The summer months bring warmer weather, fun outdoors and a time to celebrate all the dads in your life. No matter if you’re a father yourself or if you’re wanting to do something for your own father, the opportunities for fun and family togetherness are bountiful in Houston. There are a great number of ways that you can honor dear old dad and spend some quality time with him, and definitely something for everyone to enjoy! Don’t miss out on some of these ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Houston.
Memorial Park Golf Course
1001 E. Memorial Loop Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-4033

Swing away at some fun at the Memorial Park Golf Course’s driving range. Open nearly all day, you and dad can practice your distance hits and aim for as long as your arms can still hang on to the club. If you think you’re ready to play a full game, this 18 hole course designed by legendary John Bredemus has been a Houston staple for eighty years – its anniversary is this summer. Enjoying a game of golf under the tall trees of Memorial Park will be a great way to spend time with Dad this Father’s Day – just make sure to let him keep score!

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 533-6500

For Father’s Day fun that can include the whole family, you can’t go wrong with the Houston Zoo. Learn about the animals and their families at one of the Meet the Keeper talks throughout the day, where you can hear directly from the zookeepers who work with the residents of the Houston Zoo about the meerkats, elephants, reptiles and more. Make sure to feed the giraffes at the end of your excursion through the African Forest, and stop by to tell Zuri, the father of the gorilla family, a happy Father’s Day as well!

Houston Dynamo And Houston Dash
2200 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 276-7500

Have a dad that loves sports? There’s two professional soccer games in Houston on Father’s Day weekend! Head on down to the BBVA Compass stadium on Saturday to watch the men of the Dynamo take on DC United. Then, on Sunday evening, the women of the Dash will play against FC Kansas City. You won’t want to miss out on the fun of a live game – especially with Team USA World Cup stars Morgan Brian and Carli Lloyd on the pitch!

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Peli Peli
110 Vintage Park Blvd., Suite P
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 257-9500

Houston’s only South African fusion restaurant is one of the best places in town to get a great steak. And they’ve got steak and eggs on the menu when you visit them for Sunday brunch! In addition to their traditional menu items that feature South African spices and Dutch influence, for brunch you can grab some unique flavors in things like the South African Eggs Benedict or Kitka French Toast. Master chef Paul Friedman takes his expertise from the source – he owned a restaurant in South Africa before making his way to Houston.

St. Arnold’s Brewery
2000 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 686-9494

Houston’s oldest craft brewery is a great place to hang out with Dad on Father’s Day weekend. Though they’re closed on the actual holiday, they’ll be open for tours and tastings Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For just $10, you can take home a souvenir glass and have it filled four times for tastings while you’re there. Youngsters are welcome to come along with Dad as long as they’re accompanied by a parent or guardian. Learn about how your favorite brew is created and grab a taste straight from the source!

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Gillian Kruse is a freelance writer living in Houston. She graduated from Rice University with a great love for all performing and visual arts. She enjoys writing about arts and cultural events, especially little-known ones, to help Houstonians learn about what’s going on in their city. Her work can be found at