Like most holidays, there are many things to do for Father’s Day in Seattle and surrounding cities. Go out to eat, enjoy an event, head to a game, check out a vintage car show, or just stay home and relax—whatever floats your boat. However you choose to celebrate the dad, grandpa or father figure in your life, rest assured that Seattle has you covered.
Father's Day 2019 is on June 16!
There is perhaps no finer way to celebrate any occasion than enjoying a meal with loved ones—this includes Father’s Day. Many restaurants host Father’s Day brunches or have special pricing on food or drinks. One of the best ways to keep on top of Father’s Day dining destinations is to check OpenTable by clicking the link above.
There are several major sporting events to choose from for Father's day, but what could possibly say Father's Day more than a baseball game at T-Mobile Park? The Mariners have home games from June 17-23. Pair the game with lunch or dinner at Pyramid across the street for a grand day out.
From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 16, Argosy Cruises will offer a Father's Day Barbecue Cruise out to Blake Island. A trip to Blake Island any time of year is a lot of fun. Cruisers get to enjoy amazing views of the Seattle skyline, the Puget Sound (you might even catch sight of a porpoise, seal or other local sealife), and listen to some history along the way. Once you arrive at Blake Island, that's where the barbecue fun starts.
Outdoor Summer Concerts
Woodland Park Zoo and Chateau Ste. Michelle both have a concert series all summer long. On or around Father's Day, you'll find a few shows. And if they don't appeal to you, then look ahead for other shows that might make a good gift of tickets on Father's Day. On June 16, Woodland Park Zoo will have the Indigo Girls. On June 15, Chateau Ste. Michelle will have Rain, a Beatles tribute band.
Perhaps signing Dad up for cooking lessons shows you have an ulterior motive, but cooking classes are a great thing for couples as well as dad and their kids to do together. Where to look for Father's Day cooking classes? Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center, and upscale restaurants such as Maximilien French Restaurant at Pike Place.
The Northwest Railway Museum offers train rides on the historic Snoqualmie Valley Railroad throughout the year (but mostly in spring, summer and fall), but on Father's Day, dad's ride for free with any paying child on June 15 and 16. The ride leaves from Snoqualmie or the North Bend Depot and lasts for two hours, including a 30-minute stop at the Railway History Center.
Volunteer Park Pride Festival
Formerly called the Seattle Pride Picnic, the Volunteer Park Pride Festival is family friendly and a lot of fun. Enjoy the celebration of all things pride with live music, arts and performances, a small craft fair, a beer garden, and more. Volunteer Park Pride Festival takes place June 15 from noon to 7 p.m. in - you guessed it - Volunteer Park.
It's always a lovely thing when a beer festival lines up with a holiday. On June 14-16, the Washington Brewers Festival will take place at Marymoor Park. And this is an awesome beer festival as it brings in more than 500 beers try try from about 100 Washington breweries. Also expect food trucks, live music, wine and cider, and some family-friendly activities as this is an all-ages beer fest on June 15 and 16 (June 14 is 21+ only).
If the dad in your life enjoys a car show, then perhaps a visit to the Fenders on Front Street car show in Issaquah is in order. Enjoy hundreds of vintage and classic cars, as well as motorcycles, from across the state. There's also live music, food trucks, vendors, family fun, and an awards ceremony. This show is free, and takes place on June 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. And, bonus, there's a Father's Day breakfast from 7 - 11 a.m.