Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19. We have compiled a list of ideas on how to spend Father’s Day in Berks County.
1. Attend the annual Race 4 the House at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton
Enjoy the thrill of a live race and give back at the same time! Race 4 the House on Saturday, June 18 benefits the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Admission to view the race is $20 per carload. Pick up a snack at one of the concession stands, see rare and classic cars of all kinds at the car show, and don’t miss the funny cars! There will also be a special appearance by Tony Angelo, star of Hot Rod Garage! For more information visit race4thehouse.org
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2. Root for the home team at a Reading Fightin’ Phils Game
Celebrate dad with a Reading Fightin’ Phils ballgame at the FirstEnergy Stadium. On Sunday, the first 2,000 men (18+) will receive a special R-Phils #1 Dad t-shirt. As always for R-Phils Father’s Day families will have the opportunity to play catch on the field! For more information and tickets visit: milb.com/reading
Photo provided by Reading Fightin’ Phils.
3. Attend West Reading’s 28th Annual Art on the Ave
This rain or shine event falls on Father’s Day Weekend this year. Attend the art and music festival from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, June 18th. Enjoy artists, local vendors, live music, food, and drink. Free to attend! For more information visit: visitwestreading.com/art-on-the-avenue
4. Try Your Luck at Hollywood Casino Morgantown
Celebrating with adults only? Head over to the new Hollywood Casino in Morgantown! With 750 slot machines, 28 table games, plus live entertainment and an array of dining options, you’re sure to have a good time! For more information visit: hollywoodmorgantowncasino.com
5. View the REAL BODIES exhibit at the Reading Public Museum
For the dads into science REAL BODIES at the Reading Public Museum is a unique way to spend Father’s Day weekend! This powerful exhibition explores life by displaying real, perfectly preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens. For more information and admission costs visit: readingpublicmuseum.org
Photo Provided by Reading Public Museum.
6. Escape the Encrypted Escape Room in West Reading
Encrypted Escape is an interactive, themed escape game. Imagine you and your team are placed in a real live game and have 60 minutes to find clues, solve puzzles and decipher codes to complete your mission and escape! For more information visit encryptedwr.com
Photos provided by Encrypted Escape.
7. Get outdoors and hike the Pulpit Rock – Pinnacle Trail Loop in Hamburg
For the outdoorsy dads get outside and get some exercise while you hike the Pulpit Rock – Pinnacle Loop and see some of what are considered the best viewpoints along the Pennsylvania portion of the Appalachian Trail. For more information on this and other trails in Berks County visit: visitpaamericana.com/outdoors
8. Immerse yourself in history at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is a preserved 18th and 19th-century iron furnace complex. Stop by the Visitors Center first and check out museum exhibits and the gift shop – and talk to staff about what to see during your visit. For more information about Hopewell Furnace visit: nps.gov/hofu
Photo Credit: NPS Photo.
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