If you’re searching for fun things to do in Denver with dad this Father’s Day, we’ve got a great list of options for you to choose from. Does dad love cultural events? Festivals? Museums? Sports? Concerts? Fine dining? Denver’s got all that and more going on this year.
Let’s face it, dads like to eat and most of them love to eat barbeque! The Denver Barbeque Festival at Bronco’s Mile High Stadium, located at 1701 Bryant St., Ste. 700, Denver, CO 80204, will have dads from miles around following their noses to the tasty treats available all weekend, from June 14th through Father’s Day, June 16th. Believe it or not, admission is free Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM; Saturday from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM; and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Take the family and fuel up for all your other Father’s Day activities. Some of the country’s most award-winning BBQ legends have been invited to participate in America’s biggest Father’s Day barbeque. BBQ and beverages will be available to purchase, and all-inclusive VIP experiences are also available for one of the most fun things to do in Denver. Spend some quality time enjoying cold drinks and killer live music while you grab a slab, pound some pork, or bury your face in some brisket.

Is dad a sports fan?

If you celebrate a day early by attending the Denver Barbeque Festival on Saturday, why not book a tour while you’re at Mile High Stadium through the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame to see the museum honoring Colorado sports legends and visit the ‘back of the house’ where the Broncos play for Father’s Day? Open Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm. Tours begin each hour and are 75 minutes in length. Adults $20, children and seniors $15, and groups $10.

Does dad consider himself king of the castle?

Indulge his fantasy at the Colorado Renaissance Festival starting June 15th. Price: $12-$24. Flashback to the 16th Century and journey through a medieval city. Enjoy full-armor jousting, tasty turkey legs, music and a marketplace featuring more than 200 artisans. Saturdays and Sundays only, open 10:00 AM-6:30 PM rain or shine, but leave the pets at home, please.

How about celebrating Juneteenth for Father’s Day?

Experience two full days of live music and fun June 15th and 16th. The yearly Juneteenth Parade starts the fun beginning promptly at 11:00 am. The #DREAMBIG Awards Ceremony will commence at 12:00 pm on the main stage in the Historic Five Points Neighborhood, Denver Colorado at 27th & Welton Street. Enjoy and engage with hundreds of vendors while the kids play in the youth zone.

Is dad a beer connoisseur?

Would he like to be? Take him on a tour of some cool Denver microbreweries this Father’s Day via The Denver Microbrew Tour, a guided walking tour through downtown Denver, Colorado’s historic LODO (lower downtown) and Ballpark Neighborhood districts. If dad would be thrilled to learn why Denver has been dubbed the “Napa Valley of Beer”, or about the history of Denver and how it became the city it is today, then this is the tour for him. Weekend tours available at noon and 3:15 (tour duration is three hours). Tickets are $40 per adult. Check for availability online.

When you’re out and about in the Denver area on Father’s Day and you need a delicious meal or snack to tide you over and keep you going on your family adventure discovering fun things to do in Denver, head on over to one of our two convenient Original Pancake House locations in the Denver area. You can find us at Cherry Hills or Denver Tech Center any day of the week from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. We look forward to welcoming you soon!