9 ideas for Father’s Day weekend in Birmingham, including free admission to the McWane Science Center

Photo courtesy of the Conn family

Making plans for Father’s Day weekend in Birmingham?  You have got to do better than purchasing a tie this time. Bham Now has compiled a list of 9 fun things you can do for dad.

Check out our list!

McWane Science Center
Birmingham, McWane Science Center, summer camp
Photo via McWane Science Center.

An annual tradition at the McWane Science Center, once again dads are admitted for free on Sunday, June 17.  Of course, if you really want to go all out for the entire weekend, get dad to celebrate LEGO Day on Saturday with the kids. That would make the entire weekend awesome!

Birmingham Barons

Our beloved Barons take on the Chattanooga Lookouts on Father’s Day, and what better way to spend the afternoon with a son or daughter than throw the ball with dad on Regions Field.  Check out the “Play Catch with Dad” promotion for Father’s Day.  Meanwhile, think about extending Father’s Day and buying dad and the family tickets to the Southern League Home Run Derby and All-Star game on Tuesday night June 19.

Birmingham Zoo
Zoo, Brews, and Full Moon Bar-B-Que at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Zoo.

Another annual tradition, kids are admitted free for every paying adult on Father’s Day weekend at the Birmingham Zoo.  Make the day even more special for dad by attending the  Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que event on Saturday evening.

Bass Pro Shop Gone Fishing
Birmingham, Lake Purdy, fishing in Birmingham
Photo via Lake Purdy Lets Go Fishing.

Do you know how to fish? What better way to spend a Father’s Day weekend than WITH dad learning how to fish at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds.  Gone Fishing activities are all weekend long on June 16-17.


Soccer Dads Unite!  On Father’s Day Rojo will showing the Germany vs. Mexico at 10:00am in their side room.  Will the defending world champs defeat our neighbors to the South? If you have got a dad addicted to the beautiful game, this is the place to be.  And by the way, bring the entire family!

Perry’s Steakhouse

Perry’s Steakhouse is treating Dads in the Magic City with their Rare and Well Done® dinner, served throughout the day and evening at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham. In honor of dads everywhere, Perry’s will open early at 11 a.m. on June 17 and will offer three cocktail specials that dad is sure to love: the Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Brandy Milk Punch, each for just $4.95 until 4 p.m. Plus, from 4 to 9 p.m. guests can take advantage of Perry’s three-course Sunday Supper for $34.95 per person or Social Hour in Bar 79 with $9 cocktails and Bar Bites. Recently voted “Best Steak” by Birmingham diners, guests will not want to miss out on celebrating Father’s Day at Perry’s. Make a Father’s Day reservation online or call 205-968-1597

Iron City’s  Father’s Day Bottomless Brunch

Celebrate Father’s Day in style with some great food and music at  Iron City’s Father’s Day Bottomless Brunch. This includes endless food from our brunch buffet, one bloody mary or mimosa, and excellent live entertainment! Ticket Prices: Adults – $26, 5 to 12 years old – $12 Age 5 and under – Free. Tickets are sold at the door, but reservations are strongly encouraged.

Freshwater Land Trust
Photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust

Let’s admit it, dads love beer. Here is a Father’s Day weekend idea that will surprise him. The Freshwater Land Trust will be holding their first-ever summertime beer & bus tour of the Red Rock Trail System! Too Hot To Hike is a unique opportunity to visit two of Birmingham’s beautiful trails while staying cool, enjoying a beverage, and raising support for future trails. Too Hot tickets are $50 and include two drinks. Tickets are limited, so get yours today!

MAKEbhm Birmingham
MAKEbhm, photo by Pat Byington

Want to give dad a special gift for Father’s Day – how about a class at MAKEbhm.  Woodworking, ceramics, metals or printmaking , there are classes everyday of the week all summer.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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