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Father’s Day is right around the corner! Struggling to think of something fun to do with dad? We’ve put together a list of fun things to do right here in Columbia to help you out!


Grab your fishing poles and some snacks, and head outside to enjoy some quality time with your dad!

Don’t forget your fishing license! Find more information on fishing in city parks on Parks and Rec’s website.

Columbia Star Dinner Train:

For Father’s Day, dads ride half price! Eat lunch while enjoying the scenery pass by. Train departs at 1:00 PM. Find more information about the diner train here.


Treat dad to a round of golf at one of these Columbia courses:

Bowling and more:

Hit the bowling alley or play a game of laser tag!

  • AMF Town & Country Lanes, 1508 N. Providence, 573-442-4729  – Open noon-midnight Sat-Sun
  • Lazer Lanes, 3412 Grindstone Pkwy., 573-447-6021 – Sat: 10 AM-Midnight, Sun: Noon-10 PM

WingStock and carnival:

For the biker dad! Check out Harley Davidson, 5704 Freedom Dr., on Saturday for a full-size carnival and the annual WingStock event, including a wing contest, live music, beer garden, and more!


Choose from one of these “guy-friendly” movies in theaters now:

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 22 Jump Street

Goodrich Forum 8, 1209 Forum Katy Pkwy.

Regal Stadium 14, 2800 Goodwin Pointe Dr.


Explore these parks and trails, and maybe even pack a picnic basket for lunch!

Father’s Day Brunch:

The restaurants below feature a Sunday brunch or breakfast buffet, perfect for Father’s Day!

We hope you have a very happy Father’s Day!

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