Father's Day

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Learn about the history of the holiday and find ideas to celebrate dad.

  • History of Father's Day
    Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, first proposed the idea of a "father's day" in 1909.
  • Take the Fatherhood Pledge
    Join President Obama and take the pledge to be involved in the lives of your childen and be a positive role model for children in your community.
  • Facts About Father's Day
    It's estimated that there are 70.1 million fathers in the U.S. Find more fun facts and figures about Father's Day.
  • Take Time To Be A Dad
    Suggestions for family activities for this Father’s Day and every day.
  • Buy National Park Passes
    Buy one pass to national parks, forests, and all federal lands.
  • Recreation and Tourism
    National parks, National Atlas, outdoor maps, the National Zoo, museums, hobbies, leisure activities...