slides: 20 Fun Things to do With Dad on Father’s Day Weekend in New England

Sunday, June 18, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Dads get into Mystic for free on Father's Day
It is Father's day weekend and while you may have your cool gifts all lined up and ready to go, you still need something to do. 

Well search no more.

To help you and Dad find something cool to do, see or watch, GoLocal has come up with a list of activities across New England 

There is something for everyone, including concerts, shows, sporting events and much more. 

Check out what adventures await below.

See the 25 Fun Things to do With Dad on Father's Day Weekend Slideshow Below

  • June 17

    RI Pridefest 2017

    Providence, RI

    The PrideFest will feature a mix of live entertainment, a business marketplace with over 200 plus vendors, Kid’s Zone, food trucks, arts, Youth Center, and a beer, wine, and spirits garden. 

    Pridefest begins at 12 noon on South Water Street in Providence. 

  • June 17

    International Festival of Arts & Ideas 

    New Haven, Connecticut 

    A cool event to go to with dad, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

    More than 80% of the festivals events are free. 

  • June 17

    Blackstone River Summer Solstice Festival

    Cumberland, RI

    The Blackstone River Summer Solstice Festival returns to Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland for the 7th year in a row. The festival presents a great opportunity for some quality time with dad. 

    Featured performers, many of whom are doing two sets each , include the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely & Patrick Doocey, the Eastern Medicine Singers, Scotland's Archie Fisher, The Gnomes, The Jeremiahs (from Ireland), Les Poules à Colin (from Québec), Robbie O’Connell & Rose Clancy, Pendragon, and Torrin Ryan, Kyle Forsthoff & Benjamin Foss. 

  • June 17

    Bangor's Beer Festival 

    Bangor, Maine

    Taking place on the Bangor Waterfront, the Beer Festival makes for a great Father's Day activity. 

    The festival features 20 breweries from Maine serving craft beer, as well as food vendors and entertainment galore. 

    Enjoy the day. 

  • June 17

    Alpine Adventures 

    Lincoln, New Hampshire

    So Dad wants a real thrill? how about zip lining for a change of pace? 

    While zipping, you will be treated to amazing views of the White Mountains and much more. 

  • June 17

    38th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival

    Quechee, Vermont 

    The Quechee Ballon Festival is the longest running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England featuring more than 20 hot air balloons. 

    Gates for the festival open at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

  • June 17

    Father's Day at Mystic Aquarium 

    Mystic, Connecticut 

    On Father's Day weekend, dads get for free with the purchase of a full-price ticket. 

    Head to Mystic and celebrate Father's Day with the sharks, stingrays, bearded dragons, and alligators. Plus so much more. 

  • June 17

    Free Admissions for Dads at Canobie Lake Park 

    Salem, New Hampshire 

    Go on an adventure to Canobie Lake Park and find some thrilling rides to go on. 

    On Father's Day, Canobie Lake Park is offering free admission and lunch to all dads.. 

  • June 18

    Play Golf at Harbor Lights

    Warwick, RI

    Head over to Harbor Lights golf club in Warwick for a Father's Day round of golf. 

    Harbor Lights is one of the most scenic golf courses in Rhode Island and a Father's Day round there combined with lunch at Par + Tackle makes for a great Father's Day activity. 

    Enjoy the day. 

  • June 18

    Worcester Bravehearts vs North Shore Navigators 

    Worcester, MA

    What better way to spend Father's Day than to head to a Worcester Bravehearts game at Fitton Field. 

    The Bravehearts are hosting the North Shore Navigators at 4 p.m. 

  • June 18

    Bristol Oyster Festival at DeWolf Tavern

    Bristol, RI

    The Bristol Oyster Festival includes more than six varieties of oysters with live shucking demonstrations, music, a silent auction, food trucks and much more. 

    The festival is a great way to celebrate Father’s day while giving to the March of Dimes. 

    Last year, the festival raised over $6000 for the March of Dimes. 

    The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • June 18

    Barenaked Ladies at Indian Ranch 

    Grab dad and head to Indian Ranch to see the Barenaked Ladies rocking out on Father's Day. 

    The group is known for songs such as "If I had a $1,000,000" and "Brian Wilson." 

    They will be playing from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

  • June 18

    Free Admission for Dads at the Newport Car Museum

    Newport, RI

    The Newport Car Museum is giving dads free admission on Father's Day when accompanied by a family member. 

    The car museum features some of the coolest cars that you can find includes Corvettes, Fords, and Fin cars. 

    The museum is open daily at 10 a.m. 

  • June 18

    Go Fishing 

    Across New England 

    Grab the fishing poles and head out to the water for a relaxing day of fishing. 

  • June 18

    Book a Helicopter Flight With Bird's Eye View 

    Middletown, RI

    Fly through the Rhode Island skies 

    Bird’s Eye View Helicopters based at 11 Airport Access Road, Middletown, RI 02842, offers an aerial ride around Newport passing over sites such as the Newport mansions. The basic trip is priced at $150.00 for two people.  

    Tours go for as short as 12 minutes or as long as 25 minutes. 

  • June 18

    Burlington Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting 

    Burlington, Vermont 

    The 8th annual Burlington Wine & Food Festival starts this Father's day weekend and goes for an entire week on the Burlington Waterfront. 

    Make the trip to Vermont and indulge in some great wine. 

  • June 18

    Father's Day Boat Rides at Providence River Boat Company

    Providence, RI

    Hanging out on the water with Dad is definitely a cool thing to do on Father's Day.

    Cruise through the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park and the Providence Harbor.

    This would be a unique gift that the entire family will enjoy. BYOB or pick up a cold beer for Dad at the dock bar. 

  • June 18

    Pawtucket Red Sox vs Rochester at McCoy Stadium 

    Pawtucket, RI

    The Pawtucket Red Sox are in action against Rochester at McCoy Stadium on Father's Day. 

    No better way to spend the afternoon than at the ballpark watching the PawSox in action. 

    The PawSox are currently 33-29 on the season and in third place in the North division. 

    First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. 

  • June 18

    Worcester Art Museum 

    Worcester, Ma 

    Check out some of the cool exhibits at the Worcester Art Museum like Arms & Armour or any of their new exhibits that are now on display. 



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