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 Father's Day in New Jersey

Tips for making Father's Day 2019 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 16, 2019

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 2019 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.

New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 15th, 2019; 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

Downtown Wildwood Inaugural Seafood & Wine Festival
June 15 & 16, 2019
Byrne Plaza
3400 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend
Each day of the festival will bring you some of the Best Food Trucks from the tri-state area along with some far and near Artisan & Seafood Related Vendors, Free Family and Kids Activities (to include but not limited to Corn Hole, Kam Jam, Lawn Jenga, Connect Four, and Face Painting and Bounce House for the kids). There will be Wine & Craft Beer Tasting & sale in Garden/Tent area. Live Band and DJ Music throughout the day.

Open Cockpit Weekend
Father's Day Weekend, June 15 - 16, 2019: 9AM - 5PM
Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of NJ
400 Fred Wehran Drive
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Phone: 201-288-6344, Email:
Price of $15 for Adults and $10 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 There will be entertainment by the Victory Belles singing group.

Father's Day Pig Roast at Four Sisters Winery
Sunday, June 16, 2019; 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, Cesear Salad and rolls and a lemon sheet cake smothered with Strawberry Serena glaze topping.

Father’s Day Luau
June 16, 2019 @ 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.

Spirit of New York Father’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Cruises from Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, NJ
Contact: Emily Haelen, Phone: 866-862-7245, Email:
Treat Dad to something different this Father's Day aboard Spirit Cruises and give him a gift he'll always remember. Step outside to the rooftop lounge where the entire family will enjoy NYC’s most iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more! 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 $67.90
Father's Day Dinner Cruise
Board: 4:30pm, Cruise: 5 - 7pm, Price: Starting From $79.90

River Queen Father's Brunch Day Cruise
Sunday, June 16, 2019; 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.

Treat Dad to a Minor League Baseball Game
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Somerset Patriots Website & Tickets
Take Dad out to see the Somerset Patriots on Father's Day for his special day featuring T-Shirts (1st 2,000 Men), a Dad and Kids Catch, and much more fun! It's a Sunday FUNday featuring a Pre-Game Autograph Session and a chance to Run The Bases after the game.

Father's Day Whippany Excursion Train Ride
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ 07981
Trains depart the Whippany Station 1, 2, 3, & 4 PM and is a 45 minute, non stop, round trip. Buy your tickets on line up until 2 hours before departure time.
Passengers can climb aboard the Caboose of their choice and experience an old-fashioned, pleasant way of spending a Sunday afternoon with the Family. While swaying to the motion of the old cars you can listen to the nostalgic "clickety-clack" sounds the wheels make as they clatter over the rail joints. The 45-minute round trip allows visitors to view the train and countryside as only Railroaders did for over 100 years. Visit the museum and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing family fun.

Father's Day BBQ & Hike
Sunday June 16, 2019 6:00 PM
Strawberry Hill Mansion
28 Fiddlers Creek
Titusville, NJ
Chez Alice Catering Company, Pennington NJ and Mercer County Park invite you to enjoy a BBQ and Hike at Baldpate Mountain
They will open the doors of Strawberry Hill Mansion to enjoy the food and then a naturalist from Mercer County Park will guide you in a very entertaining hike. Reservations are required with credit card.

Skimmer Antique Auto Show & Parade
Sunday, June 16, 2019; 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. Attendees will get to see scores of vintage vehicles while enjoying live music by The Snake Brothers Band. Also, Free Guided Historical Trolley Tours will be offered every half-hour in front of Excursion Park from 10am-12:30pm. The tours will be led by members of the Sea Isle City Historical Society, who will point-out notable landmarks and explain how Sea Isle has grown over the years. 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, bringing this year's Skimmer Festival to a spectacular close.


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