Make Father’s Day 2021 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 20th, 2021. 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
Insomnia Cookies: How sweet! Fathers get a FREE Classic Cookie (no purchase necessary) or a FREE Classics 6-Pack (with any purchase) at Insomnia Cookies — from June 14 to 21. Both sweet offers are only valid in-shop.
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 love 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.
Tijuana Flats will be offering buy one, get one free entrées for dads this Sunday in celebration of Father’s Day. Dads who order on Sunday, June 20th, for either dine-in or takeout will receive one free entrée of equal or lesser value with the purchase of a full-price regular adult entrée as a ‘Thank You’ for all that they do as dads. To receive the BOGO offer, dads must order in person at a Tijuana Flats location. The promotion is limited to one free entrée per check, and is not available for delivery. No substitutions or upgrades. Cannot be combined with any other discount of promotion. More info about Tijuana Flats.
The Durham Bulls have away games, but the Carolina Mudcats are hosting the Fayetteville Woodpeckers on June 18th to 20th, 2021. On Saturday, June 19th, the first 600 fans will receive a “Pescados de Carolina” replica jersey. And on Sunday, June 20th, tickets are just $6 for all fans who live in Wake, Franklin, Nash, Johnston or Wilson County. This offer is for any Sunday day game. The Mudcats are the Low-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. They are located in Zebulon.
Get discounted tickets for the North Carolina Courage game on June 19th. Tickets are discounted to $5 and $10. The Courage is North Carolina’s professional women’s soccer team.
Summer Solstice Laser Show
The Drive-In at Carraway Village in Chapel Hill is presenting a Summer Solstice Laser Show on Sunday, June 20th, 2021, at 8:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.90 for adults and $10.75 for kids age 4-10. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to selling out.
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. There is even an opportunity to watch a movie with goats.
Dress Like Dad Day
Yacht Club Beverage Club, in Youngsville, is hosting Dress Like Dad Day. Put on your jorts and New Balance shoes and enjoy live music, a golf swing analysis, a “longest drive” contest, and giveaways. Saturday, June 19th, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission.
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 Colonial Inn in Hillsboro, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, and more.
Father’s Day Wander Market
Enjoy a Father’s Day market at Oaklyn Springs Brewery in Fuquay-Varina on Sunday, June 20th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It features local artists, live music and slow-roasted meats from Wandering Moose food truck. Or check out this big list of markets taking place around the Triangle. There are a ton this weekend.
The 47th 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.
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, when you purchase $50 in gift cards or, for more value, get a $60 promotional card, when you purchase $200 in gift cards.
BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse: Buy Pops a $50 electronic gift card at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and get a $10 bonus card.
Plus, for a limited time, the restaurant is offering half off large pizzas with promo code HALFOFF. (The discount is automatically applied on Mondays.)
Chili’s Bar & Grill: Does Dad enjoy Tex-Mex and margaritas? If he does, 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 gift cards purchased online are 20% off — through June 21.
Fogo de Chão: Dine in on Father’s Day at Fogo de Chão and Dad gets a $25 dining card to be used on his next visit. Plus, buy a $125 electronic gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Hooters: Take Dad out for a few drinks at Hooters. On June 20, for every $25 gift card purchased, get an extra $5 in Dad’s Bonus Bucks. The bonus card is valid from June 21 to July 21.
Outback Steakhouse: Take Dad out for a steak dinner at Outback Steakhouse. The Australian steakhouse offers many everyday specials, including 10 entrées for under $16 each.
RA Sushi: If Dad loves sushi, get him a $50 gift card at RA Sushi and get $10 promotional card. If Dad really loves sushi, buy him a $200 gift card and receive a $60 promotional card. https://3a0c568d03c081384e90d316ce6d9d65.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Red Lobster: Dads love a bargain! Buy Dad a $50 gift card at Red Lobster and receive a coupon good for $10 off your next order of $30 or more.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Have an Italian Father’s Day feast at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. From June 16 to 20, get 25% off all electronic gift cards with promo code DAD21 at checkout.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: Enjoy a steak dinner on Father’s Day at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. From June 16 to 20, get 20% off all electronic gift cards with promo code DADSDAY at checkout.
The Cheesecake Factory: Treat Dad to an extravagant lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. From June 10 to 20, purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $30 bonus card. (Both the gift and bonus card never expire.) You could even use the gift card for a cheesecake for a Father’s Day brunch at home.