15 Last-Minute and Affordable Father's Day 2019 Events in Seattle: June 14-16, 2019

Bell Harbor Classic Weekend, a KEXP Dance Party, and More $15-and-Under Events

by Julianne BellElaina FriedmanKim Selling and Joule Zelman | Courtesy of TheStranger.com

Check out 40 pre-WWII yachts with your favorite nautical dads at the    Bell Harbor Classic Weekend   .CLASSIC WEEKEND VIA FACEBOOK

Check out 40 pre-WWII yachts with your favorite nautical dads at the Bell Harbor Classic Weekend.CLASSIC WEEKEND VIA FACEBOOK

If Father's Day (Sun June 16) snuck up on you and you haven't yet made plans, your dad doesn't have to know. Below, we've compiled all the last-minute ways to spend time with your favorite father figures for $15 and under, from a KEXP Father's Day Kids Dance Party to the Bell Harbor Classic Weekend. Check out even more options on our complete Father's Day calendar. For more things to do this weekend, check out our regular cheap & easy roundup.

  1. FRIDAY-SUNDAY

    FESTIVALS

  2. Bell Harbor Classic Weekend
    Gather your favorite dads and check out over 40 pre-WWII yachts—including several Blanchard Stock Cruisers "dreamboats," a 72-foot schooner and a 100-foot fantail motor yacht—to inspire your nautical adventures. 
    (Downtown, free)

    SATURDAY

    COMMUNITY

  3. DIY Father's Day Keychain Workshop
    Is your dad always losing his keys? Typical. Help him out by gifting him a leather keychain assembled, riveted, and debossed by you. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. 
    (Sodo, free)

    FOOD & DRINK

  4. Father's Day Burger Brawl Presented by AHG and Corfini
    Do some belly stretches and stuff your face with burgers to win dinner for four at Ascend on Father's Day (first place) or a family pack of steaks from Corfini Gourmet (second place). 
    (Bellevue, free)

    SATURDAY-SUNDAY

    FESTIVALS

  5. Strawberry Days
    Families will gather for craft vendors, kids' activities, strawberry shortcake, a strawberry beer garden, and more summertime fun in Burien. 
    (Burien, free)

    GEEK

  6. Olympic Air Show
    See heritage aircraft from Vietnam, Korea, and WWII do tricks in the sky. 
    (Olympia, $15)

    SUNDAY

    COMMUNITY

  7. Half-Price Dad's Day
    If you're down in Tacoma, bring your dad to see some animals and marine mammals for half-off admission. 
    (Tacoma, $9.50)

    FOOD & DRINK

  8. Father's Day Car Show & Chili Cook-Off
    There are few things that are more stereotypically associated with dads than classic cars and chili, so spend your Father's Day with both.  Just don't ruin the paternal bonding by spilling your chili on/in any cars, particularly your dad's (he probably wouldn't be too stoked about that).
    (Burien, free)

  9. Father’s Day All You Can Eat Pancakes
    Treat your breakfast-loving dad to all-you-can-eat pancakes (there will be a choice of plain flapjacks or ones with peanut butter chocolate chips and cocoa whip) and sausage, plus beer mimosas and "cowboy coffee."
    (Ballard, $12.50)

  10. Mustaches Eat Free on Father's Day
    All mustachioed dads can eat on the house at all locations of the mad-scientist burger joint Lunchbox Laboratory. (If Dad is clean-shaven, they'll offer him a fake 'stache to sport during the meal so he isn't left out of this deal.)
    (South Lake Union, free)

    GEEK

  11. Fenders on Front Street
    Dads and families can feast their eyes on classic cars at this free Father's Day expo. 
    (Issaquah, free)

  12. Free Admission for Dads
    Dads can get in free to the Museum of Flight and try a STEM and aviation-themed activity. 
    (Tukwila, free)

    MUSIC

  13. Father's Day Brunch Party
    If taking your dad on a tropical vacation is out of the question, settle for a Caribbean-themed Father's Day party with live DJs, frozen cocktail specials, and a buffet. 
    (First Hill, free/$15)

  14. KEXP Father's Day Kids Dance Party
    Dads who love to boogie can dance with their loved ones to tunes spun by KEXP DJs Larry Rose and Darek Mazzone. Plus, Pagliacci will be on site to show everyone how to toss pizza dough. 
    (Seattle Center, $10)

  15. The Rock and Roll Playhouse: The Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids
    Dads looking to share their love of the Grateful Dead with their kids can do so at this kids' concert dedicated to the seminal '70s rockers. 
    (Downtown, $15)

    SPORTS & RECREATION

  16. Father's Day Mini Golf
    The second floor of the Hard Rock Cafe will be transformed into a nine-hole mini-golf course just for dads. 
    (Downtown, free)