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A Celebration of Fatherhood: Experiences and Gifts for Father’s Day in Franklin and Williamson County

A Celebration of Fatherhood: Experiences and Gifts for Father’s Day in Franklin and Williamson County

Father’s Day is a special opportunity to celebrate dads, father figures, and other special men with memorable experiences and thoughtful gifts. Franklin and Williamson County offer a variety of activities and treats to ensure every dad feels appreciated and loved on this day. 

And if your Father’s Day plans involve a day trip to the city of Nashville, we’ve got you covered!  In addition to the abundance of activities and treats we’ve outlined for Franklin and Williamson County, Nashville offers its own unique experiences to celebrate dads. 

Whether it’s a relaxing day spent outdoors, a hands-on workshop, or a fun-filled family event, there’s something to cater to every father’s interests and make his day amazing. Read on to discover fantastic options for an unforgettable Father’s Day in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville!

Life of Fire and Sauce Trio

Perfect Presents for Dad: Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, celebrate the special man in your life with a unique gift. Whether your dad is a gourmet enthusiast, a sweets lover, or a craftsman at heart, Franklin and Williamson County provide a wealth of options to make his day unforgettable. From savory southern breakfasts and craft BBQ experiences to delicious confections and handcrafted goods, there’s something to satisfy every dad. 

Biscuit Love

Dad will love this ultimate go-to southern breakfast from Biscuit Love. One bite of these biscuits and he’ll understand why they’ve become a thing of cultish devotion. They’re made from scratch with just six ingredients, and they bake up tall, tender, and flaky, with more buttery layers than you can count. When topped with creamy sausage gravy, it’s a true taste of the south. This brunch box serves 8 people and ships nationwide—perfect for brunch with the family this Father’s Day, no matter where you are celebrating! 

Life of Fire and Sauce Trio

A perfect gift for any BBQ enthusiast, pitmaster Pat Martin’s curated gift set includes a signed copy of his first book, Life Of Fire: Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, and The Smokehouse, with three of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint’s most popular BBQ sauces—Sweet Dixie, Jack’s Creek, and Alabama White. Life Of Fire illustrates Martin’s lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction and takes the reader on a journey across the old ways and traditional practices of authentic American pit barbecue. This gift set is sold at Martin’s shop and the book can also be purchased on Amazon

David Arms

While ties remain a traditional gift, why not elevate this classic present with something extraordinary from David Arms? His collection of handcrafted bow ties and neckties are made from 100% Kona cotton and showcase unique floral patterns drawn from his own art. See the collection here, or visit his gallery in Leiper’s Fork, where you can view his original art and a full line of products inspired by his work.

Goo Goo Clusters

For a sweet Father’s Day gift, consider Goo Goo Cluster’s array of delicious treats. Their bestsellers offer a nostalgic taste of America’s first combination candy bar. For those dads with adventurous palates, the Going Nuts Care Pack combines rich chocolates with crunchy nuts, perfect for a snack. These candies are not only delicious but also beautifully packaged, making them an ideal gift for celebrating Dad. For more options or to place an order, visit Goo Goo Cluster.

The Art of Brew’n and BBQ’n Experience

Give dad the ultimate Father’s Day gift with The Art of BREW’n & BBQ’n experience on June 15 from 3 pm to 5 pm at The Harpeth Hotel. Join Chef Thomas Tuggle from 1799 and Alex Wigton from Curio Brewing Company for an educational and delicious experience. Learn BBQ techniques and beer brewing processes, while enjoying delectable BBQ dishes paired with Curio’s beers. Plus, take home a bottle of house-made BBQ sauce, BBQ spice rub, and a 32oz growler of your favorite Curio beer! Learn more and register here.

Made in TN

For Father’s Day, explore the selection of gifts at the Made in TN gift shop located in the Factory at Franklin. This unusual store features a wide selection of locally sourced products, from artisan foods to handmade goods, perfect for dad. Whether you’re looking for a pre-made gift basket, or want to customize your own, Made in TN offers a thoughtful and distinctive way to show your appreciation.

