Father’s Day 2022 – 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

Gone Fishing

Catch and Release Fishing Ponds at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Axe Throwing at The Hatchetbury

The Hatchetbury Axe Throwing Bar Family Day
Sunday, June 19, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Father’s Day Basketball Camp at The Rock School
Saturday, June 18, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

kanapaha botanical gardens blooms and bamboo

Take a Stroll Through Florida’s Largest Public Bamboo Display and More
Sunday, June 19, 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 Pearl Country Store, Blue Highway Pizza, Mosswood Farm Store, the Old Florida Café and Coffee and Cream in Micanopy.

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 Bass Pro Shops

For That Foodie Father Who Loves a Meal with More

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

Fill up on Food then Play 18-holes of Mini-Golf at the Pink Flamingo Diner
Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

New York Steak Father’s Day Special at Nopal by Cintrón
Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Father’s Day Menu at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grill
Sunday, June 19, 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

For That Craft Beer Connoisseur Dad

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Craft Beer at High Springs Brewing Company

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

“Hoppy Father’s Day” at Blackadder Brewing Company
Sunday, June 19, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For That Dad Who Enjoys Coffee and Dessert

cup of coffee with steam in shape of heart

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

hand holding an ice cream waffle cone

Enjoy Sweet Goodness from Over 20 Frozen Treat Shops

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