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Celebrate Father’s Day in St. Pete with fishing, bourbon tastings and more

Celebrate Father’s Day in St. Pete with fishing, bourbon tastings and more

interior of a cozy bar with rustic features and lush leather couches
Inside Urban Stillhouse's dreamy lounge area

Mark your calendars for June 16, because Father’s Day is coming up fast! It’s time to show Dad how much he means to you with some local fun that will make his day unforgettable. Whether your dad’s a laidback cigar and whiskey aficionado, an avid fisherman, or a die-hard sports fan, we’ve got a lineup of exciting ideas to help you celebrate right here in our beautiful city. We promise there’s something for every dad to enjoy.

Go to a Rowdies game

Al Lang Stadium (230 1st St E)
June 15th, 7:30pm
Does your Dad live and breathe soccer? Then there’s no better way to spend the weekend than cheering on the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Grab a couple of stadium snacks, enjoy the waterfront view, and get ready to witness some top-notch soccer action when the Rowdies square off against Louisville City FC on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30pm. Ticket prices range from $20 per person for upper corner seats to $76 for midfield. Whether your dad’s a lifelong fan or new to the game, a Rowdies match is sure to score major points.


Enjoy a smoke at Estate Cigars & Social

1201 4th St S
For the dads who appreciate the finer things in life, a trip to Estate Cigars & Social is the perfect Father’s Day treat. This lounge offers the ultimate relaxation experience for cigar enthusiasts. With over 25 cigar brands to choose from, Dad can savor his favorite smoke or discover a new favorite. Pair it with a carefully selected beer or a glass of fine wine from their collection, and you’ve got a recipe for a perfect day. Kick back indoors or find a spot out on their patio and let Dad unwind in style. 

Photo of steak on a butcher block
Enjoy premium cuts of meat from St. Pete Meat & Provisions

Buy a gift card to St. Pete Meat & Provisions

449 Central Ave
It’s officially grilling season, and that means a gift card to St. Pete Meat & Provisions is the ultimate gift. This family-owned butcher shop is a treasure trove of hand-cut meats and curated provisions, ensuring every meal Dad prepares is a masterpiece. Beyond their impressive selection of beef, poultry, pork, and game meats, you’ll also find marinated meats, lamb, veal, and even frozen seafood. It doesn’t matter whether Dad’s a grill master or new to the kitchen, a gift card to St. Pete Meat & Provisions will elevate his cooking game.

Reserve a spot at Ferg’s Clubhouse for their golf simulator

1320 Central Ave
You don’t need to hit the green for the full golfing experience. Instead, reserve a spot at Ferg’s Clubhouse for their full swing sports simulator. Perfect for a day out with Dad, Ferg’s offers an immersive sports experience where you can swing, putt, and play like the pros for up to two hours. Booking is easy—reserve your spot online or surprise Dad with a gift card for a future visit. While you play, grab a cold craft beer paired with one of their signature burgers.


interior of a cozy bar with rustic features and lush leather couches
Inside Urban Stillhouse’s dreamy, almost Hallmark Movie-esque lounge area

Attend a bourbon tasting at Urban Stillhouse

2232 5th Ave S
Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 & 4pm
Treat Dad to an unforgettable whiskey tasting experience at Urban Stillhouse. In their tasting room, you’ll learn to nose, taste, and truly appreciate bourbon whiskey. An educated whiskey steward will guide you through an interactive session, sharing the story of the Horse Soldiers. This immersive experience is available Wednesdays through Saturdays at 2 and 4 pm. For $50 per person, you’ll enjoy a Horse Soldier tasting flight and an appetizer, making it the perfect blend of education and indulgence. 

Spoil Dad with a cold plunge at Plunsana

2300 26th St N
Father’s Day doesn’t always have to be action-packed; some dads just need a day to relax. For the active dad who’s always on the go, treat him to a cold plunge at Plunsana. Their cold plunge therapy provides a controlled environment where Dad can experience the numerous benefits of cold immersion. It’s an excellent way to promote faster recovery from physical exertion and injuries. Not sure whether cold plunge is the way to go? Plunsana also offers soothing sauna sessions, breathwork classes, and red light therapy to leave Dad feeling refreshed and recharged.

