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!

Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant –  Enjoy a delicious meal at our Buffet or Dining Room and Dads Fish Free on Fathers Day with purchase of buffet or dining room meal. 11:00am-4:00pm

Take dad out to enjoy a baseball with the Louisville Bats for a late Father’s Day Celebration. The Bats play June 21st-26th.  

Belle of Louisville Spend some time on the water with Dad. There are a few cruises to choose from this weekend to sightsee or have dinner while floating down the Ohio. 

June 18th – Creature Feature FREE Movie Night at Pope Lick Park showing: E.T. 40th Anniversary. A great night out for friends and family or even an affordable night out with Dad! 8:00-11:00pm

Kentucky Derby Museum – 11am-5pm. Have fun learning about horses and everything in between with Dad. 


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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. 

Take Dad to the Kentucky Science Center – 3 floors and over 50,000 square feet of interactive exhibit experiences offering hands-on science fun for the whole family! Plus, enjoy amazing movies in our 4-Story Digital Theater.

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 2 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 $9. Or you can celebrate Dad with a special Sunday Brunch in the Stakes Room.

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