Father's Day in Erie: 10 Ideas to Make the Weekend Special

Plus support local businesses!

By Kara Murphy June 16, 2021

Father's Day is Sunday.

Father's Day is SUNDAY?!?

Yep. But don't panic. We have 10 Erie-centric ideas on how to make him feel as special as he is:

1. Play catch on the field

Bring your ball and glove to the Erie SeaWolves game Sunday and play catch after the game! 

You can also splurge on a Father's Day Stadium Club Brunch if you'd like! For $45 per person, Dad and everyone in his party will enjoy a seat to the game (select either balcony or table seating) and a 90-minute brunch meal starting when the club opens at 12:30 PM. Plus, Dad will get an official baseball signed by a SeaWolves player and everyone (including those with regular tickets) can play catch on the field (bring your ball and glove!) after the SeaWolves take on the Altoona Curve. Get more information here.

2. Find him a shirt — or two — at Erie Apparel

This locally-owned shop, located at 2309 W. 12th St., has plenty of Erie shirts sure to make him smile. Shop their official Father's Day collection and get this amazing shirt:

3. Buy him meat at Federal Hill Smokehouse

Federal Hill Smokehouse has two Father’s Day packs to choose from -- one costs $50 and the other $80. Both feature brisket, pulled pork and lots of sides. The restaurant says this is one of their busiest holidays of the year, so get your order in now! Must order by Saturday, June 19. Call 814-920-4695. 

4. Splash around at Splash Lagoon

On Father's Day, dads get in free with any paid full price admission at Splash Lagoon!

5. Cruise on a Father's Day Brunch on the Victorian Princess

Treat dad to a brunch cruise for the perfect Father's Day gift! Fathers get their first drink free.

6. Run, Father, Run!

 A 5k Father's Day Race will begin at the Clark Road Entrance to Harborcreek Community Park. Sign up here.

7. Go on a road trip

We have 17 ideas for great road trips dad — and the rest of the family! — will love. All within a two hour drive of Erie.

8. Kayak the lagoons

 Meet at the lagoon boat launch Saturday, June 19 for an ecotour of the lagoons. Bring your own kayak or rent one from the concession. The program is free of charge; rental fees apply. Register by June 17. Get more information here.

9. Take part in the family low ropes challenge at Asbury Woods

Kick off your Father’s Day weekend Saturday, June 19 by bringing your family to Asbury Woods for a friendly challenge on our low ropes course! Registration required. (Times still available in the afternoon as of June 16). Get all the details here.

10. Head to equipment day at the Erie Zoo

Children of all ages are invited to join the Erie Zoo in celebrating Equipment Day on Saturday, June 19th from 10am-2pm. Dad will love it as much as the kids! Get details here.


Get your free Father's Day DADLibs printable here!