Explore a new fishing spot

Boat or no boat, it doesn’t matter in St. Pete. Here in our coastal community, fish are so abundant that you don’t need a boat to catch them! Start Father’s Day off by trying out a new fishing spot with Dad. You can head down to Skyway Fishing Pier State Park for snook, king mackerel, and sheepshead. The St. Pete Pier and Fort De Soto Park also offer ample fishing space. Close to Gandy Bridge, Weedon Island Preserve offers kayak fishing, so long as you can paddle around the mangrove roots. 

Tampa Bay Rays celebrating a victory
Photo via Tampa Bay Rays

Celebrate early at this week’s Rays game

Tropicana Field (1 Tropicana Dr)
June 13th, 6:50pm
There’s no better way to kick off Father’s Day celebrations than with a trip to Tropicana Field for a Tampa Bay Rays game. On Thursday, June 13th, the Rays go head to head against the Chicago Cubs, with the first pitch set for 6:50 pm. Tickets are as low as $10 per person, so don your Rays merch and get ready for an evening of baseball fun!

Explore nature with bird watching

St. Pete offers a variety of parks and preserves that are perfect for spotting our feathered friends. This Father’s Day, take Dad on an adventure where the sights and sounds of nature provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable day. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a bird-watcher’s paradise, where you can see common species like downy woodpeckers, ospreys, green herons, and eastern screech owls. Sawgrass Lake Park’s diverse habitats offer different birding experiences throughout the year, making it a place you’ll want to visit again and again. And Fort De Soto Park has documented over 330 bird species, providing endless opportunities for exciting sightings.

Rent kayaks or paddleboards

Urban Kai
13090 Gandy Blvd N
Nothing beats a morning out on the water with Dad. Urban Kai Gandy offers kayak and paddleboard rentals, located right off the Gandy Bridge. Paddle through the serene waters and take in the views of the mangroves together. Priced at $35 per hour for one paddleboard or a double kayak, you and Dad can grab your paddles and go. Afterward, enjoy brunch along the water at Patrona Coastal Cafe, or drinks and lunch at The Getaway, all neighboring spots.

People rock climbing
Adventurous dads can scale new heights at Vertical Ventures

Go rock climbing at Vertical Ventures

116 18th St S
Grab your rope and harness, because it’s time to climb! On Father’s Day, dads rock climb for free at Vertical Ventures. With towering climbing walls and diverse bouldering terrain, Vertical Ventures has something for everyone. Their facility features 40-foot tall routes, over 150 routes to climb, and more than 75 climbing lines, providing endless opportunities for fun and challenge. Both experienced and new climbers can book a day pass, which includes rental gear. Can’t join Dad in person to climb? You can also purchase 5 or 10 visit gift cards for him through their website.

Grab a cold one at 3 Daughters Brewing

222 22nd St S
What’s the perfect way to close out out Father’s Day? With a cold beer and some games. Head to 3 Daughters Brewing anytime throughout the weekend and treat Dad to one of their draft beers. From bourbon barrel aged porters to ciders, this is the place to unwind with a cold drink in hand. Combine it with their Soft Baked Pretzels or House Smoked Pulled Pork sandwich, and afterwards, enjoy a round of cornhole or other backyard game in their outdoor space.

Browse local men’s boutiques

St. Pete offers an array of men’s apparel stores perfect for a stylish Father’s Day outing. Begin your day at Atlas Body + Home, where you’ll find men’s apparel and accessories from around the globe, featuring fresh prints and swimwear. Next, drop by Sartorial, a premium and luxury menswear shop that also offers refined home goods. And don’t forget to check out the latest trends at Matter of Fact, a curated men’s store offering a wide selection of apparel right on Central Avenue. No matter where you go, you’ll be able to find something special for Dad.


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