Freebies for Dad on Father’s Day


The GRAMMY Museum
Your big bad voodoo daddy (OK, all dads) get free admission on Father’s Day.

Battleship, Brews & BBQ
The setting: the battleship Iowa’s fantail. The atmosphere: music, beer, barbecue, and more. The price: free. It’s pretty much a dad’s dream day. Also on Father’s Day, the Battleship IOWA Museum is offering self-guided tour tickets at a special rate of $11 per person.

Take Dad out to the ball game at Angel Stadium. Photo by HerSilverHammer via Wikimedia Commons

Father’s Day at Angel Stadium
The Angels face the Royals on Father’s Day, and the team is giving free Father’s Day coffee mugs to the first 20,000 adults in attendance. It’s also a Family Sunday at the ballpark, so the fun continues after the game, when kids ages 5-14 get to go the field to run the bases.

KOA Kids Camp Free 
If Dad thinks hanging with the family in the great outdoors is the greatest, KOA has you covered with its Kids Camp Free event on Father’s Day weekend, June 16-18, 2017. Participating locations include the Los Angeles/Pomona Fairplex, Ventura Ranch, and Acton/Los Angeles North KOAs.

USS Iowa. Photo by John Murphy/CC BY 2.0

Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance
You may not be able to buy Dad a vintage Alfa Romeo, but it’s free to look. Beverly Hills hosts this world-renowned, free event every year on Father’s Day.

Medieval Times
Make Dad feel like King of the Castle at Medieval Times in Buena Park for free, with one full-price adult admission (use code DAD17 at checkout). The offer runs June 5-18, 2017. For more royal treatment, you can upgrade to the Father’s Day Gift Package for $25, and he’ll receive a commemorative “Good to Be King” can koozie, a photo of himself in a souvenir frame, and a 25-ounce souvenir stein with his choice of beer or soda.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
At both locations (Downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills), dads dining on Father’s Day get a return engagement, with a complimentary dining card for their next visit; restrictions apply, and dinner pricing is all day.

Restaurants offering a little something free for dads include the Den on Sunset in West Hollywood (free bloody Mary with purchase of brunch entrée), Matteo’s Restaurant in West Los Angeles (free beverage), Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach (free bloody Mary or draft beer), and Kabuki Japanese Restaurants at various locations (one free mochi ice cream).

And finally, while not a freebie, we do know of a deal to get dads and their guests $5 off an escape room adventure at Escapedom, using the code THANXDAD. We’ve checked Escapedom out, and it’s pretty cool.

Top photo by Jeff Dow courtesy of KOA Kampgrounds of America

Originally published June 12, 2012

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