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 18

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


Drams for Dads

June 16-17

Skip the traditional tie for Father’s Day this year and treat Dad to an experience he will long remember — Drams for Dads, a special Scotch tasting with light food pairings at The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. Guests will learn about the differences between the labels, unique aspects of the various whisky regions of Scotland and explore different ways to drink scotch.

6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 85254
(480) 624-1202

The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
The Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa


Take a Break at the Lake

June 17

Take a break with Dad at Lake Pleasant. The event will feature live music by country music singer Rob West and Screamin’ Javelinas, yard game favorites such as corn hole, a cigar bar for the afficionados, and food truck eats and drinks.

Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina, 40202 N. 87th Ave, Peoria
(623) 773-7137


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

June 18

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 18

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 at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

June 15

Celebrate Father’s Day with a wealth of activities at the family-friendly Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, including a Father's Day Grill Master Class where Dad will make his own signature dry rub and get valuable tips on how to smoke meats while grilling his own specialty lunch. During the Dad's Beer Dinner featuring Huss Brewery on June 15,  award-winning local craft beers will be paired with original culinary creations. Also check out spa specials for dads at the resort.

7677 N. 16th St, Phoenix
(602) 997-2626


Father's Day Man Brunch and Racing

June 18

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 18)


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, Santan and Huss Brewery.

2401 E. Camelback Road
(602) 522-6655


Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork restaurant in Scottsdale celebrates Father’s Day with a special Steak and lobster combination. Roaring Fork is where bold American-Western cooking featuring wood-fire techniques meets unmatched service, genuine hospitality and a contemporary ambiance. 

4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
(480) 947-0795


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


Organ Stop Pizza

Organ Stop Pizza will open their doors for the 2017 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


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


ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Celebrate dad with brunch and the Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar at ZuZu or join for a seasonal dinner menu, featuring grilled 16oz BBQ short ribs served with shishito pepper grits, turnips, charred onions and petite greens. 

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
(480) 376-2600


T. Cook's

This Father’s Day, let dad sit back and relax and treat him to a hearty meal with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired, a la carte brunch featuring a variety of delicious dishes and signature cocktails on special at The Mix Up Bar.

5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
(602) 283-1234



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