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Celebrating Father’s Day in Boise

Last updated June 10, 2020 by Totally Boise

Have you been wondering what you are going to do to make this Father’s Day special? Father’s Day is right around the corner, on June 21st, with the weather warming up and Boise businesses beginning to open you’ll have plenty of things to do to celebrate every dad out there. We have come up with some pretty awesome ways to keep your favorite dad feeling special and loved during his day. Whether he is a camping guy or a restaurant guy, we’ve got you covered to dominate this day, making it a Father’s Day to remember.

Take the Fam and Head out on a Camping Trip

Camping makes for the perfect family getaway. Grab the tents and the crew, and head up to any camping spot of your choice. With Boise having so many close options you can find the perfect spot to pitch the tent and have a good time. Taking a mini-vacation is the perfect way to sneak in a little getaway during the weekends!

Here are the top 5 camping spots you need to check out:

Camping Locations Around Boise

A Backyard BBQ and Games

A little barbeque and outdoor games is the definition of all things dad. They love having friends and family over for some good food and fun games (well.. only if he wins). This is the best way to spend some quality family time while enjoying the beautiful weather Boise has to offer.

PS: A fun gift idea could even be buying him a new backyard game (or DIYing your own)!

Here are some backyard games to choose from:

Backyard Activities For The Family

Downtown Boise Virtual Father’s Day Car Show

The 18th annual Father’s Day car show is still happening online. They are bringing the cars home to you! Wake up with your dad and browse both classic and electric vehicles and even vote for your favorites! There will be live stream DJs, and more. You can also learn about the future transportation initiative for Boise.

Show goes live Father’s Day June 21 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Father’s Day Car Show

Spend the Day Hiking Your Favorite Boise Trails

We live in the perfect area to enjoy a hike with a beautiful view. There is no better way to spend quality time with your father than getting active on a hike. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, Boise has hikes for everyone! Whether you are a Table Rock fanatic, Camel’s Back devotee, or want to take an adventure a little further, hiking might be your answer.

We have a list of hiking trails within 3 hours of Boise:

Hiking Trails Around Boise

Take a Stroll Down the Greenbelt

Take this day to spend quality time with your pops on the Boise River Greenbelt. Whether you enjoy taking a nice walk or want to grab your bikes and turn the day into a beautiful bike ride, the Boise Greenbelt is the perfect place to spend time with your dad and the rest of the family. You can even pack a lunch and stop by Julia Davis for a picnic in the park!

Boise Greenbelt

Enjoy a Yummy Meal from Ling & Louie’s

Celebrate Father’s Day at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar. They have put together two ways to celebrate the father(s) in your life! Enjoy a special Father’s Day brunch from 11AM - 3PM. From 3PM - close they are offering a sizzling 2-course meal specifically crafted just for dad. They are doing this all weekend, Saturday and Sunday (6/20-6/21). Dad will love the good food and good company.

Ling and Louie's

Getaway for a Weekend Trip

If you are thinking about getting out of town for Father’s Day, you and the family can head up to McCall or Sun Valley, only about 3 hours away from Boise. We are lucky to have such beautiful towns not too far away from Boise. You and the family can go to the lake, hike, mountain bike, or even just spend the weekend walking through a new city.

Here are our top 5 choices of getaway towns close to Boise:

Getaway Towns Around Boise

Enjoy Live Music at Hilltop Station

Hilltop State, the restaurant on the way to Lucky Peak will be serving up their pizza, burgers, and beers while also providing live music from Uncle Chris and Thomas Paul, 2PM - 4PM. Enjoy time with your family, live music, and good food to celebrate your dad this year!


Even though Father’s Day is going to be a little different this year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the important men in your life and make them feel special and appreciated. It only takes a little something to go a long way, no matter what you choose to do this Father’s Day your dad(s) will be grateful to spend quality time with you and the family.




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