Distillery Tour and Tasting at Nelson’s Green Brier

Located in Marathon Village, just 10 minutes from downtown, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery takes you through the past, present, and future of this storied Tennessee whiskey distillery. It starts with a journey through the generations of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, followed by a walk-through of the production floor, bottling, and barrel warehouse, and finished with a premium tasting of four seasonal offerings. Stay for a drink at the bar or lunch at the restaurant. Book your tour and tasting here.

Pucketts Fire up the grill sale

Puckett’s Fire Up the Grill Sale

In honor of Father’s Day, Puckett’s will offer their annual Fire Up the Grill Sale. Bring the flavors of Puckett’s straight to your kitchen with chef-size seasoning for only $9.99 (usually $12.99). Purchase a chef-size seasoning and receive your choice of an original or spicy BBQ sauce for FREE! This deal is only available from June 12 through July 9, just in time for Father’s Day and summer grilling. Products are available in all Puckett’s locations or online.

Homemade Chai from Tailor

This Father’s Day, give your dad Tikmo Chai, the same homemade chai with which Vivek Surti ends each meal at his South Asian American restaurant Tailor. Steeped with family heritage, Tikmo Chai is a true masala chai made with single-origin spices, like ginger, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, green cardamon, mace, star anise, and coriander– a recipe Vivek’s own father, Tarun, perfected over 10 years. Packages of Tikmo Chai can be purchased at Tailor during the restaurant’s normal business hours, Thursday through Sunday from 6 pm to 10 pm. 

Additionally, the Germantown dinner party-style restaurant will be open on Father’s Day with two seatings at 6 and 8:30 pm. Book your Tailor reservation here

Sauna and Cold Plunge Membership at Framework

Give the gift that keeps on giving to Dad this year: a sauna and cold plunge membership. Backed by data that proves regular hot/cold exposure is scientifically proven to be loaded with health benefits, Framework opened its launch studio in Berry Hill featuring the city’s only traditional sauna and cold plunge social studio. Treat Dad to a sweat and shiver to maintain that overwhelming “feel good” feeling. Drop-in rates and memberships are available.

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Nashville Courtesy Andy Thomas Lee Ribs

Celebrate Dad: Father’s Day Dining in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville

This year, treat Dad to exceptional culinary experiences! From the backyard BBQ delights at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint to the exclusive dining at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill, there’s a variety of dining options to impress him. Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, a lavish dinner, or just a special drink to toast the occasion, these local favorites provide the perfect setting to enjoy a meal together and make lasting memories.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que

Celebrate Father’s Day without making Dad sweat over the grill by ordering from Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint. They provide everything you need for a perfect backyard barbecue, including smoked meats, southern sides, and homemade sweets. The last day to order catering for Father’s Day is June 15 at 8:30 pm with pickup dates from June 14 through June 16. Let Martin’s handle the cooking so you can focus on spending quality time with the father figure in your life! Place your order here.  • 7223 Nolensville Rd Suite C, Nolensville, TN 37135, (615) 776-1856

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill

Perry’s opens early at 11 am on Father’s Day to celebrate Dad with a special meal designed just for him. Enjoy a 22-ounce bone-in caramelized prime rib, available all day for dine-in or to-go. They also offer a 3-course pork chop Sunday supper from 4 pm to close, and brunch-inspired cocktails from 11 am to 4 pm. Learn more and make your reservation here. • 5028 Aspen Grove Dr, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 721-7781 •

Drakes Cool Springs

This Father’s Day, treat Dad to an outing at Drake’s Cool Springs in Franklin, where he can enjoy craft beers and hearty burgers. Be sure to enter their special Father’s Day Raffle for a chance to win a Blackstone Grill. The raffle can be entered in-store, and the winner will be drawn on Father’s Day, June 16. There’s no need for a purchase to enter, and the winner does not need to be present to win. • 553 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067, (615) 503-0035 •

