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.
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.
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.
FOOD & DRINK
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).
Families will gather for craft vendors, kids' activities, strawberry shortcake, a strawberry beer garden, and more summertime fun in Burien.
Olympic Air Show
See heritage aircraft from Vietnam, Korea, and WWII do tricks in the sky.
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.
FOOD & DRINK
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).
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."
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)
Fenders on Front Street
Dads and families can feast their eyes on classic cars at this free Father's Day expo.
Free Admission for Dads
Dads can get in free to the Museum of Flight and try a STEM and aviation-themed activity.
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)
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)
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.
SPORTS & RECREATION
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.