Looking for things to do for Father’s Day 2023 in Atlanta? This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18, 2023. In this post, you’ll find more than a dozen ideas to treat the father figures in your life.
Whether Dad is into hiking, sports, food, DIY projects, music, cooking, or more, you’re sure to find a perfect Father’s Day idea on this list.
A note: Father’s Day can be a day of celebration, a day of grieving, a day of sadness, and a day of joy. As a result, for many of us, this holiday brings mixed emotions that can feel heavy. Our hearts are with our community members who struggle on this holiday. We encourage you to check in with your loved ones who may be experiencing loss – give them a phone call, send them flowers, or respect their wishes to let them have a day of remembrance.
A few of our favorite Father’s Day Atlanta 2023 activities:
Read on for more details on these activities and more.
- Take Dad on an Atlanta tour
- Play golf at TopGolf
- Gift Dad a woodworking class or other DIY class
- Hit the trail for a Father’s Day hike
- Gift Dad some track time at the Porsche Experience Center
In this post, you’ll find:
- Atlanta Father’s Day activities
- Unique ideas to celebrate Dads in Atlanta
- Family-friendly Father’s Day activities
- Ideas for Father’s Day: Atlanta 2023
- Father’s Day gift ideas
Atlanta Father’s Day Ideas: Video Roundup
Explore the best Atlanta ideas and activities for Father’s Day in the video above! Then, keep reading for more details and other amazing Atlanta Father’s Day ideas!
1. Take Dad on a Walking Food & Cocktail Tour
If Dad is interested in food, local history, or the outdoors, our 1.2-mile walking food and cocktail tour through Grant Park is the perfect Father’s Day activity! Gift some quality time together, tasty food, and the feeling of connection and fun together.
This Unexpected Atlanta experience will take you through the historic Grant Park neighborhood, as an expert guide shares the neighborhood’s unique history and fascinating stories.
Along the way, you’ll stop for 8 tastings at 3 popular restaurants: Six Feet Under, Firepit Pizza Tavern, and The Little Tart Bakeshop.
2. Get a Few Rounds In at TopGolf
TopGolf is a classic Father’s Day Atlanta activity. With locations in Midtown, Alpharetta, and Buford, TopGolf is a fun and convenient way to treat Dad to a round of golf.
Don’t worry if your golf skills are lacking – this outing is more about having fun than perfecting your swing! With climate-controlled hitting bays, HDTVs, and a sports bar and restaurant, TopGolf is a fun spot for the whole family.
For a fun, arcade-like mini golf experience, try PuttShack in the Howell Mill area. Here, you’ll find electronic mini golf (no need to manually keep score!) as well as pub fare and cocktails.
3. Explore Atlanta’s History with Dad
Is your Dad a history buff? If so, take him on a memorable Atlanta tour this Father’s Day. In fact, Father’s Day 2023 happens to be the day before Juneteenth, making this a perfect time to learn about Atlanta’s Civil Rights history.
On our Martin Luther King, Jr. Atlanta History Tour, you’ll learn all about Dr. King and his leadership of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta. This walking tour includes a leisurely 1.7-mile stroll.
Your tour guide will lead you through important historic sites such as Dr. and Mrs. King’s memorials, while sharing immersive stories of Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders.
Additionally, you and Dad will both be filled with a sense of awe and reverence as you visit Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and see Dr. King’s office in the Prince Hall Grand Lodge.
4. Catch an Atlanta Braves or Atlanta United Game
It’s a good time to be an Atlanta sports fan! The Atlanta Braves won the World Series in 2021, making their baseball games all the more popular since.
Take Dad to a Braves game at Truist Park in northwest Atlanta. You can find the Braves’ game calendar and buy tickets here. June 2023 Atlanta Braves home games include June 6-11, June 15-18, June 26-28, and June 30.
Alternatively, take Dad to see Atlanta United play soccer at Mercedes-Benz Stadium downtown, with home match-ups on June 10 and June 21.
5. Indulge Dad’s DIY Skills
Cue the Home Depot theme song – and indulge Dad’s love of all things DIY! If your Dad loves learning new handy skills, gift him an interactive class.
For woodworking classes, try Woodcraft of Atlanta in Alpharetta and Lithia Springs. They regularly host sessions on topics like intro to wood carving, router basics and techniques, scroll saw basics, building your own acoustic guitar, and more.
6. Groove with Dad at a Concert
Whether your Dad is a vinyl junkie or a casual music listener, sharing a concert experience together is something you’ll never forget. Fortunately, June 2023 is packed full of “Dad rock” concerts in Atlanta.
