Father’s Day events in the Baton Rouge area – 2019

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16, and we've put together a list of fun things to do with Dad! Events are organized by date, with the earliest at the top. If you have an event to include on this list, please email news@wafb.com.

Father's Day 5k and 10k Virtual Race

Date: Anytime in June

Join the Moon Joggers for their sixth annual Father’s Day 5k & 10k virtual race! It’s time to celebrate your father, the HERO! Moon Joggers will be donating at least 15% of each registration to Team Hoyt, which works to build the individual character, confidence, and self-esteem of America’s disabled and physically challenged young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life.

In the spring of 1977, Rick Hoyt told his father, Dick Hoyt, he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all five miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”

*For a limited time purchase your official t-shirt and/or hoodie HERE.

This is a 5k and 10k virtual run (or walk) to celebrate the awesome dads out there! You choose which distance you want to complete.

Cost: The price is $20 and that includes your medal, bib, and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to Team Hoyt.

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Run on your own or with friends! Your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5k, 10k, half marathon, and more!

Click here for more details.

Reel Dads: Celebration of Fatherhood - Baton Rouge

Date: Saturday, June 8

Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: BREC Howell Park, 5509 Winbourne Ave.

The inaugural Reel Dads: Celebration of Fatherhood event is organized by three local organizations: Elite Sports BR, Father On A Mission (F.O.A.M.), and Abstracts with the goal of challenging fathers and their children to put down their electronic devices and grab their fishing poles.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring their fishing poles, stringers, and a large ice chest to store the day’s catch.

There will be games, activities, food, and plenty of fun.

Father's Day & Batman's 80th Anniversary

Date: Saturday, June 8

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: JCPenney stores (men’s department)

JCPenney is hosting a FREE in-store event for kids and parents to celebrate two exciting summer events: Father’s Day and Batman’s 80th anniversary. Kids will receive a foam picture frame, stickers, envelopes to decorate, and a fill-in-the-blank story to create about their dad, in addition to an exclusive Kids Zone lanyard, ID, and collector’s pin. The event is part of the retailer’s monthly in-store Kids Zone events series.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Adults will receive a 10% off coupon to use in store at each Kids Zone event. The Kids Zone coupon is stackable with other active coupons for maximum savings.

In select stores, matching father and kid superhero t-shirts will be available for purchase next to the Kids Zone event.

Click here for more Kids Zone events.

Ties That Bind: A Father-Son Event - Baton Rouge

Date: Sunday, June 9

Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

Location: Jewel J. Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Rd.

Councilwoman Chauna Banks invites fathers and sons of the community to attend Ties That Bind: A Father-Son Event.

Ties That Bind will provide a perfect opportunity for fathers and sons to spend time growing closer to one another, and other fathers and sons as well. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and all other special men, teens, and boys will discover the strong leaders they have been designed to be. The goal is to provide fathers and sons with the opportunity to celebrate the joys of manhood, share wisdom, lessons, and engage local resources all to support manhood. Pastor Al Moore of Westgate Church in Port Allen will be in attendance.

Those in attendance have the favorable option to wear neck ties or bow ties. Just for fun, there will be a YOU ARE THE FATHER Look A Like Contest. Tickets are available at the Jewel J. Newman Community for $15 to be eligible for door prizes, however, there is no charge to attend.

To obtain tickets or to secure a vendor booth, contact the assistant to the center manager, Angel Best at 225-775-3935 or via email at ABest@brla.gov.


Father's Day Bingo Giveaways - Denham Springs

Date: June 13 through 15

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: KOS Bingo, 7813 Florida Blvd.

KOS Bingo is giving away some great prizes for Father’s Day! Prizes include a BBQ pit, a grill, and LSU burner. Tickets will be given out each night and are good for all three nights.

