Father's Day on a Full Moon: Ideas to Celebrate Dad!

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June 11, 2019
Dad at Beach

Looking for a fun way to spend your Father’s Day 2019? With the full Moon shining, enjoy camping, fishing, or a night under the stars! See our Father’s Day ideas.

Full Moon on Father’s Day

Did you know that the full Moon shines on Father’s Day 2019?

The full Moon will rise around sunset on Sunday, June 16 and then set in the west around sunrise on the 17th.

Find out full Moon information.

Stargazing with Dad

Here’s another treat for Father’s Day. On June 16 and 17, the full Moon meets planet Jupiter!

As the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter has been called the Father of Men and Lord of the Heavens.

You can NOT miss Jupiter. It’s the brightest “star” in the night sky, right next to the full Moon, and shining from dusk to dawn!

Best Days to Fish

With a full Moon, it’s a great evening to go fishing. Even better,  this year, our Best Fishing Days are June 3 to 17, 2019.

Check our fishing tackle box list so you’re all set! And be sure to look at these handy fishing tips before you and your dad head out!

Once you’ve caught some fish, here’s how to cook them up for the family.

Camping With Dad

The full Moon on Father’s Day also makes us think—camping!

Camping is a tried-and-true way to spend quality time with Dad. This Father’s Day, take him on a camping expedition that both of you will never forget. No one wants to spend all day cooking when you could be enjoying the outdoors, so try these quick and easy “Potato Hobo Packs,” which can be made for either breakfast or dinner.

Don’t forget to make s’mores, too, the most important part of any camping trip.

Father’s Day Recipes

This leads to our next idea, a cookout! After a day of fishing, make this “Dad’s Catch” Baked Fish!  

See all our best Grilling Tips and Recipes for more ideas. Also, consult our guide to grilling vegetables.

Remember, dads are more than just grill masters!

For a sweet finish to a great Dad’s Day, try these dad-created and -approved chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Plan a Picnic

Did you know: The week after Father’s Day, the Summer Solstice occurs! The Summer Solstice is the official start of summer, and the “longest day of the year” (the day with the longest period of daylight).

The days leading up to and directly following the solstice are also some of the longest of the year, which means you’ll have plenty of time to celebrate your father! 

Make the most of this daylight by packing up a picnic basket and heading outdoors to your favorite spot. Here are a few of our favorite picnic recipe ideas to give you some inspiration.

We at The Old Farmer’s Almanac hope you have an unforgettable Father’s Day!  See our Father’s Day page for MORE recipes—plus, some great quotes for your Father’s Day card!

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