Make Father’s Day 2022 special in the Triangle with these ideas of how to spend the weekend. When deals or freebies for Dad are announced we’ll let you know that too!
As Dad always says, “We’re not made of money.”
Check out some of these events and deals and start planning for a special Father’s Day on the cheap. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th, 2022. Some of these events take place on other days on Father’s Day Weekend and some of the activities are always available.
Also, scroll down for our complete calendar for Father’s Day Weekend.
Make sure to follow the links for important details. This list will be updated as more Father’s Day deals and events are announced.
Grab a food deal
Ice Cream Shop on DoorDash: On Sunday, June 19th, 2022, add $15 worth of ice cream from The Ice Cream Shop to your DoorDash cart and you’ll automatically receive $2 off your oder at checkout.
Krispy Kreme: On June 18th and 19th, 2022, buy any dozen doughnuts (or 16-count minis) and get a FREE Original Glazed doughnuts. Not only that, but you can even get free delivery for orders of $14.99 and up. Use promo code DADBOGO if you order online. The offer is also available in shop, with no promo code or coupon needed.
Marco’s Pizza: Get 20% off menu-price pizza from June 13th to 19th, 2022. Use promo code JUNE20. Good on Marco’s app and online orders.
MOD Pizza: $3.33 Mod sized pizzas for MOD Rewards members.
Moe’s Southwest Grill: Every Sunday, including Father’s Day, kids under 12 each for free. One free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entrée of $6 or more.
PDQ: Dads get a free sub (sandwich only) with any meal purchase on June 19th. The offer is available in-store only, while supplies last.
Check back soon for more!
The Durham Bulls are at home all Father’s Day weekend, playing the Louisville Bats. There are some special features at each game. On Friday and Saturday there are fireworks after the game, and on Sunday, kids can run the bases after the game. Buy tickets here.
There is plenty for soccer fans too! On Saturday, June 18th, North Carolina FC plays Charlotte Independence, and on Sunday, June 19th, North Carolina Courage plays Houston Dash. Both games are at WakeMed Soccer Park, and before each game there’s a Juneteenth festival, featuring music, dancing, food, games and more. The Juneteenth festivals are free.
Go to the Farm
Old Mill Farm is offering free admission for Father’s Day. The farm, at 8913 NC-751, Durham, is offering free admission on Sunday, June 19th, from 3 to 8 p.m. Admission is normally around $20 per car. Meet goats, alpacas, chickens and rabbits. You can fish in the pond, and there will be live music by singer/songwriter Dylan Innes. Food will be available for purchase.
BBQ Festival on a Farm
Phillips Farms of Cary hosts a farmers’ market every Saturday in the summer, with lots of vendors, plus live music and farm activities. On Saturday, June 18th, 2022, they are upping the ante with a BBQ food truck festival and Father’s Day celebration. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and free to attend.
Fortnight Brewing Company, in Cary, is presenting a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, June 18th, from 12 to 2 p.m.. It’s $10 to compete, but FREE to be a taster!
Meet some owls
American Wildlife Refuge is bringing some of its raptors to Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop, 707 Semart Drive, Raleigh, on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come on by and meet some owls and other raptors while you shop for the garden.
Go to an Outdoor or Drive-in Movie
Go to a drive-in movie! Choices include Triangle Drive-In in Raleigh, The Drive-in at Carraway Village in Chapel Hill, and Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre in Henderson. In addition, there are also pop-up outdoor and drive-in movies. We keep a running list of outdoor and drive-in movies in the Triangle.
Hit the Trails
Go on a hike! We have put together a photo guide to hiking twelve North Carolina State Parks. Make sure to get an early start if you’re going on the weekend, because some popular parks have been known to reach capacity.
Go to an Outdoor Concert
We keep a running list of outdoor concerts in the Triangle. Many are free, and many are family-friendly. On Father’s Day weekend there are outdoor shows outside of Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, at Bynum Front Porch in Pittsboro, at Dix Park in Raleigh, in Siler City, and more. There’s even the Triangle Community Band Festival in Durham Central Park.
301 Endless Yard Sale
Shop for 100 miles at tons of yard sales along a stretch of US 301 in Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Nash and Harnett Counties! The 301 Endless Yard Sale takes place June 17th and 18th, 2022. Or check out this big list of markets taking place around the Triangle. There are a ton this weekend.
The 48th Annual Raleigh Money Expo will be taking place at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds on Father’s Day Weekend. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking is free. This is perfect for the dad who is a coin or stamp collector.
Juneteenth is the celebration of the emancipation of African-American people from American slavery. Celebrate this weekend with festivals, parades and more.
Father’s Day Gift Card Bonuses
Please note that not all of these restaurants are in the Triangle. We’re still including them, in case you’re buying a gift for a dad who lives elsewhere.
The Cheesecake Factory: From June 10th to 19th, 2022, if you purchase a $100 gift card online you’ll receive a $25 bonus card, redeemable from June 20th to July 20th, 2022.
McAlister’s Deli: This Father’s Day and graduation season, receive a $5 eReward bounceback (online) or physical reward voucher (in-store) for every $25 worth of gift cards you purchase. Offer valid through June 19th, 2022. The $5 eReward can be redeemed between June 20th, 2022 and August 22nd, 2022.
Moe’s: For every $25 in gift cards that you purchase online or in-restaurant you’ll receive $5 Moe Rewards through June 19th, 2022. Disclaimers: Gift card offer valid 4/18/22 through 6/19/22. Each purchase of $25 in gift cards or eGift cards in one transaction will entitle the purchaser to one (1) $5 eReward code. Valid at participating locations only. The $5 eReward code can be redeemed from 6/20/22-8/31/22 only by unlocking it through the Moe Rewards program.
Red Lobster: Through June 26th, 2022, for every $50 spent on Red Lobster gift cards purchased in-restaurant or online, guests will receive a bonus coupon for $10 off an order of $30 or more, to be used between June 27th and August 31st.
Schlotzsky’s: Schlotzsky’s has a buy $25, get $5 offering. Offer valid through June 20th, 2022. Each $5 eReward is awarded free with qualifying purchase from through June 20th, 2022, and may only be used to discount five dollars from purchased goods at participating Schlotzsky’s locations. The eReward itself must be unlocked in the Schlotzsky’s app prior to August 31st, 2022, to be redeemed, after which it will expire after 14 days. Limit one reward redemption per customer per transaction.