There’s plenty of fun ways the whole family can celebrate Father’s Day in New Jersey this weekend. Everything from monster trucks to a day at the beach, the racetrack, and so much more happening around the state. Whichever one (or many!) you choose, be sure to give dad an extra tight hug and kiss and thank him for all of his love and support.
20 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day in NJ:
1. Father’s Day Brunch
June 16 & 17, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Alstede Farms always has great ways to celebrate holidays in Chester. On Father’s Day this year, they’re having a delicious brunch buffet covered in everything from scrambled eggs to chicken parmesan. Reservations are required, but the cost to eat and celebrate dad is reasonably affordable—$26.99 for adults, $22.99 for seniors, and $15.99 for kids (free if they’re under 2!). New this year for the kids: For $24.99 – their day includes brunch plus unlimited activities (pony rides, bounce house, wagon train ride, corn kingdom) from 10 am – 4 pm.
1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ
2. Father’s Day—Dads Climb Free
June 17, 2018 | All day!
Wanna show your dad he’s the light of your life? Bring him to Absecon Lighthouse for a memorable experience. If dad’s at all adventurous, he’ll enjoy this. And there’s a good chance he’ll get the best family photo if you choose to celebrate the day by the lighthouse, too.
Absecon Lighthouse 31 S Rhode Island Ave Atlantic City NJ
3. Build it with Dad
June 16 and June 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
We all know dad still loves to build just as much as he did when he was young. This event will allow him and your young ones to hammer and make matching toolboxes, and also purchase make and take projects. This is perfect for dads with younger children.
Paws Farm Nature Center 1105 Hainesport Mt Mount Laurel NJ
4. Monster Truck Show
June 15 through June 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM on Fri and Sat, and 3pm on Sunday
For dads and children who love vehicles and trucks—look no further for Father’s Day fun. This show is featured every Father’s Day weekend and features Monster Trucks performing stunts. Watching trucks crush smaller cars and spin around is fun no matter how young or old your kiddos are. The truck drivers will be around for the two hours before the show for pictures and meet and greet!
134 N Grove St Berlin NJ
5. Father’s Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 12pm to 4pm
Let dad take the day off from BBQing by taking him to a Pig Roast on a gorgeous vineyard! Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster and BBQ ribs hot off the grill, baked Ziti, baked beans, coleslaw, Caesar Salad and rolls and a lemon sheet cake smothered with Strawberry Serena glaze topping. Plus dad gets a free wine tasting and a complimentary glass of wine.The cost is only $35, $20 for ages 4-10 and ages 3 and under free.Call for reservations now! 908 475-3671.
Four Sisters Winery; 783 County Road, North Bridgeville Rd. Belvidere, NJ
6. Father’s Day at Morey’s Pier
June 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Going on rides and water slides is one of the best parts about summer, but dad shouldn’t have to pay to enjoy on his day. Dads get to enjoy the park for zero dollars on Father’s Day.
Morey’s Piers, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
7. Twisted Motorsports: An Off Road Bike Show and Swap Meet – June 16th & 17th
June 16th & 17th, 2018 | 9:00AM to 5:00PM
What’s cooler than motorsports? Take dad to Twisted Motorspots at the Sussex County Fairgrounds! This is a Bike Show & Vendor’s Swap Meet for 3 Wheelers, MX Dirt Bikes, ATV’s, Side by Sides, Snowmobiles, Parts, Gear and Apparel, and more. Plus there will be awards for People’s Choice best in show, so dad can “show” off his ride. In addition to vendors, they will have: Food, Music and an artisan vintage inspired market, so bring the whole family!
Sussex County Fairgrounds; 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
8. Grads & Dads & Burgers Cheesy Food Truck Fest With Jeeps
Saturday, June 16 11am-9pm and Sunday, June 17 11am-7pm, 2018
The Food Truck Festival that TRULY Has Something for EVERYONE and this event at Laurita Winery focuses on dads and grads!! Wine, food trucks, live music, cheese, burgers, sangria, fireworks, family fun, fire pits… and JEEPS!
Laurita Winery; 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, NJ
9. Father’s Day at Jenkinson’s
June 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Father’s (of course) enjoy everything on this boardwalk for free on their special day! Everything from the aquarium to the mini golf course will be free for him and inexpensive for everyone else in the fam. You know the family will have a good time!
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk 300 Ocean Ave Point Pleasant Beach NJ/em>
10. Nutley’s Annual Father’s Day Street Fair
June 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
This annual Father’s Day event is held every year in honor of him. To make this event special, there will be lots of great food including pulled pork for him to enjoy. And for your kids, they’ve got fun activities from face painting to hanging out with petting zoo animals.