Deacon’s New South 

Treat Dad to a Southern steak dinner at a beloved Music City steakhouse. Located in the Historic L&C Tower,  Deacon’s New South is a modern culinary concept with a Southern slant, offering cuisine that is distinctly Nashville. Boasting the largest dry-aging facility in the Southeast, Deacon’s meats are dry-aged in-house,  complemented by seafood dishes inspired by the Gulf Coast, inventive side dishes with locally sourced produce, and a robust selection of sommelier-curated beverages. 401 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, (615) 994-1994

Nelsons Greenbrier Brunch

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery 

Celebrate Father’s Day with a whiskey brunch at The Restaurant at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, located in Marathon Village. Toast to dad with a Bourbon-mosa or whiskey flight paired with a unique or classic dish from their brunch menu that offers everything from Schnitzel & Eggs to the No. 5 Burger to avocado toast. View the full menu and book your reservation here. • 1414 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 913-8800 •


Treat Dad to a meal at home from Miel. Guests can order bone-in short ribs (smoked and braised),  garlic Hassleback potatoes, vinegar slaw, and profiteroles. This serves 4 and costs $200. Orders must be placed by noon on Friday, June 14. Pick-ups will take place at Miel on Saturday, June 15 from 3 to 6 pm. or at Harvest Wine Market on Sunday, June 16 from 12 to 4 pm. • 343 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209, (615) 298-3663 •

W Nashville

Enjoy Father’s Day brunch at The Restaurant at W Nashville. Guests can experience an extensive buffet with offerings including an overflowing seafood display, fresh pastries, classic hot breakfast items, assorted meats,  cheese, crudité, and more. Guests can also opt to build their own Bloody Mary or free-flowing mimosa specials.  Enjoy live music and service from 10 am to 2 pm. Make your reservations here. • 300 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 379-9000 •

Carne Mare

Dad can enjoy a memorable night out this Father’s Day at Carne Mare, the Italian Chophouse in the heart of the  Gulch. Open from 5 until 10 pm, the restaurant offers classic dishes like Bear Creek Farm Beef Tartare, a Milanese Cowboy Veal Chop, Hand-Cut Pappardelle, and 17-layer Chocolate Cake. You can also wow the exceptional man in your life with their Father’s Day special: a Bone-In Short Rib over Heirloom Polenta. Click here to make your reservation. 300 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 379-9000

Char Nashville

The Southern-style modern steakhouse offers Dad USDA Prime and Choice cuts of meat, fresh seafood, home-style sides to share, brunch, and a selection of classic cocktails, wine, and bourbon. Kicking off at the end of May, Char will offer a summer menu featuring specials like the Red, White, and  Bleu burger. Click here to make your reservation. • 3988 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, (615) 891-7181 •


Looking for a way to eat AND play on Dad’s big day? Celebrate at Jasper’s on the West End! Elevated bar fare, local brews, frozen cocktails, and a family-friendly game room make Jasper’s your go-to neighborhood spot in the heart of  Nashville. On Sundays, guests can enjoy two-for-one all day long! Reservations are available here and parking is free for guests up to three hours. • 1918 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 327-4410 •

Franklin, TN Father's Day Event_Dad & Me Epoxy Coaster Workshop at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.

Fun-Filled Father’s Day: Family Activities in Franklin and Williamson County

If spending quality time together is what he treasures most, our lineup of family-oriented events—from energetic races and creative workshops to serene vineyard tunes and classic movie nights—offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate fatherhood. Whether your plans involve outdoor adventures, hands-on crafts, or simply enjoying each other’s company, these activities ensure a fun-filled day for all.

Franklin Family Splash & Dash

Celebrate Father’s Day together at the inaugural Franklin Family Splash & Dash on June 15. starting at 8:30 am. This family-friendly event emphasizes the connectivity between the parks and trails system. Participants can enjoy running and biking portions, with an optional float down the Harpeth River beginning at 7:30 am. The event starts and ends at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, offering a unique way to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces in Franklin. 

