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Things To Do In New Jersey on Father’s Day – 2017

Things To Do In New Jersey On Father’s Day That The Whole Family Will Love!

Looking for things to do in New Jersey on Father’s Day? You’ve come to the right place! There are tons of special Father’s Day events going on all around the state and Things To Do In New Jersey has got the scoop! Read on to get some great ideas for things to do in NJ  on Father’s Day 2017

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Things To Do In NJ On Father’s Day

1. Play Some Laser Tag With Dad!

Laser tag is a great way to enjoy some competitive fun with Dad and there are several NJ laser tag fun centers offering some great deals through Groupon right now including Bridgewater Sports Arena, Bonkerz Family Fun Center in Princeton, and Bounce About in Toms River.

2. Father’s Day Paint Ball Battle

Another great option for an active Father’s Day celebration is a day of paintball battles. Again, Groupon is offering some some awesome deals. Check out the savings on paintball adventures at Playground Paintball Park in Mantua, QuickShot Paintball in Shamong, On Target Paintball in Pemberton, Battle Creek Paintball in West Milford, and Long Live Paintball in Old Bridge.

3. Father’s Day at Wild West City

Wild West City
50 Lackawanna Drive
Stanhope, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day in the wild, wild west! Travel back in time to the American Frontier with Wild West City’s seasonal performances, themed activities, and just about everything else related to the Old West minus the tumbleweeds. See the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Jesse James’ infamous bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota, enjoy train rides aboard the Old 97 narrow gauge train, which snakes along a 3/4-mile track while passing Arapahoe Territory, Vulture Valley, and other landmarks, pan for gold, learn about frontier life from the town’s mountainman, schoolmarm, and blacksmith, and enjoy many more family-friendly activities including miniature golf and a visit to the barnyard petting zoo! Save up to 36% on admission to Wild West City here!

4. Spend a Day On the Water with Dad

Head out on the open water off the beautiful New Jersey coast for a Father’s Day of fishing or dolphin and whale watching! Groupon is offering fantastic deals on whale and dolphin watching trips with The Starlight Fleet out of Wildwood, the Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center, and the Cape May Whale Watcher. You’ll also save big on fishing trips with Miss Belmar, the Cape May Lady, the Cape Star, Miss Chris Boats out of Cape May, Starfish Fishing & Cruising in Sea Isle City, and the Queen Mary out of Point Pleasant Beach.

5.  Father’s Day at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

June 18 2017

Jenkinson’s Aquarium & Pavilion
Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Dads get free admission to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Fun House, mini golf, rides and Adventure Lookout  with a paid child’s admission (with a paid child admission). Get up close to the wet and wild creatures at feeding time and at the super-fun touch tank! Stick around for the rest of the day and enjoy all the family attractions on Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, including rides, the fun house and mini golf. Dads receive 1/2 price admission to the 7D Dark Ride with a paid child’s admission!

6. Dads Ride Free at iPlay America

June 18, 2017

iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ

Dads ride free on Father’s Day at iPlay America! Treat Dad to an adrenaline-filled Father’s Day with unlimited rides, the IPA Speedway, Cosmic Laser Tag, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, 4D Motion Theatre, and more! Dads can also enjoy a freeentree from the brunch, lunch or dinner menu at Game Time Bar And Grill and a free Yuengling or Miller Lite Draft (with purchase of a full price entree of equal or greater value). Click HERE for 50% off iPlay game cards for the rest of the family!

7. Father’s Day at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach

June 18 2017

Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day at Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark! Dads ride or slide free at Casino Pier with a full-price paying child. Father’s Day promotion does not include the Go-Karts, SkyCoaster, Sky Ride and Skyscraper.

8. Father’s Day Hike at the Tenafly Nature Center

June 18 2017

Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day with a guided walk outdoors at the Tenafly Nature Center. Whether you’re an avid outdoors enthusiast or just want to spend some quality time with Dad, a relaxing walk just might be the perfect activity for Father’s Day. Meet at the visitor’s center prior to walk start time at 1pm. In the event of inclement weather, the program be will canceled. No strollers please. Registration is required. Members & fathers – $3 / Non-members – $6. Hike begins at 1pm.

