Make this Father’s Day one that Dad won’t forget

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Photo courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy

Show love and appreciation for your dad this Father’s Day by treating him to brunch or taking him to an show or whiskey tasting, or spending time at one of his favorite places.

There’s no shortage of things to do or meals to eat on Father’s Day this year in Houston. Since Father’s Day falls on the longest day of the year, there will be plenty of time to see, eat and do everything that dad wants.

Whether you’re packing your day full of activities that he loves, or planning to have brunch before he takes the rest of the day to play golf, scroll down to see our list of things to do this Father’s Day in Houston.

Where to Eat and Drink on Father’s Day

  • Américas and Churrascos – Father-and-son chefs Michael and David Cordúa are cooking up a Latin American brunch starting at 9am on Father’s Day at Américas and Churrascos locations. The brunch buffet features more than 50 Cordúa favorites, including pork carnitas, pollo encamisado, and the signature tres leches, along with meat carving, build-your-own omelette and crepe stations. Cost is $39.95 for adults/seniors at Churrascos, $49.95 at Américas. Both locations offer kids menus for $15.95 – endless mimosas, sangria and mojitos for the adults for $12.95.
  • Brennan’s – Take your pick of a starter, entrée and dessert from Brennan’s Creole brunch menu. Dishes include crawfish migas, summer peach salad, Mississippi mud pie and bananas foster. This special prix fixe menu is $56 and is available from 10am to 2pm.
  • Etoile Cuisine et BarIndulge in a three-course brunch from French restaurant Etoile Cuisine et Bar. Dishes include pan roasted halibut, eggs benedict with crispy pork belly and profiteroles. The prix fixe menu is $48 per person, and children’s menus are also available. 11am to 3pm. Reservations can be made by calling 832-668-5808.
  • Hubbell & Hudson Bistro – In preparation for Father’s Day, Chef Austin Simmons has been dry aging a selection of steaks in house for 30 days. These prime cuts of meat will be available in addition to the a la carte menu. Reserve your table by clicking here.
  • Killen’s Barbecue – Head to Pearland for a big ole plate of food from Killen’s Barbecue. On Father’s Day, the restaurant will be offering a 16oz prime rib with horseradish mashed potatoes and green beans for just $20. Service begins at 11am.
  • Kiran’s – From 10am to 2pm, guests can enjoy a buffet of brunch entrees like slow cooked lamb shank or tandoori salmon with their choice of a starter and dessert. The cost is $55, $25 for children 4 to 11, free for children under 4. Call 713-960-8472 to make reservations.
  • Lillo & Ella – Chow down on delicious grub while enjoying live music from the Willy Collins Band at Lillo & Ella. Chef Naderi will be cooking up specials like a pork chop with Chinese plum sauce. Brunch is served from 11am to 3pm. Call 281-888-5335 to make reservations for groups of 6 or more.
  • Mockingbird Bistro – Chef John Sheely is serving a three-course prixe fixe menu from 11am to 3pm including rock shrimp gumbo, steak and eggs, and apple bread pudding.Cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children. Call 713-533-0200 for reservations.
  • Pax Americana – Make sure dad comes hungry to dinner at Pax Americana because they’re pulling out dishes like 32oz Texas Wagyu ribeye, whole Gulf snapper, roasted pig head and more. Dinner is served from 5pm to 9pm and reservations can be made by clicking here.
  • Peli Peli – Taste the flavors of South Africa with Peli Peli’s a la carte brunch menu including steak, chicken and seafood dishes that dad will love. Click here to make reservations. 10:30am to 4pm.
  • Radio Milano – Chef Jose Hernandez presents a special brunch buffet for Father’s Day at the CityCentre restaurant. From 10am until 3pm, dads can hit up the meat bar selecting their choice between proteins like a double pork chop, whole snapper, rack of lamb and 16oz prime ribeye, and enjoy all-they-can-eat from the salad, egg, waffle and side stations. Brunch is priced at $60 for adults and $20 for children. To make reservations, call 713-827-3545.
  • Reserve 101 – Sip on Macallan scotch with dad during this Father’s Day tasting at Reserve 101. The downtown whiskey bar will have a lineup of four Macallans for sampling: 12 year, 15 year Fine Oak, 18 year and Rare Cask. The tasting is $50 per person and reservations can be made by clicking here. 5pm.
  • Sonoma Wine Bar in The Heights – Dad’s favorite wine spot is open for brunch on Father’s Day serving items like crab cake sliders and blueberry pancakes. The brunch menu is a la carte and will be served from 10am to 2pm.
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen – Treat dad to a fifty-foot long brunch buffet at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen featuring made-to-order pancakes, an omelette station, street taco station and five types of enchiladas for $19.95 per person. Brunch will be available from 11am to 3pm at the Woodway and Eldridge locations. The Westheimer location will be serving breakfast a la carte.
  • Urban Eats – Pick up the check during brunch at Urban Eats where you can enjoy dishes inspired by family recipes like the buttermilk beignets and fried chicken or the duck fat camper’s hash. Brunch is offered from 10am to 3pm.

