Father's Day in New Jersey

Tips for making Father's Day 2018 a special day for Dad:
Ideas, Activities and Events

Father's Day in New Jersey

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

In 1972, President Nixon declared Fathers Day a nationally observed holiday on the 3rd Sunday in June ---- this year on June 17, 2018

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.

Father's Day Weekend 2018 Events

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

Annual Wildwood Wine Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2018; 6pm - 9pm
Ice Restaurant
4415 Park Blvd
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: $25 in advance (only 300 tickets will be sold) $30 at the door if tickets still available
Admission includes a Keepsake Wine Glass, sampling of over 100 wines and spirits, Live Entertainment, Hor d'oeuvres, and more

Father's Day Feast
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wall Stadium SpeedWay
1803 Route 34 South
Wall, NJ
We'll be celebrating dad and grandad with an exciting night of racing and delicious food! Modifieds, Sportsman, Ltd Late Models, Factory Stocks, 4-Cylinders, INEX Legends

New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 16th, 2018; 3pm - 7pm
The Festival Field at Grand Cascades Lodge
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
Information & Tickets
This event features a day full of tasty food, a variety of craft beer, cider and traditional drafts! Attendees will get to enjoy their favorite brews and sample a variety of new flavorful beers, great locally-sourced food, and live music by Lima Bean Riot! For the full experience, check out their Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament which includes access to the NJ Beer & Food Festival in the afternoon.

Open Cockpit Weekend
Father's Day Weekend, June 16 - 17,2018: 10 AM - 4PM
Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Contact: Shea Oakley, Phone: 201-288-6344, Email: njahof@verizon.net
Price of $12 for Adults and $9 for Children and Seniors
Children of all ages (and adults too) can check out the cockpits of some of our extraordinary aircraft, including a very rare Lockheed bush plane, a "M*A*S*H" Bell-47 helicopter, the world's last remaining Martin 202 airliner, a TWA Convair 880 jetliner circa 1959, and sit in the cab of an airport fire truck

Father's Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, June 17, 2018; 12pm - 4pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ
Reservations: 908 475-3671.
Cost: $35, $20 for ages 4-10 and ages 3 and under free. Call for reservations now! 908 475-3671.
Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster and BBQ ribs hot off the grill, baked Ziti, baked beans, coleslaw, Caesar Salad and rolls and a lemon sheet cake smothered with Strawberry Serena glaze topping. Free wine tasting and a complimentary glass of wine for each Father.

Spirit of New York Father’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Cruises from Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, NJ
Treat Dad to something different this Father's Day aboard Spirit Cruises and give him a gift he'll always remember. See the New York City skyline from a new perspective, enjoy a delicious buffet and dance to engaging DJ entertainment. Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ
Father's Day Brunch Cruise
Board: 11:30am, Cruise: 12 - 2pm, Price: Starting From $64.90
Father's Day Dinner Cruise
Board: 4:30pm, Cruise: 5 - 7pm, Price: Starting From $74.90

Father’s Day Luau
June 17, 2018 @ Noon - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Cost: $5
Forget giving Dad a tie! Try something new and join in on a Father's Day Luau. Our Luau wouldn't be complete without tropical flavored sangria, steel drum music, and great food from Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine and Wipe Out Eats. While the adults enjoy a wine tasting, the kids can run around on inflatable bounce houses provided by Jumpin Jax Inflatables and our large lawn. So pull those old dusty Hawaiian Dad shirts out of the closet and bring em on down to Bellview for the day!
Cost includes a souvenir wine glass as well as parking. Wine tasting is optional at $6 per person and includes 8 tastes of wine from our regular tasting list which has over twenty wines to pick from. Glasses, Bottles and Growlers of wine as well as food and kids bounce house passes are purchased separately.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Two of the state's minor league teams will be playing a home game on Father's Day. Most will have a special Father's day celebration with giveaways and autograph sessions. This is a relatively low cost day at the ball park with tickets priced from $9 to $14.
For information on each of the teams --- The Lakewood BlueClaws and the Somerset Patriots, visit their websites:
Lakewood BlueClaws Website & Tickets
Somerset Patriots Website & Tickets

Father's Day at Diggerland
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive West
Berlin, NJ 08091
Website & Tickets
Dads dig free with one paid child admission.
How better to spend a day with dad than operating REAL heavy machinery for fun? 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.
Use the promo code ILOVEDAD for an instant 15% off XL Heavy Machinery and Car Crushing Experiences. Give dad a 1 on 1 unrestricted heavy machinery experience!

River Queen Father's Brunch Day Cruise
Sunday, June 17, 2018; 11:30am- 1:30pm
Bogan's Basin 800
Ashley Avenue
Contact: Capt. Bogan Phone: 732-528-6620
Cost: Brunch Buffet Adult - $38.00; Child - $22.00
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Manasquan River, and conditions permitting, the Point Pleasant Canal and Barnegat Bay while enjoying an abundance of food from the Brunch Buffet.

Father's Day Whippany Excursion Train Ride
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ 07981
Trains depart the Whippany Station 1, 2, 3, & 4 PMand is a 45 minute, non stop, round trip. Buy your tickets on line up until 2 hours before departure time.
Climb aboard the Whippany Railway Museum's Excursion Trains and take a ride into the past! Visit the museum and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing family fun.

Father's Day at Sahara Sam's
Sunday, June 17th, 2018: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sahara Sam's Oasis
160 Cooper Road
West Berlin, NJ 08091
Website & Tickets
Treat Dad to a day filled with splashing, surfing and swimming at Sahara Sam's. It gets better: dads get in for just $32.99 (that's $7 off) on Father's Day PLUS we're doing Buy-one-get-one FREE hotdogs in honor of your favorite dude!
Please Note $32.99 admission for dad is for walk-up admission only. All other members accompanying dad can pre-purchase tickets online.

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