101+ Happy Father's Day Freebies, Free Meals, and DIY Gifts

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Father's Day is coming soon, and you need some ideas - or some things for your kids to do? Well, how does free sound?

Image: The Night Before Father's Day | Paperback: 32 pages | by Natasha Wing (Author), Amy Wummer (Illustrator). Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap; Original edition (May 10, 2012)
The Night Before Father's Day
Happy Father's Day
-- Father's Day is a day of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In America, Father's Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd and celebrated on the third Sunday of June for the first time in 1910. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph's Day since the Middle Ages. It is held on various days in many parts of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May, and June.

First Father's Day Celebrated
-- The first celebration of Father's Day as we know it today took place in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908. While a time to honor and celebrate fathers, Father's Day was inspired by tragedy. In December 1907, the Monongah mining disaster killed 361 miners, with 250 of these men being fathers. Grace Golden Clayton was one of the people who lost their fathers due to the mining disaster, and she suggested to her minister a special service be held to honor the fathers who were lost in this tragedy. This first Father's Day in Fairmont, unfortunately, did not lead to the holiday's celebration nationwide. The two main reasons that Father's Day failed to gain popularity at this point were because the event was not advertised outside of Fairmont, and the celebration took place only a day after the town's Independence Day festivities.

Image: Little Critter: Happy Father's Day! | Paperback: 20 pages | by Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: HarperFestival (April 24, 2007)
Read: Little Critter: Happy Father's Day!
-- Father's Day is just around the corner, and Little Critter and Little Sister have decided to plan a big surprise for Dad and Grandpa. Join them as they make cards, cook a special breakfast together, and put on a magic show. Lift the flaps and find out what Father's Day surprises are in store!

Read: All New Holiday Crafts for Mother's and Father's Day
-- Learn how to make crafts for these special days.

Read more: Free Books for Fathers

Image: hopsticks Man, by Marcel Gnauk on PixabyFather's Day Restaurant Specials and Freebies
By Sara Skirboll, Shopping and Trends Expert at The Real Deal Blog

This year's Father's Day may look different than in the past — with most restaurants only allowed to have 25-50% of their typical capacity inside to dine, reservations maybe even more competitive to secure. However, this doesn't mean you can't bring your father's favorite meal directly to him in the comforts of your own home.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Bahama Breeze
-- Preorder a Father's Day Bundle (serves four), with entrΓ©es like Baby Back Ribs and Jerk Chicken Wings, available for curbside pickup.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
-- From now through Father’s Day, buy $50 in eGift Cards and get a $10 bonus card valid from June 22 through July 12.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Bonefish Grill
-- For those who want to take Dad out on the town, treat him to a Lobster Tail 3-Course Dinner ($19.90) that includes a choice of House or Caesar Salad, a Cold-Water Lobster Tail with two signature sides and a cheesecake—available for dine-in only. To celebrate at home, order the Bourbon Glazed Salmon Family Bundle ($43.90) that feeds up to five and includes a choice of House or Caesar Salad, family-style sides, fresh bread with pesto and freshly-baked cookies. From now through June 21, you will also get a $10 bonus e-gift card valid through the end of the year when you buy $50 in gift cards online.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Bubba Gump
-- Celebrate Dad on June 21 with Lt. Dan's Surf and Turf that comes with Lt. Dan's shrimp, ribs, and fries.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ The Capital Grille
-- Preorder a three-course family-style dinner for takeout this Father's Day, featuring a whole roasted rack of ribeye served with grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, cheesecake, and a jar of steak sauce for two ($135) of four ($245).

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Carrabba's Italian Grill
-- Choose from two specialty dishes, Short Rib Marsala or Rigatoni Al Forno, available for delivery, carryout, and in select reopened dining rooms from June 18 to 21. And from now through June 21, buy $50 in gift cards online and you will get a $10 bonus e-gift card valid through the end of the year.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
-- Order a scratch-made Family Bundle to go (starting at $24.99) for same-day or a future curbside pickup. Choose from entrΓ©es like Chicken Tenders, House-Smoked Baby Back Ribs and Grilled Salmon, and get two family-sized sides and a half-dozen Honey Butter Croissants.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Chili's
-- From June 19 to 21, treat Dad to a 6 oz. Sirloin or lunch portion of Chicken Fajitas on the 3 for $10 menu. Available for Father's Day weekend only, the specials include a non-alcoholic drink and starter.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Corner Bakery Cafe
-- Treat dads to one adult entrΓ©e for full-price and receive another for free, available for takeout and dine-in.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Cracker Barrel
-- From now through June 19, you can pre-order the new Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole Family Meal Basket To-Go. And from now through June 21, order a Family Meal Baskets To-Go and get Four-Layer Bacon Breakfast Bowls for free — available for carry-out, curbside pickup, or contactless free delivery.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Eddie V's Prime Seafood
-- Order a four-course Father's Day dinner for takeout for $125 for two or $195 for four to six. Choose between Rye Whiskey Glazed Salmon or Oven-Roasted Tenderloin with truffle macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus, potatoes au gratin, and bananas foster butter cake.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Einstein Bros. Bagels
-- Dads get a free roadie hash brown on Sunday, June 21 with any Order Ahead purchase through the app. Choose from breakfast favorites like the Bagelrito sandwich that comes with eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, cheese hash browns, salsa, and green chiles in a flour tortilla wrapped in a fresh-baked Asiago Bagel, or the Hot and Ready Brunch Box ($29.99).

