If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate Father's Day, we found some deals and freebies just for Dad on Sunday, June 18 on Long Island. Here are family-friendly events and venues offering special Father's Day promotions.
Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival
Dads get free admission on June 18 at the weekend Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival (1175 Rte. 48) in Mattituck. There will be rides, music, crafts, vendors and, of course, strawberries for the entire family to enjoy.
Long Island Aquarium
The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center (431 E. Main St.) in Riverhead will pay tribute to the kid at heart in every dad on June 18 by offering them the child admission price ($22).
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (both the Greenport and Peconic locations) will be offering dads $3 off their first beer on June 18.
Long Island Adventure Park
Dads can zip line for free, with a paid climber, on June 18 at Long Island Adventure Park (76 Colonial Springs Rd.) in Wheatley Heights.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
Take dad to Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market (4558 Sound Ave.) in Riverhead on June 18 -- he'll get free admission to the strawberry field, hay ride and all attractions.
Harbes Family Farm
Enjoy Father's Day weekend at Harbes Family Farm (715 Sound Ave.) in Mattituck where dads will get free admission to the Barnyard Adventures on June 17 and 18.
Martha Clara Vineyard
Dads can enjoy live music and a free glass of wine at Martha Clara Vineyard (6025 Sound Ave.) in Riverhead on Father's Day weekend, June 17 and 18.
Head to Adventureland (2245 Rte. 110) in Farmingdale on June 18 and check out the Turbulence coaster, take a ride down the log flume or spend time in the Haunted Mansion. Dads ride free; children must be present at time of purchase. While supplies last, dads also receive a free gift.
Montauk Brewing Company
Montauk Brewing Company (62 S. Erie Ave.) in Montauk will be offering dads $2 off pints and $4 off 64-ounce growlers on June 18.
Treat dad to a free cup of frozen yogurt up to 6 ounces at TCBY in East Northport (1955 Jericho Tpke.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18.
Great South Bay Brewery
Head over to Great South Bay Brewery (25 Drexel Dr.) in Bay Shore for "beer and burgers" on June 18. With every purchase of a hamburger off the food truck, get a free pint of beer.
Barnes & Noble
Bring the kids to Barnes & Noble on June 17 at 11 a.m. for story time and other activities to celebrate dad when locations in Manhasset, Massapequa Park, Carle Place, Lake Grove, East Northport and Bay Shore will be reading "When Dads Don't Grow Up" by Marjorie Blain Parker.
Long Ireland Brewing
Dads enjoy a discount of $4 pints on June 18 at Long Ireland Brewing (817 Pulaski Rd.) in Riverhead.
Five Towns Mini-Golf & Batting Range
Five Towns Mini-Golf & Batting Range (570 Rockaway Tpke.) in Lawrence will offer dads a free round of mini-golf on June 18.
Country Fair Entertainment Park
Dads ride the go-karts for free at Country Fair (3351 Rte. 112) in Medford with a paying child on June 18.
Show up at Roosevelt Field without a game plan
Being unprepared at Roosevelt Field -- or any Long Island mall -- will result in a lot of slow walking, stopping in the middle of the corridor, and blocking a lot of people from where they need to go. It's much better for everyone if you know what stores you're going to and how to get there. Move quickly!
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Pop on over to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium (1660 Rte. 25A) in Cold Spring Harbor on June 18 when dads get free admission when accompanied by a child.
Oyster Bay Brewing Company
Head on over to Oyster Bay Brewing Company (36 Audrey Ave.) in Oyster Bay on June 18 when dad will get $3 off his first pint.
The Whaling Museum & Education Center
Dads get free admission to the Whaling Museum & Education Center (301 Main St.) in Cold Spring Harbor on June 18. Stop in to view the new interactive exhibit, "Thar She Blows," that tells the story of whaling.
Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages
Dad and grandpa can swing over to the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages (1200 Rte. 25A) in Stony Brook and receive free admission while they stroll the grounds and view exhibits on June 18.
Merrick Car Show
Head to the Merrick Long Island Rail Road station at Hewlett and Merrick avenues for a Father's Day Car Show and Swap Meet that dads can attend free on June 18. The event will also feature rides, food and vendors.
Fathers can enjoy a free waterproof pouch to keep their belongings dry with every kayak rental at Empire Kayaks (4 Empire Blvd.) in Island Park on June 18.
Karts Indoor Raceway
Dads can indulge their inner child at Karts Indoor Raceway in Ronkonkoma (701 Union Pkwy.) and ride for free with a paying child on June 18.
Birch & Main Candle Company
Birch & Main Candle Company (Shoppes at East Wind, 5768 Rte. 25A) in Wading River will be giving dads a free handmade bar of soap (while supplies last) on June 18. No purchase necessary, just tell the cashier "my dad's rad" to receive the gift.
Celebrate Father's Day with a free gift for dad while listening to live music at Pindar Vineyards (37645 Main Rd.) in Peconic.