Heading to the beach? Check out the Sea Isle Skimmer Festival
There will be plenty of activities for families to enjoy this Father’s Day weekend. Looking for something to do with your dad? Check out some of the events taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
- Is your child interested in football or cheerleading? Eastern Regional High School Head Football Coach John Doherty and Cheerleading Head Coach Alyssa Pflug are hosting a free camp for football and cheerleading participants on Saturday, June 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Giangiulio Field. Visit http://ejvfootball.teamsnapsites.com/viking-summer-camp-dates-set/ for more information.
Around South Jersey
- Residents can hone their bicycle skills in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere at the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau 6th Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Camden County College in Gloucester Township, lot 10. Residents of all ages are welcome to attend and should bring a bicycle and safety helmet, which can be properly fitted by members of Safekids Southern New Jersey. The bureau will team up with Ultra LED Pro, LLC, which will hold its first Challenger: Mountain Bike Race at Camden County College earlier that day. Learn more about the bike rodeo at www.facebook.com/GloucesterTownshipPolice. Learn more about the bike race at www.challengermtb.com.
- Bring blankets and chairs to Veterans Park, 1261 Chews Landing Road, Gloucester Township, for a free move night under the stars from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 16. Attendees will enjoy a screening of “Sing!” Food and games will be available from 7:30 p.m. The movie will begin at dusk. Learn more at www.glotwp.com.
- People who like trucks will want to be at the Cherry Hill Public Library on Saturday. The library will host its Trucks! Trucks! Trucks! event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library parking lot. The event will combine the fun of touch-a-truck with the delicious tastes of a food truck festival. More than a dozen trucks will be on hand for the event. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.chplnj.org.
- Residents can enjoy a variety of different films on Saturday as the Reel East Film Festival takes place at the Camden County College Rohrer Center in Cherry Hill. Five films will be screened in theater one and there will also be a question and answer session with Tiela Garnett, daughter of Golden Age director Tay Garnett. Theater two will feature blocks of short films, local features and student works throughout the day. The event is free to attend, but advance registration is requested. To pre-register, visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ReelEastFilmFestival/tickets.
- The CHAI Community Development Corporation will host Freedom Day 2017 on Saturday in Burlington City. The event will take place at the Riverfront Promenade, 127 East Pearl Street, from 2 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy music, food, games, crafts, vendors, a kids zone and more. The rain date will be Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-day-juneteenth-celebration-2017-tickets-24330263473 for more information.
- Monster trucks will roar into South Jersey this weekend as Miller Farms LLC hosts a three-day monster truck show from Friday through Sunday. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, with gates opening two hours early. The show will feature monster trucks performing signature stunts and thrilling tricks. Guests who arrive early can meet drivers and take pictures. Tickets are $30 per person. Guests can buy one adult ticket and get one kid ticket free. Visit www.millerfarmsllc.com for more information.
At the Jersey Shore
- Skimmer Festival 2017 will take over Sea Isle City this weekend. The festival will be open beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The event will include craft and food vendors, live music, children’s activities and amusement rides. There will be a dance party on Saturday night. On Sunday, visitors can enjoy a vintage car display and historic trolley tours. The festival will take place along the Promenade. In case of rain, most activities will be canceled. Saturday’s craft market and food court will be open, rain or shine. Visit www.visitsicnj.com/featured-event for a full schedule of activities.
- The Hereford Intel Lighthouse at 111 N. Central Avenue in North Wildwood will host its Maritime Festival this weekend. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The event will feature historical displays from maritime and lighthouse museums, more than 100 crafters and vendors, historical lectures and activities for kids. Admission to the festival is free. Visit www.herefordlighthouse.org for a full list of activities.
- The sixth annual Disability Pride Parade will take place on Saturday in Philadelphia. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with opening ceremonies at the National Constitution Center. After speeches and a performance from local artists, the parade will travel down Market Street to City Hall and Dilworth Park. There will be activities following the parade, including more speeches, performances and activities for kids. For more information, visit Disability Pride Philadelphia’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DisabilityPridePhiladelphia.
- Adults can enjoy a tasty scavenger hunt at Reading Terminal Market on Saturday. From noon to 3 p.m., Watson Adventures will hold a Munch Around the Market scavenger hunt. Participants will try to answer some tricky questions and sample some of the best food from the terminal market and Chinatown. The cost to participate is $22, plus $10 is needed to purchase food. Visit www.watsonadventures.com/public/event/the-munch-around-the-market-hunt to sign up.
To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.