The Tri-County Fair has it all—including adorable animals. Photo courtesy of the fair
The Tri-County Fair has it all—including adorable animals. Photo courtesy of the fair

Father's Day Weekend for NJ Kids: Fairs, Trains, Amusement Parks

Dad is the VIP on this mid-June weekend. While Father's Day falls on Sunday, the whole weekend is filled with family-friendly—and especially dad-friendly—festivities. If Dad likes rides and games, spend the weekend at the Tri-County Fair, or score free-for-fathers admission on Sunday at Casino Pier and Morey's Piers. For a slower, more scenic ride, hop on Whippany Railroad Museum's Father's Day Train Ride

June festival season is in full bloom this weekend. Swing by Sea Isle City's Skimmer Festival or Nutley's Annual Father's Day Street Fair, or step back in time at Cape May's Military Time Line Weekend. Plus, summer's free movie season gets a jump-start on Saturday at Highland Park Outdoor Movie Theater.

Find even more weekend options in our Summer Fun Guide, including Jersey Shore Boardwalks and Amusement Parks. And look to our June GoList and event calendar for a complete listing of happenings this weekend and beyond.


Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204

Von Thun Farms
519 Ridge Rd.
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester Township, NJ 07930

Turkey Swamp Park
Freehold Township
Freehold Township, NJ 07728

Christ Church
140 Green Pond Rd.
Rockaway, NJ 07866

JFK Blvd. & Promenade
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243

Cape May Lighthouse
215 Light House Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ 08212

Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph
390 Route 10 West
Randolph, NJ 07869

Municipal Lot on Raritan Avenue
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Highland Park, NJ 08904

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad Plaza Route 10 West & Whippany Road
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016

Casino Pier
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ

Morey's Piers
3501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ 08260

300 Franklin Ave. From Centre Street to Chestnut Street
Nutley, NJ 07110

The Cora Harthshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary
324 Forest Drive South
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Bellview Winery
150 Atlantic Street
Landisville, NJ 08326