Things to do for Father’s Day in Cincinnati {2019}

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 2019 Father’s Day in Cincinnati, Ohio.  And Father’s Day is June 16, 2019 by the way. 🙂

Enjoy the Cincinnati Zoo – Dads get in free on Father’s Day.

BB Riverboats is offering a Father’s Day Cruises on June 18, take a brunch cruise from 1 to 3pm or a dinner cruise from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Pack up the kids and enjoy an afternoon at the Taft Museum of Art for their “3rd Sunday Fundays” (1-4pm). Celebrate cultures from around the world this Funday! “Travel” to different countries found in the Taft collection, visit the L’Affichomania exhibition, and create your own paper plate necklace inspired by the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania. Enjoy a bilingual English and Spanish musical performance by Evan and Vanessa at 1:30 or 2:30 p.m., followed by a traditional Indian dance performance by the Nrityarpana School of Performing Arts at 3 p.m. FREE. No reservations required. Seating is limited for the performances and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A Fatherhood Community Celebration will be held at Sawyer Point, 11am – 4pm. Each Father’s Day, Talbert House hosts this FREE event for dads and families to enjoy a day of games and entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, live music, sports activities, and more.  Talbert House is one of the city’s leading advocates for promoting fatherhood.  The Talbert House Fatherhood Project is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and assists men in their efforts to become responsible, committed, and nurturing fathers for their children.

Enjoy a night out at Washington Park with their OTR Performs Series, an evening of FREE arts programming in the Park that is sure to please the whole family.

The Cincinnati Observatory is hosting “SUNDay, Sundae, Sunday” on, you guessed it, Sunday. The event includes short talks about the Sun, tours of their historic buildings, and safe viewing of sunspots and solar flares from our 1845 telescope (weather permitting). As a special treat they’ll have free sundaes for those in attendance. No reservations needed and admission is free.

The Cincinnati Reds are hosting “Reds Family Sundays“. EVERY Family Sunday you can buy up to three half-price tickets with the purchase of a full-price ticket, thanks to Klosterman Bakery. Every Family Sunday includes: Kids Giveaways, Face Painters, Live Mascot Races, Carnival games with unique Reds prizes, See Mr. Redlegs, Mr. Red, Gapper, Rosie Red and more!

Dog Dads will enjoy Taft Brewporium’s Dog Dad’s Day. Every dog dad will receive a wristband for $1 off pints of beer and $2 off pizza, while the pups enjoy free dog treats! They’ll have a small pool at the ready for the dogs if it’s hot out. Hang in the Brewpourium’s new larger outdoor space! Due to the pizza kitchen inside, your dog must remain outside on the patio.


  • For this year’s post, every Father’s Day there is the Wrangler Run 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.

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

  • 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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