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Father’s Day discounts & ideas for fun in Broward

Restaurants and attractions in South Florida offer deals and extra perks to treat dads for Father’s Day.

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

Some deals are valid Saturday and Sunday.

We’ll be adding other deals & ideas for free and inexpensive fun. Please return to this feature.

Xtreme Action Park

Father’s Day deal — Free Pro Kart action for dads who are with their kids at Xtreme Action Park  5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954-491-6265, valid June 20, Read about other deals  Deals & Events at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale

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Flamingo Gardens with Big Bugs exhibit

Free for dads Father’s Day at Flamingo Gardens in Davie with guest paying full price. Valid June 19 & June 20 with promo-code FathersDay. Regular prices are  $21.95 for 12 and older, $15.95 for 3 to 11, free for 2 and younger, $17.56 for seniors age 65 & older, veterans, military, college students with ID, AAA members & AARP members & Flamingo Gardens. Read about other deals at Flamingo Gardens  2-for-1 & other deals at Flamingo Gardens

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Broward Parks

Enjoy a picnic, Frisbee or a nature walk. For birdwatching, Broward libraries are loaning backbacks with birdwatching gear. Read Libraries loan free equipment for birdwatching in Broward

Broward Parks are waiving weekend entry fees until further notice. Some parks are always free with free parking, including 

  • Secret Woods, includes a boardwalk overlooking the New River, and assorted other nature walks, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach 33312,  954-357-8884, read feature
  • Fern Forest, features several nature paths, including its elevated boardwalk into cypress/maple swamp, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek 33063, 954-357-5198, read Nature Trails & Free Entry at Fern Forest in North Broward
  • Read about others — Broward Parks’ website

New River Open Air Market

from History Fort Lauderdale, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays, includes about 50 vendors with plants, artisan items, fresh vegetables, baked foods, beauty products & other items outside of New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, and along Riverwalk, free entry for market, information about History Fort Lauderdale is online or 954-463-4431

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

  • Free entry day is usually third Sundays. Free entry includes art exhibits and often a family-friendly hands-on art project or activity.  It’s wise to phone first & verify.
  • Regular entry fees are $7 for adults, $4 for kids, students & seniors, free for , free ages 3 and younger, teachers, military & members
  • website

Car Show

  • car show @Dania Pointe in Dania, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. third Sundays, usually includes DJ entertainment featuring 50s, 60s, 70s & hits, 139 S. Compass Way, Dania Beach 33004,  website, free

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

Restaurant deals

  • Pieology free pizza with purchase of another pizza, valid June 20 with eligible in-restaurant orders at participating restaurants
  • Olive Garden: If you take Dad to Olive Garden, you can enjoy an extra take-home entrée for just $5. Pick up enough for the whole family. Choose from Fettuccine Alfredo, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Stuffed Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Pizza Hut: Everyone loves pizza, especially dads everywhere! Have an inexpensive pizza party on Father’s Day, thanks to Pizza Hut’s ongoing deals and discounts. Share a slice of pizza and fun with Dad…plus, it’s an easy clean-up after the gathering. 
  • Quiznos: Toasty Points members can enjoy The Big Easy Muffuletta for just $5 at Quiznos — from June 18 to 20
  • Sonic Drive-In: If you’re looking for a more inexpensive day with Dad, check out the current deals from Sonic Drive-In. You can always stop by for the chain’s daily happy hour and enjoy half-price drinks while catching up with Pops. 
  • TCBY: Cool off with Dad at TCBY. Father’s first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt is FREE on Father’s Day

Gift card & bonus deals

  • Applebee’s: Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card, through June 27
  • Benihana: Receive a $10 promotional card when you purchase $50 in gift cards, or $50 in promotional cards when you buy $200 in gift cards. Offer available until June 20
  • BJ’s Brewhouse: Spend $50 in eGift Cards for $10 promotional card, valid to June 20
  • Bulla Gastrobar Doral: If you celebrate the special day at this Doral restaurant, 5335 NW 87th Ave., Dad receives  $20 gift card for his next visit and a box of chocolate
  • Chili’ with$50 gift card, $10 bonus card, offer only online
  • Cheesecake Factory: $30 Bonus eCard with every $100 gift card purchased online through June 20, cards & bonus e-cards may be used for dine-in or pickup orders on The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe websites
  • Chili’s: $10 eBonus gift card with every $50 you spend on gift cards, phone your participating restaurant for restrictions or requirements for purchase. Offer valid through June 27
  • Deering Estate:  10 percent discount on new and renewal memberships now through June 20 with promo-code THANKSDAD. Deering Estate is at 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels gift cards purchased online are 20% off until June 21
  • Fogo de Chao: $25 bonus eCard with purchase of $125 worth of Gift eCards, valid unitl June 20
  • Hooters with $25 gift card purchased June 20, earn an extra $5 in Dad’s Bonus Bucks. Bonus is valid June 21 – July 21
  • Massage Envy: It’s back! Buy $80 in gift cards for a $20 promotional card. Offer valid through June 21
  • Quiznos: Quiznos’ Toasty Points members nab Big Easy Muffuletta for $5 from June 18-20, in honor of Father’s Day. Valid for new and existing Toasty Points members
  • RA Sushi With $50 gift card, $10 promotional card. With $200 gift card, receive $60 promotional card
  • Red Lobster with $50 gift card, coupon for $10 off  next order of $30 or more
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill From June 16 to 20,  25% off electronic gift cards with promo-code DAD21 at checkout
  • Subway free 6? sub with purchase of $25 gift card 
  • Taco Bell 2free crunchy tacos with $20 gift card. The two tacos are awarded as a $4 bonus card. Offered online until  June 26, while supplies last
  • Cheesecake Factory With $100 gift card, receive a $30 bonus card, valid until June 20

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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 Send your cheap tips to her at

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