KOS Bingo on Facebook

Free "Dad" Deliveries from Waitr

Date: June 13 through 16

Waitr, the on-demand food delivery service provider, is making it easier for you to get your dad his favorite restaurant meal this Father’s Day weekend.
Customers can get food delivered with no delivery fees until the end of Father’s Day.
“Just like moms during Mother’s Day, dads deserve their special day and a special treat!” said Sonny Mayugba, chief marketing officer for Waitr Holdings, Inc. “It is sometimes difficult to find a meaningful way to show appreciation for him. We are doing our part to make it easier and more affordable to enjoy his favorite restaurant food, in the comfort of his own home.”
To take advantage of this offer, users can enter the promo code “DADBOD” when placing an order on the Waitr app, or online at waitrapp.com to get their food delivered free.

Click here to order online.

Ladies Sing the Blues - Baton Rouge

Date: Friday, June 14

Time: 8 to 11:30 p.m.

Location: Da50 Club, 2414 N Acadian Thwy.

Red Revue ENT & Southern Sisters of Soul Music Society proudly present the 1st Annual Pre-Father’s Day Celebration “Ladies Sing The Blues.” Come out and celebrate all fathers. Your host/MC will be April “Sexy Red” Jackson.

Lady Divas:

  • Teslanay
  • Wyanda R. Paul
  • Nella A.
  • Rene’ The Diva
  • Chasity D. Ross

The Lady Divas be delivering awesome performances and singing blues, R&B, and gospel. Also, the Induction of Southern Sisters of Soul Music Society ceremony will take place. There is a cover charge of $10. No reserved seating and no reserved tables.

Father's Day at Topgolf - Baton Rouge

Date: Sunday, June 16

Time: Beginning at 8 a.m.

Location: Topgolf Baton Rouge, 10955 N Mall Dr.

Plan ahead for Father’s Day! Treat Dad to great eats, drinks, and games the entire family will love.

Secure your Topgolf bay for up to six guests. Have more than six guests in your party? No problem! Select a quantity of two when registering to reserve two bays side-by-side.

One (1) Bay Reservation Includes:

  • One (1) golf bay for two (2) hours of unlimited Topgolf play (2nd and 3rd floor available)
  • Up to six (6) total guests can play with six (6) guests maximum in your bay
  • Designated check-in upon arrival
  • Food and beverage is not included and must be purchased separately

Two (2) Bay Reservations Include:

  • Two (2) side-by-side golf bays for two (2) hours of unlimited Topgolf play (2nd and 3rd floor available)
  • Up to twelve (12) total guests can play with six (6) guests maximum in each bay
  • Designated check-in upon arrival
  • Food and beverage is not included and must be purchased separately

Additional Details:

  • While you can select your seating preference when registering, we cannot guarantee you will receive the bay(s) with your preferred seating type.
  • Bay time cannot be extended beyond the two-hour time slot you reserve, as we want to be sure we can start all our guests’ reservations on time.

You will receive a confirmation email with your reservation details after purchase. Make sure to have this email with you on Sunday, June 16. You will need to show it (printed or via mobile device) to an associate at the designated Father’s Day check-in table in the lobby. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your reservation start time to check in.

Cancellations MUST be submitted 48 hours prior to the start of your reservation to receive a full refund.

Please note that local liquor laws restrict the serving of alcohol before 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Click here to make reservations.

Father's Day Brunch at BRQ - Baton Rouge

Date: Sunday, June 16

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: BRQ Seafood and BBQ, 10423 Jefferson Hwy.

Father’s Day Menu:

The Old Man Omelet – jumbo omelet with sautéed peppers and onions, chopped brisket, pepper jack cheese, served with brabant potatoes + fruit | $18

Dad’s BBQ Platter – baby back ribs, andouille, pulled pork, sliced or chopped brisket, served with pit beans, potato salad, coleslaw, + cornbread | $25

Cowboy Steak & Eggs – 24 oz bone-in ribeye, brabant potatoes, two eggs cooked any way, with a béarnaise sauce | $38

Click here to make a reservation.

Father's Day at the Zoo - Baton Rouge

Date: Sunday, June 16

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Rd.

It’s all about dad for Father’s Day at the Zoo! Bring your dad to the zoo and spend the day with the WILD bunch. This day features dad-and-me themed Safari amphitheater programs, games, and crafts. Regular admission prices apply.

Click here for ticket information.