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Celebrate Dad: Father’s Day Events around the Main Line

Celebrate Dad (or you!) around town with special events and more!

Father’s Day is coming up on June 16, and whether you want to celebrate the dads in your life or enjoy some quality time with your kids, there are so many ways to celebrate. Here are some special events around town to make your day memorable.

Father’s Day Stories and a Craft

June 14, 11—11:45 am

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media


Kids ages 5 and under can drop in for a special Family Fun Friday that’s all about Dad.

Father’s Day Weekend Fan Fest at Sesame Place

June 15—16

100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne


Treat Dad to a sports fan fest at Sesame Place! Put on your favorite team’s jersey and head over to the Father’s Day Fan Zone and play cool games, rock out to your favorite sports jams, and meet mascots and icons from your favorite teams. Plus, you can sign up for a special character dine with the Phillie Phanatic!

Father’s Day Mini Sessions at Ivory Tree Portraits

June 15, 10 am—4 pm (book your session online)

Ivory Tree Portraits, 21 West Avenue, Wayne


Book a mini session for a special Father’s Day photo set at the train station. The session is quick and is $50 plus the cost of the products.

Dad + Me Paint Date

June 15, noon—3 pm

Color Me Mine, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Free studio fees for dads and light refreshments!

Father’s Day Craft at Ludington Library

June 15, 1—2 pm

5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr


Bring Dad by the children’s room and spend quality time playing board games and doing a craft.

Father’s Day Bounce

June 15, 1:30—3 pm

BounceU, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville


60 minutes of bouncing followed by a special Father’s Day craft.

Father’s Day Family Camp-out at Riverbend

June 15, 6 pm—June 16, 9 am

1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne


Riverbend staff will help you set up your tent, build the campfire, provide the food, and lead a nighttime program for the whole family. Pre-register online.

Fathers Fish Free at Linvilla Orchards

June 16, 8 am—7 pm
137 W. Knowlton Road, Media

Dads fish free with paid child’s admission. Plus, you can stay to pick your own fruit, with a hayride to the picking fields. And be sure to stop by the Beer Garden, too!

Father’s Day at Chatter Splatter

June 16, 10 am—noon

1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken


Meet Spider-Man and Wonder Woman, and enjoy face painting, balloons, and treats. Tickets available online.

FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum

June 16, 10 am—3 pm

1220 American Boulevard, West Chester


This annual Father’s Day event is an exciting day featuring antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games, helicopter rides ( at an additional cost), and more.

Kids’ Crafts at Terrain

June 16, 11 am—1 pm

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills


Drop in with the little ones to create a sweet craft for Dad.

Father’s Day Challenge

June 16, 11 am—12:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting


Ages 5-7 years with an adult will compete in pairs in 10 challenges to win the Father’s Day Trophy! Challenges include water balloon toss, spoon relay, relay burlap sack race, and more.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Grateful Dead for Kids!

June 16, 11:45 am (doors at 11)

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore


Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock! Tickets available online, with an optional brunch buffet add-on.

Dad’s a Champ! Rocky and Creed Marathon at the Colonial Theatre

June 16, 1 pm

227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville


Treat dad to a knock-out afternoon of Philly-set classics: Rocky, Rocky IV, and Creed. Recommended for teens and older. Tickets available online.

The ‘Daring Dad’ Scavenger Hunt

June 16, 2 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, East Norriton


Bring Dad to the park for a challenging nature scavenger hunt. He’ll have to follow a series of clues to find the items or answer questions (families are welcome to help him in the quest), and win prizes. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.


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Photograph by Sarah Bond.


Contributing Writer



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