Father's Day

FUN DAYS WITH DAD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

No two fathers are exactly alike, which can make honoring dad on his big day a challenging proposition. Fortunately, Montgomery County caters to so many specialty interests that pampering pop here is a cinch.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
 

SUMMER EVENTS - BOYERTOWN

MOBILE MADNESS FOOD TRUCK FAIR

June 17
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles has scheduled its third annual food truck fair for the day before Father’s Day. A fleet of food will be onsite – as well as Sly Fox beer. Even dessert gets a retro-automotive feel, with ice cream served in a 1977 Mister Softee truck.

COLEBROOKEDALE RAILROAD

BEEF AND BEER ON THE RAILS

June 17-18
Colebrookdale Railroad

Designed to cater to the special men in your life, this journey on the Colebrookdale Railroad is the perfect gift. Locally brewed beverages accompany beef, coleslaw, seasoned potatoes, and dessert in the beauty of a century-old café car. A kid-friendly meal can be purchased, as well as tickets for the deluxe coach (beverage service only) and the first-class parlor (hors d’oeuvres and a keepsake glass).

norristown farm park sign

DARING DAD SCAVENGER HUNT

June 18
Norristown Farm Park

Bring dad to Norristown Farm Park for a challenging nature scavenger hunt. He’ll have to follow a series of clues to find the items or answer questions. The first dad back with all the requirements met is the winner. Families are welcome to help dad in the search.

MUSEUMS - AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER

FATHERFEST

June 18
American Helicopter Museum

Car and motorcycle shows, food trucks, helicopter rides, vendors and a beer garden all await dads who spend their big day at the American Helicopter Museum (a bit out-of-county but worth the drive). Be sure to take in the mixed-media sculpture by artist Steve Maloney. It comprises a transformed boneyard U.S. Army Huey helicopter that served as an air ambulance during the Vietnam War.

Elmwood Park Zoo Jaguar

FATHER'S DAY BBQ AND CAR SHOW

June 18
Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo has a full day of celebration scheduled for area dads and granddads. Not only is the array of animals ready to greet your pop (including at the new Trail of the Jaguar exhibit), the zoo also provides a tasty BBQ, lawn games, entertainment and a car show in the parking lot.

Graeme Park - Side Panel

FATHERS & FAMILY IN THE 1700S

June 18
Graeme Park

Meet “Dr. Thomas Graeme”, patriarch of the family and familial presence responsible for the naming of Graeme Park. The day’s program will explore the role of fathers in the 18th century and their place as head of the family. A brief historical presentation begins at 2 pm.

Valley Forge Park Nearby Attractions - Colonial Theater

MOVIE MARATHON: TREKKING WITH DAD

June 18
The Colonial Theatre

The Colonial Theatre’s annual Father’s Day movie marathon event boldly goes where it has never gone before: the Star Trek universe. This triple-feature puts three episodes from Roddenberry’s franchise on the big screen: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982); Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986); and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

THINGS TO DO
 

King of Prussia Mall Expansion

SPRUCE UP HIS WARDROBE

Montgomery County has the most vibrant retail outlook of any destination on the east coast. Destination Shop Montco can help you outfit him with the perfect look. For example, Thomas Pink (King of Prussia Mall) has an extensive supply of pocket squares, cufflinks, ties and socks of all colors and patterns.

Recreation - Fishing

WET A LINE

Montgomery County is home to more than 70 streams and rivers, several of which are ideal for an afternoon of trying to land a big one.

FATHERS DAY - CAMPING

PITCH A TENT

For a dad who spends 40+ hours working, a night or two of sleeping under the stars and cooking by campfire maybe just the thing to revive his spirit.

BIKE VALLEY FORGE

CYCLE UP

Take your pop for a pedal, combining exercise with sightseeing on our pristine trails.

Attractions - Breweries Header

TOAST HIS PARENTING SKILLS

Lift a glass to your paterfamilias.

LANDIS CREEK GOLF CLUB

TEE UP AN OUTING

If your dad is up for a full 18, June means our 54 public and private courses are in their prime. Get the scoop on Montgomery County's best courses here.

Outdoor Activities - Golf

PUTT THROUGH THEMED COURSES

If your dad is more of a putt-through-the-spinning-windmill type of guy, we’ve got plenty of mini-golf courses, too.

Waltz Golf Farm
303 W Ridge Pike, Limerick
Waltz’ Farm Course features a miniature farmhouse that is an exact replica of the owners’ original fieldstone home, which can be seen onsite near the driving range.

Manatawny Green
71 West High Street, Pottstown
The hot dog menu at Manatawny Green has ten signature varieties and more than 20 toppings – plus it’s right next door to the retro-fun of The Carousel at Pottstown.

Freddy Hill Farms
1440 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale
There are 36 holes at Freddy Hill, modeled after the terrain of Florida and South Carolina, including plenty of water hazards.

Tee’s Golf Center
707 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken
The impressive granite boulders were incorporated into the waterfall after being unearthed onsite when Tee’s was under construction.

Horsham Family Golf
1020 Easton Road, Horsham
Horsham Family Golf’s multilevel course incorporates the look and feel of the great Gold Rush of the 1840s.

Hill Top Mini Golf
880 Easton Road, Glenside
The obstacles here are based on landmarks from around the world. If dad has never faced a Sphinx in Egypt, he can challenge one at Hill Top.

RAMP UP THE ACTION

Instead of a traditional gift, give dad an adventure. He’ll remember the wind in his hair much more than a bottle of cologne.

iFly Student

IFLY

It’s the free-fall thrill of skydiving but completely indoors, meaning no delays related to weather.

Fall Foliage - Evansburg - Side Panel

RED BUFFALO RANCH

These guided tours of Evansburg State Park are on horseback, a terrific outing to honor a dad who sits tall in the saddle.

Escape Room Mystery

ESCAPE ROOMS

A dad often needs to think quickly, given the rigors of parenthood. These interactive puzzles will sharpen his mind in an entertaining, group setting.

BALLOON RIDES DAILY BY U.S. HOT AIR BALLOON TEAM

US HOT AIR BALLOON TEAM

Hold your dad in high esteem by treating him to a spectacular float over western Montgomery County.

FATHERS DAY - ARNOLDS FAMILY FUN CENTER

ARNOLD'S FAMILY FUN CENTER

If your dad was a pinball wizard from way back, give him a stack of tickets and let him dust off his joystick skills.

Poco Loco Paintball in Schwenksville, Pa.

POCO LOCO PAINTBALL

134 Kurtz Road
Schwenksville

Given your family dynamics, this outing could get interesting: Dad vs. kids; guys in the house vs. girls; Baby Boomers vs. Millennials. Any way you configure it, there’s no dodging the fact that he’ll have a good time at Poco Loco Paintball.

Kid Friendly - Go Kart

SPEED RACEWAY

200 Blair Mill Rd #100
Horsham

A dad who drives the tots to school each day will definitely enjoy something a little less sedate: the tight curves and fast straightaways of a competitive go-kart track.

DINING

A Father’s Day dinner shouldn’t involve asking him to man the smoky, hot grill all by himself.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

STEAK

Montgomery County is home to nearly 60 steakhouses, all of them ready to serve Dad the cut of his choice.

Zachary's BBQ

BBQ

From brisket to ribs to pulled pork and more, there's no shortage of father-favorite BBQ here in Montco.