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The Best Things To Do on Father's Day in Orlando

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Father’s Day is on the way and now is the perfect time to plan a memorable day, with unique experiences, gourmet dining, special events and more, right here in Orlando.

The Best Things To Do this Father's Day in Orlando

This year, Father's Day is on Sunday, June 18, 2023, and we’ve brought together the best ways to help treat Dad to an unforgettable day, and there’s no better place than Orlando to celebrate Dads!

Ideas For What To Do This Father's Day In Orlando

Celebrate Father's Day in Orlando

2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Now - Sunday, July 5, 2023

The popular 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival features fresh cuisine, refreshing drinks, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment.

Plus, the Garden Rocks Concert Series features favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre. On Father's Day Weekend, Vertical Horizon play June 16 & 17, while Tony Orlando will take to the stage June 18 & 19.

Scenic Boat Tour Winter Park

Scenic Boat Tour

Tour the Winter Park chain of lakes with Dad this Father’s Day weekend on a Scenic Boat Tour. Lasting an hour, the guided cruises venture through three of the seven lakes and two, narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain.

On any given tour, you may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank, enjoy swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers.

Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise.

Enjoy A Day At The Beach this Father's Day in Orlando

Enjoy A Day At The Beach With Dad This Father's Day

Thanks to Orlando's central location in Florida, we are practically in the middle of both the historic east coast beaches and the stunning gulf coast beaches in the west coast of Central Florida.

So why not treat Dad and all the family to a trip to the beach this Father's Day, soaking up our famous Florida sunshine.

Check out our guide to the best Central Florida beaches, all with an hour to two hour drive from Orlando.

Wild Florida Orlando

Enjoy The Great Outdoors With Fun Activities For Father's Day

Orlando offers a whole world of unique outdoor activities and recreational options for Dad and the whole family to enjoy this Father's Day in Orlando.

For those Dad's seeking an adrenalin filled adventure, then you can ride an airboat through the swamps in search of gators at both, Wild Florida or Boggy Creek Airboat Rides.

If Dad prefers slower-paced fun on the water, treat him to a kayak tour with Get Up and Go Kayaking, or at Epic Paddle Adventures you can rent kayaks or paddleboards and seek your own adventures, or now that we are heading into the hot days of summer, the whole family can cool off in the many gorgeous natural springs in the area, including Blue Spring State Park, De Leon Springs State Park, Rock Springs at Kelly Park, and Wekiwa Springs State Park.

Don’t forget our imaginative water parks, either. Favorites include Aquatica Orlando, Universal’s Volcano Bay and Island H2O.

Moving into the air, Dad can soar above the trees on zip lines and tarzan ropes at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park or zip line over huge alligators at Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line!

Looking for something a little more laid back? Enjoy a Swan Paddle Boat ride around Lake Eola or take a leisurely stroll in one of the many beautiful gardens and parks Orlando has to offer.

From trail hiking to leisurely walks, full on workouts or relaxing with a picnic, the parks here in Central Florida allows you to enjoy lush subtropical landscapes and inviting green spaces.

Having fun on International Drive Orlando

Have Fun on International Drive

On International Drive Dad can experience flying at iFly Indoor Skydiving where you can feel the adrenaline rush of flying in a fun, safe environment, or go even higher and see Orlando and its world famous attractions from a helicopter ride on Air Force Fun.

Also near I-Drive, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games offer adrenaline fueled indoor karting fun for the whole family, while Topgolf Orlando features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing "bays" similar to a bowling lane.

Challenge Dad to a game of put put at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf or Lost Caverns Adventure Golf.

At Kings Dining & Entertainment enjoy upscale bowling and billiards, while over at Ripley's Believe It or Not! explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable, then experience over 100 interactive exhibits at Orlando's only upside-down attraction, Wonderworks.

And for the dads who just want to have a good time, head to Fun Spot America to race the day away on their multi-level, outdoor go-kart tracks, thrill rides, arcade games, roller coasters and more!

Golf in Orlando

Enjoy Sports With Dad

Of course, Golf is huge here in Orlando and Dad won’t lack for places to hit the links while he’s in Orlando.

What really sets us apart, though, are pro-designed golf courses that Dad will definitely want to play on!. Arnold Palmer’s layouts can be found at Shingle Creek Golf Club, Orange Lake Resort,Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge and Walt Disney World Golf’s courses.

Palmer also designed one of the three courses at Reunion Resort, with the others designed by Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Another Nicklaus designed course is at Grand Cypress Golf Club. Other pro designed courses are from Greg Norman, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes, and Reese Jones, Waldorf Astoria Golf Club, among other celebrated designers.

If tennis is Dad’s racket, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona is the Home of American Tennis with 100 courts spread across 64 acres. Players of all ages and skill levels can play for free, plus for Pickleball fans they even have full-size Pickleball courts.