Dad & Me Epoxy Coaster Workshop

On June 15, from 9:30 am to 11 am, fathers and children (ages 6+) can bond while creating two epoxy coasters and a custom coaster holder at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Guided by skilled instructors, this hands-on workshop includes all materials, safety equipment, and a Rockler silicone coaster mold. Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today!

Father of the Bride at The Franklin Theatre

This event is a screening of the comedy-family-romance film at The Franklin Theatre, rated PG, with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. The 1991 film stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Diane Keaton. It celebrates Father’s Day with a story about a father reluctant to let go as his oldest daughter’s wedding approaches. Note that the doors open 45 minutes before the show and the movie begins promptly at 7 pm.

The Father’s Day Craft & Vendor Market at CoolSprings Galleria

Celebrate Father’s Day at CoolSprings Galleria with the Father’s Day Craft & Vendor Market on June 15 from 10 am to 8 pm, and June 16, from 12 pm to 6 pm. The event features a variety of crafts and vendor stalls, offering unique gifts and products perfect for Father’s Day. 

Arrington Vineyards Music in the Vines

Make Father’s Day memories at Arrington Vineyards on June 16 with a special event featuring live music from 2 pm to 6 pm. Enjoy beautiful vineyard views while listening to jazz by 9 Volt Romeo and bluegrass by the Howlin’ Brothers. Bring a picnic or purchase food from Cousins Maine Lobster, Mac Shack, and Simply Living Life. Savor a variety of Arrington wines in a relaxed, scenic setting. For more details, visit the Arrington Vineyards events page.

Exposition of Elegance: Classic Cars at Cheekwood

Enjoy a unique Father’s Day weekend at Cheekwood with the Exposition of Elegance: Classic Cars event on June 15 and 16. Stroll among impeccably maintained classic cars and vintage motorcycles while enjoying live music from a barbershop quartet. Savor drinks from well-stocked bars and tasty fare from local food trucks like Loveless Cafe and Daddy’s Dogs. The event culminates with a Tour d’Elegance through Belle Meade. It’s a perfect outing for the whole family, with hands-on activities for kids. Reserve your tickets here. For more details, visit the Cheekwood events page.

Fast Franklin

Rev up Father’s Day weekend at the Fast Franklin Car Show on June 15 from 8 am to 10 am. Held every third Saturday of the month at 308 Events, this premier car show in Middle Tennessee features a variety of vehicles, from exotics to project cars, and is free to the public. Enjoy refreshments and free Tiny Little Donuts made on-site. Sponsored by EuroFix and AutoFix, it’s a perfect family outing to see some of the fastest and most unique cars in the region. 

Franklin Flea Market

Spend Father’s Day weekend exploring the Franklin Flea Market on June 15-16 at Williamson County Ag Expo Park. With over 500 indoor and outdoor booths, you’ll find antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothing, bath and body products, and more. The market runs from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is free, with parking available for $5. This event is perfect for discovering unique treasures and enjoying a day out with the family!

Wines in the Fork

Celebrate Father’s Day with a curated wine tasting at Wines in the Fork. Enjoy either a Classic Tasting (5 one-ounce pours) or a Reserve Tasting (7 pours), both led by knowledgeable Wine Guides. The experience includes a souvenir wine glass and lasts about 45 minutes, accommodating 2 to 8 guests. Additionally, on June 16, enjoy live music by The Ohio Weather Band at 1 pm. To reserve your spot, visit Wines in the Fork.

Mill Creek Brewing Co.

Get Father’s Day weekend started at Mill Creek Brewing Co.’s 10-Year Anniversary Party on June 15, from 2 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy live music throughout the day, family-friendly activities, and local vendors. Proceeds from the event benefit Nolensville Parks. Indulge in great food, drinks, and community fun. 

Chippin' for Children 18-hole scramble charity golf tournament in Franklin Tenn.