9. Guided Father’s Day Hike at Cora Hartshorn Arboretum

June 18 2017

Cora Hortshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ

Learn about fathers in the forest on a guided Father’s Day Hike at the Cora Hortshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary. Hikes depart at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Suggested Donation: $5 -members / $10 – non-members.

10.  Father’s Day at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

June 18 2017

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ

Dads get free admission to the trails on Father’s Day (with a paid child’s admission). There will also be a birdhouse painting activity in the Nature Center (free with admission; limit 1 birdhouse per family) from 12-4pm.

11. Monmouth County Parks Freshwater Fishing Derby

June 17 2017

Manasquan Reservoir
311 Windeler Road
Howell, NJ


June 18 2017

Turkey Swamp Park
200 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with some hands-on fishing fun at the Monmouth County Parks third annual fishing derby at Turkey Swamp Park or the Manasquan Reservoir. The fishing derby is a great Father’s Day activity for beginners as well as experienced anglers. No clue how to fish? No problem! Prior to the derby, the park staff will provide free hands-on clinics that will show you how to cast, how to rig, and answer any questions you may have (clinics held from 12:30-1:30pm). Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three different categories. Pre-registration is suggested; walk-ins are welcomed. $25 per family or $8 per person. Cash and checks only on site. A container of worms is included with each registration. Fishing rods are available for rent ($5 per rod).

12. Father’s Day with the Somerset Patriots

June 18 2017
Game time – 1:05pm

TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park
(GPS address: 860 East Main Street)
Bridgewater, NJ

Take Dad out to the ball game as the Somerset Patriots take on the York Revolution. Kids can play catch on the field with Dad prior to the game and fans can receive autographs from the Patriots players. Dads and kids are also invited to run the bases after the game. The first 2000 dads in the ballpark receive free a free T-shirt. Make the day even more special with a Father’s Day Ballpark BBQ in the Picnic Area.

13. Father’s Day with the Lakewood BlueClaws

June 18 2017
Game time – 1:05pm

FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day at the ballpark as the Lakewood BlueClaws take on the Hickory Crawdads. It’s a Sunday FUNDay which means kids eat free, kids run the bases and it’s Yappy Hour (bring your dog!), plus there’ll be $2 Coronas! Following the game, enjoy a post-game catch on the field with Dad! Also, the first 1500 adults (21+) at the ballpark will receive a BlueClaws BBQ Apron courtesy of Advance Auto Parts.

14. Family Fun Day at the Hoboken Historical Museum

June 18 2017
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson St
Hoboken, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Hoboken Museum’s free Spring Family Fun Day! Filled with hands-on activities that stretch the imagination and encourage creativity, the afternoon offers hands-on crafts & games like making your own superhero masks and marshmallow architecture. Other crafts and activities include making your own dreamcatchers from pipecleaners, picture frames from craft sticks and butterflies from clothespins! At 2 and 3 pm, Hoboken favorite family-friendly musicians The Fuzzy Lemons will get the whole family dancing, singing and clapping along to their fun and upbeat sound.

15. Father’s Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery

June 18 2017

Four Sisters Winery
783 North Bridgeville Road (Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ

Treat dad to a special day enjoying a fabulous pig roast at Four Sisters Winery! The Father’s Day menu will include succulent pork fresh from the roaster, bbq ribs, chicken thighs hot off the grill, baked beans, coleslaw, Caesar salad, rolls, and dessert. Enjoy live music, wine tasting, and vineyard and wine cellar tours. Tickets are required. $35.95 per person for ages 10 and up; $20 for ages 4-9 (plus tax & gratuity). Wine tastings of up to 8 samples are included in adult admission. The Father’s Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery takes place rain or shine under the tents.