Father's Day Pub Crawl at SeaWorld Orlando

Enjoy A Pub Crawl At SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando has the perfect gift for a perfectly curated foodie adventure...The Father's Day Pub Crawl!!

Purchase a 9-item sampling lanyard for $89.99 to use toward the parks Father's Day specials., then you can enjoy the park, stopping at designated food stands throughout the park for a refreshing drink and treat.

The Father's Day Pub Crawl is an opportunity to savor a wide range of delicious drinks, including local brews, signature cocktails and sample summer spectacular snack items.

You and your group can set your own pace, exploring the park at your leisure. Whether you prefer craft beers, cocktails, or a classic pint, there will be something for everyone's taste.

As the evening unfolds, keep the energy high with a dance party at Club SeaGlow and top it off with Ignite, a thrilling fireworks display.

ICON Park Orlando

Celebrate Dad at ICON Park

ICON Park is the perfect place to treat Dad to an extra special Father's Day this year, with the free to enter entertainment destination offering plenty of fun adventures for the whole family to celebrate Dad.

ICON Park offers more than 50 amazing restaurants, funky bars, and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air.

Visit other attractions including SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Museum of Illusions Orlando.

Dezerland Park Orlando

Have Fun At Dezerland Park

Dezerland Park Orlando is a one-stop-shop for a memorable Father’s Day that dad will enjoy!

You gotta visit Orlando’s Largest Museum of any kind that also happens to be home to the most engaging auto/vehicle collection in the world: Auto Experience Museum. We’re sure he’ll enjoy browsing the many rare and exotic vehicles here.

If there’s a new movie out that your dad’s been dying to see, hit the movie theater here to see it on the big screen with a bucket of popcorn!

Then finish the day with an axe-citing experience at Axecelsior Axe Throwing!

Orlando Dinner Shows

Treat Dad to a Themed Dinner Show

Orlando offers an amazing choice of dinner shows perfect for a family get together on Father's Day.

Kissimmee boasts two very popular dinner shows, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is all about jousting, horsemanship and falconry, and Capone's Dinner and Show is a fun and unique experience full of comedy, action and adventure.

International Drive loves it's dinner shows too with an awesome choice including Pirate's Dinner Adventure offering swashbuckling thrills and sword fights, Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando offers a uniquely Latin themed experience not to miss and Orlando Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre features a night of nonstop laughter.

Also on I-Drive is Titanic Dinner Show featuring a one of a kind dinner parties aboard Titanic plus Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show is a world of comedy where you become the detective.

Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

Father's Day Events And Special Offers In Orlando

We've brought together a list of events that are happening throughout Orlando and Central Florida to celebrate the Dad's in your life this Father's Day.

Plus, there is many attractions that are offering free admission or extra special offers just for Dad! Check back often as we updates this guide as we get closer to Father’s Day.

Tank America Orlando

Tank America
Thursday, June 1 - Sunday June 18, 2023

Do you want to give Dad a Father’s Day he’ll never forget at a 25% savings? Tank America in Orlando is making it possible!

For the ultimate adrenalin rush this Father's Day, a visit to Tank America here in Orlando is a must, there is nowhere else in town quite like this adventure!

Tank America gives guests the opportunity to get behind the controls of a 17-ton FV433 real military tank. The attraction is on 14 acres of land and puts guests right in the center of the action as they navigate jungle terrain, hills and mud holes.

This Father’s Day, Tank America has a special offer for an adrenaline-filled, afternoon adventure at a great price. When guests book their package between Thursday, June 1 and Sunday, June 18, they can experience the Basic Training package with three passengers, a mudhole drive-through and a scrap car obstacle for 25% off. The special package, which is a $600 value, will be discounted to $450 for the holiday.

Downtown Lake Mary Father’s Day Cruise
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Bring Dad and the whole family out for a freezer show hosted by City of Lake Mary.

Enjoy the afternoon under the shade of mature oaks, visit the quaint boutique shops or have lunch at any of the several restaurants. Bring your dog! Street and grass parking available.

Music by DJ Don from Cruisin Orlando. Free for all years and models.

Brevard Zoo
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Dad's will love a visit to Brevard Zoo in Melboune, plus Dads are treated to FREE admission to the Zoo on Father’s Day!

Parents must be accompanied by a paying child of any age. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.

There’s so much to experience at Brevard Zoo. The lush, open-air habitats are home to over 900 animals from around the world! The Zoo also offers animal feedings, kayak tours, train rides, aerial adventures and more.

Enzian Theaters Father’s Day BBQ & Movie

Enzian Theaters Father’s Day BBQ & Movie
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Treat your dad and the important men in your life to a delicious BBQ buffet, FREE beer, and a fun flick at Enzian!

BBQ lunch, plus fountain drinks and coffee, plus a screening of MAJOR LEAGUE, oh and Dad's receive their first select beer free! From $70 each. Click here for details.

