Father’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Father’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Make special plans with dad or the father figure in your life with these local happenings in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.


June 8

Daddy, Donuts and Me: June Bugs. See the stars with dad in the planetarium, meet some creepy crawlers, go on a bug hunt and make a special critter craft to take home. 10-11:30 a.m. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900, lensc.org

Father Friendly Community Event. Costumed characters, family fun activities, giveaways, an inflatable bounce house and obstacle course, and live entertainment. 1-4 p.m. Lock 3, Akron, facebook.com/fatherfriendlysummitcounty


June 15

Father/Child Best Ball. Share some time with Dad on his big weekend. Fathers may play with as many as three children. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Black Brook Golf Course, 8900 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, 440-974-5720, cityofmentor.com

Dads, Grandpas, Uncles Game Day. Come out and celebrate Father’s Day with a twist, playing organized games with your little ones. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Garfield Heights Branch Library, 5409 Turney Road, cuyahogalibrary.com

Gaming with Dad. For students completing grades first through fifth and their dads/adult caregiver. Spend quality time together while playing a variety of board and video games. 2-3 p.m. Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, 440-333-7610, rrpl.org


June 15-16

Stay Curious Weekend For Dads. Plan a special day for dad with a half-price admission deal while checking out amazing science demos, including the Lift Off Big Science Show. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000, greatscience.com


June 16

Father’s Day Car Show. View 400 classic, antique and collector cars manufactured from 1915 to 1994, enjoy scrumptious fare and refreshing beverages, explore historic gardens, listen to live music and more. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533, stanhywet.org

Father’s Day at the Aquarium. Enjoy free admission for dads and special activities. Children can create egg carton frog and tadpole crafts and families can work together to complete a crossword puzzle for a chance to win an Annual Pass. The first 150 visiting dads receive a “fin-tastic” Father’s Day button. Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

Father’s Day Hike. Enjoy a morning hike with the father figure in your life. Search for turtles, birds and other creatures who become fathers in spring and learn how animal dads help take care of their young. 10:30 a.m.-noon. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm,1828 Smith Road, Akron, summitmetroparks.org

Donuts for Dad. Treat your dad to delicious donuts and celebrate Father’s Day with crafts and fun. 2 p.m. Bainbridge Library, 17222 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, 440-543-5611, divi.geaugalibrary.net

Father’s Day Family Night Out. It’s time to celebrate dad with a special family swim. Dads swim free. 4-5:30 p.m. Goldfish Swim School, 21599 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, 440-305-5220, goldfishswimschool.com/fairview-park/events

Akron Zoo. Celebrate the special guy in your life with a day at the zoo. Dads and grandpas get free admission. 505 Euclid Ave., Akron, 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Enjoy Father’s Day with a free day at the zoo for dad, with a paid child’s admission. 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, 216-661-6500, clevelandmetroparks.com

Father’s Day Tie Dye. Spend some time with dad on Father’s Day and tie-dye a shirt or tie together. 3-6 p.m. Akron ArtWorks, 1720 Merriman Road, akronartworks.com

Father’s Day Milkweed Giveaway. In an effort to aide the ailing Monarch Butterfly population, GPD will be handing out free pots of native milkweed for you to plant. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Claridon Woodlands, 11383 Claridon Tory Road, Chardon, geaugaparkdistrict.org

Father’s Day Concert. Enjoy the smooth and velvety sounds of singer Bill Newman. 2-4 p.m. Beachwood Branch Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., cuyahogalibrary.org

Father’s Day Batter Up BBQ & Brunch. Bring a lawn chair to watch the free vintage baseball game after you eat, featuring The Akron Black Stockings and Canal Dover Red Legs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fieldcrest Estate, 1346 55th St., North  Canton, fieldcrestestate.com

Akron Rubber Ducks: Sunday Family FUNday. Come early to play catch on the field, and post-game kids run the bases. 2 p.m. Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron, milb.com/akron

Father’s Day Lunch Cruise. Enjoy lunch and live music on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie aboard Cleveland’s largest sight-seeing vessel. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Goodtime III, 825 E. 9th St. Pier, North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, goodtimeiii.com

Family Hero Day. Family members of all ages can enjoy the HBO documentary, “A Family is A Family is A Family” about the many different kinds of people and relationships that make up loving families. Showings at 1 and 3 p.m. Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 216-593-0575, maltzmuseum.org

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