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
-- Not only will Flemings open at noon on Father's Day, but you can also treat Dad to a Prime Bone-In Ribeye and Lobster three-course meal ($100 per person) from June 19 to 21. Make a reservation or choose a 3-course Family Menu (for four or six people) available for curbside pickup or delivery only.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Fresh Market
-- From now through June 18 at 2 p.m. EST, order a Father's Day meal ($49.99–$59.99) online to pick up in-store from June 19 to 21. The meal serves four and includes a choice of — or a mix between — NY strip steaks and Atlantic salmon fillets, veggie kabobs, broccoli cranberry slaw, twice-baked potatoes, and a chocolate decadence bar cake.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Joe's Crab Shack
-- From June 19 to 21, get a four-course Father's Day meal for just $30 that comes with a snack, salad, and your choice of entrΓ©e.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Maggiano's
-- Available from June 19 to 21, get a Cold-Prepped Father's Day Bundle for $99 that feeds four people and includes items like mini meatballs, Mom’s lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, New York-style cheesecake, and lemon cookies.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Metro Diner
-- Celebrate dads at home with Metro Diner's Heat and Serve Meals, with choices of Meat Lovers or Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole ($39), Roasted Turkey ($44) or Iron City Meatloaf ($44). The meals serve four and come with a garden salad and freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies. Make sure to preorder before Friday, June 19, at 5 p.m.!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Morton's Steakhouse
-- From June 19 to 21, order a three-course meal starting at $59 per person - includes a choice of soup or salad, entrΓ©e, and dessert from a select Father's Day menu. Make a reservation or choose a to-go or delivery option.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Olive Garden
-- Treat the guy in your life to a Giant Chicken Parmigiana served with Fettuccine Alfredo, available starting June 20 for a limited time while supplies last. Or preorder one of Olive Garden's Family-Style Take and Bake Bundles (starting at $40) with either Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells (serves up to five) or Classic Lasagna (serves up to eight).

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Omaha Steaks
-- Save up to 51% on steaks, sides, dessert, and more! And stack the savings with 1% cash back for online purchases through RetailMeNot.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Outback Steakhouse
-- Treat Dad to the biggest, juiciest bone-in steak specials available for Father's Day from June 17 to 23. Options include the new short rib, bone-in natural cut ribeye, and pork porterhouse.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Papa John's
-- Get 25% off regular menu-priced items for delivery or pickup through the end of June when you use code 25OFF at checkout.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
-- On June 21, order the Perry's Deluxe Cedar Plank Smorgasbord To-Go ($150) that includes an array of appetizers (like Wagyu meatballs), entrΓ©es (with options like grilled salmon and caramelized prime rib) and family-style sides.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Ruth's Chris Steak House
-- Treat Dad to the Prime Ribeye Surf and Turf or another one of his favorites available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery at select locations. Plus, select locations will open early at 11 a.m. on Father's Day!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Seasons 52
-- Treat the guy in your life to a three-course Father's Day dinner to go ($75 for two or $130 for the family). Choose a Rack of Dry Rubbed Pork Loin or Whole Side of Sriracha-Glazed Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon, and get a salad, corn on the cob, and choice of an additional side and mini indulgences for dessert.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux
-- Celebrate Dad with a to-geaux/curbside bundle ($35) - includes an appetizer trio and either a gallon of frozen margarita mix or a six-pack; dine-in bundle ($10) comes with a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and option of a margarita or beer; or a retail bundle ($29.95) comes with a rectangle patch hat, koozie, and bottle opener. The to-geaux and dine-in bundles will be available only on Sunday, June 21, and the retail bundle is available online only on June 1 to 21.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Yard House
-- Yard House is offering 64-ounce beer growlers to go in select locations, with options like House Honey Blonde, House Golden Pilsner, Yard House CuvΓ©e, and more.

Image: family eating at the table, by ID 272447 on PixabayMore Father's Day Free Meals, Deals and Treats:

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Amazing Father's Day Restaurant Deals at His Favorite Chains
-- Here are 13 amazing deals to take advantage of this Sunday to show the father figure in your life how much you care.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Best Free Food Deals and Specials for Father's Day 2020
-- Here's where to score free food and discounted restaurant deals this Father's Day weekend.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ The Best Father's Day sales 2020: final deals from Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe's, more
-- Score last-minute deals for dad while you can!

