Special Events, Concerts, Shows, Gifts and Pampering For Father's Day

Plan a Special Day for Dad

In 2017 the date for Father's Day is June 18. If you and your father live in the Greater Phoenix area, here are some unique ideas for Father's Day activities. If you live elsewhere but your father lives in metro Phoenix, you can still arrange for him to attend these events with someone else.

Unless otherwise specified, these deals are offered only on Sunday, Father's Day. Tax and gratuity, if applicable, are not included in any price mentioned.

Looking for a brunch, dinner or barbecue to celebrate Dad's special day? You'll find all price ranges, all over town.

These Father's Day specials are presented in no particular order. All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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    Father with tickets
    ••• The Rolling Stones aren't coming to Phoenix this summer, but many other great bands are. Marc Piasecki / Getty Images
    Whether he's into metal, country or top 40, Phoenix is a popular spot for bands to stop on their summer tours. Check out who's coming to town this summer, and get tickets for Dad to the concert.
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    Father and daughter
    ••• Father and daughter, online at the show. Image Source / Getty Images
    Does Dad like the theatre? comedy? the circus? There's more to live performances in the valley of the Sun than bands. Check out what else is happening in June and beyond and take Dad out for a good time.
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    ••• Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images Sport

    Having trouble deciding on a gift for Dad? Maybe one of these discount ticket deals would work for you! There are shows, concerts and sporting events. And maybe he'll take you along if you buy an extra ticket!

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    Phoenix Mercury Basketball
    ••• Phoenix Mercury Basketball. Getty Images

    The Phoenix Mercury hosts Dallas on the Friday before Father's Day, June 16. Here is how you get tickets to professional women's basketball in Downtown Phoenix at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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    ••• Westin Kierland Scotch Ambassadors. Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

    The Scotch Library at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa hosts a special celebration of Dads at 6 p.m. Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17, 2017. It will feature a tasting of four Glenmorangie whiskies – the Glenmorangie 10-year, Lasanta, Quinta-Ruban and Nectar D’Or. Guests will learn about the differences between the labels, unique aspects of the various whisky regions of Scotland and explore different ways to drink Scotch. Dads who bring in an old tie can trade it for a complimentary cigar with cigar cutter and a special offer when they return to The Scotch Library. $65 per person includes light food pairings. 

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    ••• Sprinkles Cupcakes

    Available June 16-18 for $45.34 with tax, this treat will offer Salty Caramel, Red Velvet, Black and White, and Vanilla Milk Chocolate. Order online or pick them up at the Scottsdale Location or call 480-970-4321.

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    Butterfly Wonderland Scottsdale
    ••• Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale. Judy Hedding

    Fathers receive $2 off admission. More about Butterfly Wonderland.

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    Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale, AZ
    ••• Odysea Aquarium. Judy Hedding

    Dads will receive $10 off general admission on Sunday, June 18th only (this does not include combo tickets or special encounters programs). More about OdySea Aquarium.

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    OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale AZ
    ••• Courtyard Entertainment. OdySea in the Desert

    Fathers will receive $5 off an aqua massage at Vitality Oxygen Bar & Aqua Massage, while Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will offer one free hand-dipped chocolate strawberry to any dad with any in store purchase.

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    Stryker, Mascot of the Arizona Rattlers
    ••• Stryker D. Rattler, Mascot of the Arizona Rattlers. © Arizona Rattlers, used with permission

    On the Friday before Father's Day, June 16, the Arizona Rattlers host the Colorado Crush at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Downtown Phoenix. Arena football is high scoring and moves fast! Can the Arizona Rattlers make the playoffs this year?

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    LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Tempe, AZ
    ••• LEGO Arizona Landmarks. Judy Hedding

    All day Sunday, June 18 fathers are admitted free of charge with purchase of a child ticket. Fathers will have the opportunity to compete against other dads in the Ultimate Father Racing Competition. Each father/child team will have a few minutes to build their own LEGO car and then race it down the tracks against other teams. Race times can be found on the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona website. Tempe. More about LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona.

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    Score Some Tickets at ScoreBig.com

    ••• Courtesy ScoreBig

    Score some discounts on sporting events, theater, exhibits, and attractions. Buy a ticket for Dad, and one for yourself so he can take you along! Read my tips about using ScoreBig.com.

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    SeaLife Arizona
    ••• Courtesy of Sea Life Arizona

    Free admission for fathers all day Sunday, June 18, for a great indoor opportunity to get up close and personal with sea turtles, sharks, starfish and countless other creatures from the deep. Visitors can also try their hand at the brand-new, nearly $1 million interactive Colorado River Exhibit, which takes guests on a hands-on tour of one of the region’s most critical waterways while introducing them to the fish and other aquatic creatures that call it home. More about SEA LIFE Arizona.

