Looking for deals and free things to do with dad this weekend in the Twin Cities?
Here’s a list of deals, activities and freebies for dad!
Firehouse Subs – Firehouse Subs restaurants across the nation are celebrating the everyday heroes in our lives by offering a free medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium or large sub, chips and drink this Father’s Day – June 17. To claim the offer, dads can redeem a coupon online via this link.
Portillo’s – To celebrate Father’s Day, Portillo’s is offering a free dessert to dads, with a purchase of an entrée. On Sunday, June 17, guests are invited to bring their dad into any Portillo’s location, where he can receive a complimentary slice of Chocolate Cake, Lemon Cake, Éclair Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, custard, milkshake, or malt. This offer is redeemable with purchase of any entrée including ribs, sandwiches, entrée salads, and hot dogs.
TCBY – Free small cup or cone of frozen yogurt for dads on Father’s Day,
Bunker Beach Water Park. Make a Dad sized splash this Father’s Day. Enjoy 50% off admission when you bring your dad. Not valid with any other offers or coupons.
Can Can Wonderland. 755 Prior Ave N, Ste 004, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104. 10-8. Celebrate Father’s Day with us! Each dad gets one FREE pint of BlackStack Brewing’s Ratify beer! Plus we’ll have a comedian telling dad jokes from 11am-1pm! Join us!
Como Zoo. Always free (though donations are welcome). This weekend visit the new “Blooming Butterflies,” opening June 15th. The wildly popular exhibit can once again be found in a colorful 2,500 square foot greenhouse. Featuring a thriving butterfly habitat that over the course of the summer will become home to over 100 species of butterflies from around the world, guests will delight in their interactions with the fascinating winged-creatures.
Cottage Grove Strawberry Festival. June 14 – 18. The Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest is a four-day, family focused event that offers something for everyone. An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people will enjoy wonderful food, fantastic bands, a carnival and much, much more! FREE!
Crayola Experience – This Father’s Day, June 17th, all dads will receive free admission to the family destination with the purchase of a child’s admission. Throughout Father’s Day weekend, June 15th through June 17th, guests are encouraged to craft a personalized tie for dad, in addition to exploring the usual creative, hands-on activities, such as “Wrap it Up” and “Be A Star!” For the rest of the family and every day of the year, get discount tickets via my special link!
Crystal Airport Open House. County Rd 81 & 58th Avenue N., Crystal, MN. Sunday from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Pancake Breakfast, Flyover, airplane and helicopter rides and more! FREE admission.
Father’s Day Tractor Show. This Saturday and Sunday, Pahl’s Market will have tractors covering over 75 years of Pahl family farming on display in their parking lot. You can enjoy a stroll with dad through the greenhouses and check out the vintage and modern day tractors on display at Pahl’s Market. Enjoy super savings all weekend long at Pahl’s Market!
FlyOver America. At the Mall of America. FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL! Celebrate dad by taking him on a high-flying adventure! Dad can get 50% off a general admission ticket with the purchase of a full-priced ticket on Father’s Day! Just show their Facebook page post (click here) at the FlyOver America admissions counter to receive your discount! It’s an adventure he won’t forget! *discount valid onsite on 6/17/18 only.
Ice Cream Sunday. Gibbs Farm: Pathways to Dakota & Pioneer Life, 2097 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, Minnesota 55113. Sunday 10-4! Make your own Sundae! Fathers’ Day Special: Dads get free admission! A delicious treat for the heat of summer. We’ll provide our own homemade ice cream and a variety of fixins’ for you to craft your own sundae creation to enjoy while experiencing the beauty of the Gibbs Farm, gardens and prairie. Ice cream is included in general admission. Ice cream demonstrations happen at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15. Admissions: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4-16
Minnesota Children’s Museum – You can get FREE Museum admission all day Sunday 9:00 – 5:00. Admission is free the 3rd Sunday of every month.
Minnesota Parent’s Kid Fest. Saturday, June 16th! At this 5th annual FREE event, families can enjoy entertainment, live music, activities, face painting and more at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Saturday from 10 -1. FREE.
Minnesota Zoo. Bring your dad to the Zoo on Sunday, June 17th for free admission for all dads plus other discounts. Sponsored by Cub.
Oliver H. Kelley Farm – Dads get in free Sunday (10-5) when accompanied by a child. Check out my review with photos here. This Father’s Day join the Kelley Farm staff as they work on typical 19th-century farm chores, like woodworking and machinery repairs. Then visit the Farm Lab Barn to explore animal husbandry skills of today.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival – Take dad to the Minneapolis Riverfront this weekend! On Saturday and Sunday enjoy 2 days of art and music from 250 artists on three performance stages, plus activities, a family art park and a Father’s Day car show. FREE admission.
The Works Museum. Bloomington, MN. Fathers and Grandfathers get in free all Father’s Day weekend. Simply tell us that you’re a dad/grandfather, and your admission is on us!
There are so many things going on this weekend that I added a few that aren’t free but sound fun!
Food Truck Extravaganza. Stillwater Area High School, 5701 Stillwater Blvd N, Oak Park Heights, Minnesota 55082. The very popular Food Truck Extravaganza community event takes another bite out of Stillwater when it returns on Saturday, June 16, 2018. 11-7. This outdoor entertaining event will double its offerings to include 32 food trucks, an expanded marketplace, business avenue, live music, and kid’s activities. This family friendly event will be a great place to pop in on a Saturday, grab some food, shop a bit and learn more about our local businesses. $1 Admission, KIDS 3 and under GET IN FREE! / Free Parking at Fairgrounds – FREE shuttle buses / Kid’s Activity Area is ALL INCLUDED / PLUS, Live Music all day. Got BINGO!? We do! *** A portion of the proceeds will go towards Scholarships to the Stillwater Area High School!
Quarry Community Church – Quarry Community Church, 3939 Chelsea Rd W, Monticello, Minnesota 55362. Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with us! Enjoy carnival rides, fair food and fun games! Unlimited ride armbands available for up to 3 hours for $20 per person per session. Or buy ride tickets for $1 each or 25 tickets for $20. Rides take 2-4 tickets each. Games are cash only. Can pay cash or card for rides and food.