16. Father’s Day 2017 Bash at Villa Milagro Vineyards
“Loud Guitars, Big Cigars, Ugly Ties”

June 18 2017

Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Route 627
Phillipsburg, NJ

Wear that ugly tie you got for Father’s Day to Villa Milagro’s Ugly Tie Contest. Prizes will be awarded! Enjoy the rockin’ loud guitars of local band, Late Night Kennel Club. Learn to pair cigars with a great glass of wine from local cigar shop owners. Bring your own picnic lunch! The folks at Villa Milagro will have a grill hot and ready if you want to grill. Admission is $10 per adult admission (kids under 15 are free) and includes wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, and a gift for all dads.

17. Father’s Day Celebration at Alba Vineyard

June 18 2017

Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville – Warren Glen Road
Milford (Village of Finesville), NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day at Alba Vineyard with a wine tasting, lunch, live music, and more. Spend a relaxing afternoon in the vineyard overlooking the beautiful Musconetcong Valley while enjoying live music by Catmoondaddy. Admission is $10 for adults (21 and over), $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children under 12 are free. Wine tastings are $10 per person which includes samples of Alba Vineyard’s award-winning wines and an Alba Vineyard etched wine glass. Winery tours available by appointment.

18. Father’s Day Weekend at Old York Cellars Winery

June 17 & 18 2017

Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, NJ

Old York Cellars is planning a fantastic Father’s Day weekend. The entire weekend will feature live music (Rob Viola on Saturday and Tam Garcia on Sunday). Wine and Wings Tastings featuring eight wines paired with an four different types of gourmet wing samples and cheese bites will be offered throughout the weekend (reservations required for this specialty tasting). All dads receive a free chocolate shot on Father’s Day (Sunday). With your tasting you can sample some barbecue and hot wings. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the day enjoying live music.

19. Father’s Day BBQ at Bellview Winery

June 18 2017

Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ

Get out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and head out to Bellview Winery to celebrate Father’s Day at their first ever Father’s Day Luau! This special day will feature tropical sangria, steel drum music, and great food from Jersey Bill’s BBQ as well as Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine. Bellview will be releasing their Cabernet Franc 2014 for the first time for tasting and purchase! There is no cost to attend the Father’s Day Luau, only an optional wine tasting fee of $5 per person which includes 8 taste of wine and a complimentary wine glass to take home.

20. Father’s Day Brunch at Alstede Farms

June 18 2017

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day 2017 at Alstede Farms with a delicious farm brunch! Begin the day with a Hay Wagon Ride around our beautiful farm, then continue the fun with a feast in Harvest Hall! Following breakfast there will be plenty of farm fun activities for the entire family! Don’t forget the stop by the farm store – all dads get a free ice cream cone on Father’s Day! Cost of brunch includes admission to PYO fields.

21. Military Timeline Weekend
– Historic Cold Spring Village

June 17 & 18 2017

Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Military Timeline Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape Mat! This entertaining and educational weekend will feature encampments, weaponry, and demonstrations from living history groups depicting the English Hundred Years War, the Boer War, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, the Korean War, and more. Admission: $12 – adults / $10 – children 3-12 / Free admission for children under 3 and HCSV members.

22. Dads Climb Free at Absecon Lighthouse

June 18 2017

Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ

Want to tell Dad he’s the light of your life?  Bring him to Absecon Lighthouse on Father’s Day! Dads climb free!

23. Hot Rods & Food Trucks on Broadway

June 17 2017

South Amboy, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day a day early with hot rods and food trucks on Broadway in South Amboy! Hundreds of cars will be displayed and the best food trucks in the area will go head-to-head in an extreme Food Truck Showdown! The day will be filled with extraordinary vehicles, great music, mouthwatering cuisine, prizes, vendors and exhibitors, and fun for the whole family! Free admission.

24. Open Cockpit Weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame

June 17 & 18 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm

Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ

Visit the Aviation Hall of Fame of NJ on Father’s Day weekend and get an up-close look at a rare Lockheed Bushmaster, a Convair 880 circa 1958, a MAS*H Bell helicopter, a Coast Guard Helicopter, an OV-1 Mohawk observation plane, a Walter Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Truck and a Cobra Gunship Helicopter. Additionally, the world’s only surviving Martin 202 airliner is on display and the cabin is open for all to visit. Admission: Adults – $10 / Children & Seniors – $8.