Celebrate Father's Day at Hard Rock Cafe Orlando

Celebrate Father's Day at Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18, 2023

Make Dad's DAY with a trip to Hard Rock Cafe Orlando with a New York Strip steak, grilled and topped with mushrooms marinated in a smoked bacon and bourbon sauce, served with Yukon Gold potatoes and fresh vegetables available June 16th-June 18th only

Wash it down with our Smoked Old Fashioned featuring wood-smoked High West Whiskey, house-made brown sugar simple syrup, cherry bitters and a Filthy cherry!

Leu Garden's Father's Day Special
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Enjoy this special day with your dad in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. FREE Admission for Dads, Sunday, June 18, 2023. Stroll the winding pathways and discover DINOSAURS! and all the amazing gardens including the butterfly garden, rose garden and tropical stream garden.

Orange County Regional History Center

Free Admission for Caregivers on Father's Day
at Orange County Regional History Center

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all the important men or caregivers in our life. It might be your dad, your grandfather or anyone who has played an important role.

On Father’s Day, the Orange County History Center offers free admission to any caregiver accompanied by their loved one (of any age)!

Father's Day at Grande Lakes Orlando

At Grande Lakes Orlando you can create lasting memories with Dad this Father's Day weekend.

Father’s Day Cigar and Rum Experience:

Dads visiting the JW Marriott can indulge in the finer things in life during the curated Cigar and Rum experience.

Let live entertainment set the backdrop for cigar rolling, sipping signature drinks from Appleton Estates and sampling bourbon flights.

Learn more and book HERE. Seatings are $75 per person.

Father's Day at Grande Lakes Orlando

Father's Day Brunch at Ritz-Carlton’s Highball and Harvest:

On Sunday, June 18 from noon to 3 pm., enjoy a classic brunch with a side of barrel aged bourbon cocktail specials to toast to dear ol’ dad! Choose from the Smoked Salmon plate, classic omelet, a fun option of Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles, and more!

Each seating is $105 per adult, $50 per child.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 407-393-4034.

Father's Day in Orlando Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens
Sunday, June 18, 2023

All dads receive free admission to Bok Tower Gardens on Sunday, June 18th!

Visit the Gardens to celebrate and make memories!

Central Florida Zoo Father's Day in Orlando

Central Florida Zoo
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Dads and grandfathers get into the Central Florida Zoo for free.

Each free admission must be accompanied by a paid admission and the deal is only valid at the gate.

Father's Day in Orlando ICON Park Orlando

June 16 - June 18, 2023

Spend your Father's Day at ICON Park! From June 16-18, Dads can ride The Wheel for free!

Father's Day in Orlando

Brother Jimmy’s ICON Park
Sunday, June 18, 2023

The first 100 Dads to dine at Brother Jimmy’s at ICON Park on I-Drive on Father’s Day will receive a free Pabst Blue Ribbon and a Brother Jimmy’s Koozie. Cheers!

Father's Day in Orlando Dezerland Orland

Dezerland Action Park
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Guests can take advantage of buy-one-get-one-free passes to the Orlando Auto Museum at Dezerland Action Park on International Drive

Father's Day in Orlando Aloma Bowl

Airport Lanes, Aloma Bowl and Boardwalk Bowl
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Dads can get two free bowling games and a shoe rental when accompanied by a paying child at Aloma Bowling Centers.

Father's Day in Orlando

Elev8 Fun
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Dads race FREE this Father's Day! Race on Sunday, June 18 to enjoy some heart-racing thrills with Dad on the state-of-the-art go-kart track. Child must be present to redeem free race.

Father's Day in Orlando

Crayola Experience Orlando
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Dads receive FREE admission to Crayola Experience Orlando at Florida Mall with purchase of a full priced child admission ticket.

Father's Day in Orlando

Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Enjoy buy one get one free for Father's Day at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf on International Drive.

Father's Day in Orlando

Fun Spot America
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Fun Spot is honoring dads with a FREE Single Day 1-Park Fun Pass to Fun Spot Orlando or Kissimmee.

That’s right, dad’s are free with a purchase of a Single Day Pass. This is only valid for one day at one park. The Single Day 1-Park Fun

SAK Comedy Lab Father's Day Improv Show

SAK Comedy Lab
Sunday, June 18, 2023

It's a tradition every Father's Day to treat Dad to a special SAK show! Best of all, dads get FREE admission! Come see the top professional performers improvise a comedy show for Dad and the whole family.

Two teams of performers will compete using audience suggestions and volunteers to inspire comedy made up right on the spot. This is a popular show, so make sure to purchase tickets in advance, including reserving those free dad tickets.

Splitsville - Disney Springs Father's Day Specials

Splitsville - Disney Springs
Sunday, June 18, 2023

Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday? Then make your way to the West Side of Disney Springs as the're hooking Dad up with FREE bowling and a souvenir squeeze bottle where he'll get discounted refills on daiquiris all day long! Lane Reservations Here

The Best Things To Do this Father's Day in Orlando

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