Fathers Day is always the third Sunday in June. Give Dad a little special treatment without paying a fortune with these Fathers Day freebies and deals in Wichita and nearby.
Some of these free events are actually on Saturday, so Dad can sleep in on Sunday while you make him a delicious breakfast.
And because it’s one of my favorite videos of all time and I’ll find any excuse to share it – here’s the Dad Life:
Ahaha! The dad rolling up to the splash park in his mini van. 🙂
Wichita Fathers Day events and deals
Here are some of our favorite activities and things to do for Fathers Day 2022 in or near Wichita:
Saturday events for Fathers Day
- Stearman Field Fly-In The big annual Stearman Field Fly-In is on Saturday before Father’s Day in Benton, KS. It’s free to go and and watch the planes take off and land throughout the day. When you get hungry, the Bar & Grill will be serving food and drinks inside and outside.
- Mud Run at El Dorado Lake is an annual tradition that’s back again this year. Admission is $10 for adults; kids 10 and under get in free.
- Tanganyika is celebrating “Giraffe Weekend” Saturday and Sunday. Regular admission as far as I know.
- Wichita Art Museum Admission is always free to the museum on Saturdays, but this weekend would be a great time to go.
Sunday Fathers Day events
- Wichita Flea Market Dad’s are hard to shop for, so why not just bring him with you! He gets in FREE on Sunday to the Wichita Flea Market at Kansas Star Casino. Regular admission is just $3.
- Sedgwick County Zoo Dads also get in free with one paid admission to the Fathers Day car show at the Sedgwick County Zoo! They’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on that Sunday.
- Botanica is also celebrating Fathers Day with free admission for dads on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
- Bartlett Arboretum is hosting Junior Brown on Father’s Day Sunday for a concert by a performer with a “truly American” sound. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 per adult and kids under 12 get in free if they’re “under wing.”
- Old Cowtown Museum Not only dad, but EVERYONE gets in free to the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita on Sunday. Dads will love it though. They’ve got shootouts, sarsaparilla in the saloon, air conditioning inside most buildings… And since that’s the third Sunday of the month, there will also be over 50 local vendors selling food and all sorts of other things for Community Fair day.
- Kansas Cosmosphere Celebrate Father’s Day with All-Day BOGO Mission Passes for dads on Sunday, June 20, 2021. That’s a savings of over $26! Buy one All-Day Mission Pass and Dad gets in FREE. The Cosmosphere is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Sunday, so you can make a day of it.
- Shop & Grub at Naftzger Park will be an every-third-Sunday event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes Father’s Day Sunday. Free admission and local vendors and food trucks, with musical entertainment. More info
- Riverside Sundays in the Park are free DJ or live music performances every week held in Central Riverside Park beginning at 5 p.m. More info
Here are some more events Saturday and Sunday.
2022 Fathers Day Restaurant Deals
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee: Fathers get a FREE donut and small coffee (or fountain drink) at LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee.
Denny’s: Take Dad out for a big breakfast at Denny’s anytime on Father’s Day. Enjoy an Endless Breakfast with eggs, pancakes and hashbrowns for just $6.99, all day.
Olive Garden: If you take Dad to Olive Garden, enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $6. Pick up enough for the whole family. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.
Pizza Hut: Everyone loves pizza, especially dads! Have an inexpensive pizza party on Father’s Day, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Plus, it’s an easy prep and clean-up for all involved.
Popeyes: Move over spinach, bring on the chicken! Popeyes is celebrating its 50th birthday with two pieces of bone-in chicken for just 59 cents. The offer runs through Father’s Day, June 19.
Applebee’s: Let Applebee’s make dinner for Dad with this gift card bonus: Buy a $50 gift card, and the restaurant will throw in a $10 bonus card for him.
Chili’s Bar & Grill: Does Dad enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas? If he does, treat him to lunch or dinner at Chili’s. Buy him a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. The offer is only available online.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Buy Pops a $50 electronic gift card at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and get a $10 bonus card.
Plus, the restaurant offers half off any large Deep Dish or Tavern-Cut Pizza with promo code HALFOFF. There is no limit.
Red Lobster: Food makes a perfect gift for most dads. Buy him a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $30 or more.
Local Father’s Day Gift Guide:
In addition to the events this year, let’s do a local Fathers Day gift guide. We found some very cool, very local, and fairly inexpensive options that your dad is sure to love.
- Let’s face it, the ultimate gift for Dad is a gift card. This year get Dad a gift card to his favorite local place like Taco Pronto, Augustino Brewing Company, Milkfloat, Reverie Coffee Roasters, and many more!
- The Wings of the Wind kite and toy store inside Paramount Marketplace has fun for kids of all ages – including dads. Their build kits and cool gizmos are fascinating. (Plus, you’ll have fun doing your Fathers Day shopping there. Say hi to Mark and Susan for us!)
- Tell Dad just how sweet he is with a gift from a local sweet shop in Wichita!
- Do all Dads love popcorn as much as mine does? Seriously, I want to know. Check out The Popcorner in Wichita to gift your dad with some specialty popcorn!
- Each Dad is unique, much like the sodas at Rocket Fizz! Whether you want to give dad a specialty soda that’s out of this world (Martian soda) or bless him with a glass bottled coke, Rocket Fizz has many drinks (and candies) to choose from.
- Gift Dad the green this year! Purchase a gift card to Golf Wichita courses. He can use it for a green fee and cart rental or grab a bite to eat in the concession area, he could swing into the pro shop to scope out the hats, the choice is Dad’s.
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Two Olives restaurant in Wichita will have a Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday featuring Prime Rib and a whole host of other goodies from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Make reservations and get more information here. The cost is $25 per adult, $13 for kids, and $23 for seniors. Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen: Enjoy a Family Bundle with scratch-made classics at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen on Dad’s big day. Choose from select entrées, including hand-breaded chicken tenders, grilled salmon or a combination of these favorites — all of which include two choices of family-sized sides and a half-dozen signature Honey Butter Croissants, starting at $24.99.