300 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ
11. Art All Night – Trenton 2018!
June 16th – 17th, 2018; 3pm to 3pm (24 hr event!)
Now in it’s 12th year, Art All Night-Trenton is a 24-hour (literally) art and entertainment event that features an opportunity for refrigerator artists, spirited novices and seasoned professionals to display one piece of art in a gallery-like setting and for the public to enjoy that art in a dramatic renovated urban space. This free event will feature over 1,500 pieces of art in display, live Art Demonstrations, over 60 musical acts on three stages, live graffiti muralists, silent Disco with dozens of DJ’s, two food courts with over 20 food vendors and food trucks, a 24-hour film festival, and meaningful children’s activities.
Roebling Wire Works; 675 S Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ
12. Bellview Winery’s Father’s Day Luau
Jun 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM until 05:00 PM
For all the dads out there who own a collection of Hawaiian shirts, this is the perfect aloha for them. If this is your dad or husband, they’ll get a kick out of the steel drum music and sangrias. Featured menu items include selections from Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine and Wipe Out Eat. While the adults enjoy a wine tasting, the kids can run around on inflatable bounce houses provided by Jumpin Jax Inflatables on thier large lawn. So pull those old dusty Hawaiian Dad shirts out of the closet and bring em on down to Bellview for the day! Wine tasting also available!
Bellview Winery 150 Atlantic Street Landisville, NJ
13. NJ Jeep Invasion
June 15th – 17th, 2018
The New Jersey Jeep Invasion is an annual all JEEP event held on the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey. Yes you read that correctly, it’s on the beach! The entire event is in the sand, just a couple hundred feet from the iconic 2-mile long Wildwood boardwalk, with over 300 rides and attractions. The New Jersey Jeep Invasion offers two and a half days of Jeep activities, access to the industry’s top vendors and an opportunity to play on anexclusive beach obstacle course powered by Rausch Creek Off-road Park.
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
14. Father’s Day Weekend
June 17, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017 | 10:30 AM until 06:00 PM
Maybe some dads don’t want fancy dinners, crafts or tickets to shows for their big day. Perhaps all they want from their kids is a chance to learn something new? If your dad likes history things, this weekend at Wild West City has a little bit of something for so many. It’ll feature stagecoaches, crowd shows, train and pony rides—and much more. This event has been happening for 61 years, so you can be sure dad will learn something. Admission for him is free, just as long as the child pays!
Wild West City 50 Lackawanna Dr Stanhope, NJ
15. DoubleDay Food Truck and Music Festival
June 16, 2018; 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Over 20 gourmet food trucks, 3 great bands, craft beer & sangria garden, kids activities, and it’s a benefit for the local food pantry! Celebrating Abner Doubleday Day at this event!
Mendham Borough Park; Park Ave & Mountain Ave, Mendham, NJ
16. Tri-County Fair – June 14th – 17th
June 14th – 17th, 2018
What’s better than a fair? A free fair! Be sure to check out the Tr-County Fair for carnival attractions, rides, games,and more! The Tri-County Fair will also feature free family entertainment such as; family friendly music, a spectacular fireworks show, a complimentary live musical showcas, an old time car show complete with 50’s music, and Monster Truck Rides!
Christ Church; 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ
17. Hoboken Museum Spring Family Fun Day
June 16, 2018 | 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM
The Hoboken Museum’s free Spring Family Fun Day is Saturday, June 16, the day before Fathers Day, from 12 – 4 pm. Filled with hands-on activities that stretch the imagination and encourage creativity, the afternoon offers hands-on crafts and games designed to engage the whole family in a shared activity.
Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St. Hoboken, NJ
18. Father’s Day 2018 Excursion Rides
June 17, 2018 | 01:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Trains are something people of all ages can enjoy. If you’re anywhere near Whippany Railway Museum, you can take dad for a 45-minute train ride through the scenery of wildlife.
Whippany Railway Museum 1 Railroad Plaza Whippany, NJ
19. Father’s Day Guided Hike
June 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 03:45 PM
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary’s teen volunteers will guide you and your family through a tour of the woods. Dress appropriately for warm weather because you’ll spend time learning about nature and what you can bring to the world as a citizen scientist. If dad’s scientific, he’ll definitely enjoy this on his day!
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary 324 Forest Drive South Short Hills, NJ
20. Father’s Day Brunch at The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House
June 17, 2018 | 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
If the ticket to dad being happy on Father’s Day is a surf n’ turf meal, this brunch is perfect. Sometimes a laid-back meal is all it takes. The menu for this brunch includes carved meats, seafood—and more. This will be the perfect way to start the day!
The Olde Mill Inn & Grain House 225 Route 202 Basking Ridge, NJ