Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th and it’s a time to show our love and appreciation for all the father figures in our lives. Plan the perfect day and make Dad feel extra special with our 2023 Father’s Day Guide. We’ve included ideas for dads with littles, activities for the entire family, where to grab a drink, and where to dine for brunch and/or dinner. Scroll down to find all the information you need to get planning. Happy Father’s Day!

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Dads & Littles
Family Activities
Have a Drink With Dad
Dine With Dad

Dads & Littles

Bring Dad to the Museum for Free

The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 10 am – 5 pm

On Sunday, June 18th, bring your favorite adult to the Academy for free and explore the museum together. Enjoy Dinosaur Hall, Outside In, and a limited time special exhibition featuring the magnificent, feathered creatures that live among us – birds! Discover something you’ve never seen before and make some memories with your family.

Visit Smith Memorial Playground

3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse offers a free, safe place to play for children (recommended for ages 12 and younger). The 6 1/2 acre playground includes the historic Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and more than 50 pieces of unique, age-appropriate and accessible pieces of play equipment. The 16,000 square foot Playhouse, which has undergone an extensive renovation and reopened to the public on January 8, 2022, provides unique indoor play spaces.

We Rock the Spectrum Event

12357 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, June 16th, 5-7 pm

We Rock the Spectrum, an all-inclusive sensory-safe gym in Philadelphia, is honoring “ausome” fathers with a special event hosted by Ausomeness Inc. and Born Leader Brand on Friday, June 16th. Open play is $5 and professional “Daddy & Me” photos will be available by Taylor Jo Photography. There will be free giveaways too!


  • Sister Cities Park

  • Three Bears Park

  • Liberty Lands

  • Clark Park

  • Seger Park

  • Franklin Square

  • Starr Garden Playground

  • Champions Park Playground

  • Chew Playground

  • Deni Playground

  • Di Silvestro Playground

  • Mayfair Memorial Playground

Father’s Day Family Activities

Father’s Day Celebration at Kick Axe Throwing Philadelphia

232 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 11:30 am -10:30 pm

Grab dad and celebrate Father’s Day at Kick Axe Philly. Get a free hot dog and beer when you book. There will also be drink specials and fun games. You can throw starting at age 8 if you are able to handle the axe. Book online.

Father’s Day Hand Made Dumpling Making Class

2401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
June 17th & 18th, 11 am & 5 pm

Attend a fun DIY Dumpling + fried chocolate wonton cooking experience in Center City where you will learn to make rose shaped dumplings and edamame too. This will be a hands-on adventure and you will be guided and taught by Yin, a dumpling making expert. Register for this event online.

Garden Bros Nuclear Circus

Philadelphia Mills, 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 1 pm & 4 pm

The Garden Bros Nuclear Circus is the most epic show on earth. This year’s show will take you on a journey from the Jurassic Era to Future 2123 with breathtaking effects, concert style sound and lighting and 5 Rings bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will always cherish. The very best performers from over 22 countries make up the action jammed, fast paced 100 minute performance in a theatrical European 5 ring setting, human slingshot, wheel of death, human cannonball, motorcycles in the sphere of fear, showgirls hanging from their hair, Olympic gymnasts, the funniest clowns, back flipping dogs as seen on America’s Got Talent and more.

Father’s Day Celebration Skate | Rolling Thunder Skating Center

7017 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 3 pm – 9 pm

Skate with dad! The Father’s Day Skate Celebration is from 3-9 pm. Admission is $10 with a $5 skate rental fee. Children ages 2-14 must be accompanied by an adult 25 years or older at all times. Dad’s admission is free!

Have a Drink With Dad

Father’s Day Brewery Tour + Brunch or Lunch

Dock Street Brewery, 2118 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 12 pm – 2 pm

Enjoy Father’s Day with a fun and tasty experience with the father figure in your life. For $45, you will get a brewery tour, including samples with tour sales rep + tour guide, Matt Piatek, a Dock Street Logo Pint Glass, your choice of an entrée (brunch item or a pizza), and one draught beer.

Philadelphia Brewing Co.

2440 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 11 am – 6 pm

Spend Father’s Day at the Six Ways Market at Philadelphia Brewing Co. in the Beer Garden. Music will be by Aardvark Felon and food will be provided by Moshava and Angie’s Vietnamese.

Wissahickon Brewing Co.

3705 W. School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th

Celebrate Father’s Day at Wissahickon Brewing Co. all day long. From 9 am – 1 pm the Molto Bene! Food Truck will be serving brunch with Wirlybird Coffee and Wissahickon Brewing Company beers and drinks. At 11 am, participate in yoga with Wissahickon Warriors and from 12 – 8 pm, Papermill will be serving delicious bowls, salads, burritos and more.

Father’s Day at the Vineyard

632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA
June 17-18

Honor the father figure in your life at Chaddsford Winery with wines, slushies, cocktails and craft beer. There will be two seating options available: table service and walk in seating. Book your reservation online.


  • Victory Brewing Company Philadelphia

  • Crime and Punishment Brewing Company

  • Mainstay Independent Brewing Company

  • Brewery ARS

  • Meyers Brewing Company

  • Second District Brewing

  • Love City Brewing

  • Triple Bottom Brewing

  • Yards Brewing Company

  • Dock Street Brewery South

  • Attic Brewing Company

  • Other Half Brewing Philadelphia

Dine With Dad

Father’s Day Signature Dinner Cruise

401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th, 2 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a memorable Father’s Day alongside your family with City Cruises Philadelphia as you dine and dance with spectacular views and a delicious, chef prepared buffet. Cruise through the Delaware River with views of Penn’s Landing and the Waterfront all while being accompanied by live music, a stocked bar and games.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

1428-1432 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, June 18th

Treat dad to an unforgettable, first-class dining experience at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. The Father’s Day Feature is a 20 oz. Prime New York Strip Steak with Maitake Mushrooms and Sauce Bourguignonne. The featured wine is Bodyguard by DAOU, Red Blend.

Father’s Day Dining at Moshulu

401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
June 18th, Brunch at 10 am – 2:30 pm & Dinner from 4 pm – 8 pm

Treat dad to a special brunch menu from 10 am – 2:30 pm or dinner from 4-8 pm.

Treat Dad to FOGO at Home

(215) 636-9700
Pre-order online

This Father’s Day Weekend, enjoy free delivery on cooked and ready-to-heat the Father’s Day Celebration Package. It generously serves six featuring your choice of assorted cuts, tasty Brazilian sides, and decadent coca fudge brownies. Minimum of 24-hour advanced notice is required.

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