Father's Day Activities in NJ
What better way to spend your day with Dad than one of these fun outdoor events?
Thank the devoted dads in your life by taking the whole family to one of these unique Father’s Day activities—it’s a great way to remind them how special they are.
When: Jun 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: River Road District, Between Berdan and Fair Lawn Avenues, Fair Lawn, NJ
Show Dad your appreciation at this free family fun day while also celebrating volunteer organizations and township departments that serve the local community. There will be plenty of entertainment and family activities while strolling along beautiful River Road. Dad can look forward to a day filled with dance demonstrations, live music, balloon sculptures, giveaways and more!
When: Jun 18th
Where: Pocono Whitewater, Jim Thorpe, PA
Calling all thrill-seeking dads. Dad will love this exciting day filled with rafting, biking, and hiking. Start the day off right with an ample breakfast, then head off on your biking trek through Lehigh Gorge State Park. Enjoy lunch by the river and then continue onto a scenic hike with beautiful views of Lehigh River. Finish the day with rafting on the river for the final leg of this adventure. After working up an appetite, dinner and a bonfire await you and Dad upon your return. Ages: 13 and up. Cost: $109.99/person
When: Jun 18, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: West Morris Central High School, 259 Bartley Road, Chester, NJ
Get moving this Father’s Day with a fun bike ride for the whole family. Register now for family-friendly bicycle ride on the beautiful Columbia Trail. You don’t have to be a professional cyclist for this event; it is perfect for all riders. If you start to feel hungry after all that biking, breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as live music at the Finish Festival.
When: Jun 18 and 19, 2016
Where: Pocono Whitewater Rafting
Spend the day battling pirates with Dad this Father’s Day! The swashbuckling Pocono Pirates are armed with water cannons and are planning to launch a friendly attack on your raft, for all families that check in between 10:30am and noon. Enjoy this unique experience as you captain your own ship down Class I or II whitewater rapids! A free All-You-Can Eat BBQ Lunch is also included. Don’t miss out on visiting the pirate souvenir shop on your way out!
When: Jun 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Road, New Vernon, NJ
The Great Outdoors are calling Dad’s name this Father’s Day, along with all of his explorers and adventurers in his family. This Scavenger Hunt will test your navigation and observation abilities. A travel route, questions and riddles to answer, and a list of treasures will be provided as you embark on this exciting adventure with Dad. A cookout and prizes wait for you back at the home base when you check in. Register online at www.greatswamp.org; Cost: $10/Adults, $5/Kids, Free for under 5
When: Jun 18, 12:00 PM until 02:00 PM
Where: Stevens Institute of Technology Dobbelaar Field, Hoboken, NJ
Take Dad out to the ballgame. If Dad is a baseball fanatic, he’ll love this ballgame that incorporates the history of this sport. One of Hoboken’s “100 Firsts” is hosting the first officially recorded, organized baseball game played under Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr.’s rules, on June 19, 1846. To commemorate the historic match, the Hoboken Nine vintage baseball team will play the Flemington Neshanock at Stevens Institute of Technology.
When: Jun 19, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: Alstede Farms, 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ
Show Dad your appreciation for everything he does with a relaxing day outdoors! He’ll love spending some family time at this scenic farm, complete with a hay wagon ride and a delicious breakfast buffet. Don’t miss the delicious homemade ice cream cones from 10am-6pm.
When: Jun 19, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Where: 300 Franklin Ave., Nutley, NJ
Bring Dad to this special street fair held annually in his honor. Treat him to all his favorites: pulled pork sandwiches, shish kebabs and Italian ice. The fair also features live music, a petting zoo, face painting, a climbing wall and a special crafters’ corner full of handmade creations to take home!
When: Jun 19, 1:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Where: Whippany Railway Museum, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany, NJ
Take Dad on an exciting 10-mile, 45-minute train ride excursion from Whippany to Roseland. The kids will love tagging along on this adventure with Dad as well. Be on the lookout for deer, turtles, wild turkeys, hawks and rabbits, as the route takes you past a natural swamp with abundant wildlife. Rides are at 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm. Adult: $14; Child (under 12): $9; Infants (1 year and under): Free
When: June 19, 12- 5pm
Where: Bellview Winery, 150 Atlantic Street, Landisville, NJ 08326
Grab your picnic blanket and lawn chairs and head over to Bellview winery to spend this special day with Dad. Enjoy the scenic views while celebrating Dad with barbecue, music, cigars and of course, wine. Wine tastings are optional and only $5 per person for up to 8 tastes. Live music will be played all afternoon. If you want to bring your furry family member along, leashed pets are also welcome!