Father’s Day 2016 Weekend Activities


Treat Dad with these family events and activities in Northern New Jersey

 12th Annual Washington Borough Car Show

Saturday, June 18, 9am-2pm

44 Washington Avenue (Route 57) Washington (Warren County)

This family-friendly annual event features antique trucks, farm equipment, and classic cars. Aside from the 100+ cars featured at the event, there will be a live DJ, a weekly farmer’s market, and tons of open downtown shops. Tickets are $20 advanced and $25 day of show.

Father’s Day Brunch/Dinner at Bernards Inn

Sunday, June 19, 9:30am – 2:30pm (brunch); 5-9pm (dinner)

27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville

Take Dad out to an unlimited brunch buffet or Sunday night dinner at the Bernards Inn. There will be a Father’s Day Bloody Mezcal cocktail special at both meals. Brunch includes items like made-to-order omelets, Brioche French Toast, and a Smoked Salmon & White Fish Salad Display. Maine Salmon with Mediterranean Couscous and Lemon Caper Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, and Roasted Turkey with Citrus-Cranberry Sauce are among the dinner highlights. $39.95/adult & $20/child 3-12.

Father’s Day Celebration at Alba Vineyards

Sunday, June 19, noon – 5pm

269 Route 627, Milford

Live music by The Jeff Bellfy Band, wine cellar tours, wine tasting, cupcakes, coffee, and ice cream food trucks, bring chair and blanket, food for purchase by Osteria Morini. General admission is $15/adults 21+, $5/ages 13-20, children 12 and under free.  No Reservations; pay at gate.

Westwood Dad's Dash 5K & Family Walk

Sunday, June 19, 8:45am start time

Westvale Park, Harrington Ave & Sand Road, Westwood

“Mostly flat run through shaded park pathways and residential roads is held in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Christopher Hrbeck.  Amenities include tshirt, water stops, refreshments, DJ, kids activities, and a Father's Day BBQ.”

Olde Mill Inn Father’s Day Brunch

Sunday, June 19, 10am-2pm

225 Route 202, Basking Ridge

Treat Dad to an overnight stay at the Olde Mill Inn or take him for their Brunch special at the Grain House Restaurant. For $29 (children 4-10, $12), you can enjoy a carving station, chafers, picnic table, Philly cheesesteak bar, and ice cream sundae bar.

Fly Fishing Lessons at Orvis

Saturday, June 18, 8am – 10:30pm

Orvis Marlton, 500 Rt. 73 S, The Promenade Shopping Center, Suite E-13, Marlton

Sign up for a free Fly Fishing 101 class with a fishing expert at Orvis Retail Store in Marlton. The class gives lessons on fly-casting and outfit rigging. The class is appropriate for beginners of all ages. Register beforehand, as spots are limited. Orvis also offers a Fly Fishing 102 course once you’ve mastered the basics.

Spring Fine Art and Crafts

Saturday June 18 & Sunday, June 19, 10am-5pm

473 Watchung Ave., Montclair

Come to Essex County’s Brookdale Park on the boarder of Bloomfield and Montclair to browse a myriad of jewelry, furniture, pottery, fine art, and more. Over 170 juried artist, photographers, and artisans will be displaying their work. The show is free and open to the public.

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball Game

Sunday, June 19, 1:05-4:05pm

TD Bank Ballpark, 860 East Main Street, Bridgewater

The park will open at 10:30am for its special Father’s Day Celebration, which includes a koozie giveaway to the first 1,000 dads, a pregrame father-child catch on the field, a Father’s Day BBQ, and more. Tickets start at $10.50.

Spring Family Fun Day at Hoboken Museum

Sunday, June 19, 12 - 4pm

Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken

This free event at the Hoboken Museum includes entertainment by the world-music band, Funikijam. Craft and activity tables include making lunch-bag kites, drinking-straw Pan flutes, paper-plate caterpillars, tissue-paper flowers and Matisse cut-outs.