This article was first published by MileHighontheCheap.com. 

On Father’s Day, families celebrate Dad for his support, love and sacrifice. However, who says you have to spend a bundle to show your love and appreciation?

Most fathers would be proud of their offspring’s money-saving ways. This year, families can enjoy lots of freebies and discounts for Father’s Day in the Mile High City. Plus, many restaurants are offering a bonus with the purchase of a gift card, so shop around before getting Dad a gift or dining out with the family.

The deals are valid on Sunday, June 16 (unless noted otherwise) at participating locations, while supplies last. Plus, some of the deals are open to all — not just Dads, Fathers, Pops or Papas. In any case, limit one per person.

The post will be updated, as more deals are confirmed this week.

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Acova 

Dads enjoy a free bloody mary with the purchase of an entrée.

Applebee’s

Adults 21 and older can enjoy a Vodka Raspberry Lemonade for $1 — through June 30.

Arapahoe Park 

Dads get free admission…plus, buy-one-get-one free Father’s Day buffet.

Avelina 

The restaurant is offering a Father’s Day special — Harissa maple-glazed spare ribs with roasted brussels sprouts and horseradish whipped potatoes and one of its eight local Colorado draft beers for just $20. The special will be served from brunch through dinner service. Reservations can be made by calling 720-904-6711.

Bass Pro Shops 

Families can enjoy its “Gone Fishin’” weekend with fun and giveaways on June 15 and 16.

Boston Market 

Buy one sandwich and drink, get a second sandwich for free — coupon required. Open to all and valid through June 16.

Colorado Railroad Museum 

Dads get free general admission on June 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Colorado Renaissance Festival 

Everyone can get buy-one-get-one FREE adult ticket via a coupon available at SUBWAY — valid on June 15 and 16.

Denver Pizza Company

The local pizzeria is offering a Father’s Day Special — get an extra-large two topping pizza for $14.99 (reg. $21.75). Order online and use promo code dad at checkout. 

Firehouse Subs 

Everyone gets free medium sub with purchase of a full-priced medium (or large) sub, chips and drink — coupon required.

Fogo de Chão 

Pops gets a dining card for a free Full Churrasco lunch, dinner or weekend brunch on his next visit, redeemable from June 17 to August 29. Plus, kids (6 and under) dine for free and children ( ages 7 to 12) are half price always, not just on Father’s Day.

Free Parking in Denver 

As always, metered parking is free on Sundays in Downtown Denver. Good for those families taking dad for a day on the town. 

Fresh Fish Co. 

Enjoy Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for only $25, includes country ham, peel-and-eat shrimp, fresh shucked oysters, plus an array of hot and cold buffet favorites and more than 20 desserts. Make reservations now

Hamburger Stand 

Dads get free Old Fashioned Sundae.

Harkins Theatres 

Through June 16, My Harkins Awards members who purchase a $50 Harkins gift card will receive a $10 Bonus Award. (The bonus will be added directly to the member’s account.)

Hooters 

Buy 10 wings and beverage for Dad, get 10 wings for free.

Long John Silver’s 

Get buy-one-get-one free grilled meals on June 15 and 16 — see LJS Tweet for offer.

Natural Grocers 

Dads get a free Sweetwood Smokehouse Fatty meat stick (1- to 2-oz.) or Primal Spirit vegan jerky strip (1-oz.) on Father’s Day. Plus, the grocery store is offering a Father’s Day Sale, with 30% off on select items. The sale runs from June 14 to 16. (BONUS:New members earn $2 off their first purchase.) Both offers are only open to {N}power loyalty members — joining is free. 

Oblio’s Pizzeria 

Fathers get a free beer with purchase. 

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro 

Dads get a free limited-edition bottle opener — dine-in only. 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop 

Fathers get a free regular shake with any purchase from June 10 to 16 — must mention offer at checkout. 

Pueblo Zoo 

Dads get free admission on June 15 and 16 — your child is your ticket in.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill 

Get 25% off e-gift cards with promo code DAD19 — now through June 16.

SONIC Drive-In 

Everyone gets 50% off shakes and $1.49 ice cream sandwiches after 8 p.m.

Spanky’s Roadhouse 

Dad can sip on a free ice-cold draft beer with the purchase of an entrée. 

TCBY 

Dad gets free frozen yogurt with toppings (up to 6-oz.)

Texas de Brazil 

Diners will enjoy a special treat for the holiday. Each full meal purchased will also include a free non-alcoholic beverage and an indulgent dessert. 

Vitality Bowls 

Get free kids menu item with the purchase of a medium or large bowl. 

Voodoo Doughnut 

The quirky doughnut shop is celebrating the opening of its new location (98 S. Broadway) on Father’s Day. Doughnut-loving dads can get a free doughnut from 10 a.m. to midnight, only at the new shop. 

Water World

Get Dad’s one-day Admission ticket for Father’s Day for only $9.99, when you purchase a full-priced Pick-Your-Date Ticket with promo code SAVINGDAD — click here. The offer is valid online only for June 16, with limited availability.

WOW! Children’s Museum 

Dads get free admission on their special day. 

For more local deals and discounts go to MileHighontheCheap.com.

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