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For the Best Dad Ever! Fabulous Father’s Day Events

Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th. Make it a special day out for the fathers (and father figures) in your life at one of these area events.

Paper cutouts of top hat, glasses, mustache and pipe to represent dads on Father's Day.

Looking for something special to do on Father’s Day? We gathered a few ideas to help you celebrate Dad’s big day!

Father’s Day Fan Fest

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 2023, 10 am–6pm
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

Celebrate Dad with a sports fan fest at Sesame Place! Father’s Day Fan Zone festivities include special meet and greets, Furry Friends Fan Zone Dance Party photo opportunities, games, and more. Plus, Dads get a free gift at the Dine with Elmo & Friends character buffet! Dine with Elmo & Friends is an additional charge and reservations are required.

Sixth Annual Phoenixville Art Street Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2023, starting at 11 am
Bridge Street, Phoenixville

The Phoenixville Art, Street Festival is a vibrant community event full of artists, performers and music.

While this is not specifically a Father’s Day event, it is a wonderful street festival that will be a memorable day for dad — and the entire family. Come join the entertainment on Bridge Street featuring, amazing art, music, face painting, performers, and so much more! Make a hula hoop and enjoy a great meal on the street while watching the shows. And don’t forget to leave your mark on iconic community painting!

Wine Tasting & Live Music on the Lawn

Saturday, June 17, 2023, 2–5 pm
Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford

Spend Saturday at the Vineyard with Dad. They will have wine tastings, local beer, vineyard views, and live music with Chris Despo from 2:00–5:00 pm. Reservations highly recommended.

Father’s Fish Free at Linvilla Orchards

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 8 am–4 pm
Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Media

Celebrate Father’s Day at Orchard Lake where fathers fish for free (with paid child’s admission). No fishing license is required to fish at Linvilla and the lake is stocked regularly with tout and catfish. While you’re at Linvilla, enjoy the farm’s other attractions like the barnyard animals, Playland Playground, the farm market and garden center — and Ship Bottom Beer Garden.

Father’s Day Sunday Brunch at Locust Lane Brewery

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 10 am–1 pm
Locust Lane Brewery, 50 Three Tun Road, Suite 4, Malvern

Make plans to treat Dad to Sunday Brunch at Locust Lane Brewery. The mouth-watering brunch menu is loaded up with unique options like their signature beer-braised short rib, whole roasted trout, steak & eggs, and much more. And of course, they’ve got plenty of refreshing craft beers on tap to wash it all down. Plus, Dad gets a FREE Biery Mary with a meal purchase during Father’s Day Sunday Brunch. (Or a 12 oz draft of choice.)

*Please note: Locust Lane will not be accepting reservations. Seating is first come, first served inside the taproom and outside on the deck. Pets are welcome to join outside. Regular menu begins at 2 pm.

Father’s Day Express on the West Chester Railroad

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 12 pm & 2 pm
West Chester Railroad, 230 East Market Street, West Chester

A West Chester Railroad locomotive with a bright yellow front stopped at a brick train station.

Take dad on a 90-minute, round-trip train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on his special day. During your brief layover in Glen Mills, you will be able to explore the historic Glen Mills train station as well as our picnic grove along the Chester Creek. All Dads ride for a special reduced fare of $5!

Levante Brewing Father’s Day Cookout

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 12–3 pm
Levante Brewing, West Chester Taproom, 208 Carter Drive, Suite 2, West Chester

On Sunday, June 18th, Levante Brewing is celebrating all the Dads (and their dad jokes) at the West Chester Taproom with a Father’s Day Cookout. Smokin’ Rev and Lady Q’s Gourmet Barbeque will be cookin’ onsite, John Valerio will fill the air with tunes from 12–3 pm, and the brewery will have 20+ taps to fill up Dad’s beer belly!

Father’s Day Dadapalooza & Car Show

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 12–5 pm
Bear Creek Mountain Resort, 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Lehigh Valley

Bring dad and the entire family to celebrate Father’s Day at Dadapalooza on Sunday at Bear Creek Mountain Resort. View unique cars, enjoy delicious food and refreshments, play lawn games, and relax to the sounds of great music. And since it’s Father’s Day, they will be offering free archery target shooting for all dad’s using their bows and arrows on their range. Instruction will be provided if needed. Want to show your unique or vintage car? Advance registration to show your car is $10 and $25 on the day of the event.

Father’s Day Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 18, 2023, 1–3 pm
Harriton House, 500 Harriton Road, Bryn Mawr

Bring the whole family to the historic Harriton House this Father’s Day for an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social! Best of all, fathers and father figures eat free! Harriton House was a working dairy farm in the early 20th century, known as Harriton Guernsey Dairy. In honor of that history, ice cream social tickets include “all you can eat” Golden Guernsey Ice Cream produced with milk and cream from cows who are direct descendants of the original Harriton herd! Flavors will include chocolate and vanilla, and other specialty flavors, as well as sugar-free and no sugar added choices. What’s more, there will be yard games and other fun surprises at the social. Get your tickets here!

Header photo courtesy of Cristian Dina.

Main Line Parent Writer & Calendar Editor. Email beth@familyfocus.org.