Father's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the dads, grandfathers, and father figures who have made a difference in our lives. Whether your dad enjoys the great outdoors, delicious food, or unique local attractions, Springfield has several activities to offer. 

Throw Some Axes at Craft Axe Throwing

Looking for a rugged and adventurous way to celebrate Father’s Day? Look no further than Craft Axe Throwing in Downtown Springfield. You get exactly what the name implies: a cool place to hang out, grab snacks or drinks, and throw axes!

Bass Pro

Bass Pro Bear Family

Embrace a Father’s Day tradition with a visit to the iconic Bass Pro Shops. Dive into the ultimate outdoor experience at the expansive original location. Visit and shop around a wide variety of outdoor products in the main store, grab a bite to eat at Hemingway’s, or stop into one of the many free museums!

Visit a Brewery

Great Escape Brewing

Another Classic way to treat your dad on Father’s Day is to take him to a brewery. Springfield has many great brews to offer, and to take it a step further, you can also participate in the Ozarks Tap and Pour. Spend the weekend visiting all the breweries on the list, earning points, and getting prizes. Learn more and sign up here

Go Camping


Celebrate Father’s Day with a camping adventure. Spend quality time with Dad roasting marshmallows over a crackling campfire, sharing stories, and making cherished memories. With campgrounds offering modern amenities and breathtaking views, camping in Springfield is the perfect way to unwind and reconnect with nature while celebrating Dad on his special day.

See a Springfield Cardinals Game

Springfield Cardinals

Amp up the family fun and show your team spirit by treating Dad to a thrilling baseball game featuring a local favorite, the Springfield Cardinals. Share in the camaraderie of fellow fans and immerse yourselves in the electrifying atmosphere of the ballpark. Grab a ticket and cheer on the Cardinals as they swing their way to victory.

See Animals at Dickerson Park Zoo

A great all ages, family-friendly place to celebrate Father’s Day is the Dickerson Park Zoo. Explore at your own pace and see all sorts of animals from around the world. There is even a cafe inside to grab a quick bite while exploring. Fathers will get in free on Father’s Day, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go if you have yet to stop by.


Getaway Golf

This Father’s Day, indulge Dad with his favorite pastime – golf! Springfield boasts diverse golf courses catering to every skill level and preference. Whether you’re a putt-putt enthusiast, a seasoned pro, or simply looking to hit a few balls, there’s a course just for you. Check out these golf courses in and around Springfield.


Celebrate Father’s Day by exploring the beauty of Springfield’s Ozark Greenway Trails through hiking or biking adventures! Explore the beautiful landscapes, from lush forests to tranquil streams, while enjoying some quality bonding time. Don’t forget to pack a tasty picnic to refuel at scenic spots along the way.

Float Down Springfield’s Waterways

Lake Springfield

Enjoy the summer weather out on all the amazing waterways Springfield has to offer! Whether you’re into fishing, kayaking, or just chilling on a pontoon, or more, there’s something for everyone. Find whatever floats your boat, and make it a Father’s Day to remember with awesome water adventures in Springfield! Read this blog of where to float near Springfield, Missouri.

The Rage Room

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Father’s Day? Dive into some high-energy fun with The Rage Room in Springfield! Unleash built-up stress and let off steam by smashing and breaking various objects in a controlled environment. Gather your family and friends for an adrenaline-pumping experience as you take turns venting frustrations and enjoying the cathartic release.

White Hart Renaissance Faire

White Hart Renaissance Faire

Make this Father’s Day a journey back in time by attending the White Hart Renaissance Faire in Hartville, Missouri, just a short drive from Springfield. Step into a realm of knights, jesters, and maidens as you immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this medieval festival. You can still visit June 15-16 and June 22-23.

Wonders of Wildlife

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

After exploring Bass Pro, extend the adventure with a visit to Wonders of Wildlife, an ideal Father’s Day activity. Explore the captivating exhibits of this award-winning museum and aquarium, where lifelike displays bring the wonders of nature to life. Plus, there’s a bonus for dads – they’ll score a 50% discount on ticket purchases!

Gift Ideas

Looking for gift ideas? Here are a couple shops dad may love.

Bass Pro Shops - For anything outdoor related.

Pits N’ Grills - For the griller or meat smoker in your family.

H•I•M and Just For Him - For the man cave or everyday living.

Askinosie Chocolate - For the chocolate lover.

Dirk’s Tavern and Village Meeple Board Game Cafe - For gamer and board gamer.

Show-Me Brewing - For the beer lover.

5 Pound Apparel - For the #1 Springfield fan.

Schuchmann Meat Co. - For the carnivore. 

Hudson/Hawk Barber Shop and Dapper Barber - For a dashing do.

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