Swing into Father’s Day: Public Golf Courses in Franklin and Williamson County, TN

This Father’s Day, treat the dads in your life to some well-deserved dad time with a round of golf at one of the scenic public golf courses in Franklin and Williamson County. Whether teeing up for a charity event, enjoying a family outing, or simply perfecting their swing, these courses cater to all levels of expertise and offer a variety of golfing experiences. 

Franklin Bridge Golf Club

Celebrate Father’s Day with a purpose at the Chippin’ Fore Children charity golf tournament, benefiting Davis House Child Advocacy Center and New To You, LLC. This 18-hole scramble takes place on June 15 and promises a day of fun and philanthropy. Register here and make a meaningful impact on the lives of children in need. 

Cheekwood Golf Club

Cheekwood Golf Club offers a convenient 9-hole executive course suitable for all skill levels. Nestled in a wooded residential area, the club provides a warm-up practice area with a target green and a larger green for putting practice. The clubhouse includes a pro shop with golf essentials and a range of snacks and drinks, including hamburgers, hot dogs, and pizza.

The Golf House Tennessee Learning Center

Located in Franklin, The Golf House offers comprehensive programs for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Highlights include The Little Course, a flexible 9-hole layout designed for both beginners and advanced players. The facility also hosts junior golf programs, adult clinics, private lessons, and a renowned Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Academy. Open daily from March 1 to December 23, it provides a quick and enjoyable round of golf, typically completed in 90 minutes.

Towhee Club

For an unforgettable Father’s Day experience, head over to Towhee Club in Spring Hill. This public 18-hole golf course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, has recently undergone significant renovations. The clubhouse is home to Birdsong Social, a community-focused restaurant perfect for relaxing after a round of golf. Whether Dad is a seasoned golfer or just starting, Towhee Club provides a challenging yet enjoyable experience with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. 

Academy Park Acoustic Fest Franklin, Tenn.

Evening Delights: Nighttime Entertainment for Father’s Day

End Father’s Day on a high note with a variety of evening entertainment options in Franklin and Williamson County. Whether it’s enjoying live music, attending a unique happy hour for single dads, or relaxing under the stars at an outdoor fest, there’s something to suit every dad’s taste and make the day memorable.


Enjoy live music with Brian and Aletha Golden at Puckett’s Restaurant in downtown Franklin on June 16. The performance begins at 6:30 pm, offering a perfect evening of soulful tunes and delicious food in a cozy setting. It’s an ideal way to wind down Father’s Day with family and friends. Reserve your spot here.

Not Your Daddy’s Happy Hour with Angels’ Envy

Single dads can enjoy a unique Father’s Day at White Limozeen’s Not Your Daddy’s Happy Hour with Angels’ Envy on Sunday, June 16, starting at 5:30 pm. This singles happy hour features specialty cocktails, fun giveaways, and DJ Funk Night Nashville spinning tracks. It’s a perfect way for single dads to unwind and celebrate in style. RSVP for the event here.

First Annual Academy Park Acoustic Fest

For Father’s Day, treat your dad to an evening of music under the stars at the Academy Park Acoustic Fest. Held on June 15 from 6 pm to 10 pm, this outdoor event offers a cozy setting where you can bring your own chairs or blankets to relax. Enjoy an array of acoustic performances in the beautiful surroundings of Williamson County Performing Arts Center. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

Picnics in the Orchard

For a special Father’s Day outing, consider a delightful two-hour picnic in a scenic orchard. The experience includes a deluxe, artisan charcuterie box, fresh fruit, refreshing slushies, and fruit-infused water, all set in a picturesque setting. Everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable picnic is provided, including tableware and organic bug spray. Just show up, relax, and create beautiful memories with your family in this idyllic setting. Book your experience here.

A Father’s Day to Remember in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville

This Father’s Day, make it a celebration to remember in Franklin, Williamson County, and Nashville. With a wide array of unique gifts, delicious dining options, fun activities, and relaxing evening entertainment, there’s something special for every dad. Make this Father’s Day an experience that truly honors and appreciates the role of fathers and father figures in our lives!