Concert ideas for Father’s Day Atlanta 2023:
- Brooks & Dunn – June 8 at Gas South Arena
- Boz Scaggs – June 10 at The Fox Theatre
- Duran Duran – June 15 at State Farm Arena
- Styx – June 16 at The Fox Theatre
- James Taylor – June 16 at State Farm Arena
- Bryan Adams with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – June 18 at Gas South Arena
- Dream Theater – June 25 at The Fox Theatre
- The Cure – June 27 & 28 at State Farm Arena
- Peter Frampton – June 27 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
7. Treat Dad to Top-Notch Donuts
What beats breakfast in bed? Donuts in bed! Gift Dad a dozen of his favorite doughnuts for a sweet Father’s Day treat. This idea is the perfect surprise for the Dad who says he doesn’t need a gift.
One creative idea: Sublime Doughnuts accepts orders for custom letter-shaped doughnuts! You can spell out “Happy Father’s Day” or even include his name! Sublime has locations in North Druid Hills and near GA Tech.
Other popular donut spots around town include Revolution Doughnuts (Decatur & Inman Park), Doughnut Dollies (Marietta), and Da Vinci’s Donuts (Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Lenox Mall, & Dawsonville).
8. Treat Dad at a Local Butcher Shop or Farmer’s Market
Go “hog wild” with Dad at your local butcher shop! Take the special Dad in your life to find some select cuts. This idea can be especially meaningful if you grew up learning about cooking from your father.
Combine this idea with idea #9 below and host a Father’s Day BBQ with your local butcher finds.
A few local Atlanta butchers to try for Father’s Day:
- Porky Pig Market, D&J Meats, and Country Meat Market (Sweet Auburn Market)
- Pine Street Market (Avondale Estates)
- Evergreen Butcher & Baker (Kirkwood)
- Oak Grove Market (Oak Grove / Decatur)
- Buckhead Butcher Shop (Buckhead)
Is Dad a vegetarian or vegan? If so, try this idea with your local Atlanta farmers market instead, to shop for produce and other treats!
9. Host a Father’s Day BBQ
A June evening in Atlanta is the perfect time to fire up the grill! Invite family, friends, and neighbors over for a backyard Father’s Day Barbecue. Make it a potluck to keep planning simple!
Alternatively, you can head to a park with grills provided for public use, like Piedmont Park or Yellow River Park. Or, pick up some BBQ from a popular spot like Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Fox Bros. BBQ, or Daddy D’z.
If Dad deserves an extra-special gift, consider getting him a Big Green Egg! This coveted high-end grill is known around the world – but headquartered right here in Atlanta.
10. Make Dad the Happiest Camper Around
If the Dad in your life loves the outdoors, then hit the trail together! Start by taking Dad to a camping goods store like REI. Give him a budget to pick out whatever he likes. Or, build a gift basket with a new water bottle, hiking socks, sunblock, granola bars, and his favorite trail must-haves.
Then, head out for an intown hike together!
A few of our favorite hikes around metro Atlanta include:
- Morningside Nature Preserve (Morningside)
- Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mills (Roswell)
- Arabia Mountain (Stonecrest)
- Sweetwater Creek State Park (Lithia Springs)
Additionally, you can explore this list of paved Atlanta trails to find spots that are accessible via stroller and wheelchair.
11. Plan a Father’s Day Atlanta Style Brunch
You might think of brunch as a classic Mother’s Day activity – but who says Dads can’t enjoy a good brunch, too?
Atlanta has plenty of Dad-friendly brunch spots. For example, Manuel’s Tavern in the Poncey Highlands area is a popular no-fuss restaurant. They’ve been around since 1956 and offer a delicious weekend brunch. Try the El Diablo House Bloody Mary with biscuits and gravy, country fried steak, or lighter fare.
Another winner? West Egg Cafe in West Midtown offers easy deck parking and a variety of brunch choices. Build your own biscuit sandwich, or choose from a variety of sweet and savory breakfast options.
12. Gift Track Time at the Porsche Experience Center
Does Dad love to be in the driver’s seat? If so, gift him a luxury experience he’ll never forget at Atlanta’s Porsche Experience Center!
With a gift card to the Porsche Experience Center, the Dad in your life can cruise around the exciting 1.6 mile circuit track in a luxury Porsche vehicle. Located nearby the Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Porsche’s course is designed “to test drivers and the famed functionality only a Porsche can offer.”
Driving experiences include one-on-one instruction with a personalized driving coach. Try out the kick plate and an off-road course for maximum Father’s Day adventure!
We wish you and your family a happy and safe Father’s Day!