18 Things Philly Dads Actually Want to Do for Father's Day
What better way to celebrate all the wonderful things dad does (and grandpa too!) than with a day full of things he enjoys. Whether that's getting outdoors to fish, hike, cheer on the Phillies, or play with the kids at an amusement park or museum, there's lots to do to celebrate Dad this June 18th.
For the Active Dad
Gary Papa’s Father’s Day Run- Philadelphia, PA
Benefiting breast and prostate cancer education, awareness, and treatment, dads who run will love participating for this good cause. The event takes place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Father’s Day Knife & Tool Sharpening- Glen Mills, PA
Get your tools in tip top shape at the Howe Shape mobile sharpening truck at Terrain.
Fathers Fish Free- Media, PA
Dads fish free (with purchase of a child's admission) at Linvilla Lake. This is the perfect place to teach the little ones to fish.
Fun for the Whole Family
Father’s Day Beef & Beer Train Special- Boyertown, PA
On both Saturday and Sunday, families can enjoy a scenic train ride through the historic and beautiful Secret Valley Heritage Area which includes a Beer and Beef lunch that dads will love.
Antique Fire Truck Show- North Wales, PA
Visit Evans-Mumbower Hill to see the unique antique fire trucks.
Father's Day Weekend at Sea Pirate Campground- West Creek, NJ
Pack up the car and take dad away for a weekend of camping fun!
The Daring Dad Scavenger Hunt at Norristown Farm Park- Norristown, PA
Follow clues and answer questions in this unique hunt where all of the winners get prizes. Advance registration is required.
FatherFest- West Chester, PA
Helicopters, drones, and a show of antique cars and motorcycles await Dad at the American Helicopter Museum.
Free Father's Day at Morey's Pier- Wildwood, NJ
Dads enjoy free rides and slides at Morey's Pier, so enjoy a day at the beach then head to the pier for some wild rides and entertainment.
Father's Day on the Wilmington & Western Railroad- Wilmington, DE
Dads ride for half-price on Father's Day at the Wilmington & Western Railroad.
Free Admission for Dads to Academy of Natural Sciences- Philadelphia, PA
Dads who love dinosaurs and discovery can enjoy visiting the Academy of Natural Sciences free all weekend long (with a paying child).
Father's Day at Sahara Sam's- West Berlin, NJ
Dads get in free with another paid admission. Splash and swim around at this fun indoor and outdoor water park!
For the Foodie Dad
Father’s Day Cruise- Philadelphia, PA
Enjoy a delicious buffet, great music, entertainment, and beautiful views from the ship while sailing along the Delaware River.
Newtown Food Truck Festival- Newtown, PA
Bring dad and an appetite to Council Rock High School. From dumplings, to hummus, to barbeque, there is something for everyone.
For the Sport & Gaming Loving Dad
Father’s Appreciation Day with the Phillies- Philadelphia, PA
Cheer on the Phillies as they play the Arizona Diamondbacks at this Father's Day matchup at Citizens Bank Park.
Father's Day Racing at Parx- Bensalem, PA
A day at the races includes free family fun with a moonbounce, live music, and lunch specials for Dad.
Dads Play Free on Father's Day- Lansdale, PA
Tee off to play a round of miniature golf at Freddy Hill Farm where dads play free with a paying child.
Wilmington Blue Rocks- Wilmington, DE
Enjoy a baseball game with dad! Sunday is also Family Fun Day so dad can take the kids out on the field and play catch before the game.
Photo of Wilmington Blue Rocks courtesy of Cait Sumner for Mommy Poppins.