Father’s Day in Louisville


Celebrate Father’s Day in Louisville and make Dad feel extra special, there are plenty of events and things to do.

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We enjoy showing our Dads how much we love and appreciate them, and some businesses in our community have jumped in to help. But why?

You want to do something special for Father’s Day in Louisville. Father’s Day in the United States has an interesting history. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge both tried to persuade Congress to make it a national holiday and were turned down. In 1966, President Lyndon B Johnson issued a presidential proclamation designating the third Sunday in June to honor fathers but nothing was made official until 1972 when then sitting President Richard Nixon signed Father’s Day as a permanent national holiday.   

Spending the day at Huber’s Orchard & Winery: Pick fruit, head to the farm park, grab some ice cream and relax in the shade. Dad can even check out the winery and distillery and pick out his own gift! The farm park is open for the kids to run around and have fun. 

Go on a hike and find a local waterfall. Spend time with the family outside – the weather is going to be beautiful. Pack a picnic! Be sure to take your trash out with you, many of these wonderful waterfalls are becoming increasingly popular, keep them clean!

Take dad out to enjoy a soccer game at the new Lynn Family Stadium. The Racing Louisville team takes the pitch at 3pm. 

Belle of Louisville Father’s Day Cruises – June 19, June 20. Say cheers this Father’s Day with BBQ and beers! We cannot imagine of a better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a cruise aboard The Belle of Louisville. That dream is now a reality! Join us from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 to celebrate Father’s Day with a two-hour cruise featuring a delicious boxed BBQ lunch from City Barbeque and a refreshing beer for every dad onboard. Sightseeing tickets also include a free beer for dad!

Father’s Day at Kentucky Derby Museum – 11am-5pm. The Museum will be offering photos with dad and the Derby replica trophy, bourbon flights and lunch specials in their cafe. 


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Go on a day trip to the Kentucky Horse Park – Learn and explore this wonderful place that is oh-so-Kentucky. It’s an easy drive from Louisville and there’s much to do while you are there. 

Visit the Louisville Zoo with Dad. Free Zoo admission for dads courtesy of Ford Motor Company. Enjoy a fun day outdoors as you spend family time with the animal families at the Zoo.

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Liege and Dairy Ice Cream + Waffles – Bring Dad in to get his unique scoop of ice cream in a cup or sugar cone!  Maybe even a giant sundae, why not?

Take Dad to Bluegrass Indoor Karting – Race dad around their indoor course and see who can have the bragging rights in the family!

Mini golf and more with Dad – Renaissance Fun Park is open for a day of fun and mini golf sounds great! Want to cool off? Take a few spins around their go-kart track and catch the breeze or head inside for lazer tag. Pay just $15 per person for 4 hours of unlimited fun at the park.

Get Dad (and you get to enjoy it too!) a cookie cake from Please and Thank You!

Go Fishing! There are many great spots around our area for fishing to celebrate Father’s Day in Louisville. Maybe supply dad with some new fishing gear and set up a family day at a lake or pond. Afterward, head for some ice cream or yummy donuts. 

Head to the track and help dad pick a winning horse at Churchill Downs. General Admission is just $7. 

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