Father’s Day is on Sunday June 20th. It is a special day to celebrate fathers all over the world. Whether you are planning for a picnic at the park or a backyard barbecue, we are sure the father’s in your life will feel appreciated and loved. Struggling to come up with a plan? Here are some of our tips on how to host a memorable Father’s Day celebration. 

Three generations enjoying Father's day celebration bbq

Where to Have Your Father’s Day Celebration


Are you looking for a more mellow celebration with just you and your dad or only a few other people? The Park can be a wonderful place to celebrate Father’s DayAll you need to do is grab some lawn chairs, a blanket, and a picnic basket filled with some of your favorite treats and head on over to your town’s local park. Some community parks even have pavilions or event spaces that you could rent out for a small celebration. Check out some of our favorite parks near Saratoga County below.


If the weather is going to be nice, why not take your celebration to the beach or a public pool? Enjoy a day of swimming, building sandcastles, and all the water activities you can handle.  Here are few local beaches and pools, close to Saratoga Springs!


If you don’t want to take the celebration too far, you can always choose to throw a Father’s Day celebration right in your backyard. Keep it a small celebration with just your family or invite other family members and friends over to join in on the fun. Need some help with hosting a backyard party? Here are some helpful tips!

What to Eat at your Father’s Day Celebration


Everyone loves a good BBQ, especially for celebrating Father’s Day. Get the grill fired up and make some delicious salads and sides to go along with the grilled food. You could even make it a potluck and have each guest bring their own dish to contribute to the party. Not sure what to make? We gathered some helpful BBQ recipes for you!

Themed Food

Why not take advantage of the holiday to get creative and put a special theme to the celebration? There are so many themes you can chose from. Does your Dad like a specific movie, color, type of music, etc.? Or choose from one of the classics like a fiesta or patriotic themed. Find recipes to go along with the theme you pick! Here are some of our favorite recipes for themed parties!

Fan Favorites

Father’s Day is supposed to be about all the dad’s in our life, right? Why not make the food all about them too! Gather the recipes for all your dad’s favorite food dishes and drinks.  Here are some recipes that might just be one of your dad’s favorites.

Father’s Day Celebration Entertainment


You can’t throw a party without some fun games. Find out what your dad’s favorite games are and make sure to play at the party. Or stick to the family favorites like cornhole, volleyball, kickball, and cards. Whatever game you choose, your dad and other guests will be sure to have a fun time playing! 


An alternative to playing games is to have activities planned out for the Father’s Day celebration. Does your dad have a favorite hobby that he likes to spend time doing? Why not get your guests in on the fun too and learn a new hobby. Do you have children attending the party? You could always plan a fun craft or project for them to create during the party and when they are finished, they can be given as gifts to the Father’s. Not sure where to start? Choose an activity or craft from the sites below.


Since Father’s Day is in the month of June, the weather will hopefully be a nice summer day. If you own a swimming pool or are going somewhere with a pool, lake, or ocean yocould even enjoy the celebration with a day full of swimming. Don’t forget to practice swimming safety! Check out some of our favorite safety tips and fun swimming games below.