Scrambling around last minute shopping for a Father's Day gift? No fear, because there are tons of special events going in Tampa that will make for a fun, memorable day! Give the ultimate gift of quality time together--memories made are worth so much more than anything you can find in a store.

Florida Aquarium
Dad's get in free the 14th and 15th with purchase of a full paid admission. This weekend, there will be little extras to make the experience more enjoyable, such as special "World Oceans Day" activities and a scavenger hunt throughout the aquarium. There will even be a few special appearances this weekend--the Florida Aquarium mermaids! This makes for a perfect family outing, plus there are some great restaurants in the Channelside area to go to afterwards.

Lowry Park Zoo
Father's get free admission this Father's Day Weekend, June 14th-15th! This trip would make for a perfect, family friendly outing.

Yacht Starship
Dinner, dining, dancing, and scenic views--sounds like a perfect night. Yacht Starship is a luxury cruise experience that cruises past Bayshore Drive, Harbour Island, and the Downtown Tampa Skyline. Weather permitting, the yacht will go over scenic intercoastal water ways from Bellair to Island Estates and into the Guld of Mexico for a beautiful west coast sunset. This Father's Day weekend they have a special Father's Day brunch or dinner package, and there is special still available for the dinner cruise--buy 3 tickets, dad gets in free!

Gaspar's Grotto Brunch
From 10:30am-3pm, Gaspar's Grotto will be having a special Father's Day Brunch which includes a free shot and beer! The Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar is where you will be able to create your own cocktails while you feast on a wide selection of brunch items on the buffet. Highly rated and known as one of the best bar's in Tampa, this is a great place for Dad and loved ones (even furry four-legged ones) to spend together on Sunday.

Beer Tasting
This Saturday from 1-3pm, Whole Foods in Carrollwood will be hosting "Hops for Pops"--sample over 30 unique brews and savory bites for just $10. Get there early if you plan on going,  because the first 100 dads will receive a free beer tasting glass!

Father's Day BBQ
Good family fun for all ages-- this BBQ will have tons of games for all, food, and prizes available. You can also create a Father's Day card while there. Admission is free and all the activities will be taking place in Westshore Plaza Center Court.

Beach Day
And of course, nothing beats a beach day in the summer. Head out, soak up some rays, and enjoy each other's company on a lazy Sunday. To make the day more special, go to one of these beautiful waterfront restaurants or steakhouse afterwards.