Looking for something to do with dad this weekend? We've got you covered! Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State!


ATLANTIC COUNTY


Aloha! Get out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and join us as we celebrate the fathers in our lives at our Father's Day Luau from noon to 5pm. Our first ever Luau wouldn't be complete without tropical sangria, steel drum music, and great food from Jersey Bill's BBQ as well as Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine. Since we love Dad so much we will also be releasing our Cabernet Franc 2014 for the first time for tasting and purchase! So pull those old dusty Hawaiian Dad shirts out of the closet and bring em on down to enjoy some good times with Dad at Bellview. There is no cost to attend our Father's Day Luau, only an optional wine tasting fee of $5 per person which includes 8 taste of wine and a complimentary wine glass to take home.

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic St., Landisville, NJ 08326


BURLINGTON COUNTY


The carnival returns to Roebling! Sponsored and hosted by the Roebling Museum, in partnership with Amusements of America & Florence Township. Family fun each day included: Rides! Games! All Your Favorite Carnival Treats! Local favorites like Bacon Bread, Stuffed Cabbage & Boost! Special performances by youth and local bands! Visit roeblingmuseum.org, and follow us on Facebook at @RoeblingCarnival and @RoeblingMuseum for more details. Carnival will take place daily at Nyikita Field, located @ 10th & Hornberger Avenues in the historic Village of Roebling, NJ. This is the oldest ball/recreation field in the Township, and a great location for all of the fun and festivities. See you there!

Date: June 15th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
Location: Nyikita Field
10th Ave. & Hornberger, Roebling, NJ 08554


CAMDEN COUNTY


Annual Puerto Rican Parade & Festival. Post parade concert. Dance to the sounds of Salsa & Merengue! Event starts at 3 pm. Come celebrate with this day of fun! Noon - 8 pm.

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Wiggins Park
13 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103


CAPE MAY COUNTY


Weekend event will feature historical displays from assorted maritime/lighthouse museums from around the country, over 100 crafters and vendors selling nautical themed merchandise, historic exhibits and lectures and  activities for children, Lighthouse and Garden tours, food vendors and musical guests. Sat: 10 am -  5 pm; Sun: 10 am - 4 pm.

Date: June 17th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
Location: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
111 N. Central Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

On Saturday, there will be craft and food vendors, live music, children's activities and amusement rides. There will also be a Saturday evening dance party at Excursion Park with amusement rides from 6 - 9 pm.

On Sunday,  History-buffs and auto enthusiasts will flock to display and admire scores of vintage vehicles while enjoying live music at the Auto Antique Car show on the promenade. Also on Sunday, Historical Trolley 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. Tours depart from Excursion Park every half-hour from 10 am - 12:30 pm.

Date: June 17th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
Location: Along the Promenade
JFK Blvd. & the Promenade, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243


ESSEX


The Montclair Art Museum will conclude its celebration of all things Matisse with its annual Wine Bar, bringing together community, wine and, of course, art to toast the Museum's groundbreaking exhibition "Matisse and American Art". "Au Revoir, Matisse" will take place from 7 - 10 pm. Proceeds from Au Revoir, Matisse support enhanced educational outreach and accessible programs for children of all ages. The evening will also provide one of the last opportunities to view Matisse and American Art before the exhibition closes on June 18. Attendees will have special after-hours access to all galleries and exhibitions including the critically acclaimed shows "Matisse and American Art"; "Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection"; and "Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series". Tickets for "Au Revoir, Matisse" can be purchased here  and are $100 in advance/$125 at the door.

Date: June 16th, 2017
Location: Montclair Art Museum
3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042

Join us on Father's Day for live music and entertainment along with family fun attractions. Over 125 exhibitors, kiddie rides & climbing wall, kids games, face painters, amusements, temp tattoos, & more. A special section with craft exhibitors & artists.  Many local merchants and civic organizations will be participating . Fabulous festival foods, everything from shishkabobs, kettle corn, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches to ice cream, zeppoles, funnel cakes, and Italian ices. Come eat, shop & play!

