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Father’s Day deals & free things to do 2024

Some attractions, restaurants and entertainment venues in South Florida offer deals and extra perks to delight dads for Father's Day.  For frugal fun, lots of lovely parks and delightful attractions in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach  region offer free or relatively inexpensive entry fees.

With Dad's Day deals, participation may vary, and restrictions and exceptions may apply.

Father's Day in 2024 is Sunday, June 16, and deals are usually valid that day. Occasionally deals are valid extra days.

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Deals for Father's Day

‘Clue' at Broward Center

Get 35% off tickets to the June 16 performance of play “Clue,” based on the board game, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Performances on Sunday, June 16, are at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Get the discount here with promo code FATHERSDAY.

Flamingo Gardens with Dinosaur exhibit

Free for dads Father’s Day at Flamingo Gardens in Davie with a guest paying full price. Flamingo Gardens is featuring a display of animatronic dinosaurs, and June 16 includes live band and other extra features. Regular prices are  $24 for 12 and older, $17 for 3 to 11, and it's free for 2 and younger.   Other discount opportunities at Flamingo Gardens. The attraction features botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary.   Flamingo Gardens is at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie 33330. For information,  954-473-2955 or on the website. Parking is free.

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Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

Free entry for dads Father's Day with another person paying regular full price of $25. Other deals &  Discounts at Historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale.

Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

Xtreme Action Park

Father's Day deal for fathers is a Smashburger, beer and 1 hour arcade play for $15.  It's valid at  Xtreme Action Park, 954-491-6265, 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, other deals,  Deals & Events at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale

Restaurant deals for Father's Day

Applebee’s

Sit back, relax and snack with dear ol’ Dad at Applebee’s on Father’s Day.

Enjoy half-price Late Night Half-Price Appetizers at the popular restaurant. With no limit, you can indulge on a frugal feast. Promotional hours vary by location.  

Hurricane Grill & Wings

On June 16, 2024, visit Hurricane Grill & Wings for a tropical escape and enjoy a FREE Domestic Draft with any entrée purchase of $14.99 or greater. The offer is available for dine-in only.

Legends Tavern & Grille 

Celebrate Father’s Day with a free Legendary Monk beer for Dad with the purchase of a meal at Legends Tavern & Grille

If the kids are dining with the family, the restaurant offers a Kids eat free deal

Two adults entrees need to be ordered to take advantage of both deals.

Marco’s Pizza 

What better way to spend quality time with Dad than with a pizza party!

Just in time for Father’s Day, Marco’s Pizza is offering a Mega Meal Deal with a large one-topping pizza, Cheezybread and Cinnasquares for just $19.99 — use promo code MEGAMEAL

The deal is available June 10 to 16, 2024

Olive Garden

If you take Dad to Olive Garden, nab an extra take-home entrée for $6.  Entrees include Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno or Spaghetti with Meat Sauce.

Pizza Hut

Everyone loves pizza, especially dads!

Have an inexpensive pizza party on Father’s Day, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Plus, it’s an easy prep and clean-up for all involved. 

Shake Shack

Shake it up with pops on Father’s Day!

Shake Shack is offering a FREE shake (any size) with $10 minimum purchase every day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — get promo code here.

The sweet offer runs through June 26, 2024

Sonic Drive-In

If you’re looking for an inexpensive meal with Dad, check out the current deals from Sonic Drive-In.

You can also always stop by for the chain’s daily happy hour and enjoy half-price drinks while catching up with Pops. 

Wendy’s

Give Dad the gift of bacon! 

From June 14 to 16, 2024, Wendy’s is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE Baconator sandwich. Choose from a Breakfast Baconator, Baconator or Son of a Baconator. 

Free & Inexpensive Things To Do for Father's Day

Hollywood Bandshell

Free live entertainment  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 16  in Hollywood. Hollywood Beach Bandshell on Hollywood Broadwalk is at 320 Johnson St., Hollywood. The Broadwalk features restaurants and bars if you'd like to dine. Parking at the beach is $4 per hour Fridays through Sundays. Residents of Hollywood may apply for a discounted rate. Parking information is available online.

Fern Forest. Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

Parks

Enjoy a picnic,  a game of Frisbee or a nature walk. For birdwatching,  Libraries in Broward & greater Palm Beach loan free equipment for birdwatching.

Some parks in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach are always free with free parking.  Others are relatively inexpensive.

Indoor fun in Hollywood

Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood 954-921-3274

Free entry day at the art venue  is usually 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. third Sundays. Free entry includes art exhibits and often an  family art project or activity. 

