Father's Day in Louisville

Ways to celebrate dad and grandpa in June

Fireworks at Slugger Field in Louisville, KY
••• Image © Mali Anderson

Falling on the third Sunday in June, Father's Day is a day set aside to spend with your dad (or let you know you are thinking about him if you live far away). Looking for a way to celebrate the day with your father? From a trip to the zoo to a supper featuring sustainable ingredients, there are many opportunities to show dad how much you appreciate him.

Friday Night Louisville Bats Game

Where: Slugger Field
Celebrate dads and grandpas early, enjoy an evening of outdoor baseball throughout the summer.

On Friday nights—and other notable days, check the schedule—visitors to the park can stay for fireworks after the game.

Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville

Where: All around the region
Sometimes it is fun to get a change of scenery. All of these trips are all within 100 miles of Louisville. About an hour and a half of driving time from Louisville. You and your dad can chat while you are on the road! 

Father’s Day Brunch at Proof

Where: Proof on Main
With men in mind, Proof serves up a special Father's Day brunch for dads. If that isn't enough to entice, sometimes a special craft brew debuts on Father's Day weekend. Call (502) 217-6360 for reservations.

Father’s Day at the Louisville Zoo

When: On Father's Day
Where: Louisville Zoo
For Father’s Day, the Louisville Zoo and Ford Motor Company have joined forced and offer free admission for dads. Looking for more free fun? Check out the link below of Top 5 Free Things to Do.

Top 5 Free Things to Do During Summer

Where: Throughout Louisville
On a budget that doesn't allow for a pricey brunch? No problem, it's summer and there are plenty of ways to enjoy a day (or evening) with your family that won't cost a dime.

BLU Italian Grille’s Father’s Day Brunch

When: On Father's Day
Where: BLU Italian Grille
With grilled steak, roasted asparagus, brisket, whipped potatoes, a waffle station, house made pastas, brick-oven pizzas and a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, it is safe to say there is a father's day feast at BLU.

Jazz entertains while you dine. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (502) 671.4285. Complimentary parking is available in the Louisville Marriott Downtown parking garage.

Local Ingredient Father’s Day Supper at Harvest

When: On Father's Day
Where: Harvest Restaurant
Last year's meal celebrated dad with a fried chicken supper of local and seasonal ingredients. "An apple butter biscuit with smokey rib jam and pickled shallot slaw is followed by fried chicken with mashed potatoes, peppercorn gravy, and braised greens; and plenty of fried okra and grilled corn to pass around the table. Pecan shortcake with blueberries, candied ginger, and bourbon whipped cream rounds out the meal." Sounds delicious, right? Reservations are recommended, call (502) 384-9090.

Chocolates and Coffee Gifts

When: During business hours
Where: Ghyslain
Chocolate sets include the Truffle Harmonie collection, including the Bourbon Truffle, Champagne Cognac and Café Kahlua and the Medallion Noir collection, featuring Tahitian Vanilla, Black Forest and Fresh Mint. Hand-crafted chocolates abound, along with gourmet coffee in dark and medium roasts.

Go Out for a Burger

When: Any day
Where: Throughout Louisville
Keep it simple and go out for a sandwich.

If your dad likes burgers, know that there are plenty of great burger restaurants throughout Louisville, from diner patty melts to fancy burgers piled high with toppings.