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    Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria, AZ
    ••• Arizona Broadway Theatre

    Treat Dad to a matinee/evening performance of Beauty and the Beast on June 17 or a matinee on June 18. Buy one adult ticket, get one child ticket for free. Mention code FAMILY; some restrictions apply.

    Dinner and show tickets include a two-course meal of soup or salad and a choice of one entrée (beef, chicken, pork, fish, or vegetarian). Appetizers, upgraded entrées including ribeye steak, desserts, cocktails, and wine are also available. Beauty and the Beast even features “The Gray Stuff” (“It’s delicious!”), a caramel mousse in a chocolate tea cup. Peoria.

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    Graduate Tempe Hotel near ASU
    ••• Graduate Tempe

     Help Dad get away for a day! The package includes one night stay at Graduate Tempe, one round of golf for two at Legacy golf course, and a mini whiskey with mixer and a sleeve of golf balls in room upon arrival. Package starts at $145 plus tax. 

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    Uptown Alley, Surprise
    ••• Uptown Alley, Surprise

    On Father's Day, dads get a $10 game card or two free games of bowling (shoes included) with the purchase of an entrée at Red Embers Bar & Grill. Every Sunday Uptown Alley also offers the family fun pack for $49.99. This includes four $15 game cards, one large one topping pizza and four soft drinks. Add a game of bowling or shoes for $3 each. More about Uptown Alley.

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    Best Dad Ever Basket
    ••• Best Dad Ever Basket. Kneader's Bakery and Cafe

    The Best Dad Ever Basket is $31.99 and includes; Sweet Bread, Abbie & Ellie Sweets Pretzel Rods, popcorn and almond trio, two Kneaders cream cheese brownies, a Best Dad Ever ornament to make your artisan gift basket memorable for many years to come.  You can pick up your gift basket in all 19 Kneaders Bakery and Cafe locations in the metro Phoenix area.

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    The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel.
    ••• The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel. Siegel Photographic Inc

    On Saturday, June 17 resort guests can enjoy a smoked BBQ Cookout while watching the classic movie ‘Field of Dreams’ by the pool. The BBQ Cookout will feature dishes such as the 14-hour smoked beef brisket, house smoked king salmon, street corn & black bean salad, wing pops, potato bar, and of course burgers, hot dogs and bratwurst sausages. The BBQ is served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the cost is $30 for adults and $15 for kids under the age of 12 (inclusive of tax & gratuities). The Father’s Day Celebration is for resort guests only and takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the McCormick Pool and Alameda Courtyard. Room rates start at $159 per night, which includes the BBQ Cookout for two adults, $25 Luna Spa voucher, and complimentary valet parking. Book online or by calling 480-596-7525. Promo code: DAD. More about The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.

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    Flashlight Tour at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
    ••• Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden. Laura Segall, Courtesy Desert Botanical Garden

    On the evening before Father's Day, Saturday, June 17, dads receive a free admission to Flashlight Tours with a paid child admission. Flashlight Tours are sensory adventures to see, hear and feel how desert nights shimmer. Guests beam their own flashlights along the self-paced trails to capture the night-blooming plants and animals that chirp, whirr and whisper in the desert after dark. Phoenix. More about Desert Botanical Garden.

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    Celebrate Father's Day!
    ••• Celebrate Father's Day!. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

    Father’s Day weekend will be full of fun for dad and the whole family at this central Phoenix resort. Create amazing memories and enjoy special rates from $139 per night for suite accommodations and lots of fun in the sun starting Thursday, June 15. Little ones can put their creativity to work and create a custom tie for Dad ($5) offered poolside from 1-3 p.m. Dive-in poolside movies, Breakfast with Yote the Coyote and poolside games are also part of the family fun at the resort. Surprise Dad on Thursday, June 15 from noon to 3 p.m. ($25 per person plus tax and tip) with a Grill Master Class at Hole-in-the-Wall where Dad will learn the difference between BBQ-ing and grilling, make his own signature dry rub and get valuable tips on how to smoke meats while grilling his own specialty lunch at the resort’s Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant. On Sunday with Dad vs. Kids poolside challenges will take place at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Registration is required. Prizes will be awarded after...MORE each event. The resort’s Tocasierra Spa is also offering spa specials just for Dad like the Sports Recovery Massage. 

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    Scottsdale Museum of the West
    ••• At Scottsdale Museum of the West. © Judy Hedding

    On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, all dads receive free museum admission and complimentary issues of Western Art Collector magazine and Native American Art magazine (while supplies last). Enjoy your visit with a free, docent-led tour of our exhibitions, offered at 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. More about Scottsdale's Museum of the West.

