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17 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Memphis

Lucchesi's, Photo: Keith Montgomery

Dads everywhere work hard, teach their children life lessons, and show their kids how they really care. Memphis fathers are no different (except for the BBQ stained Grizzlies jerseys). Celebrate Father’s Day in Memphis this year with these suggestions:

This record swap takes place at the historic Stax Museum. General admission to the swap will be $5 – early admission ($10) begins at 10am. Record shop admission gets the buyer a discount to the Stax Museum, and Stax Museum admission gives admission to the record show. Please send an email to if you are a record dealer or store and would like to sell records at the swap.

V3Fights is dedicated to delivering a world class mixed martial arts atmosphere to Memphis by creating an authentic MMA experience. Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Minglewood Hall.

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium downtown wants to celebrate Father’s Day with you and your dad. You can enjoy Cajun-style seafood, drink specials, and plenty of food including mussels, crawfish, scallions, corn, and potatoes. You can join the Flying Saucer on June 18 from 3 pm – 5 pm and general admission costs $40 and $35 for U.F.O. Club members.

Bleu Restaurant & Lounge is offering a Father’s Day weekend special for you. You can treat your dad to steak suds and spuds with a wide selection. Pick your steak from Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Prime Rib, Rib Eye, Rack of Lamb or Double Bone French Pork Chop and choose your sauce from Horseradish, Bordelaise, Peppercorn or Chimichurri. Choose your 3 – 5 oz. pours from local and national selections and pick your potatoes from mashed potato, baked potato, au gratin potatoes, steak fries, and frites. You can come and enjoy steaks, suds, and spuds for just $39.95 on June 17 or June 18 from 5 pm – 10 pm.

Uncle Buck's at Bass Pro

Photo: Amanda Hill

Memphis has a lot of incredible bowling alleys that you can bring your dad to for a great time on Father’s Day. From Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl at Bass Pro Pyramid to Cordova Bowling Center, you can find the right place to enjoy an evening of bowling and family fun with your dad.

With nice weather, you can enjoy a nice meal with your dad on Father’s Day at one of the many patios in the 901. From South of Beale to Casablanca to Hog & Hominy, there are many patios that your dad will love.

Run to honor your dad this Father’s Day during Moon Joggers’ Father’s Day 5K. Funds raised for the 5k will benefit Soles 4 Souls, an organization which provides shoes and clothes for people around the world. You can pick the date, time, and location for your run during June to participate. Cost is $27 and includes two custom medals bibs which will be shipped to you.

Photo: @janehwells on Instagram

Photo: @janehwells on Instagram

The Levitt Shell Summer Music Series has concerts on Father’s Day weekend which are fantastic outings for the whole family. Performances include Flow Tribe on June 17, Frazey Ford on June 18, and New Ballet Ensemble on June 19. The cost to any of the concerts is 100% free.

You can get Grizz to visit your dad on Father’s Day as the ultimate gift for any Grizzlies dad. Grizz will visit your dad with a Rise and Grind or Memphis Grizzlies team logo shirt, a Season 10 Years in the Making team poster, and a Memphis Grizzlies team flag. A Grizzlies assistant will be on hand to take photos so your father can get something to remember the visit. The Grizz Gram brings Grizz to your dad’s house on June 19 or to his office on June 17 for just $99. Orders are very limited.

The Memphis Redbirds are playing at home for the whole Father’s Day weekend. Buy your tickets now and arrive early to the games to get a free T-shirt on Friday, Beach Towel on Saturday (and catch the fireworks), or pair of Dress Socks on Sunday.

Try a range of whiskeys from a specific distiller, like Bushmills or Jameson, or try a range of distillers. You can get introduced to three different whiskeys for less than the price of a cocktail anywhere else in Cooper Young. The price of the premium flight may seem high at first glance, but each individual bottle retails for over $150, and you get to try three of them! If your dad is into whiskey, this would be a unique way to celebrate Father’s Day. You can order a whiskey flight anytime, but Monday nights are $2 off.

Take dad out to the ballgame and watch the Memphis Redbirds take on the Iowa Cubs at AutoZone Park on June 19 at 6:05 pm. The Redbirds are offering special tickets for Father’s Day which includes a Field Box ticket to the game, access to an all-you-can-eat buffet in the right field picnic area, and the chance to play catch on the field before the game. You can also grab a pair of Cardinals dress socks, the giveaway item for the day. Tickets cost $29 for adults and $23 for children under 21 years of age.

The first 20 dads to arrive at the Metal Museum get free admission to the museum which opens at noon and closes at 5 pm on June 19 for Father’s Day. Your dad can also win a free hook and bottle opener if he can answer a tough question after the blacksmith and foundry demos.

There are many ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Overton Square with several businesses offering specials. The Art Project, Bikram Yoga Memphis, Gould’s Salon Spa, and Schweinehaus are all offering special deals and ways to enjoy Father’s Day.

Get your dad a meal he will love on Father’s Day at eighty3 food & drink with a Father’s Day special that’s sure to please on June 19. The Father’s Day special features a New York strip steak with grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes for $42 and additional toppings of sautéed shrimp, garlic crab, or roasted mushroom can be added for $5.

Give your dad the choice this Father’s Day with the Sunday Jazz Brunch at Owen Brennan’s with 40 selections served at five stations on June 19. Enjoy food from stations including the Entrée Station, Cooked to Order Station Omelets, Seafood Station, Bread Station, Salad Station, and Dessert Station. The meal costs $44 per person and $18 for children ages 6 – 10.

You can give back with your dad this Father’s Day with MIFA. Together, you can deliver shelf stable meals or you can donate to MIFA in his name and he will get a tribute card in return.

Know of any other ways to celebrate Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments.

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