Aquarium, where dads will receive $10 off general admission (this does not include combo tickets or special encounters programs). 

9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
(480) 291-8000

OdySea Aquarium


Father's Day Man Brunch and Racing

June 17

Treat Dad to the annual man brunch at Octane Raceway. Race & Brunch includes an Annual Racing Membership, one kart race, a manly brunch (eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes, coffee and juice), and a gift for dad. VR & Brunch includes the same manly brunch, gift for dad and multiplayer Velocity VR experience. Reservations required. 

9119 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
(602) 302-7223


Father’s Day Dining Specials (June 17)


Salty Sow

Salty Sow celebrates Fathers with a specialty brunch featuring breakfast and lunch items such as French toast, house-made sausage and bacon, roasted turkey, rosemary honey dipped fried chicken and waffles, green chili pork and more.

4801 E Cactus Rd, Scottsdale
(602) 795-9463


Steak 44

Treat dad to a Sunday where he can step away from the grill and choose from an array of dishes that are sure to surpass even his own grilling standards. At Steak 44, dads can enjoy steaks and chops that are responsibly farmed and wet aged 28 days. Mouth watering already? Make your reservation online now. 

5101 N 44th St, Phoenix
(602) 271-4400


Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar

Join Artizen's Brunch to celebrate Dad with a special BBQ platter and beer flight. Enjoy chef's house brisket, sausage and ribs paired with homemade coleslaw, corn bread and Arizona's own craft beers from Four Peaks.

2401 E. Camelback Road
(602) 522-6655


Phoenix Public Market

Whether you are celebrating early at breakfast, or are sleeping in and heading out to lunch, stop by Phoenix’s favorite hangout to thank Dad for all he does with market fresh food and drink all day long. Early risers can dig in to steak and eggs for breakfast while those who hit snooze can indulge in a made-from-scratch burger and beer for just $10. 

14 E Pierce St, Phoenix
(602) 253-2700


Organ Stop Pizza

Organ Stop Pizza will open their doors for the 2018 Father's Day Musical Lunch. Enjoy an all -you-can-eat pizza buffet and the concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer with your favorite dads, grandfathers and friends. Alcoholic beverages and ice cream available at additional charge. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

1149 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa
(480) 813-5700


Sonata's Restaurant

Sonata’s Restaurant tips its hat to dads with a special Father’s Day Brunch featuring a selection of breakfast items, hearty lunch plates, both sweet and savory crepe options, and the popular blended Acai bowls. 

10050 N. Scottsdale Road #127, Scottsdale
(480) 477-1390


Lon's at The Hermosa

Celebrate Dad with a bountiful BBQ Board on Father’s Day, featuring a selection of house-smoked favorites such as pulled pork sliders, baby back ribs and sausages, salads and more.

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley
(602) 955-8614


The Capital Grille

Join The Capital Grille Phoenix for Father’s Day  and enjoy bone-in tomahawk ribeye for a celebration to remember. A dinner menu will be served all day.

2502 E. Camelback Road Ste. 199, Phoenix
(602) 952-8900


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