Celebrating Father's Day in New Jersey

Tips for making Father's Day 2017 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 18, 2017

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 2017 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.

Hot Rods & Food Trucks
June 17, 2017: @12:00 pm - 5pm
Downtown on Broadway
South Amboy, NJ
This event features Hot Rods & Food Trucks as Classic Cars and Hot Rods join the Best Gourmet Food Trucks. Bring your cameras, your sunscreen and your comfy shoes because you'll want to stay all day to capture the colors and excitement of these extraordinary vehicles that feature 1930's Fords to Camaro Clubs and everything in between. The Best Gourmet Food Trucks line will line Broadway with cuisine to suit everyone's taste buds. Plus, an amazing assortment of vendors and exhibitors will be on hand to show their wares and demonstrate new products and services. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the Best in Class. Dash Plaques to the first 125 cars.

New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 17th, 2017; 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.

Somerville Craft Beer Festival
Saturday June 17, Sunday June 18th, 2017; Saturday, 12 pm - 9 pm & Sunday, 12 pm - 8 pm
Main street, in between Bridge and Grove
Downtown Somerville, NJ
Admission: $10 if purchased on-line in advance, $15 at the door and includes your sample mug
Come celebrate Father's Day Weekend with live music on stage , good food from local downtown restaurants, great beer. There will be a cash bar to pay as you go, no credit cards.

Open Cockpit Weekend
June 17 & 18, 2017 (Father's Day Weekend)
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro , New Jersey 07608
A family event featuring WW II Airplanes, Helicopters, historic and modern Military Airplanes, Military Vehicles, vintage and contemporary Show Cars and Live Entertainment. Guests of Honor: “The Tuskegee Airmen.”

Spirit of New York Father’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises
Sunday, June 18, 2017
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: from $61.90
Father's Day Dinner Cruise
Board: 4:30pm, Cruise: 5 - 7pm, Price: from $74.90

Father's Day Barbeque
June 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Forget giving Dad a tie! Try something new and join in on a Father's Day Luau. Get out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and join us as we celebrate the fathers in our lives with tropical sangria, steel drum music, and great food from Jersey Bill's BBQ and Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine. Wine tastings of 8 tastes for $5 will be available at the tasting tent.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sunday, June 18, 2017
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

River Queen Father's Day Cruise

Sunday, June 18, 2017; 11:30am- 1:30pm
Bogan's Basin 800
Ashley Avenue
Contact: Capt. Bogan Phone: 732-528-6620
$35.00 Adults - $20.00 Children
Father's Day Brunch aboard the River Queen 2 Hour Brunch Buffet Cruise aboard the River Queen

Father's Day Whippany Excursion Train Ride
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ 07981
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.
Trains depart the Whippany Station 1, 2, 3, & 4 PM and is a 45 minute, non stop, round trip

Dads Ride Free at iPlay America
Sunday, June 18, 2017; 10 am - 9pm
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728-2938
Dads ride free on Fathers Day! Treat your Dad to Unlimited Rides, Cosmic Laser Tag, the IPA Speedway, 4D Motion Theatre, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and more! Then, Dads can enjoy a FREE* entree from our Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Menu at Game Time Bar And grill, PLUS, Dads get a FREE Yuengling or Miller Lite Draft* Download your free voucher.

Father's Day at Diggerland
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Diggerland USA
100 Pinedge Drive West
Berlin, NJ 08091
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.

Father's Day at Sahara Sam's
Sunday, June 18th, 2017: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sahara Sam's Oasis
160 Cooper Road
West Berlin, NJ 08091
This Father's Day, let dad put down the tools and put on a bathing suit! What dad REALLY wants on his dedicated day is FUN! Treat Dad to a day filled with splashing, surfing and swimming at Sahara Sam's. It gets better: dads get in for FREE on Father's Day with one paid admission.

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