We have compiled a list of all the Dad approved activities that will keep him happy all month long. Let him explore his inner child at Diggerland or try disc golf for the first time. From car shows to river tubing to baseball games, there are lots of way to show Dad just how much you love him by taking him to one of these many fun events.
Concert in the Park Thompson Park Activity Barn, June 2 - Enjoy an evening of music and fun as the Colts Neck Community Band plays a selection of popular music including show tunes. Indoor seating available or bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs. 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft; 732-842-4000 ext 4312
Is there a better place to spend Father’s Day with Dad than Diggerland USA? Bond with dad (grandpa, too) as you drive, ride and operate REAL heavy machinery. Make memories Dad won’t soon forget. Plus, Dads Dig Free. 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin; 856.768.1110
Whether your Dad’s a baseball fan, or just looking to spend an affordable night out with friends and family, there is something for everybody when the Somerset Patriots play. The Patriots will host 18 fireworks nights during the season that feature one of the best shows in the area. On Father’s day there is a pre-game Catch On The Field session at 11:00 am as well as a Father’s Day Ballpark BBQ and Autograph session. TD Bank Ballpark 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater; 908.252.0700
Father's Day Special at the Auto Race Track June 11 - Country Night with Modifieds, Sportsman, Limited Late Models, Factory Stocks, Legends, Dirt Cars Wall Stadium SpeedWay 1803 Route 34 South, Wall; 732.681.6400
Indulge Dad’s love of Star Wars at the Discovery Times Square Museum. They have a new exhibit “STAR WARS™ AND THE POWER OF COSTUME” Featuring 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, this exhibition reveals the artists’ creative process—and uncovers the connection between character and costume. The costumes shaped the identities of these now famous characters, from the menacing black mask of Darth Vader and the gilded suit of C-3PO, to the lavish royal gowns of Queen Amidala and a bikini worn by Princess Leia when enslaved by Jabba the Hutt. 226 West 44th Street, New York; 866.987.9692
The 8th Annual Atlantic Highlands Classic Car Show June 18 - A great Father's Day gift for Dad's who love classic cars, love entertainment and food. This fun, family event features all car related items, live music, food, crafts and a "Kid Friendly" area with games and prizes. Two stages will be set up; one in Veteran's Park and one near Bay Avenue, both playing live music throughout the event. Along First Avenue From Highland Avenue to Bay Avenue, Atlantic Highlands; 347.528.5372
Discover Disc Golf - June 4 & 5, 11 & 12 and 18 & 19 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thompson Park, Come play on this mini disc golf course. Sign in at the Visitor Center and receive the course map and use of discs. FREE! 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft; 732-842-4000 ext 4312
Open Cockpit Weekend at Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey June 18 – 19; 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.” 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro; 201.288.6344
Dads Ride Free at iPlay America
June 19 - Dads ride free on Father’s Day! Treat your Dad to Unlimited Rides, Cosmic Laser Tag, the IPA Speedway, 4D Motion Theatre, Spin Zone Bumper Cars and more! 110 Schanck Road, Freehold; 732.577.8200
Relax on the scenic Delaware River in the beautiful river country for approximately 3 to 4 hours with Dad and the family. River trips include tubing, rafting, canoeing, and kayaking at Delaware River Tubing. Each admission includes a free BBQ meal at "The Famous River Hot Dog Man", halfway down the river next to Adventure Island with picnic tables in the water. 778 Frenchtown Road, Milford; 908.996.5386
Golf Fore Fun! June 19 1-4 p.m. Try a variety of nontraditional golf games. Open to all ages. FREE! Open year round, Bel-Aire Golf Course is a 27-hole facility, featuring an 18-hole executive par 60 course that has 6 par 4’s, a 9-hole par 3 course, and a well-stocked golf center. 3120 Allaire Road, Wall Township; 732.449.6024
Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship NJ - Enjoy craft beer from New Jersey breweries on the fantail of the World’s Greatest Battleship Saturday, June 25. This annual event includes a tour of the Battleship — before sampling beer, live music from Cabin Dogs, delicious food and even take home a souvenir sampling mug. 62 Battleship Place, Camden; 856.966.1652
Hot Rides 6th Annual Car & Truck Show at PST's Freedom Festival on June 25. Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. Food, Carnival rides, Vendors, Trophies, Night Time Light Show, Fireworks, Live Music and more. Mercer County Park 1638 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor Township
Take Dad camping at one of the many great New Jersey State Parks. All of these have camping sites: Allaire, Bass River, Belleplain, Bull's Island, Byrne, Cheesequake, High Point, Jenny Jump, Parvin, Spruce Run, Stephens, Stokes, Swartswood, Voorhees, Wharton, Worthington.