Top 10 Activities and Gifts for Father's Day in the Phoenix Area

Plan a Special Day for Dad

Desert garden photography
••• The Desert Botanical Garden.

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In 2018 the date for Father's Day is June 17. If you and your father live in the Greater Phoenix area, here are some ideas for Father's Day activities and gifts. If you live elsewhere but your father lives in metro Phoenix, you can still arrange for him to attend these events with someone else.

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

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

    The Phoenix Mercury hosts the Las Vegas Aces on Father's Day, June 17. Here is how you get tickets to professional women's basketball in Downtown Phoenix at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

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

    June is First Responder Appreciation Month at Legoland Discovery Center Arizona, which means that first responders (dads or not) can get in free, and six others can get in for half price. More about Legoland Discovery Center Arizona.

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    Treat Dad to a matinee/evening performance of "Piano Men: Generations: Two Men–Two Pianos–The Music of Two Music Legends: Billy Joel and Elton John" on June 18 in the Arizona Broadway Theater in Peoria. (No shows scheduled for Father's Day proper.) Or, the whole family can see "Alice in Wonderland" or "Mary Poppins" on Saturday, June 16.

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    SeaLife Arizona
    ••• Sea Life Arizona

    As every day, Sunday, June 17, is an 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 interactive Colorado River Adventure, 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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    Flashlight Tour at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
    ••• Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden. Courtesy Desert Botanical Garden

    On the evening before Father's Day, Saturday, June 16, check out a Flashlight Tour at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, which is free with paid admission to the garden. These 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. More about Desert Botanical Garden.

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    Every Sunday, Uptown Alley offers the pizza and play package for $25. This includes one large, one-topping pizza and either $20 in ​gameplay or four laser tag games. More about Uptown Alley.

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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. 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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    This Father’s Day, Scottsdale pastry shop Super Chunk Sweets & Treats has a locally made gift Dad will appreciate, Chocolate Bacon Caramel Corn, a combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy, all in one package. The 8-ounce bags are available for $8.99.

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

    Enjoy the Beach Club, which 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. More about visiting Dolphinaris Arizona.

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    Wet Shaving Products in Phoenix
    ••• Wet Shaving Products

    Based in Phoenix, this company produces American made, high-quality, organic, handmade 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. 

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