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Franklin Ave., Nutley, NJ 07110

Brookdale Park, located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway in Montclair, is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and fine craft show. The event, presently in its 29th year, features 160 fine artists and fine crafters and has an estimated 12,000 plus attendance. The show has been selected as one of Sunshine Artists' Magazine's top 200 shows in the country. The free to the public show runs from 10am-5pm, rain or shine park free in the park

Date: June 17th, 2017 – June 18th, 2017
Location: Brookdale Park
473 Watchung Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Spring is a time that makes us, the plants, and the animals that call the Arboretum home feel energized and warm. Join the Arboretum’s Cora’s Conservation Corps teen volunteers as they guide you into the woods and lead you through the discoveries you can make as a Citizen Scientist. On this special Father’s Day hike, learn all about, what else but, Fathers in the Forest! Please dress for the weather and be prepared for the outdoors. Hikes will last about 45 minutes and depart at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Suggested Donation: $5/Member; $10/Non-Member

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Dr. S., Short Hills, NJ 07078


HUNTERDON COUNTY


Celebrate Father's Day at New Jersey's largest estate vineyard overlooking the scenic Musconetcong Valley. Enjoy an afternoon with family and friends treating dad to a special event.  Fun activities for the entire family including; wine tastings, cellar tours, great food for purchase, local vendors and crafters, and children's activities.  Live musical entertainment. Admission is $10 for adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 13 to 20, and children under 12 are free. Parking is complimentary. Reservations are not required. Wine tastings are $10 per person, which includes samples of our award-winning wines and an etched Alba Vineyard wine glass. By law, only Alba Vineyard's wines may be consumed on the property.  No beer or other alcohol is allowed on the premises.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or beach umbrella. No pets, canopies, or EZ-Up shelters are allowed.

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Alba Vineyard
269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Rd., Milford - Village of Finesville, NJ 08848


MIDDLESEX COUNTY


HappyFest is the first obstacle course in the country designed to be accessible for people with and without disabilities - TO DO TOGETHER. Each obstacle on the 1+ mile course has an alternative option for all who choose. The entire event, including the obstacle course and festival, is Autism and wheelchair friendly and is accessible for all. HappyFest gives the rest of us - all the people who think that they cannot do a hard-core obstacle course - the chance to participate in this awesome sport and cross the finish line TOGETHER. It's all about FAMILY FITNESS, JOY and TOGETHERNESS.

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Old Bridge Raceway Park
230 Pension Rd., Englishtown, NJ 07726

Redhawk Native American Arts Council Pow Wow presents intertribal performances of traditional dance, drumming, music and storytelling.

Date: June 17th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
Location: Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ 08816


MONMOUTH COUNTY


Shark Fest is a shark themed family fun festival. Aimed straight at kids and kids at heart there is something for everyone! Dozens of nautical craft and marine life vendors, food, and live music, along the waterfront promenade of the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina. But what about the SHARK? Well… Saturday also happens to be the final day of the ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH SHARK CHALLENGE 8. Hundreds of shark fisherman have been battling shark all week and will be returning to the Marina for the official weigh in of shark weighing up to 1000lbs!!! If you are under 10, there is a SHARK coloring contest with there will be 12 winners! Look for Chompy the Shark in local Atlantic Highlands restaurants and supporting businesses, color him and bring him down to Shark Fest 2017. Want to learn to fish or sharpen your skills? Meet the crew from Shark Sense- A local non-profit that offers free fishing classes for kids of all age and skill levels. Ask about the FREE KIDS FISHING DERBY!

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Marina
2 Simon Lake Dr., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Red Bank Elks Lodge Motorcycle Committee is hosting a Rockin the River summer bash. This event proceeds go to CAMP MOORE. A camp designed to help children with special needs with summer camp activities. This event with have Live Classic Rock Music, Food and a specialty line of spirits included in the price. The event is 25.00 per person. You can buy tickets online or at the lodge. The event is from 1 - 6 pm.

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Red Bank Elks Lodge
40 W. Front St., Red Bank, NJ 07701


MORRIS COUNTY


Enjoy a scenic hayride around the farm to Harvest Hall to enjoy a delicious buffet style brunch featuring our freshly harvested produce. Relax in the delightful farm atmosphere with casual open table family style seating. Includes admission into the pick-your-own strawberry patch (strawberries you pick will be an additional cost). Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased online. Also, stop by the farm store - dads get a free ice cream cone on Father's Day!

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930

The excitement of carnival attractions, rides, games, live music, fireworks and more is coming back to the Morris County area at the sprawling 107 acre site of Christ Church. Come out and enjoy spectacular rides such as Dream-catcher or the Sky Hawk, classic rides like the Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides, games of chance, fun fair foods such as gourmet waffles, handmade zeppoles, fried Oreo's, po'boy sandwiches, sausage and peppers, delicious homemade lemonade and much more! The Tri-County Fair will also feature free family entertainment such as; family friendly music, a spectacular fireworks show, a complimentary live musical showcase where local bands will display their talents and entertain fair-goers an old time car show complete with 50's music and all new for 2017 a World Famous Frisbee Dog Team!

