Things to Do on Father’s Day Weekend in Kansas City (Full List for 2019)

Father’s Day will be here before you know it.

Have you found things to do Father’s Day weekend?

We compiled a list of the best Father’s Day events and brunches around the metro area that celebrate the Father’s in your life!

Find Things to Do Father’s Day with Your Dad!

Find fun things to do Father’s Day Weekend in Kansas City, or head to brunch for a tasty celebration. There are fun events & ideas throughout KC, so there is sure to be something close (ish) to you…

Most of the restaurants listed below do not require a reservation, but it would be wise to call ahead or arrive early since it is a holiday!

If your dad loves the outdoors, spend the weekend fishing at the lake, or camping at a local spot! You can also spend Father’s Day at home with these family game night ideas & a home cooked dinner. 🙂


Things to Do Father’s Day Weekend

Father’s Day BBQ Brunch Boulevardia

Saturday, June 15th, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Grab a ticket for the Father’s Day Brunch on SATURDAY at Bouleavrdia! This includes a ticket to the festival as well. This will be an exclusive area with delicious BBQ & all you can drink beverages…including beer! Get your ticket online before they are sold out.


Or, Go to Boulevardia All Weekend

Explore the local festival, filled with beer, live music, & family fun. There will be tons of vendors to shop everything from handmade shirts to beer openers. Dad can also eat delicious food & ride the carnival rides with his kiddos. Buy your tickets early because this is always a huge event in Kansas City!


Father’s Day Four Mile Run/Walk

Saturday, come out to the  Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport and get ready for a Father’s Day race! There is also a kids race so your children can participate in the Father’s Day celebrations. 

Participants must register online & can pick up their race packets starting June 14th. 


Dad Fest at Vineyard Church

Enjoy a car show, a BBQ contest with tailgating, games, & other family-friendly activities. All activities are free, except the BBQ contest.

Come celebrate dad, Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm!


Hike in Swope Park with a Naturalist

If your dad loves the outdoors, head to Swope Park to explore! There are free guided tours happening all Saturday. There is even an “early out” opportunity so you don’t have to hike the whole trail if your littler ones get tired. 

Hikes start at 10 am on Saturday and go till 2 pm!


Compete in the Urban Fishing Derby

If dad likes to fish, there are fun outdoor activities for that too! KC Parks & Rec is hosting an Urban Kids Fishing Derby where they can compete to catch the biggest fish.

Competitions start at 8 am on Saturday, June 15th. 


See the Wizard of Oz

Starlight Theater will perform Wizard of Oz through Father’s Day Weekend, so your family can enjoy the show Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

This is the show’s 80th anniversary, so it is sure to be a theater treat!


Discover Play at Paradise Park

All week will be Hooray for Dads in Discovery Play at Paradise Park. 

There will be a wide range of activities for fathers, grandpas, & children to enjoy together. Explore climibing, fishing, mini golf, dinosaurs & more. You can also create a special present for your dad in their art studio! Check online for complete times throughout the week. 



Things to Do on Father’s Day: Sunday, June 16th

Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun:

Father’s Day at the park is a special event. You will receive special rates if you are gold or platinum members.


Dad is Free at The Kansas City Zoo

Free Admission for Dads on Father’s Day.

This activity is included in The POGO Pass Kansas City 16 kids activities for less than $40! Purchase a POGO Pass for ONLY $39.95 with code ifamilykcThis is a steal. 


Dad is Free at the Cosmosphere

It’s BOGO Free on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day, so come explore outer space with your dad! They are open from Noon to 7 pm on Sunday. 


Thrill on the Hill at Swope Park

If golfing is your dad’s thing, there is a fun day planned at Swope Park! The event starts at 8 am and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, breakfast AND lunch, contests, & awards. 

The cost is $75 per player. 


Garden of Eating at Powell Gardens

Does your dad love to eat? Head to Powell Gardens for an afternoon filled with delicious food. There will be hearty bites from Urban Cafe like wings & sliders as well as live music. Bring your ID for a free beer for dad too! $20 per adult, $5 per child. 


Father’s Day Brunch Ideas:

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Overland Park Opening Early at 10:30

Westport Café & Bar– Enjoy a French brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations can be made online or call (816) 931-4740.

Gram & Dun Weekend Brunch  Come enjoy a delicious brunch, 9:30am-3:30pm. Parties over 6 must call (816) 389-2900 to make reservation.

Seasons 52– Sunday Brunch from 10am-1pm.

The Oliver- Weekend Brunch specials are available Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am-3pm.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks –  Sunday Brunch 11am – 3pm

Grand Street– Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:00pm

Bristol Seafood Grill– Downtown Kansas City, MO; Leawood, KS Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tavern in The Village– Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Rye– Leawood  Sunday 10:30am – 3:00pm

Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro– Overland Park Sunday Brunch 10:00am – 2:00pm

Ophelia’s Restaurant– Sunday Brunch 10:30am – 2:30pm

BRAVO Cucina Italiana– Zona Rosa Sunday Brunch 11:00am – 3:00pm


Or, head out for delicious KC classics:

There are tons of yummy restaurants in Kansas City like; Arthur Bryant’s, Jack Stack (multiple KC locations), Slap’s BBQ, Q39, or Joe’s KC BBQ

If he likes fried chicken…you already know Stroud’s is the way to go!


I hope this list eases your mind when making those Father’s Day plans. If you need Father’s Day gift ideas, we’ve got ’em for every dad- grill masters, coffee lovers, outdoorsmen…the list goes on &on.

Have a happy Father’s Day with the important men in your life! 🙂

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