Eight Father’s Day Events in Boston
Bow ties, bowling, and lots of brunch—here are some of Boston’s offerings for dads this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16.
Ball and Buck’s Annual Father’s Day Experience
The Newbury Street retailer that prides itself on providing entirely American-made menswear and sporting gear will host its annual Father’s Day Experience on Sunday. Ball and Buck has partnered with Four Roses Bourbon, Island Creek Oysters, Hudson Whiskey, and High & Mighty Beer Co. to provide cocktail-making, oyster-shucking, and bowtie-tying lessons, along with whiskey tasting and free-flowing beer throughout the four-hour experience. Interested father-son duos should RSVP at bbfathersday.eventbrite.com.
$10, noon-4 p.m., 144B Newbury St., 617-262-1776, ballandbuck.com
Free Admission for Father’s Day at Franklin Park Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo will offer free admission for dads all day on Father’s Day. Visit the zoo’s indoor gorilla exhibit, ogle at giraffes, lions, tigers, zebras, and farm animals, and end your day at one of the zoo’s two concession stands or with a family picnic of your own at one of the park’s many outdoor tables.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1 Franklin Park Road, 617-541-5466, zoonewengland.org
Three-Course Prixe Fix at Haru
If Dad has a hankering for something other than the traditional brunch fare, Haru’s tempura, teriyaki, sushi, and sashimi will do the trick. The restaurant’s three-course, fixed price holiday offerings are topped off with traditional Japanese mochi ice cream and a sweet twist on a savory classic—banana spring rolls.
$25, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., 55 Huntington Ave., 617-536-0770, harusushi.com
A Family Voyage Aboard the Odyssey and Spirit of Boston
The Odyssey and the Spirit of Boston will offer discounted admission aboard their brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises on Dad’s Day. Odyssey cruisers will enjoy the musical stylings of a cappella group The Honeymooners, and those aboard the Spirit of Boston can expect the music and entertainment of a DJ.
The Odyssey: 1-866-307-2469, Spirit of Boston: 1-866-310-2469, entertainmentcruises.com
Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Ska in the Harbor
Rock and roll dads can hop aboard Boston’s Rock and Blues Cruise with bands Westbound Train and the Toasters. Boarding begins at 2 p.m., and the musical voyage kicks off at 3.
$25, 3-6p.m., 200 Seaport Blvd., 617-431-1175, rockandbluescruise.com
Father’s Day Party Package at Kings
Kings will offer party packages for groups of at least four that include up to 2 1/2 hours of bowling time with shoe rentals, lots of good, old-fashioned greasy grub (think: pizza and wings), and even a special gift for each dad. Packages can be booked between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the last groups of bowlers getting started between 4:30 and 5:30.
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., 50 Dalton St., 617-266-2695, kingsbowlamerica.com
Brunch at Bistro du Midi
The award-winning Bistro du Midi will serve a special bone-in rib eye steak for dads this Father’s Day. The restaurant boasts a mouth-watering brunch menu of Provencal cuisine.
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bistro du Midi, The Heritage on the Garden, 272 Boylston St., 617-426-7878, bistrodumidi.com
Three-Course Brunch at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s will offer a three-course, fixed price brunch for dads and their families this Sunday. In addition to a sumptuous meal, fathers can expect a gift from the steakhouse—a $25 dining credit—to save for a rainy day. Expect lobster bisque, baked brioche French toast with a walnut crisp, and—of course—prime rib, among other dishes and celebratory cocktails.
$36.95 per adult, $17.95 per child under 12, 11:30a.m.-3p.m., 217 Stuart St., 617-292-0808, flemingssteakhouse.com