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.
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Some of these free events are actually on Saturday, so Dad can sleep in on Sunday while you make him a delicious breakfast. (Check out my recipe for Fathers Day Sausage Gravy.)
Before we get to the events this year – since there’s bound to be fewer events than most years – 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.
Local Father’s Day Gift Guide:
- 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 (You can pay $40 for a $50 gift card at 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!)
- This year two driving ranges in Wichita are offering a deal on golf balls and beer! This $20 deal on Beers and Balls sounds like the perfect Father’s Day activity to me!
- 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.
- Does your dad remind you of a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy? This might just be the deal for you. Cowtown is offering $10 off their memberships in the month of June only! A family membership to Cowtown Museum includes free admission for the whole family, and gets you in FREE to nearly all of their specialty events. Check out how to get this deal for dad here!
- If your dad prefers planes over covered wagons, make sure you take advantage of the Kansas Aviation Museum’s FLASH SALE on family memberships. It’s only $25 for two parents and all the kids for one whole year. Plus KAM has planned some members-only days for June.
- 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.
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 2020 in or near Wichita:
Please note: Since things change so frequently, be sure to use the links we provide in each post to double-check all events before you go.
Saturday events for Fathers Day
- The big annual Stearman Field Fly-In is on Saturday, June 20 in Benton. 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.
- Nothing like a little competition before Father’s Day. Sign up to play for $200 in 3rd annual Fathers Day Corn-Hole Tournament hosted by Little Busters Sports Bar in Derby, KS. Each team must have a dad on it to qualify. It is $20 to enter if you sign up in advance online, and $25 at the door. Games start at 11:30 a.m. For more information check out their Facebook event.
- Dad’s are hard to shop for, so why not just bring him with you! This year Renew Consign & Cafe is hosting a Father’s Day flea market starting at 9 a.m. The flea market will take place in the parking lot of Renew, and the inside of the shop will be open as well. Renew Consign & Cafe is located at 403 West Central Andover, Kansas 67002.
- Spend some time with Dad and enter Wichita’s Virtual Fishing Contest. They have a category perfect for father’s day, “Parent/Child Duo” so head on out, catch a fish, and share a picture of your catch to Facebook!
Sunday Fathers Day events
- Celebrate Fathers Day at Old Cowtown Museum on Sunday, June 21 from noon until 5 p.m. Dads get in free…but so does everyone else because Cowtown is free on Sundays!
- Dads get FREE admission to Botanica on Father’s day from 1 – 5 p.m.
- LaMar’s Donuts knows how to reach Dad’s heart. They are offering a FREE donut and small coffee (or fountain drink) for dads on Father’s Day!
- Dads get in FREE to watch Derek Richards at The Loony Bin Comedy Club this Father’s day! This Sunday the comedy will be from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Regular ticket admission is $10. For more information check out the event on Facebook.
- Father’s Day Car show at Bethel Life Center hosted by Kansas Car Shows! A classic activity for dads to enjoy will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3777 S. Meridian, Wichita KS. For more information check out the website here.
- Sit back and relax by listening to some live music on Father’s Day at the beautiful Bartlett Arboretum. This year Fathers & Sons (what a perfect band name) and Little Big Twang will be performing. It is available to pack your own picnic or purchase some barbeque at the event. The doors open at 3 p.m. the music starts at 4 p.m and will carry on until about 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults, and kids ages 12 and under get in free if “under wing.” 301 N Line St, Belle Plaine, KS 67013. More information here.
- Kansas Cosmosphere Fathers Day deal is a BOGO All-Day Mission Passes for dads on June 21, 2020. That’s a savings of $22.50!
- Free food + car show = a fun father’s day activity. Check out A-OK pawn shop on Father’s day for a free car show, with free hamburgers, hotdogs, and more. The A-OK pawn shop on 21st and Amidon will have the car show. For more information check out the Facebook event.
- This Father’s Day from 1 – 6 p.m. Entrap Games is offering every dad one escape room for FREE. Entrap Games is located at 443 N Mosley St. More info here.
- Enjoy this sweet deal at Freezing Moo. Dads get 50% off of any rolled ice cream or milkshake. Freezing Moo has two Wichita locations. For more information check out their Facebook Event.
Fathers Day Restaurant Deals
Here are a few more that have come across the desk:
- At Bonefish Grill Dads can enjoy a Lobster Tail 3-Course Dinner ($19.90) that includes a choice of House or Caesar Salad, a Cold Water Lobster Tail with 2 signature sides, and cheesecake (available for dine-in only.)
- Carrabba’s is bringing back two specialty dishes Short Rib Marsala and Rigatoni Al Forno for Father’s day. They also have a deal on their gift cards: buy $50 in gift cards online and get a $10 e-bonus card through Sunday, June 21.
- As mentioned above, dads can get a FREE donut and small coffee (or fountain drink) at LaMar’s on Fathers Day.
- Chick N Max offers a father’s day family meal for $29.99. The meal includes, 12 tenders, 12 wings, and 3 family sides on Sunday June 21.