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20 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day in NJ:
1. Father’s Day Brunch
June 18, 2017 | 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—$25 for adults and $15 for kids (free if they’re under 2!).
1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ 07930
2. Father’s Day—Dads Climb Free
June 18, 2017 | 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, 08401
3. Build it with Dad
June 17, 2017 and June 18, 2017 | 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, 08054
4. Monster Truck Show
June 16, 2017 til June 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM
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, 08009
5. Father’s Day at the Cantina
June 18, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Father’s Day is filled with all kinds of buffets, but none quite like this. While many dad’s day buffets will be filled with simple things like eggs and bacon, this Tortilla Press Cantina buffet will be filled with meat carving, quesadillas, tacos and fajitas. If dad likes heat, this is the perfect celebratory meal.
Tortilla Press Cantina 7716 Maple Ave Merchantville NJ, 08109
6. Father’s Day at Morey’s Pier
June 18, 2017 | 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 08260
7. Fair Lawn’s Family Fun Day
June 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
While a lot of New Jersey Father’s Day events are free for just dad, this one is free for the whole family. Expect this family fun day at River Road District to be an afternoon filled with entertainment, giveaways and more.
River Road District Between Berdan and Fair Lawn Avenues Fair Lawn NJ, 07470
8. Father’s Day at Bahrs Landing
June 17, 2017 | 11:30 AM
Does dad love fishing? Do your kids want to try it? If so, a daddy’s day meal at this place will give him a reason to fish more often. This HBO’s The Sopranos famous restaurant cooks your own freshly-caught fish for you, and grabbing a seafood bite on Father’s Day from here will make you want to try that. The options for fish prep include blackened, fried and grilled. Yum! Make a reservation.
Bay Avenue, Highlands
9. Father’s Day at Jenkinson’s
June 18, 2017 | 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, 08742
10. Nutley’s Annual Father’s Day Street Fair
June 18, 2017 | 0:00 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.
Nutley’s Annual Fathers Day Street Fair 300 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ
11. Earthquakes & Friends Father’s Day Comedy Show
Jun 18, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Sometimes Father’s Day isn’t about big meals, fishing or silly boardwalk activities; sometimes it’s about enjoying a laugh with the family. If you and your family struggle to find funny dinner conversations or if dad needs a laugh, this is the show to see. For a decent price, Earthquake & Friends will put on a comedy show with people we all know from Donnell Rawlings to, you guessed it, Earthquake.
NJPAC 1 Center Street Newark, NJ
12. Father’s Day BBQ
Jun 18, 2017 | 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. Since this event is technically a BBQ, the food will be great, too. Featured menu items include selections from Jersey Bill’s BBQ and Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine. Wine tasting also available!
Bellview Winery 150 Atlantic Street Landisville, NJ
13. Father’s Day Drop-in Craft
Jun 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM until 03:00 PM
While going to a store to buy dad a gift is great, giving a handmade present is even better. This event allows your kiddos to come in, tour the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts and craft a gift for daddy! What’s better? Cost included with admission.
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts 9 Main Street Madison, NJ
14. Father’s Day Weekend
Jun 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. Free Ice Cream for Dads
Jun 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM until 06:00 PM
Alstede Farms has yet another event going on Father’s Day. In addition to serving up a beautiful brunch buffet, they’re giving all the dads their turn at enjoying free ice cream. All the I scream and you scream is fully-homemade.
Alstede Farms 1 Alstede Farms Lane Chester, NJ
16. Dancing With The Stars Live
Jun 18, 2017 | 08:00 PM until 10:30 PM
If you’ve got a family who cannot get enough of Dancing With The Stars, this might be the perfect way to end Father’s Day—a show for the whole family. Located at Mayo Performing Arts Center, this show’s tour will be popping up in New Jersey with a ballroom dance performance all will love.
Mayo Performing Arts Center 100 South Street Morristown, NJ
17. Hoboken Museum Spring Family Fun Day
Jun 18, 2017 | 12:00 PM until 04:00 PM
For those families who enjoy learning and want their kiddos to have fun building creativity, this free museum day might be perfect for the family on Father’s Day. Dad might have a good time showing the kiddos around.
Hoboken Historical Museum 1301 Hudson St. Hoboken, NJ
18. Father’s Day 2017 Excursion Rides
Jun 18, 2017 | 01:00 PM until 04:00 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
Jun 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
Jun 18, 2017 | 10:00 AM until 02:00 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