Father’s Day activities in the Ottawa area


Celebrate Dad and all the Dad-figures on Sunday, June 16th 2024. Here are some ideas on how to spend a special day in and around Ottawa. 

Father’s Day Car Show 

Billings Estate National Historic Site will be open June 16 from 10 am to 3 pm for the Father’s Day Car Show. Treat your dad, paternal role model, or favourite car enthusiast to a day of family-friendly fun at Billings Estate National Historic Site. Pre-1999 vintage, antique, and classic car owners are invited to display and share stories about their vehicles. The cost is 8.42$ per person or 21.85$ per family. There will also be a BBQ at an extra cost.

Father’s Day Train Rides at RMEO

Bring your dad for a day at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario on June 16 2024. Activities include train rides, hay rides, antique car show. Cost is 17.15$ per person. 


Take Your Dad Fishing For FREE

On Father’s Day weekend (June 15-16), you will not need to purchase a fishing licence to go fishing

Free fishing periods remind us of the value of Ontario’s recreational fishery, and the importance of keeping it healthy for future generations. While fishing you must:

  • follow conservation licence catch limits
  • obey size limits and sanctuaries
  • follow the fishing regulations
  • carry a permit or identification card issued by the provincial or federal government, showing your name and date of birth

Father’s Day Brisket Lunch

Catered Affairs together with the Kemptville Jags will be hosting a Father’s Day Brisket Lunch Sunday June 16th.
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Father’s Day at the Market

Bring Dad to the Market for a fun night of local shopping, live music, and yummy food!
We’ll have lots of local vendors, food trucks, and Jamie, Tegan, and Noah rockin’ the stage from 7pm-8pm!
Don’t forget your lawn chairs, and your dancing shoes!!

Kanada Wheels 2nd Annual BBQ

To celebrate Father’s Day in style, head down to the second annual BBQ at Kanata Wheels on Sunday June 16, 2024 from 12pm to 5pm! 🚗🔥🍔

Photo Credit: Kanata Wheels

Father’s Day Celebration with Valley Sausage

The Stray Dog Brewing Company and Valley Sausage Co. are teaming up to put together a day that dad’s won’t forget on Sunday June 16th starting at 12pm. 

Father’s Day at Upper Canada Village

Treat Dad to Father’s Day at the Village! Free Admission for all fathers! 

June 16th from 9:30am to 5pm

Ottawa Italian Festival’s Grand Finale Weekend

Bring your dad to Italy! The annual Ottawa Italian Festival’s Grand Finale Weekend (June 14 to 16, 2024) features delicious food, live music and street performers, and many other activities to enjoy. For the car lovers: the Ottawa chapter of the Ferrari Club of America will hold its Ferrari Festival in conjunction with the Ottawa Italian Festival, featuring more than 50 Ferraris and other rare Italian and exotic sports cars.

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