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Father’s Day 2021 – Fun Ways to Spend Quality Time with Dad in Gainesville and Alachua County

Spending quality time with dad, bonus dad, or father figure dad is one of the best Father’s Day gifts! This Father’s Day weekend, Visit Gainesville, Alachua County has your back with a great list of activities, events and ideas sure to help make your loved one feel special and appreciated.

Whatever it is the father figure in your life enjoys doing, you’ll be sure to find something on this list the whole family will enjoy!

For Sporty or Outdoorsy Dads

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Axe Throwing at The Hatchetbury

See Who is Better at Throwing Axe’s at the Father’s Day Throwdown, Sunday, June 20, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at The Hatchetbury Axe Throwing Bar
*Dad throws for FREE (with at least 1 other paying guest) and gets his first drink for FREE too.

Enjoy a Buckets and Brews Driving Range Package, Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Ironwood Golf Course

Book Your Tee Time on Facebook for 20% off at Gainesville Country Club, Sunday, June 20

Take a Stroll Through Florida’s Largest Bamboo Garden and More, Sunday, June 20, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (Father’s get in free)

Enjoy a Trek in Nature on one of Alachua County’s Beautiful Family-Friendly (easier) Nature Trails

Family cycling on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail
Cycling on the Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

Bike the Beautiful Gainesville to Hawthorne State Trail Then Enjoy Great Food from Blue Highway Pizza.

Paddle, Fish or Swim in Freshwater Springs for the Perfect Way to Get Outside and Explore the Nature 

Take a Trip to Pick Out Dad Toys at Outdoor Outfitters REI Co-op or the Bass Pro Shop

For That Sit Back and Be Entertained Dad

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The Impostor’s Performing Live

Sing Along to Beatles Music and More with The Impostors, Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Heartwood Soundstage

Listen to Live Jazz with Decyo McDuffie at the Free Fridays Concert Series, Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown Gainesville

Sit Right Back and Be Entertained by Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, at the High Springs Playhouse

Laugh Out Loud During the Live Theatre Production of Neil Simon’s Classic Comedy, The Odd Couple, at the Gainesville Community Playhouse

Bond Together with Laughter and Suds with Comedian Zane Lamprey’s Comedy Show, Sunday, June 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Blackadder Brewing Company

For That Foodie Father Who Loves a Meal with More

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The Pink Flamingo Diner and its Professionally Designed Mini-Golf Course

Fill up on Food then Play 18-holes of Mini-Golf, Pink Flamingo Diner

Indulge in Excellent Steaks and Wine, Sunday, June 20, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Shula’s Father’s Day Dinner (reservations recommended)


Brunch with Complimentary Beer for Dads at Local Provisions
Sunday, June 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enjoy Great Food and Music with Singer-Songwriter George Gomez, Saturday, June 19, 12 p.m. at One Love Cafe

Get in the Groove with Motown, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz with Swing Theory, Saturday, June 19, 6 p.m. at One Love Cafe

Have Brunch and be Entertained with Acoustic Guitarist Richy Stano, Sunday, June 20, 11 a.m. at One Love Cafe

Relive the Good Old Days of Classic Rock with Moondog, Sunday, June 20, 5 p.m. at One Love Cafe

Classic Rock with Moondog at One Love Cafe, Sunday, June 20, 5 p.m.

For That Craft Beer Connoisseur Dad

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Craft Beer at High Springs Brewing Company

Listen to Rock Favorites with Faster Than Flash and Enjoy Fat G’s Food Truck, Saturday, June 19, 7 p.m. at High Springs Brewing Company

Grab a Beer and Get in Line for the Popular Oh My Cod Vegan Seafood Truck, Saturday, June 19, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company

Find Your Favorite Craft Brew by Experiencing All of Gainesville’s Breweries

For That Dad Who Enjoys Coffee and Dessert

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This List of Coffee Shops Has Something for Everyone, Including Mouthwatering Treats and Fresh-Baked Pastries

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Enjoy Sweet Goodness from Over 20 Frozen Treat Shops

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