Top Father's Day Things To Do in New Jersey

Father's Day in New Jersey

Your 2024 Guide to making Father's Day
a special day for New Jersey Dad's

This year, Father's Day is on Sunday, June 16, 2024

Discover popular events, things to do, ideas and gifts for dad.

In New Jersey you can take dad to celebrate Fathers Day at a BBQ, on cruise over New York Harbor, a week end at the Jersey Shore, at an auto raceway, a car show, and more

Ideas for Fathers Day Gifts (No Ties Please)

This is the time of the year to put your own interests aside and focus on dad to make Fathers Day a memorable and caring day.

Car wash and Detailing
Each member of the family can participate in sprucing up his car. In addition to washing the car, you can purchase services and accessories like having the oil changed, purchase new floor mats, new windshield wipers, a new CD, or new drink holder.

A Weekend Camping, Fishing, or Getaway to the Jersey Shore
This is a nice time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. Spend family time with dad over a weekend camping, or down at the shore doing the things he loves best. Add to the special meaning by packing the car for dad, filling it up with gas, as well as plan for special things for dad over the weekend.

Have the Family Create The Father's Day card. This can be an inexpensive project that the entire family can participate in. Have the kids add their art work and thoughtful sayings, or if they are too young to do that, add their tiny hand and foot prints.

Consider Dad's interests. What is his favorite weekend pastime? Golf? A baseball game? Fishing? Plan and participate in the activity with dad to make it a memorable day.

North Jersey Father's Day Weekend 2024 Events

NJ Air Show
Father's Day Weekend
June 14, 15, 16, 2024
Greenwood Lake Airport
126 Airport Rd
West Milford, NJ
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This popular Father's Day weekend event features a day into night airshow with some of the world's top aerial acrobats. Aerial acrobatic performers will be showcasing their daredevil skills during night airshow. Each night Show will conclude with a pyro musical with booming fireworks and laser show. Food options will be available. For general admission, bring a folding chair or blanket.

Open Cockpit Weekend

Saturday, June 15, 2024: 10:30 AM to 4pm
New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame
400 Fred Wehran Dr,
Teterboro, NJ
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Cost: $15.00 Adults, $12.00 Seniors 65+ and Children 3 to 12. Children 2 years old and under are free.
The museum features unique aviation exhibits including the rocket engine that propelled the X-15, the first American hovercraft invented by Charles Fletcher, and more. There are a variety of aircraft, helicopters, and the custom-built "Fundamentals of Flight" interactive aerodynamics exhibit.

Father's Day Cruise - New York Harbor
Sunday, June 16, 2024: Board: 11:30am | Cruise: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
City Cruises
Departing from Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd,
Weehawken, NJ
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This Father's Day, create family memories that will be treasured forever with a New Jersey Father's Day Signature Brunch Cruise on the East and Hudson Rivers. Spend your day on the water with a chef-prepared dinner buffet, classic cocktails, and incredible views of New York City. Celebrate with dining and music from our climate-controlled interior, or soak in the picturesque backdrop from our open-air, outdoor decks. Their dinner cruise is perfect for all ages, and is the perfect way to celebrate the dad in your life!

Father's Day Summer Family Hike

Sunday, June 15, 2024; 11am to 1pm
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave.,
Tenafly, NJ

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Cost: Member $5, Non-member $10. Children under two are free.
Celebrate Father's Day with a guided walk outdoors. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just hoping to spend some quality time with Dad, a walk might be the perfect activity to celebrate this special family day. All ages welcome.

Father's Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, June 16th 2024; 12 pm-4:30 pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $40 per person, including tax. $20 for ages 4-10 and ages 3 and under are free.
Tickets are required for the dinner. Call the winery at 908-475-3671 to purchase
Come "Celebrate Father's Day" in grand style at Four Sisters Winery as they pay tribute to all dads during our annual Father's Day Dinner. Gather with them in their covered, open-air venue and listen to live music provided by The Uptown Boogie Band.

