Celebrate this special day with Dad: gift him a memorable weekend of togetherness and enjoy some of the events taking place in and around Hamilton.
For more ideas, see Fun Things to Do in Hamilton Area During COVID-19 Ontario Reopening Phase
Father’s Day Brunch/Dinner/BBQ
Restaurants around Hamilton are offering takeout and delivery options, some specifically crafting a Father’s Day menu for the special day. See the list for a selection of restaurants ranging from Father’s day BBQ kits to family meals.
If you want to cook your Dad a delicious meal, check out the Hamilton Farmer’s Market for fresh local ingredients.
Surprise Dad with his favourite Brews. Details
Treat Dad to an awesome BBQ spread from Hamilton Mountain Ribfest Drive-Thru.
Visit African Lion Safari
Drive through Game Reserves, walk the Tusker Trail to see Birds of Prey Conservation Centre, and Asian Elephants at the Elephant Look-Out and more fun. Details
Monday – Friday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton
$18.95 – $29.95
Delicious strawberries! Drive over to Stonehaven Farms to enjoy ‘Pick-Your-Own’ strawberries! Details
Opens, June 12th, 2021
Last entry to Strawberry PYO Patch is 4:00 PM
Stonehaven Farms, 7388 Guelph Line, RR #3 Campbellville
Free admission; Small basket holds approximately 2 pounds at $10.49 and large basket holds approximately 4 pounds at $20.99.
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See animals at the Twin Valley Zoo
Take your kids to this 25 acre, family-run, wildlife park to see over 80 species of animals including Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Birds, Bears, Deer, Alpaca, Primates, and so much more! Details
Daily | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, 84 Langford Church Rd, Brantford
Regular admission $10.50 – $20
Visit Royal Botanical Gardens
Spend time outdoors at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. All outdoor garden areas including David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, Hendrie Park, the Arboretum, Laking Garden, RBG trails and trailhead parking will open to the public. Please note that RBG Centre and the Rock Garden Visitor Centre will be open only to provide access to garden areas. Building amenities and areas such as the Mediterranean Garden remain closed to the public.
Light grab and go fare will be available at the Rock Garden as well as at the Turner Pavilion Teahouse in Hendrie Park. Details
Daily | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Last admission at 7:00 PM
Regular 2021 admission rates apply: Adult $19.50, Senior/Student $16.50, Child (age 4-12) $11.50, Family $44
Alpacas from Eighth and Mud
Plan a visit to an Alpaca farm! Here you can learn all about alpacas, feed them. Step into their gift shop to see what goodies they have. You can also enjoy a walk with an alpaca or even enjoy a picnic! Details
Friday, Saturday | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday | 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
232 Eighth Road East, Stoney Creek
Call (905)-308-6188 to book your visit or book online.
Go Fishing for Free
Go fishing with Dad for free! OFFE is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario licence-free. Details
June 19 – 20, 2021 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday)
Visit a Petting Zoo
There can be no greater delight for a Dad than to see the faces of little ones light up. Book private visits to Triple C Petting Farm and see how much your kids enjoy the trip. Details
Triple C Petting Farm, 500 Carluke Road West, Ancaster
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Enjoy Lazy River Floating or Tubing
With the weather turning warm, it’s time to head outside and enjoy the waters. And if you haven’t tried tubing in calm waters, this is the time to do it! Rent tubes and prepare for a day of careless floating! For more information see, 9 Places to Go Lazy River Floating or Tubing in Ontario.
Dinos & Friends Drive Thru
Dinos and Friends is a socially distanced, fully contactless, drive-thru located at Limeridge Mall in Hamilton.
Your tour brings you back to prehistoric times where you will view our herd of animatronic dinos displayed in realistic scenes that allow guests to experience them roaring and moving from the safety of their own vehicles as they drive their way through the tour. Baby dinosaurs greet guests and bring big smiles to explorers of all ages. During the drive-thru experience, guests are guided by engaging and informative digital audio which is transmitted through your car radio. Details
June 19 – July 4, 2021
CF Lime Ridge, 999 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton
$45 per car
APTN Indigenous Day Live 2021
APTN Indigenous Day Live 2021 pairs Indigenous artists with Canadian music icons for a refreshing line-up of collaborations in English, French and Indigenous languages. The multi-platform broadcast celebrates First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures and milestones.
Join hosts Earl Wood and Janelle Wookey for IDL 2021, featuring performances by Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Tom Wilson, iskwē, Neon Dreams, Julian Taylor, Charlotte Cardin, and more! Details
June 20, 2021
Encore Drive-In Nights
Watch Bon Jovi in an epic concert film on the big screen! Details
Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 09:00 PM
Starlite Hamilton, Stoney Creek
$115 per car
The Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer
June 20th marks the 23rd Annual walk/run for prostate cancer. This signature event is one of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC (PCFBC) largest fundraisers which allows us to continue to promote awareness, assist support groups, and support research. Details
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Wherever You Are, Canada
Free to $35
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Go Hiking or Visit Nature Areas
There are plenty of opportunities across Hamilton to enjoy nature.
Enjoy a leisurely walk with the family at any of these locations:
Ontario’s drive-in movie theatres are open for the season. Enjoy watching a movie with the family.
Movies at Starlite Drive-In Stoney Creek. Details
Movies at 5 Drive-In Oakville. Details
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Escape the city while enjoying the fresh air and wide-open spaces. The park has activities for all ages from zip line, aerial game trek, tree walk, and more. Details
Located in Binbrook Conservation Area, 5050 Harrison Rd, Binbrook
Golf courses across Hamilton are open. Book a tee time a enjoy a day of golf with Dad. Do note that you must pre-book your slot either online or by phone as walk-ups will not be permitted. Details
Enjoy a Picnic
Order a takeout of your favourite goodies from a local restaurant or bakery. This not only supports local businesses but also saves you the hassle of preparing for the picnic. You don’t have to venture far – have one in your backyard or at a park.
A bit of Culture
Though there are no in-person events, you can watch plenty of online theatre events from all over the world that you can stream for free. From The Metropolitan Opera to London’s The Globe theatre, there are plenty of famous productions you can watch online.
If you rather enjoy live concerts, there are quite a few of those too.
For more things to do this Father’s Day weekend, see Weekend Activities in Hamilton