Image: Happy Fathere's Day Card, by Oberholster Venita on PixabayFree Father's Day Cards:

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Hand Print Father's Day Card - Here is a great keepsake card you can quickly and easily create with your kids for Father’s Day.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Cards - Making Father's Day cards is an easy but sincere way to send your Father's Day greetings.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Cards (Free) | Greetings Island - Dads are the best! Let yours know how you feel this Father's Day with a card. Print or send online for free!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Father's Day Cards - Create And Print Free Printable Father's Day Cards at Home

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Father's Day Coloring Cards - Create And Print Free Printable Father's Day Cards at Home

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ DIY Father's Day Cards - The Best FREE Printable Paper Crafts just for DAD!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ FREE printable Fathers Day Cards that are super funny! - It is super easy to make Dad giggle with these free printable funny Father’s Day cards.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Printable Father’s Day Cards and Crafts - A fantastic collection of easy Father's Day Cards for you to have a go at... as well as some Father's Day Gift Inspiration.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Father's Day Cards - To help us all make this Father's Day a little easier, I created 5 free printable Father's Day cards for all of us to use. Whether your dad has a sweet tooth or a nerd, one of these cards will work for your special dad!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable: Father's Day Cards - If you're looking to make a card for the occasion, these are perfect!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 7 Free Printable Father's Day Cards That'll Make His Day - Every Dad deserves a sweet card on his big day. Sure, you could buy his Father's Day card, but our easy free printables make it easy to create your own card in minutes.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 5 Free Printable Cards for Father's Day - Put a smile on your pop's face with one of our quirky cards.

Image: Kids Arts and Crafts, by Cynthia Logan on PixabayFather's Day Crafts and Printables:

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Printable Fill In - Make the dad in your life feel extra special with having your kids fill in this Father’s Day printable!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Printables - Mr. Printables - Cards, papercraft gift ideas and other fun Father’s Day printables for kids and family

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Free Printables - The easiest project for your kids to put together without the stress! Let's face it, Dads are hard to shop for so why not get a little creative with your kids instead of running to the store?

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Fathers Day Book - Get set to melt a few hearts with this little treasure – a special Father's Day Printable Book all about how great Daddy is!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Worksheets - Six Awesome Father's Day worksheets kids will love and make great gifts for dad on his special day.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Creative ideas for Father's Day - Here you'll find a selection of free downloads - cards, activity sheets, garlands, bunting, gift tags, and more - have fun!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Kindergarten Father's Day Worksheets and Coloring Pages -

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Printable - My school-aged kids missed out on the fun questionnaire for Dad that they got to do for me for Mother's Day. So here is one you can use for Father's Day!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Coloring Pages - Show your dad and/or grandpa how important they are in your life with these fun coloring pages.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Printables - Print this free Father's Day card to make Dad's day! Check out these other fun printable Father's Day cards

Image: The Best Dad Ever, by Dutch Photography on PixabayFather's Day Gifts to make:

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 32 Best Homemade Fathers Day Gifts - Here are some of the most thoughtful and creative homemade gifts for Dad, Grandpa, Father-In-Law to make this Father's Day.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 30 Adorable Father's Day Crafts and DIY Gift Ideas for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kids of All Ages - When it comes to the best Father's Day crafts, nothing says I love you quite like a handmade gift from the heart—which is why Father's Day crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids are treasured by dads for years to come.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 15 Oh-So-Adorable DIY Father's Day Gifts From Kids - This 15 adorable and super simple DIY Father's Day Gifts from kids will give you plenty of idea of what to give dad, pops, stepdad or father-in-law on their special day.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ A Do It Yourself Father's Day - DIY Gift Projects, Recipes and Ideas Dad will LOVE!

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 31 Free Printable Father's Day Certificates

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Printable Father's Day Banner

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Free Father's Day Printable Questionnaire Downloads

Image: Child Grave, by Dominic Winkel on PixabayGrieving on Father's Day:

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Father's Day Poem – Grieving Dads - Dear Mr. Hallmark... One More Time

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Poems in Memory of a Dad - Losing a father or parent may be one of life's most difficult experiences. Sometimes a poem for a dad who passed away can make the task of eulogizing a beloved father just a little bit easier.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ 22 Father’s Day Quotes for Dads Who Have Passed

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Supporting Kids Who Can't Remember Their Dads This Father's Day - If you are supporting a child who doesn’t remember their dad this Father’s Day, use the day to help the child learn more about their dad.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Remembering My Child/Remembering My Dad - If you are a person who likes to write more than talk, here are some printable sheets to get you thinking and remembering.

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ A day without Dad: Getting through grief on Father's Day - Being fatherless at any time can be tough. But it's interesting how a commercially-driven calendar event can hammer home feelings that may otherwise remain under the surface.

And just for fun...

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ Awkward Family Photos: Father's Day edition - And you thought YOUR dad was embarrassing. Check out the most awkward Father's Day photos of all time ...

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