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    Swim with Dolphins at Dolphinaris Arizona
    ••• Make friends with a dolphin at Dolphinaris Arizona. Judy Hedding

    Offering a special for dads and their families for Father's Day: 30% off dolphin experiences and free access to the Dolphinaris Beach Club for the entire day. The Beach Club overlooks the Dolphinaris habitat, giving guests a view of the dolphins playing, feeding and interacting with trainers and guests. It includes two large hot tubs, numerous cabanas, lounge chairs, gourmet catering, a full-service bar, and a swimming pool, which includes an underwater window into the dolphin habitat. Dolphin Experiences include the Dolphin Land Experience, Dolphin Water Experience, Deluxe Dolphin Experience and Dolphin Trainer Experience. Reservations can be made online using promo code: DADS. Reservations must be made by 6/30/17 and redeemed between 6/1/17 and 6/30/17. More about visiting Dolphinaris Arizona.

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    Le Macaron in Scottsdale
    ••• Le Macaron

    Offering two specials to celebrate all the dads. Customers can purchase a box of 5 macarons and 4 chocolates for $21.90, or a box of 4 macarons and 2 chocolates for $14.90. 

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    Super Chunk Sweets & Treats in Scottsdale
    ••• Bacon Caramel Corn. Super Chunk Sweets & Treats

    This Father’s Day, a Scottsdale pastry shop, Super Chunk Sweets & Treats, has a locally made gift dad will appreciate. Super Chunk’s Chocolate Bacon Caramel Corn is a sweet and salty treat. The 8-ounce bags are available for $8.99.

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    Wet Shaving Products in Phoenix
    ••• Wet Shaving Products

    Based in Phoenix, this company produces American made, high-quality, organic small batch grooming products for men. One unique and practical holiday gift is the Full Size Wet Shaving Kit in the "Black Amber Vanille" scent ($65). The kit includes all four components of a Perfect Shave: Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Soap, a Shaving Brush, and an After-Shave Splash to give dad the gift of a perfect shave. WSP's handmade grooming products are crafted from the finest ingredients and when used in conjunction with a quality razor will protect men against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks and cuts, while leaving behind a soft and smooth face.

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    Musical Instrument Museum
    ••• Family Drumming Workshop. Musical Instrument Museum

    On Sunday, June 18 bring Dad to MIM to catch the rhythm and learn the basics of African, Latin, and pop-music hand drumming with master instructor Frank Thompson. After basic instruction, the session ends with a thrilling jam session. All levels are welcome to join in the fun. Bring your own drum or use one of ours. Three sessions: 11:00 a.m.–noon; 1:00–2:00 p.m.; 3:00–4:00 p.m. $12 per person. Museum admission may be purchased separately. More about visiting the Musical Instrument Museum in North Phoenix.

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    ••• Proof. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

    Give Dad the gift of mixology moxie at Proof at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North on Sunday, June 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dad will learn how to create classic cocktails, using vodka, gin, tequila and whiskey. The cost is $55 per person, and includes the cocktail course and tastings; hearty appetizers such as pretzel knots, rib bites and wings; and a custom takeaway gift. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call 480-513-5085.

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    ••• Go to Lake Pleasant on Christmas Day. Panoramic Images / Getty

    On Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring live music by country music singer Rob West and  Screamin’ Javelinas, performing classic rock, folk and country. Other activities include yard game favorites such as corn hole, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four, while a game van will provide arcade favorites. Cigar aficionados can also enjoy the cigar bar hosted by Willy Cigars. Eats and drinks will also be available. Burgers Amore, Mein Man, El Jefe Tacos, White Eyes Fry Bread, Mustache Pretzels and Mr. Martz Coastal BBQ will be bringing out their food trucks. Admission is free, but there is a $6 gate fee per vehicle to enter. Pleasant Harbor Marina, 40202 N. 87th Ave., Peoria.

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    Hamilton Aquatic Center in Chandler, AZ
    ••• Hamilton Aquatic Center in Chandler, AZ. City of Chandler

    All Chandler aquatic facilities, except Folley Pool which will be closed, offer free admission to dads on Father’s Day, June 18.

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    Robbins Brothers, Scottsdale mens rings
    ••• Robbins Brothers, Scottsdale

    Offering 10% off select men's band, from Monday, June 5 to Sunday, June 18, to celebrate the special men in your life. 

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    John Christie and Whiskey
    ••• John Christie and Whiskey. Second Story

    4166 N. Scottsdale Rd., #102, Scottsdale

    This misunderstood spirit will be unveiled to the students by Second Story Liquor Bar’s (SSLB) former resident Whiskey Man, Join John for a thoughtful discussion, history brief and whiskey tasting. 21+ only. Bourbon Tasting (June 17, 2017 at 1 p.m.) $50 includes light appetizer bourbon whiskey, and presentation by John Christie. Scotch Tasting  (June 17, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.) $50 includes light appetizer scotch whisky, and presentation by John Christie. Purchase tickets online.