Father’s Day 2015 in New Jersey – Fun Things To Do For Everyone!
Father’s Day is coming up soon! Do you have any special Father’s Day traditions? Our family usually celebrates Father’s Day with a special outing. We try to do something different every year – makes it interesting! Looking for things to do on Father’s Day in New Jersey ? 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 New Jersey on Father’s Day 2015…
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Father’s Day at Jenkinson’s Aquarium
10am – 10pm
300 Ocean Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Dads get free admission to Jenkinson’s Aquarium on Father’s Day (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. Click HERE for an AWESOME deal on Father’s Day fun at Jenkinson’s beach, mini golf, and amusements!
Dads Ride Free at iPlay America
Sunday, June 21, 2015
10am – 11pm
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728-2938
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! Looking for savings on iPlay fun for the rest of your family? Click HERE for 50% off iPlay game cards!
Father’s Day at Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach
9am – 7pm
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day at Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark! Dads ride free at Casino Pier with a full-price paying child or cool off for free at Breakwater Beach with a child’s full-price admission. Father’s Day promotion does not include the Go-Karts, Shore Shot, SkyCoaster, Sky Ride and Skyscraper. Looking for a great deal on admission to Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark for the rest of your family? Click HERE to save 46% on rides, waterpark admission, go-karts, and mini-golf! (Just remember, one child must pay full price for Dad to receive free admission!)
Father’s Day 2015 Event at Steel Pier
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Spend Father’s Day at Atlantic City’s world famous Steel Pier enjoying rides, games, awesome food at the kiosks and family pub, and a beautiful view of the ocean! All Dads ride for FREE with a paid rider from 12-5pm. Dads also receive a free Honest Tea (while supplies last). In addition to fun on the rides, from 1 to 3pm, all dads and their family can join Bass Pro Shops Pro Staffers Capt. Darren Dorris and “Jersey” Justin Suarez for the Steel Pier’s version of the Bassmaster Classic! Kids and dads can go head-to-head in this fast-paced, exciting “fishing” tournament. Never fished before? The Pro staffers will on hand to coach “anglers” of all ages to victory! Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Click HERE to save almost half off on ride tickets at the Steel Pier!
Father’s Day Hike at the Tenafly Nature Center
Hike begins at 1pm
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey
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 will be canceled. No strollers please. Registration is required. Dads and children under 2 are free.
Father’s Day at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, New Jersey
Dads get free admission to the trails on Father’s Day (with a paid child’s admission). The day’s programs include Hunters of the Sky at 12pm and 3pm and a birdhouse painting activity in the Nature Center (limit 1 birdhouse per family from 12-4pm.
Monmouth County Parks Freshwater Fishing Derby
Turkey Swamp Park
200 Georgia Road
Freehold, New Jersey
311 Windeler Road
Howell, New Jersey
Celebrate Dad’s day 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. Cash and checks only on site. A container of worms is included with each registration. Fishing rods are available for rent ($5 per rod).
Father’s Day with the Somerset Patriots
Game time – 1:05pm
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park
(GPS address: 860 East Main Street)
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Take Dad out to the ball game as the Somerset Patriots take on the Sugar Land Skeeters. 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 1000 men in the ballpark receive free T-shirts presented The Palace at Somerset Park. Make the day even more special with a Father’s Day Ballpark BBQ in the Picnic Area.
Father’s Day with the Lakewood BlueClaws
Game time – 1:05pm
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day at the ballpark as the Lakewood BlueClaws take on the Greenville Drive. Kids eat free at this game! Following the game, enjoy a post-game catch on the field with Dad!
Father’s Day with the Sussex County Miners
Game time – 2:05pm
94 Championship Place
Augusta, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day 2015 with a fun-filled, family-friendly day of baseball as the Sussex County Miners take on the Quebec Capitales! It’s Family Fun Sunday and that means that kids run the bases after the game and families can enjoy a photo op and a game of catch on the field following the Miners’ game!
Father’s Day with the Camden Riversharks
Game time – 1:35pm
401 North Delaware Avenue
Camden, New Jersey
Take Dad out to the ballgame as the Camden Riversharks take on the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs! Celebrate Father’s Day with a special barbecue and Family Fun Day Sunday featuring player meet and greets, pre-game autographs, face painting, balloon artists, and more! It’s also Star Wars Day, so keep an eye out for your favorite Star Wars characters!
