Things to do for Father’s Day in Cincinnati {2022}

Looking for something special to do on Father’s Day in Cincinnati? 

Here are a few ideas for some great local fun… some are free for the entire family and some are free for Dad.

All events are for 2022 Father’s Day in Cincinnati, Ohio.  And Father’s Day is June 19, 2022 by the way. 🙂

Schutzenfest Cincinnati, America’s oldest German Fest, will cover the grounds of Kolping over Father’s Day Weekend (June 17-19). Enjoy some great German food, beer, and wine – all set up amongst a fun festival atmosphere. Hours are Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 4pm to midnight, Sunday 1-9pm. Admission is $5 per person with kids 15 and under being free. Dads are free on Sunday!

BB Riverboats is offering Father’s Day Cruises on June 19th. Take a brunch cruise from 1 to 3pm or a dinner cruise from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is open on Father’s Day weekend 10am until 2 hours after the game ends (Reds are in town and playing the Brewers at 1:40pm). Kids 12 and under enjoy free admission as do active military and veterans. Take Dad on a self guided tour through the museum and follow it up by exploring Smale Riverfront Park or any of our favorite parks along the riverfront.

Dads get in free at The Cincinnati Zoo on June 19, 2022. The only mention I could find for this is in the Zoo’s sliding image at the top of their site.

Newport Aquarium is hosting a Father’s Day Grill Out Event. Enjoy a lunch buffet and outdoor games on the Riverside Room Terrace, with spectacular views of the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati. After lunch, your day continues as you visit Newport Aquarium and explore the All-New Coral Reef Tunnel, meet the NEW Orinoco Crocodiles and celebrate Shark Summer! See Dad’s favorite animals and enjoy uninterrupted family time while making special memories together. Tickets required.

Jungle Jim’s International Market hosts an International Craft Beer Festival. With your 6-ounce tasting glass and your trusty tasting guide in hand, you’ll be welcomed into the festival by 400 beers from over 100 breweries. You’ll get to commune with like-minded beer enthusiasts, sample and sip all night long, and use your tasting guide to take notes on your favorites. Tickets required.

Rhinegeist will have Taproom Mini Golf for Father’s Day. They’ll have a free 6-hole course set up so you can putt to your heart’s content. They’ll also be raffling off sleeves of custom Titleist golf balls and have specials on buckets of select, dad-approved brews.

Rhinegeist Brewery offers tours again and they have a tour on Father’s Day this year – 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online here.

It’s a Juneteenth Weekend celebration and Family Fun Days at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 18, 2-6pm. Enjoy inflatables, yard games, face painters, balloon artists, live music, food trucks, live music, and more!

BC Bottle Lodge is hosting a Pig Smoke. The afternoon will be filled with the smell of smoke, live music, and a dad joke competition that will knock your socks off. Enjoy BBQ plates, BBQ-centric beers, Father’s Day Raffle Baskets, and more.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will have a free concert on the lawn at Maple Ridge Lodge / Mt. Airy Forest, June 19, 7-9pm.

Catch a movie at a drive-in movie theater. Father’s Day flicks include: TBA

The Burlington Antique Show is at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 19 from 6am to 3pm. Shop from 200 antiques dealers at this antiques and vintage collectibles show.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is hosting their Fishing Derby on June 18. Kids Derby starts at 9:30am, Adult Derby starts at 1pm, and Fishing Derby Happy Hour is 4-5pm. The event is free with the cost of admission to the park.

Rookwood Pottery has a Behind the Scenes Tours on Saturday, June 18. Resident historian, George, will take you through the 88,000 square foot production facility to see where the artists handcraft pottery and architectural tile.    

If the dad in your life enjoys a nice cold beer, visit a local brewery. There are several in the area that have great outdoor spaces for kids to run around in while those 21+ can drink some local brews.

Pack a picnic and head to Miami Whitewater Forest for a day of relaxation and fun with Dad. They have great walking and biking trails, fishing spots, boat rentals, and much more.

The Rumpke Community is holding an Open House on June 18 from 11am to 3pm. This family-friendly event will include landfill tours, Touch a Trucks, games, food trucks, and more. This is a free event. Parking is at their new Corporate Headquarters located at 3990 Generation Drive, 45251.

4 thoughts on “Things to do for Father’s Day in Cincinnati {2022}”

  1. For this year’s post, every Father’s Day there is the Wrangler Run https://www.wranglerrun.com/ for the Active Dad! Awards are provided for the top Dad/Daughter finisher and Dad/ Son finisher. This race benefits a family who lost their Dad to a brain aneurysm a few years ago.

  2. How about the Star Wars Costume Exhibit at the Museum Center? They are even offering Reds packages and discounts!

  3. Maslow’s Army and LaRosa’s are teaming up on Fountain Square today at 5:00pm to provide free pizza dinners to help fight hunger. This is a free family friendly event. All are in couraged to attend. We will be passing out new and gently used clothes, new under garments, socks, bed rolls, and more. The first 30 volunteers will receive free Chipotle!! Contact Maslow’s Army-Samuel Landis for more details or check us out on FB at Maslow’s Army. Thanks in advance

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