Many dads have been pulling double duty in recent months as a result of COVID-19 restrictions on activities, so as things begin to open up in our community, don’t forget to celebrate all they do. Whether they’re a dad by blood, marriage or another means, there are plenty of ways to still safely commemorate them this year. 

Get Active 

We know you've been largely cooped up since many things shut down in March, but now the weather is beautiful and there are plenty of opportunities to get up and out of the house this Father's Day.

Outdoor Activities 

One of the most cost-effective ways to celebrate is to get outside! Columbus Metro Parks are open with plenty of options to hike, bike, picnic and more without worry of crowding in close quarters. Plus, Father’s Day weekend is free fishing weekend in Ohio, so you can experience Ohio’s fantastic public fishing opportunities without purchasing a license. Get the whole scoop and learn where to go from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  

Battelle Darby Creek

Tanger Outlets 

Celebrate Dad and putt for a prize at a Tanger Outlets putting challenge fit for the entire family! Put your putting skills to the test and stay the course to win fun prizes on a luxury putting green; then show him how tee-riffic he is by shopping the best Father's Day weekend deals at his favorite brands. Show your receipts totaling $50+ at the Tanger tent for a free sleeve of three Polo Ralph Lauren Golf Balls.  


Make this Father's Day a hole-in-one with a gift card to Topgolf and receive a $10 bonus card with every $50 purchased through June 21. Reservations are available now for up to six guests per bay.  

Group of friends lounging on couches and hitting golf balls in hitting bay at Topgolf

Throw Nation 

Take dad to Throw Nation in Dublin, grab a drink and throw axes together. Use code BESTDAD at checkout for 30% off this Father’s Day! 

Casino Night

Both Hollywood Casino and Eldorado Scioto Downs are reopening on Friday, June 19, just in time for some Father’s Day fun. Get out of the house back in action knowing you can feel safe with plenty of social distancing and sanitization practices in place at Columbus' gaming destinations.

Dine like Champions 

Quite possibly, dad has been cooking a lot more than usual during quarantine, so consider giving him the gift of a night off from the kitchen this Father’s Day with some of these fantastic options from restaurants around the city. 

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants 

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants has plenty of delicious options to treat dad, whether dining in or out! Both The Avenue and Mitchell’s Ocean Club will be open for brunch, serving both a special Father’s Day Brunch menu and their dinner menus all day long. If you’re not ready to eat in a restaurant yet, consider a Father’s Day Grilling package from The Barn, complete with instructions for grilling at home, or a “Father’s Day in a Box” ready-made meal from Cameron Mitchell Premier Events. Check out all the options here.  

Two dads dining at the Guild House with their daughter

J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood 

Raise the “steaks” this Father’s Day with a three-course Prix Fixe Father’s Day Menu from J. Gilbert's for just $52, and enjoy $10 Barrel-Aged Manhattans when you dine in.  

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 

Treat dad to a Ruth’s Chris Prime Ribeye Surf & Turf this Father’s Day, available for dine-in, takeout and delivery. Or, surprise him with a night out on you, and receive a $50 bonus gift card for every $250 spent through June 21. 

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing  

Wolf’s Ridge has created a special Father’s Day Beer Float Bundle that includes a 4- or 6-pack of Wolf’s Ridge beer with a pint of ice cream or sorbet and a logo pint glass for only $30. Pair it with a carryout order to complete the celebration! Don’t forget that the Columbus Ale Trail has been extended to Aug. 4 and many breweries are still stamping books for to-go beers. 

Wolf's Ridge beer float Father's Day bundle