Fun Things to Do on Father's Day 2019

Celebrate dad with these fun activities happening in Minneapolis!

Soak up the sun at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Hang out on Minneapolis’ iconic Stone Arch Bridge and enjoy this outdoor annual celebration. From shopping, to live music, to art and delicious food, there’s an activity for every type of dad at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Make sure to attend a Father’s Day tradition, The Art of the Car Show, where car collectors get show off the classics. While you are in the area check out what else there is to do around Minneapolis.

Tip: Father’s day weekend is jammed packed with Minneapolis events. If you want to spend a few extra days with dad, check out Northern Spark and Juneteenth all happening in the days leading up to Father’s day.

Cheer on the hometown team

The Lynx and Twins will be in town for a home games during Father's Day weekend. If your dad is a sports fan, then watching these two energetic teams take the court/field is probably the perfect way to enjoy some quality time together. Get your Twins tickets or Lynx tickets early, both will be a hot item when Father's Day comes around.

Spend the day at the Zoo

Introduce dad to some wild new friends at the Minnesota Zoo. Hit the "Northern Trail" and experience the Llama Trek, where you can walk among free-roaming llamas.

Mini-golf with a view

The Walker Art Museum is back with its one-of-a-kind mini-golf course hosted on its outdoor terrace. If one of dad’s favorite places to be is on the golf course, this is the perfect family activity. Take in amazing views of the Minneapolis skyline while putting your way through 10 unique, artist designed holes.

Go for a run

Looking for a fun and healthy activity with dad?  Search the back of the closet for dad’s most “unique” ties and head out to the Star Tribune Father’s Day Ugly Tie 5k. This fun run will be held along the scenic and historic Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. So, while your tie may be an eyesore the views during your run will certainly not be. In addition to the 5K race there will be a kids .5K run followed by live music, snacks and great prizes at Father Hennepin Park. All finishers receive a medal and all participants receive a performance tee.

Catch a musical performance

With one of the most popular musicals showing at a well-known Twin Cities theater you may not be able to stop dad from belting out a few notes of his favorite tunes. Even if your dad doesn’t have the greatest voice it’s worth spending the day at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre to see a high-energy performance of Mama Mia.

Take advantage of food & drink specials

Treat your dad to a hearty meal at one of these restaurants offering brunch or dinner deals just for Father’s Day. Steaks, beer and even German cuisine you’ve got quite a few options to impress dad.