25. Father’s Day Excursion Train Rides

June 17 & 18 2017
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
Whippany, NJ

Celebrate Father’s Day by taking a ride into the past aboard the Whippany Railway Museum’s Excursion Trains! Enjoy an afternoon of relaxing family fun aboard the museum’s unique collection of restored Vintage Cabooses and Club Cars from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the surrounding metropolitan area. The 10-mile round trip Train Ride is part of the Museum’s Operating Heritage Railroad Excursions and travels the Route of the Historic Whippanong Trail through Whippany, East Hanover, Livingston and Roseland in Morris and Essex Counties. The train passes through the remnants of pre-historic Glacial Lake Passaic, a natural swamp which supports abundant wildlife and crosses high above the Passaic River over a historic bridge. Trains depart hourly between 1pm and 4pm.

26. Father’s Day at Diggerland

June 18 2017
10:00am – 7:00pm

Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive
West Berlin, NJ

This Father’s Day, bring dad to Diggerland for a fun-filled day of digging holes on the Diggers, driving skid-steers, and climbing the ropes course. Dads dig free with one paid child admission!

27. Father’s Day at Monmouth Park

June 18 2017

Monmouth Park
175 Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, NJ

Take in an exciting day of thoroughbred horse racing while you celebrate Father’s Day 2016 at Monmouth Park! All dads will receive a $2 betting voucher with paid admission. Treat Dad to Father’s Day lunch in the Dining Terrace or bring a picnic lunch. Entertainment will be provided by Jersey shore legends Tim McLoone and the Shirleys. The Father’s Day fun at Monmouth Park will also include a sports ticket drawing! It’s also Family Fun Day which means free pony rides, face painting, fun in the bounce house, and more! General Admission: $5 / General Parking: $5 / Free admission for children 12 and under.

28. Maritime & Pirate Festival – Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

June 17 & 18 2017

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
111 North Central Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ

This fun Father’s Day weekend event will feature antique boat displays, historical displays from assorted maritime and lighthouse museums from all over the country, over 100 crafters and vendors selling nautical themed merchandise, book signings, historic exhibits and lectures, fun things to do for kids, lighthouse and garden tours, fantastic food from local vendors, and entertainment by musical guests, stilt walkers, and roaming pirates! The Maritime & Pirate Festival is a free admission event. Lighthouse tour fees apply ($6 – 12 years and up / $3 – 11 years and under).

29. Art All Night – Trenton

June 17 -18 2017 | From 3:00pm 6/17 to 3:00pm 6/18

Celebrate Father’s Day AND the arts at Art All Night – Trenton! Art All Night is a free, family-friendly 24-hour art and entertainment festival offering four-year-old refrigerator artists, spirited novices and seasoned professionals alike the opportunity to display one piece of art in a gallery-like setting, as well as an opportunity for the public to enjoy that art. Enjoy live music, interactive art, a film festival, kids’ art activities, great food, and plenty of artful surprises!

30. Raritan Native American Heritage
Celebration & Powwow

June 17 & 18 2017

Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ

Spend a day with Dad at a real live Powwow! The Raritan Native American Heritage Celebration & Powwow at Middlesex County Fairgrounds in East Brunswick will feature Native American dancers, singers, and artists from across the Americas.

31. Skimmer Festival

June 17 & 18 2017

JFK Boulevard & Promenade
Sea Isle City, NJ

Enjoy Father’s Day at the Jersey Shore’s Skimmer Festival! This event is Sea Isle City’s largest summer festival and features two days of family-friendly activities and entertainment, including a seaside vendor craft market, live music,  a dance party, an antique auto show, free guided historical trolley tours, and a variety of free family activities, including a photo booth, a moon bounce, balloon artists, face-painters, “Waxy Hands” and more. Free  admission!

Didn’t find quite what you were looking for here? Check out Things To Do In New Jersey’s June Calendar of Events for more fun things to do in NJ on Father’s Day weekend!

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