Father’s Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
Four Sisters Winery
783 N. Bridgeville Road (Route 519)
Belvidere, New Jersey
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, baked beans, roasted potatoes, fresh garden salad, mixed vegetables, rolls and desert. 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 will be available at an additional cost. The Father’s Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery takes place rain or shine under the tents.
Father’s Day 2015 Bash at Villa Milagro Vineyards
“Loud Guitars, Big Cigars, Ugly Ties”
Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Route 627
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Wear that ugly tie you got to Villa Milagro’s Ugly Tie Contest. Trophies will be awarded! Enjoy the rockin’ loud guitars of local band, Rocky & His Friends. 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.
Father’s Day Celebration at Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville – Warren Glen Road
Milford (Village of Finesville), New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day at Alba Vineyard with a wine tasting, lunch, live music, winery tours, and more. Spend a relaxing afternoon in the vineyard overlooking the beautiful Musconetcong Valley while enjoying live music by The Bob Lanza Blues Band and dining on delicious food from Country Picnic of Bedminster and Sanducci’s Trattoria of River Edge. Father’s Day at Alba Vineyard features lots of fun things to do for the entire family including children’s activities, wine cellar tours, wine tastings, and shopping with the crafters and vendors. Feel free to bring a lawn chair, blanket, or beach umbrella (no canopies or EZ-Up shelters). 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.
Father’s Day Weekend at Old York Cellars Winery
June 20th & 21st
Old York Cellars Winery
80 Old York Road
Ringoes, New Jersey
Old York Cellars is planning a fantastic Father’s Day weekend. The entire weekend will feature live music by JT Rooney (of Blues for Alice). Saturday’s guest vendor will be Maxum Cigars. Cigar and port specials will be available all day. On Sunday, all Dads will receive a complimentary tasting of six wines. 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.
Father’s Day BBQ at Grounds For Sculpture
Grounds For Sculpture
80 Sculptor’s Way
Hamilton, New Jersey
Spend Father’s Day at the Grounds For Sculpture enjoying beautiful outdoor art and a Father’s Day BBQ lunch at the Peacock Cafe! Park admission required (visit Grounds for Sculpture online for admission prices). Café fees apply.
Father’s Day Breakfast at Alstede Farms
9am-2pm – Breakfast
Farm open 9am – 8pm
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day 2015 at Alstede Farms with a delicious farm breakfast! 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!
Father’s Day Fest & Tractor Show at Johnson’s Corner Farm
June 20th & 21st
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day on the farm at Johnson’s annual Father’s Day Fest & Tractor Show! Dads get a free hayride and ½ Price ice cream. Blueberries are expected to be ready to pick this weekend! Food prepared by Chef Scott will be available from the grill and DJ Frank will be spinning tunes from 11am to 4pm.
Firefly Festival at Terhune Orchards
3pm-9pm – Festival
Farm opens at 9am
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day at Terhune Orchards’ Firefly Festival – an evening of music, nature, wagon rides, outdoor fun, and – of course – firefly hunting! Celebrate fireflies by making your own wings, bug boxes and antennae. Schafer’s Gymnastics will be on hand to show children the “Art of Flying” through a mini-obstacle course. Enjoy live music by Miss Amy and her Big Kids Band while you await the appearance of the fireflies. Wagon rides and pony rides through the farm and orchards will be available all evening. Food will be available at Pam’s Firefly Tent. The night’s menu will include hot dogs, grilled chicken, corn on the cob, apple cider, pie, donuts, and more! Everyone should wear their wings! Admission is free! There will be a $5.00 charge for the crafts activities.
21st Annual Fathers Day Cruise to the Jersey Shore Car Show
9am – 4pm
Long Branch Oceanfront
One Ocean Boulevard
Long Branch, New Jersey
The 21st Annual Father’s Day Cruise to the Jersey Shore Car Show on the Oceanfront will feature hot rods, classic cars, custom cars, and race cars. Special guests will be on hand including Ronald McDonald and Butch Patrick (aka Eddie Munster) along with the Munster Koach. There will also be several movie and TV cars on display, including the Batmobile! Entertainment will be provided by Kruzin DJs Lee Greenwood and Jay Newcomb. There will also be a live concert by The Cameos at 1pm. Other fun things to do at the Annual Father’s Day Cruise will include a fan belt toss and a spark plug changing contest! The 21st Annual Father’s Day Cruise to the Jersey Shore Car Show is free to spectators; auto entry is $10. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch.
