Top Father's Day Things To Do in New Jersey

Father's Day in New Jersey

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

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 19, 2022

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, 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 2022 Events

Note: 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 Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 18, 2022; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain Date is June 25, 2022)
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 all car related items, live music, food, crafts and a "Kid Friendly" area with games and prizes. Ferry service from New York via SeaStreak is available.

Father's Day Special at the Auto Race Track
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Wall Stadium SpeedWay
1803 Route 34 South
Wall, NJ
Ticket Prices:
Ticket Prices Adult $19 | Senior Discount (62+) $17 | Active Military $10 | Student (ages 7-17 & college students w.ID) $10 Ages 6 and under: Free
In honor of Father's Day, we're celebrating Dads and Grandpas with exciting races and great food! All dads will enjoy a $2 discount and we will be featuring hearty homemade food specials at the concession stand!
*ALL RACES ARE CONE RACES* Modifieds | Sportsman | Factory Stocks 2 x 25 laps| Fast 4s | INEX Legends

Open Cockpit Weekend
June 18, 2022: 10:30 AM to 4 PM, Last Admission 2:45 PM
Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro , New Jersey 07608
Cost: $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Children under 12 Children 2 years old and under are FREE
A family event featuring WW II Airplanes, Helicopters, historic and modern Military Airplanes,
Visitors will again have the opportunities to sit in the cockpit of a very rare Lockheed Bushmaster plane and a U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter.

Father's Day Cruise - New York Harbor
Sunday, June 19, 2022: Board: 11:30am | Cruise: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
City Cruises
Departing from Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd,
Weehawken, NJ
Cost: Adult $99.90. Adult Ticket with Guaranteed Window Table $124.90. Child (Ages 3-12) $84.90, Kids Free (Ages 2 and under)
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!

River Queen Father's Day Cruise
Sunday, June 19, 2022; 11:30am- 1:30pm
Bogan's Basin
800 Ashley Avenue
Contact: (732) 892-3377
Price: Adult Ages 13 and up $70.00. Child Ages 12 and under $35
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.

Father's Day at Bellview Winery
Sunday, June 19, 2022 ; 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326
Join in as we celebrate dad and all of his classic dad jokes. Bring out the entire family for our Father’s Day Luau to treat dad to his special day. We will have food trucks, live music from the vineyard stage, and specialty sangria to help dad relax.  On the vineyard lawn all afternoon we will have Throwhouse Axe Throwing here along with Black Horse Cigar Shop with fresh cigars.
We will have the Chris Farrell Trio on the vineyard stage helping Dad enjoy his weekend.

Father's Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, June 19th 2022; 12 pm-4:30 pm
Four Sisters Winery
783 North Bridgeville Road (County Route 519)
Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $42.50 per person including tax. $25 for ages 4-12 and ages 3 and under free.
Tickets are required for the Father's Day Pig Roast by calling 908-475-3671
Come "Celebrate Father's Day" in grand style at Four Sisters Winery as we pay tribute to all dads during our annual Father's Day Dinner. Roasted pork and ribs plus baked ziti are the focus of this wonderful day on the farm. No need to worry about the weather as the celebration takes place under the party tent or the deck tent. The winery will offer strolling vineyard tours. Wine tasting will feature Proprietor's Red Reserve a dry, full bodied and rich wine produced from 100% of grapes grown on our farm. Up to 8 wines may wines will be available for tasting under the tent.. Wine by the glass or bottle will be available during the dinner. Dinner includes succulent pork fresh from the roaster and bbq ribs hot off the grill, baked ziti (for none meat eaters) baked beans, coleslaw, and rolls and a lemon sheet cake for dessert.
Live Music featuring Shoryside Duo, will perform under the tent from 12:30- 4:30pm.

Father's Day at iPlay America
Sunday, June 19, 2022
iPlay America
110 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ 07728-2938
Join us at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ for Father's Day! Dad's ride FREE on Sunday, June 19, 2022. With the download of a free Unlimited Ride Band (value of $37.99). Valid only during the event. All guests must be registered and redeem at the Welcome Center.

Father's Day Walk
Sunday, June 19, 2022; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Ave.,
Tenafly, NJ 07670
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 Whippany - Special Father's Day Train Rides
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ 07981
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 ! Step back in time at the non-profit Whippany Railway Museum for a 45-minute, 10-mile round trip ride through Morris and Essex Counties. You'll travel the route of "The Whippanong Trail", where Washington's armies trod in the bitter Winter of 1779 - an area rich in our country's history. The Museum's mid-1900s excursion train features a unique collection of restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines that once served New Jersey and the Metropolitan area.

Skimmer Antique Auto Show & Parade
Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
29th St. to JFK Blvd. & Promenade
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
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. At 1pm, trophies will be presented to the winners of the Antique Auto Show. Then, each of the vehicles entered in the auto show will parade through town.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Jersey Shore Blue Claws
ShoreTown Ballpark
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ
Join the BlueClaws as we celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 19th at 1:05 pm as the BlueClaws take on Aberdeen (Orioles). Gates open at 12:00 pm and after the game, fathers and their kids can play Catch on the Field!

Trenton Thunder
Trenton Thunder Ballpark
1 Thunder Road
Trenton, NJ
(609) 394-3300 
Trenton Thunder vs State College. Kids Run the Bases & get to Celebrate dad with a Father's Day Luau! Come early for an onfield catch with dad!
All fans get leis at the entrance and kids can run the bases after the game!