Regular entry fees are $7 for adults, $4 for kids, students & seniors, free for , free ages 3 and younger, teachers, military & members.

Live entertainment for kids & adults at Plantation Walk

10 a.m. third Sundays Miss Tracy Sings is for young kids

3 p.m – 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16 Radio performs

 Plantation Walk is a plaza with several restaurants that features free outdoor live entertainment.

Plantation Walk is at 321 N. University Drive, Plantation. Parking is free.

Pets are usually permitted. Outside food and beverages are typically not permitted.

Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach

Interactive educational exhibits, solar trees and opportunities for selfies are featured at a waterfront attraction in Riviera Beach. Entry is free. Manatee Lagoon, 561-626-2833, is at 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, parking is  free.

Outdoor Bingo in Sunrise

Sunrise offers free outdoor Bingo. Participants receive a game packet for about nine games, while supplies last. 

The events in 2024 include 6 p.m. June 16, and entry is free. Games are at 6 p.m. and prizes are offered. The park is at 6600 Sunset Strip, Sunrise. Parking is free. Bring a blanket or portable seat if you'd like.  For information, phone  954- 747-4600, Sunrise parks and recreation department.

Farmer's markets

If Dad likes fresh local food items, lots of farmers markets and vendor fairs offer an interesting array of items and produce, and sometimes entertainment and activities like free yoga.

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Other frugal Father's Day ideas & deals for family-friendly fun

Father’s Day gift card bonuses for 2024

Many restaurants are celebrating Dad by offering gift card bonuses and discounts. Buy the gift card as a treat for your father or use it to save when you take the family out to dinner to celebrate the holiday.

Most of the offers are available through June 18. However, all bonus cards have date restrictions and/or limits, so review the fine print first before buying

Applebee’s

Let Applebee’s make dinner for Dad. Buy a $50 gift card and the restaurant will throw in a $10 bonus card for him. 

Benihana

Cut it up with Dad at Benihana. Receive a $10 promotional card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards or, for more value, get a $60 promotional card with the purchase $200 in gift cards. 

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Buy Pops a $50 electronic gift card at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and get a $10 bonus card

Chili’s

Does Dad enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas? Treat him to lunch or dinner at Chili’s. Buy him a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. The offer is only available online. 

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Need bagels for a Father’s Day brunch? All Einstein Bros. Bagels digital gift cards purchased online are 20% off

Hooters

Wing it on Father’s Day! Take Dad out for a few drinks and wings at Hooters. For every $25 gift card purchased, get an extra $5 Bonus Bucks

IHOP

Hop over to IHOP for a Father’s Day breakfast or brunch. Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Enjoy an Italian feast with Dad on his big day at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Get a $20 e-bonus card with the purchase of a $100 gift card. 

Marco’s Pizza

Pizza fans can score 10% off on e-gift cards at Marco’s Pizza — from June 10 to 16, 2024

Panda Express

Get a FREE Panda Bowl with the purchase of a $30 gift card online at Panda Express

Panera Bread

Break bread with Dad at Panera Bread. Buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card

RA Sushi

If Dad loves sushi, get him a $50 gift card at RA Sushi and get a  $10 promotional card. If Dad really loves sushi, buy him a $200 gift card and receive a $60 promotional card

Red Lobster

Fishing for savings on Father’s Day? Buy Dad a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive two coupons each good for $10 off your next order of $40 or more in July and August. 

Smashburger

Dads love burgers! Smashburger is holding a Father’s Day Flash Sale — from June 10 to 16, 2024. Buy a $60 gift card and get $15 in Smash Cash

Subway

Slather on the savings, please. Dads everywhere love a good sub sandwich. Enjoy a FREE 6? sub with the purchase of a $25 gift card at Subway

Taco Bell

Spice up Father’s Day! Buy $50 promotional gift card and get $10 e-gift card at Taco Bell. The offer is only available in-restaurant. 

The Cheesecake Factory

Dads are always so sweet! Treat Dad to an extravagant lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Purchase a $100 gift card and get a $20 e-bonus card. You could even use the gift card to buy a cheesecake for a Father’s Day brunch at home. 

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Patti Roth

About Patti Roth

Patti Roth, the editor of Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap, scouts out state and national deals, discounts and coupons for our readers, finding the real deals and presenting them in an easy-to-read format. A veteran newspaper and magazine writer and a longtime South Florida resident, she has written for The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Travel and Life, E Environmental Magazine, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, US Architecture and Earth911.com. Send your cheap tips to her at info@fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com.

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