Father’s Day 2016 Weekend Activities

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Treat Dad with these family events and activities in and around Princeton, New Jersey

Fly Fishing Lessons at Orvis

Saturday, June 18, 9am – 11:30pm

Orvis-Princeton, 301 Harrison Street, Princeton

Sign up for a free Fly Fishing 101 class with a fishing expert at Orvis Retail Store in Princeton. The class gives lessons on fly-casting and outfit rigging. It 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.

Run for Dad 5k

Sunday, June 19, 8:45am

Mercer County Park, 1683 Old Trenton Road, Princeton Junction

Run a 5K or walk two miles to help bring awareness to prostate cancer. Register online prior to the race by clicking the link above, or sign up the day of the race starting at 7:15am. A kid’s run will begin at 10am.

Happy Father’s Day Lunch at Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Sunday, June 19, 12-2pm

46 Yard Road, Pennington

Enjoy a lunch of BBQ classics like sausage with peppers and onions, chicken skewers, Claudia’s potato salad, and more at the Hopewell Valley Vineyards. Jazzy Sunday will follow the event from 2-5pm. $29/pp; does not include wine, tax, or gratuity.

Lunch in the Vineyards for Dads

Sunday, June 19, 12pm

Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, Pa.

Reserve a spot for Dad at this guided wine tasting tour and lunch that provides stunning

views of the vineyard. $55/person + tax and gratuity.

Father’s Day Tour of Philly Pretzel Factory

Sunday, June 19, 12-1pm

2068 Brunswick Avenue, Lawrenceville

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Philly Pretzel Factory of Lawrenceville. Dad can make his own pretzel, get a free picture with Phil E, and enjoy a custom pretzel and beverage. Tickets are $10/pp. Reserve your spot here.

Concert by Alex Mitnick and the Kaleidoscope Band

Sunday, June 19, 2pm

25 Palmer Square E, Princeton

While this interactive music entertainment band is targeted for children 4-8 years old, their performance is a perfect event for the entire family. Part of the JaZams 20th Birthday Weekend Celebration, the event will include a community birthday cake and special art project.

Brunch Walking Tour with a Tycoon Twist

Sunday, June 19, 1-3pm

Tour begins inside The Peacock Inn, 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton

Take Dad for brunch at the 5-star restaurant, the Peacock Inn, before embarking on a tour of the town hosted by the Princeton Tour Company. The 3-mile walking tour will show you the current and former homes of some of the wealthiest and most prestigious University alumni and town residents. Tickets are $25/adult and $20/children 12yrs and younger. Brunch is not included in price.

Planetarium Shows at the NJ State Museum

Sunday, June 19, shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm

Main Museum Building, 205 West State Street, Trenton

Watch one of four family-friendly Planetarium shows offered at the state’s largest planetarium. Shows include “One World, One Sky” hosted by Sesame Street characters, “Magic Tree House: Space Mission” suitable for children preschool and up, “Asteroid: Mission Extreme” for general audiences, and “Laser Magic!” where laser art and music collide. $7/adult, $5/child 12 & under.