What to Do in Houston on Father’s Day

  • Summer Solstice Observation at Rothko Chapel – Start the longest day of the year off by watching the sunrise while practicing Tibetan yoga and end it with a Japanese drumming performance at Rothko Chapel. Suggested $10 donation; registration for yoga and drumming performance required. Sunrise to Sunset (6:20am and 8:25pm).
  • International Day of Yoga at the George R. Brown Convention Center | FREE – Roll out your mat for a day full of relaxation at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The International Day of Yoga will feature yoga sessions, meditation, food vendors and more. Registration is required and can be made by clicking here. 8:30am to 4pm.
  • World Giraffe Day at the Houston Zoo – If your dad loves animals, don’t miss the celebration of World Giraffe Day at the Houston Zoo. You’ll hang out near the giraffe habitat, hear from the keepers and enjoy activities for the whole family. Free with zoo admission. 10am to 3pm.
  • Father’s Day at Hermann Park – Ride the Hermann Park railroad, rent a pedal boat, stroll through the centennial and Japanese gardens and enjoy lunch at Pinewood Café. 10am to 6pm.
  • Cooking Class at Sparrow Cookshop + Bar – Send your dad to cooking school at Sparrow Cookshop + Bar. Chef Monica Pope will guide dads through the cooking of three courses – all of which his family will help prepare and eat. $65. 11am to 1pm.
  • Boyert Shooting Center One Year Anniversary | FREE to Attend – Head to Boyert Shooting Center for their One Year Anniversary party where you can browse sale items in their warehouse, satisfy your hunger with grub from the Fat Wagon food truck and take advantage of free simulator sessions. Dads shoot for free during the event and everyone will receive a raffle ticket for firearm giveaways. 11am to 6pm.
  • Lincoln Father’s Day at the NMFH – Spend time with dad while checking out some pretty cool Abe Lincoln artifacts all weekend long at the National Museum of Funeral History, and a meet-and-greet with an Honest Abe impersonator. When accompanied by one or more people paying for general admission, dads get into the museum for just a “Lincoln” – their choice of a $5 bill or a single penny. Noon to 5pm.
  • Father’s Day at Bayou Bend – Stroll around the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens while enjoying complimentary lemonade and live music with the whole family. Dads get in for free; $10 for adults; $5 for kids aged 10 to 17; free for children 9 and under. 1pm to 5pm.
  • The 39 Steps at Stage Door Inc. – See the hilarious theatrical version of Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps from Stage Door Inc. The cast of only four will play over 150 characters. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; limited discounted $10 tickets available. 3pm.
  • Wrestling Event at Pasadena Convention Center – WWE’s Daniel Puder hosts this family friendly event with exhibitor booths and activities at the Pasadena Convention Center. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from professional wrestlers in attendance. Tickets start at $25. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park | FREE – Find out Who Framed Roger Rabbit? during this free screening of the 1988 film, featuring cameos of Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye and more at Alamo Drafthouse. 6:30pm.