Father’s Day is a special occasion to show love and appreciation to the most important man in our lives, DAD! While there are tons of ways to celebrate our fathers, taking a trip to Tallahassee, Florida, can make it even more memorable. Florida’s capital city has something for every kind of dad—whether he loves cars, music, or just excellent quality food!
The first Father’s Day was held in the United States on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Years later in 1972, President Nixon officially signed the proclamation to make Father’s Day a federal holiday. Now each year on the third Sunday of June, families across the country acknowledge and appreciate the fathers and father figures in our lives!
Spending Father’s Day in Florida’s capital city offers the perfect combination of food, drinks, and events that are sure to make dad feel appreciated and loved. Show the man in your life you care by treating him to a tasty meal, bond over beers, or head out to one of Tally’s exciting June events! Follow along with our guide to your 2023 Father’s Day Celebration to ensure your dad has the best Father’s Day yet!
Father’s Day is just around the corner on June 18th, 2023! What better way to honor the occasion than indulging in delicious food and drinks with dad? If you are in Tallahassee, you’re in luck because the city is known for its fantastic food spots and breweries. From traditional Southern cuisine to craft beer, there’s something for everyone in the capital city. Check out these food spots to fill up your pops this Father’s Day:
Railroad-themed burger and sandwich spot open late with a laid-back, but innovative menu. Have your dad try out their favorites like The Hungry Hausler or The Mac Daddy!
Address: 1406 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Sun – Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri – Sat 11am-10pm
Treat your dad to a tasty meal at Tally’s local spot, Andrew’s Downtown! The family-friendly joint has been serving American comfort food in the heart of Tally for decades! Fill up on entrees like the Grilled Glazed Salmon or the French Onion Pork Ribeye.
Address: 228 S Adams St, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Mon – Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10:30am-3:30pm
Calling all wing lovers! This Father’s Day, take your dad to the spot that claims the title of “Best Wings in Tally!” In the heart of the city, The Wilbury offers a relaxed, outdoor food area that stays open late and even has live music. They’ve also got pool, mini-bowling, and darts to keep your family full and entertained.
Address: 513 W Gaines St, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Daily, 5pm-2am
If you’re looking for a more upscale food experience, The Huntsman offers a unique menu with freshly caught and prepared food that’s good enough to impress any dad! Choose between the Hunter or Gatherer 5-course tasting or go for one of their flavorful entrees like the Grilled South Texas Antelope or the 5oz Japanese A5 Wagyu Strip!
Address: 320 E Tennessee St, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Mon – Thurs 5pm-11pm, Fri – Sat 5pm-12am
This year, Father’s Day falls on a Sunday. Check out our favorite drinking spots with Sunday Happy Hours for all the beer and cocktail loving dads!
$10 So-Mosa Pitchers from 10am-4pm!
Address: 705 S Woodward Ave #101, Tallahassee Fl
Hours: Mon – Thurs 11:30am-12am, Fri 11:30am-2am, Sat 10am-2am, Sun 10am-12am
$4 Bloody Mary’s, $3 Mimosas, ½ price spirits, bottled beers, drafts, and house wines from 10:30am-3pm!
Address: 228 S Adams St, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Mon – Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 10:30am-3:30pm
$12 Mimi pitchers and $15 bottomless mimosas all day!
Address: 402 W College Ave, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Mon – Wed 11am-11pm, Thurs – Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-10:30pm
When it comes to breweries, Tallahassee boasts a vibrant craft beer scene! Take your dad to any of these local spots for a delicious pint or flight:
Looking for a fool-PROOF Father’s Day? Proof Brewing Company is a must-visit spot that offers a range of handcrafted beers and a lively atmosphere. Open on Sundays from 2pm-8pm.
Address: 1320 S Monroe St, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Wed – Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun 2pm-8pm
Take your dad to try out Tally’s local brewing company, Deep! Their tasting room is open on Sundays from 12pm-8pm.
Address: 2524 Cathay Court #2, Tallahassee FL
Hours: Thurs 3pm-8pm, Fri – Sat 12pm-10pm, Sun 12pm-8pm
For a more laid-back Father’s Day drinking experience, Ology Brewing Company is a great spot for tasting flights with outdoor seating. Ology’s Midtown location is open on Sundays from 12pm-8pm, and the Northside location is open from 7am-10pm on Sundays.
Address: 118 E 6th Ave, Tallahassee FL (Midtown) & 2910 Kerry Forest Pkwy, Tallahassee FL (Northside)
Hours: Mon – Thurs 4pm-10pm, Fri 2pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-8pm (Midtown) & Sun – Thurs 7am-10pm, Fri – Sat 7am-1am (Northside)
In addition to great food and drinks, Tally has upcoming June events that are sure to make this Father’s Day extra special:
An event dedicated to soul, music, and food! Bring your music-loving dad to the all-day picnic and enjoy live music, games, healing vendors, and so much more. They’ll be playing the best of Classic and new R&B tunes all day. Plus, it’s BYOC – bring your own cooler! Tickets available online starting at $25.