Wings & Wheels Expo 2015
June 20th – 9am – 5pm
June 21st – 9am – 4pm
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day 2015 at Teterboro Airport’s Wheels & Wings Expo! This family-friendly event will feature World War II airplanes, helicopters and other unique aircraft, military vehicles, vintage and contemporary show cars, and live entertainment. The vintage World War II B-17 bomber “Yankee Lady” will once again be at the Expo; tours and flights over New York harbor with spectacular views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty will be available (visit NJAHOF online for flight info)! There will be lots of fun things for kids to do, as well as contests, interesting exhibitions, unique aviation vendors, and a food court. Admission: $15 – Adults / $8 seniors and children under 12 / Free admission for children under 3, veterans wearing VFW or American Legion cap, and active duty military personnel (with ID).
Military Timeline Weekend at Historic Cold Spring Village
June 20th – June 21st
10am – 4pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, New Jersey
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.
Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Enjoy Father’s Day 2015 at the Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show checking out over 100 classic cars! The car show will also feature live entertainment on two stages, vendors selling car-related and handcrafted items, goodie bags, and other surprises. There will be fun things to do for the kids with games and prizes! Ferry service from New York City is available via SeaStreak. Free admission.
Hot Rods & Food Trucks in Seaside Heights
10am – 5pm
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Bay Boulevard & Grant Avenue
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day with hot rods and food trucks! 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.
Father’s Day at New Egypt Speedway
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day a night early by treating Dad to a night at the New Egypt Speedway! Four types of cars will race on the 7/16- mile, clay-surfaced, D-shaped course. The night wraps up at around 10pm when the fathers of that evening’s drivers will participate in a special Father’s Day exhibition race. Festivities start at 7 pm; guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages (no glass). Admission: $20.
Father’s Day at Monmouth Park
175 Oceanport Avenue
Oceanport, New Jersey
Take in an exciting day of thoroughbred horse racing while you celebrate Father’s Day 2015 at Monmouth Park! All dads will receive free Grandstand admission. Treat Dad to Father’s Day lunch in the Dining Terrace or bring a picnic lunch. The new Father’s Day beer garden will be open! 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!
Vintage Caboose Excursion Train Ride
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza
Whippany, New Jersey
Climb aboard the Whippany Railway Museum’s Excursion Train and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Father’s Day fun! The Whippany Railway Museums trains feature a unique collection of restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the surrounding metropolitan area. The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion allows riders to view the New Jersey countryside along the Historic Whippanong Trail as only Railroaders did for over 100 years.
Chester Wine & Food Festival
June 20th – June 21st
$20 ($17 advance tickets available online)
Chester, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day 2015 at the Chester Food & Wine Festival! Enjoy wine tastings from 10 local New Jersey wineries and delectable food from gourmet food trucks, shop the unique offerings of a dozen vendors, and listen to live music by Crabdaddy and Dirty Blondes.
23rd Annual Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
June 20th – June 21st
120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, New Jersey
Celebrate Father’s Day in New Jersey at the 23rd Annual Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival! This annual festival has been named one of the Best Outdoor Festivals by NJ Monthly Magazine and will feature boatloads of fun things to do for the entire family including family activities, boat rides, demonstrations and exhibits by boat builders, decoy carvers, and commercial fisherman, clam shucking classes, and make and take craft activities. Taste delicious “Jersey Fresh” clams, shrimp, scallops, and crabs from the New Jersey’s finest seafood purveyors. Enjoy crafted beers from New Jersey’s own River House Brewery at the Brew Court. Listen, sing along, and dance to the music from local favorites, The Mott’s Creek Pickers (Saturday) and The Billy Walton Band (Sunday). Admission: $8 Adults / $6 Seniors / $5 Kids 5-12 / Free admission for kids under 5 and Seaport members.
Maritime & Pirate Festival at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
June 20th – 10am – 6pm
June 21st – 10am – 5pm
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
111 N. Central Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey
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!
Point Pleasant Borough Jazz & Blues Festival
Maxson Avenue & River Road
Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey
The Point Pleasant Borough Jazz & Blues Festival is a full day of live performances by talented jazz and blues musicians, including the renowned Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling as headliners! Other fun festival activities will include shopping with crafters and vendors, an Alex and Ani Hospitality Tent, great food from local vendors, the Lagunitas Craft Beer and Wine Garden, and fun things to do for the entire family. The festival is held rain or shine. Admission is free. This is a family-friendly and dog friendly event!
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