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. (Check out my recipe for Fathers Day Sausage Gravy.)
First – 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 crying at his daughter’s Disney movie. Gets me every time. That and rolling up to the splash park in his mini van. 🙂
Wichita Fathers Day events and deals
1. Start celebrating a little early with Dad at the Stearman Field Fly-In in Benton on Saturday, June 17. It’s free to go and and watch the planes take off and land throughout the day, plus there will be a car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a band playing from 8 p.m. until midnight. If you get hungry, the Bar & Grill will be serving food and drinks from a limited menu.
2. Donuts with Dad at CityArts is also a good way to start Fathers Day weekend. Kids get to make crazy lawn pinwheels and cross-stitch ties while dads and kids get to enjoy delicious donuts and juice. The cost is only $5 for each child; the accompanying adult is free (unless they also want to make the project!). You will want to register for this in advance by calling (316) 350-3245 because spots are limited.
3. Saturday, June 17 is free swimming day at Orchard Park Pool, so Dad and everyone else gets in free.
4. If Dad is country, he’ll love going to Andover’s Concert in the Park this year. Tickets are just $10 for adults, but all the kids get in free! That’s a great gift for fathers right there.
5. The Kansas Aviation Museum is hosting a Fathers Day Ice Cream Social from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. (Dads get in free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the ice cream part is only for the first 50 families from 1-3 p.m.)
6. Dads get FREE admission at Tanganyika Wildlife Park on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 18.
7. Celebrate Fathers Day at Old Cowtown Museum on Sunday, June 19 from noon until 5 p.m. Dads get in free…but so does everyone else because Cowtown is free on Sundays!
8. The Fathers Day Car Show at the Sedgwick County Zoo is an annual tradition. Dads are admitted free when accompanied by a paying child on June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9. If your family likes camping, Father’s Day would be a great time to do it. Kids camp free at participating KOA campgrounds on Fathers Day weekend.
10. Bartlett Arboretum is holding a Blues & BBQ Treehouse Concert with Moreland & Arbuckle on Sunday, June 18. Tickets are $10 each.
(Okay, I know I said 10 Fathers Day Deals for Wichita; consider the rest of these as bonus deals!)
11. Firehouse Subs As a company whose founders are devoted fathers, Firehouse Subs is showing gratitude to all dads by offering a free medium sub when you purchase an additional medium or large sub, side and drink this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18.
12. Hardee’s: Dads get a FREE Baby Back Rib Thickburger with the purchase of a Baby Back Rib Thickburger Combo. You’ll need this coupon.
13. Hooters: Buy 10 wings and a beverage for Dad, get 10 FREE boneless wings.