Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th and it’s a time to show our love and appreciation for all that the father figures in our lives do for us. Plan the perfect day and make dad feel extra special with our 2023 Father’s Day Guide. We’ve included ideas for dads with littles, activities for the entire family, where to grab a drink and where to dine for brunch and/or dinner. Scroll down to find all the information you need to get planning. Happy Father’s Day!

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Dads & Littles
Family Activities
Have a Drink With Dad
Dine With Dad

Dads & Littles

Take a Ride on the Black River & Western Railroad

101 John Ringo Road, Ringoes, NJ or 80 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ
June 17, times vary

The “Black River Limited” is the classic round-trip excursion between Flemington and Ringoes in rural Hunterdon County, NJ. Whether you begin your trip from Flemington or Ringoes, the trip is about 20 minutes in each direction, plus a 15-20 minute stop to turn the train around. This is a fun excursion to take dad on!

Family Day – Father’s Day Paint and Play Tumbling Party

1225 State Road, Princeton, NJ
June 17, 2-4 pm

All fathers and grandfathers with children are invited to celebrate together at Tumbles of Princeton.

Take Dad to Nex Level Ninja Gym

426 Case Blvd, Flemington, NJ
June 18, 10 am – 12 pm

Practice Ninja Skills with dad at the Nex Level Ninja Gym. Open gym is from 10 am – 12 pm on Sundays, where children and adults can practice and perfect their ninja skills.

Father’s Day Family Activities

Sunday Picnic | Beneduce Vineyards

1 Jeremiah Lane, Pittstown, NJ
June 18, 12 pm – 5 pm

Sunday musicians feature a line-up of acoustic solos, duos and the occasional trio. Sunday Picnic is hosted outdoors from April – November. Walk-ins are welcome all day or book a wine tasting reservation for an indoor 1.5 hour reservation. Wine is available by the bottle or by the glass all day on Sundays. Children are welcome!

Take Dad to the Clinton Farmers Market

63 Halstead Street, Clinton, NJ
June 18, 9 am – 1 pm

Take dad to the Clinton Community Farmers Market. Shop local foods and small businesses.

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market

Frenchtown Flemington Road, NJ
June 18, 9 am – 2 pm

Hunterdon Land Trust Farmers Market has fantastic local vendors to shop. Products range from fresh produce to cheeses, soaps, wine and artisanal crafts.

See a Show at Music Mountain Theatre

1483 RT 179, Lambertville, NJ
June 17 & 18, 3 pm

See Something Rotten at Music Mountain Theatre with dad. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters.

Have a Drink With Dad

Old York Cellars

80 Old York Road, Ringoes, NJ
June 16-18, 12 pm – 6 pm

Celebrate dad all weekend long at Old York Cellars. Father’s Day weekend will include incredible wine and food, wine cocktails and a free wine pairing for every dad. Make a table or cabana reservation. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are strongly recommended.

VISIT A LOCAL BREWERY

  • Conclave Brewing Company (Flemington)

  • Lone Eagle Brewing (Flemington)

  • River Horse Brewing (Ewing)

Dine With Dad

The Rail at Readington

157 Main Street, Whitehouse Station, NJ
June 18, 11 am – 9 pm

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Rail at Readington. The Rail offers a unique, historic, and casual setting with a wide menu selection of delectable eats, unique cocktails and seasonal beers. Bob Fenster will be playing on June 18th from 4-7 pm.

Father’s Day at Sergeantsville Inn

601 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Sergeantsville, NJ
June 18

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Inn. There will be delicious food and drink specials available to show all the dads and father figures in our life how much they mean to you.

Father’s Day Bourbon + Steak Dinner

167 Perryville Road, Hampton, NJ
June 16, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate dad with a very special pairing dinner just for him. Chef Kadon Barnwell will be preparing a mouthwatering three-course dinner featuring a steak entrée and four premium Bourbon selections curated by the Spirits Director, Tom Anderer. The first course includes grilled shrimp/corn/maple-bacon gastrique. The second course is grilled ribeye/confit potato/creamed collards and the third course is chocolate cake/Morello cherry/walnut. Make your reservation online.

Father’s Day at Lambertville Station

11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ
June 17-18

Celebrate dad at the Lambertville Station. The prix fixe menu is $80/person and includes a choice of one starter and entrée, three sides and one dessert.

Finnagel’s

1531 Highway 31 South, Clinton, NJ
June 18, 12 pm – 10:30 pm

Take dad out to Finnagel’s on his special day. Finnagel’s offers a delicious menu, craft cocktails, beer, wine, desserts and more.

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