Guide to Father’s Day Events and Meals in Memphis

Father’s Day is Sunday, May 18th. Here are some ways to celebrate your best guy this Father’s Day in Memphis from events to BBQ-themed meals.

If you’re looking for more of a brunch vibe, check out our full list of Memphis brunch spots here: Memphis Brunch Guide

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Alex Shansky


Father’s Day Adult Lunchables Beer & Charcuterie Pairing | Meddlesome Brewing
Saturday, June 17 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Meddlesome is teaming up with Whimsical Confections to create special “adult lunchables” featuring 4 meats, 4 cheeses, 4 crackers, and 4 beers. Reserve your spot by at the taproom or call them at 901-207-1147.

Father’s Day Backyard Style Barbecue | Mississippi Terrace at the Pyramid
Sunday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Memphis Barbecue and a skyline view on The Mississippi Terrace at Bass Pro Shops Pyramid. Enjoy hot off the grill meat options of baby back ribs, brisket, and more while also filling your plate from the Backyard buffett filled with the classics. Click here for price and reservation information

Father’s Day Car Show | GraceLife Pentecostal Church
Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m.

Take your car loving dad to this event for food, giveaways, fun, and of course cars. Dad can even submit his own sweet ride to feature in the show.

Father Knows Best - Play Pinball | FLIP SIDE Memphis
Sunday, June 18 from 2 p.m to 5 p.m.

Fathers' Day Pinball Tournament! Starts at 2pm. Dad doesn't want more socks, he wants to play pinball with family and friends! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Only 2$ entry fee per person (plus coin drop). Ten rounds of single game group matchplay. Top 8 players after ten rounds will advance to a ladder style finals.

Smokeout Brunch | The Genre Memphis
Sunday, June 18 from 12 to 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate your best guy while also celebrating The Genre’s two-year anniversary weekend. For Father’s Day, The Genre will have a smokeout brunch with everything coming from the grill. Music, fun, games, and prizes.

Father's Day Special | The Capital Grille:
Sunday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dads can enjoy a 20-ounce 30-Day Dry Aged NY Strip with Shaved Black Summer Truffles and Truffle Demi, available exclusively in-restaurant for Father’s Day. Try a spin on their classic sides by adding truffles as an enhancement to dishes including Lobster Mac and Cheese and Sam’s Mashed Potatoes.

If we missed a Father's Day event, email us the details at [email protected].

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Craig Thompson


Here are a few events happening this weekend that aren’t exactly Father’s Day themed but are guaranteed to be dad-approved. 

Dragon Boat Festival | Shelby Farms Park
Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the outdoors at Shelby Farms Park and catch the Dragon Boat Race and Festival hosted by the Greater Memphis Chinese Association. There will be authentic Chinese food, live music, and performances. The race will be held on Hyde Lake Bonus: Family-friendly event that is FREE. You can even register in advance to compete for free too. Training days to compete will be on Thursday and Friday.

America Crossroads Guitar and Changing Nation | MoSH
All weekend from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For the music-loving dads, check out MoSH’s latest guitar exhibit which brings 40 instruments that serve as touchpoints to connect you with significant moments in America’s evolution. Check out the accompanying exhibit Grind City Picks: The Music That Made Memphis that features guitars connected to notable Memphians.

Memphis Showboats vs. Birmingham Stallions | Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
Saturday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m.

Football in spring! Catch the last Memphis Showboats home regular game of the season. It’s also Fan Appreciation Day so the first 5,000 fans receive a free Showboat Grill Tool.

Orion Free Concert Series | Overton Park Shell
Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free show and good vibes at Overton Park Shell. Friday is Star & Micey and Dead Soldiers. On Saturday, Rumble ft. Chief Joseph Bourdreaux Jr.

Check out our weekend guide here week of for additional events happening on Father’s Day Weekend.

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The Traveling Child


Dads love golf

Hit a round at one of Memphis’ golf courses or visit a golf-themed bar in South Main at Birdies Golf Bar where golf is on the TVs to watch or you can play on one of their several simulators. In East Memphis, make reservations (needed!) at Topgolf Swing Suites at Erling Jensen Small Bites which has two Top Golf simulators.


Do a Brewery Tour

For the craft-beer loving dads, cool off with a beer or two at one of Memphis’ many taprooms. Cooper House Project in Cooper-Young is one of the newest taprooms to open. Click here for a list of all the local breweries.


We love a cool bar

For the cool dads, hit one of Memphis’ bars like Inkwell, Cameo, Cove, Memphis Whistle, Hernando’s Hideaway, Alex’s Tavern, Bar DKDC, Bog & Barley, and more.


Explore Bass Pro Shops at Pyramid 

Nothing says dad more than the Bass Pro Shop. Let dad pick out a gift, grab a bite, watch some fish. Sounds like a good dad’s day.


Axe Throwing

There are several spots in Memphis where dad can swing an axe in the name of entertainment. Axe Throwing places include Civil Axe, Craft Axe, and Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Autobahn's Formula 1-inspired pro karts also that can reach speeds up to 50 mph.

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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