Address: Cascades Park 1001 S Gadsden St, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 4th, 2023, 11am-9pm
Is your dad a foodie, or just a lover of fresh produce? If so, kick off this Father’s Day at the annual Tomato Feastival! Hosted by the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, the event honors everything great about the Tally community, and of course tomatoes. The event features live music, local breweries, local farms, small businesses, and even a tomato judging competition! They’ll also have a raffle and traditional cakewalk if your dad is into that sort of thing. Tickets available online starting at $10.
Address: 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 11th, 2023, 2pm-6pm
Any crafty dads out there? This Father’s Day, give your dad the gift of creativity with the chance to make his own glass hanging fish! Tally’s Lake Jackson Community Center is hosting another DIY craft night you won’t want to miss. The class costs $50 to attend, with the community center providing all the supplies and safety materials. No glass cutting experience necessary, so beginners are welcome!
Address: 3840 N Monroe St, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 11th, 2023, 5pm – 7pm
Calling all car enthusiasts! If you and your dad bond over the love of fast, sleek cars, then treat him to a great morning at the monthly Cars & Coffee meetup! Every third Saturday of the month, EventsWithCars hosts a meetup for car lovers to bring and show off their beloved vehicles at the Tallahassee Winn-Dixie. The event is completely FREE! Kids and pets are welcome as well, so bring the whole family out for a morning Dad will surely love!
Address: 1525 W Tharpe St, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 17th, 2023, 7:30am – 10am
What could be a more “dad” event than a motorcycle-themed Father’s Day party? Tallahassee’s Harley Davidson is hosting a celebration for all the adventurous riding dads out there. Join them on Saturday for food and bikes, plus a FREE bikini bike wash! They’yre even offering FREE haircuts for dads! Can’t make it on Saturday? Head over for Sunday Funday, where you can praise your pops with beer, popcorn, shopping, and a raffle! Plus, you can join in on their Hog Ride – a group motorcycle ride through the city. The ride begins at 9:30am, and all are welcome!
Address: 1745 Capital Cir NW, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 17th 12pm – 1:30pm, June 18th 9:30am – 6pm
For all the athletic dads out there, celebrate this Father’s Day with a 10K! Tallahassee’s St. Peter’s Anglican Church is hosting a 10K race this June! What better way to spend time with your father than racing through the streets of Tally? Stay tuned to find out more information on the upcoming race here.
Address: 4784 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 17th, 2023, Race begins at 12pm
Powerhouse music group The Allie Cats are performing all your dad’s favorite Americana Rock hits! Make this Father’s Day full of music, nostalgia, and fun when you head out to The Fish Camp for an afternoon of live music. The Allie Cats will be playing covers from all your favorites like Dolly Parton, Alanis Morrisette, Fleetwood Mac, and more! Take your dad to one of Tally’s most unique spots to hangout and drink at the fun, waterfront location!
Address: 12062 Waterfront Dr, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 18th, 2023, Show begins at 3:30pm
For all our culture-curious dads out there, check out this year’s Bloomsday Festival! The Irish Repertory Theater is hosting the event that will transport you and your father back to 1904 Dublin, Ireland! Dance along with performers from Irish Dance Tallahassee and Tallahassee Irish Step Dancers. The event also features Irish folk songs, Irish skit performances, traditional Irish food, and so much more! Make this Father’s Day a lucky one by celebrating your dad and all things Irish! Important: If you can’t make it on Father’s Day, don’t worry! There are multiple dates and times for this year’s event. Tickets available online starting at $15.
Address: Goodwood Museum and Gardens, 1600 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 18th, 2023, 12pm – 3:30pm (Other June dates: 6/1, 6/2, 6/4, 6/15, 6/16)
Looking for a cool and creative belated Father’s Day event? Take your dad to the Model Railroad Show! Held at the North Florida Fairgrounds, this two-day event is filled with model railroading activities, with more tables and layouts than ever before! The event will have experts on model train design, layout, equipment, and construction. Plus, you can find a wide range of vendors for trains and other model railroad items. Tickets for adults and children 13+ are available for $10.
Address: 441 Paul Russel Rd, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 24th, 2023, 9am – 5pm, June 25th 9am – 4pm
Need a post-Father’s Day celebration? Wildwood Church is hosting an afternoon of FREE concerts you do not want to miss! If you and your dad love music, this is the event for you. There’s also workshops, classes, and jam sessions you can watch or join in on the fun!
Address: 100 Ox Bottom Rd, Tallahassee FL
Date/Time: June 24th, 2023, 12pm – 9pm
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