Father's Day Whippany - Special Father's Day Train Rides
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Buy your tickets online up until 1 hour before departure time.
1:00; 2:00; 3:00, & 4:00 PM and is a 45 minute, non stop, round trip..
Impress Dad this Father's Day with the unique gift and unforgettable experience of a train ride on one of Morris County's historic railroads - a day trip that will create memories for years to come. The trains feature a unique collection of restored, vintage rail cars from historic railroads that once served New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan area. Visit the Museum on Father's day and climb aboard a caboose and experience an old-fashioned, relaxing way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the family.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sussex County Miners
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Evansville Otters v. Sussex County Miners: Game starts 6:35pm
Post Game: Fireworks

Central Jersey Father's Day Weekend 2024 Events

Annual Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 15, 2024; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Along First Avenue
From Highland Avenue to Bay Avenue
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
A great Father's Day gift for Dad's who love classic cars, love entertainment, food, and family entertainment. This fun, family event features exquisite automobiles from every year, make and model. Over 120 cars will be on display. All classes are welcome including domestic, imports, vintage, antique, collector, classic, muscle, hot rod, custom and trucks. The event is free to spectators and is family friendly. Musical entertainment, street vendors and local businesses will welcome the public with special sales & promotions.

Father's Day Special at the Auto Race Track
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Wall Stadium SpeedWay
1803 Route 34 South
Wall, NJ
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Ticket Prices: $19  Adult  |  $17  Senior Discount (62+)  |  $10  Student (ages 7-17)  |  Ages 6 and under FR $10 Ages 6 and under: Free
Honoring special dads and grandfathers with a full night of racing action!
Factory Stock Driver Autograph Session at intermission.

River Queen Father's Day Cruise
Sunday, June 16, 2024; 11:30am- 1:30pm
Bogan's Basin
800 Ashley Avenue
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Price: Adult Ages 13 and up $46. Child Ages 12 and under $23
Father's Day Brunch aboard the River Queen 2 Hour Brunch Buffet Cruise aboard the River Queen. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Manasquan River, and conditions permitting, the Pt. Pleasant Canal & Barnegat Bay with time for sightseeing on the return trip.
Cash Bar available for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Toms River Field of Dreams Car Show
Sunday, June 16, 2024: 11am to 3pm
1505 North Bay Avenue
Toms River, NJ
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This event features a car show with all years, makes, modes of cars, trucks, and motorcycles.
The park is family friendly, bring the kids! Music by DJ Big Al.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sunday, June 16, 2024: Game Time:1:05 pm
Jersey Shore BlueClaws
ShoreTown Ballpark
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ
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Jersey Shore BlueClaws vs Wilmington Blue Rocks
After the game, fathers and their children can play catch on the field, making memories that last a lifetime!

Sunday, June 16, 2024: Game Time: 1 pm
Trenton Thunder Ball Park
1 Thunder Rd
Trenton, NJ
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Mahoning Valley Scrappers vs. Trenton
Kids can Run the Bases after the game on Sundays. On Sundays, we serve homemade Sangria at select beer stands, while supplies last.

South Jersey Father's Day Weekend 2024 Events

Father's Day at Bellview Winery
Sunday, June 16, 2024; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ
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Join in as they celebrate dad and all of his classic dad jokes. Bring out the entire family to their Father's Day Luau to treat dad to his special day. They will have food trucks, live music from the vineyard stage, and specialty sangria to help dad relax.

Skimmer Antique Auto Show & Parade
Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
29th St. to JFK Blvd. & Promenade
Sea Isle City, NJ
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This Father's Day event will please dads who are history-buffs and auto-enthusiasts,. They will get to enjoy displays and admire scores of vintage vehicles.
Music by Snake Brothers Band 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Auto Show Awards at 1:00 PM Antique Auto Parade at 1:30 PM (the parade runs along Pleasure Avenue from 44th Street to 93rd Street, then is runs north on Landis from 93rd to JFK, and ends at JFK)