Date: June 15th, 2017 - June 18th, 2017
Location: Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd., Rockaway, NJ 07866

The Just Jersey Fest is rolling into Parsippany. Food! Beer! Music! Fun! New Jersey foodies, eat your hearts out! It's a fun filled family day! Over 20 Gourmet Food Trucks, Mobile DJ, Face Painting, Bouncy House, vendors, local businesses and more, make for an enchanting and fulfilling summer afternoon. Bring your appetite, lawn chairs, and blankets. Dine on excellent food, while enjoying the beer and sangria garden. NO PETS PLEASE! We are accepting donations of non-perishable canned & boxed items for the Food Bank at the entry. Please help support those in need. 11 am – 7 pm.

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Mack-Cali Business Campus
7 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Welcome! The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is so excited you decided to embark on this journey and change lives with us. Together, we'll be raising awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. We walk to inspire others. We walk away from stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses, but we're in this fight together and we're walking to win! Sign up today to take a stand against eating disorders. We'll have great giveaways, raffles, local sponsors and vendors, refreshments, inspirational speakers, and much more! Fundraising Goal: $25,000! Check out the website or email Haley Del Plato for additional information.

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Vail Mansion Grounds
110 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960


SOMERSET COUNTY


At Pony Up!, Breyer will feature a number of local stables that will provide a wealth of information about how parents and children can enjoy horses and model horses, learn more about riding, and understand the benefits to their child of time spent with horses. Children's activities include a visit from a very special 'unicorn' who loves to have his picture taken with children, carriage & pony rides, a cute petting zoo, kids jumping competitions with fun prizes, face painting, George the Magician, and a craft activity tent where kids can paint their own dream horse to take home with them. Model horse hobby activities will include the Hands-On Hobby Booth where hobby experts will talk about collectability, model horse showing and customizing. Hands on activities include Introduction to Customizing, Repairing model horses, Create Your Dream Horse, and Showing Model Horses. Delicious food will be available all day through many food trucks! 10 am - 4 pm.

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Hamilton Farm - USET
1040 Pottersville Rd., Gladstone, NJ 07934

A showcase of New Jersey's favorite Blues, Jazz, Folk & Rock singer-songwriter musicians. Local food, wine and beer and fun activities for all ages. Our Cool Critters Environmental Education area will have hands-on activities and demonstrations, our special Ryland Inn VIP service offers a superb buffet using locally-sourced food and a unique Sourland Punch, our Family Fitness area features a Rock Climbing Wall, a Bouncy Kingdom for the kids and the Sourland Cycles is bringing new bicycles to test ride on a trail next to the Polo Field, plus you can watch Timber Frame construction demonstrated throughout the afternoon. The Sourlands Music Festival is a gathering of community to celebrate. 3 - 10 pm.

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Hillsborough Golf & Country Club
146 Wertzville Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844


SUSSEX COUNTY


The Main Festival on Saturday June 17th will feature 150+ varieties of beer from local, national & international brewers. Complemented by a delicious variety of food cooked on open fires by the Resort's award-winning culinary team including pulled pork, spit-roasted Berkshire pork legs, German Bratwurst with potato salad and homemade coleslaw. Unlimited beer samples & food from 3 - 7 pm. The day's fun consists of hot air balloon rides, lawn games ranging from corn hole & lawn darts to human foosball, and live music by Hollywood Krush. Cost $75. Additional events: Friday Chef's & Brews Reception; Saturday Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament; Limited VIP Tickets for Main Festival Saturday; Designated Driver Tickets to Main Festival Saturday; Sunday Father's Day Brews Brunch.

Date: June 17th, 2017
Location: Crystal Springs Resort
Festival Field - Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419


WARREN COUNTY


Don't give Dad another ugly tie! Instead pull out all the ones he already owns and wear it to our Ugly ties contest. Enjoy rockin' good music by Late Night Kennel Club. Bring your lunch & items to grill. Grills will be hot and ready. A local tobacconist will also do wine-cigar pairings. $10 includes wine tasting, music and gift glass for you to keep. Cheese & Fruit plates available if you don't want to pack a lunch. 1 - 4 pm.

Date: June 18th, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rt. 627, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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