7 cool things to do with dad on Father's Day

Baystateparent Magazine

From a picnic at the ballpark to a quiet hike in the woods, here are some fun happenings to celebrate dad. 

Father’s Day Picnic at Polar Park 


WooSox Father's Day Picnic

The home of the WooSox is hosting a Father’s Day filled with baseball, beverages, and burgers as the Worcester Red Sox take on the Toledo MudHens. A special Father’s Day Picnic ticket includes access to the Hanover Deck and an all-you-can-eat buffet of burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and more starting at noon. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m., and after the final out is made, fans are welcome to come down onto the field for Kids Run the Bases. Tickets $41.

Father’s Day Car Show 


Father's Day Car Show

Rare, antique, classic and muscle cars – and other 4-wheeled surprises – line both sides of Hyannis' historic, seaside Main Street. Check out over 300 cars from around New England and New York at the largest car show in New England. Join in the fun at the craft show on Hyannis Village Green (Saturday and Sunday) plus family and children's entertainment. Admission is free. 

Fathers Day Road Race & Family Fun Walk 


Father's Day Road Race

The Children’s Museum in Easton hosts its 26th annual Father's Day Road Race and Family Fun Walk, a looping 5k course in the historic North Easton Village. The course is mostly flat with a couple of rolling hills. Fun for kids will be offered in the Wild Place, the museum’s certified nature  outdoor learning center. Stay after the race to celebrate the museum’s 30th anniversary. Registration fee is $35 day of race, or $30 in advance. 

Pizza, Beer, BBQ & Bluegrass 


BBQ, Beer, Pizza & Bluegrass

Bring Dad to Appleton Farms on Father’s Day weekend for some local beer, local BBQ and great, live bluegrass music. Craft breweries will serve up cold suds while Fat Belly BBQ serves up fantastic barbecue from their food truck. Enjoy lawn games and live music throughout the afternoon. Tickets are by the car, $10 for Trustees members and $20 for nonmembers. Space is limited and pre-registration is suggested.

Father’s Day Bash at Stevens-Coolidge

North Andover 

Father's Day Bash

This two-day bash features a picnic and concert in the stunning gardens of Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens. Visiting food and brewery vendors will dish out eats and drinks. The music lineup features Dwayne Haggins Band and Cold Chocolate. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Pre-registration is required for all participants over 2 years old. Adults $20, children $5; members $12/$3. 

BBQ & Bluegrass at Powisset


BBQ & Bluegrass

BBQ, beer and bluegrass music – the perfect recipe for Father’s Day! Bring dad and the family for a summer experience at Powisset Farm including authentic Blue Ribbon Barbecue, live bluegrass music, lawn games and visits with the barnyard animals. Bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets or claim a picnic table. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Ticket price includes barbecue, sides and non-alcoholic beverages. Adults $65, children $25; members $52/$20.

Father’s Day Hike at Cormier Woods


Father's Day Hike

Treat Dad to a morning trek for Father’s Day. Guides will lead your family through the beautiful Cormier Woods and take stops to identify birds, local plant life, and the unique history of the property. Don’t forget to bring your thermos, as complimentary coffee will be provided at the start of the hike. Adults $10, children $5; members $5/free.

Father’s Day Deals & Freebies 

-Discounted $20 admission for fathers at Southwick’s Zoo, Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. 

-Free admissions for fathers at Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo, Sunday, June 19. Advance online tickets are required for all other guests. 

-Free admission and complimentary massages for dads at Davis Farmland Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. Must reserve “Dad’s Free Ticket” online.