20 FATHER’S DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN METRO DETROITNo one can make the kids laugh louder, smile more or show their silly side quite like dad. Father's Day is Sunday, June 17th, here are some fun events around... 20 FATHER’S DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN METRO DETROIT skip to Main Content

20 FATHER’S DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN METRO DETROIT

Son and father in the amusement park.

No one can make the kids laugh louder, smile more or show their silly side quite like dad. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th, here are some fun events around town to celebrate the special dad in your life.

GIVEAWAY!

Dads are pretty awesome, so we put together an awesome giveaway, enter to win a Father’s Day prize pack with giftcards from Axle Brewing, Vault of Midnight, Detroit Barbers, Buddy’s Pizza and 4 tickets to the Detroit Zoo!

 

GERMANFEST & FATHER’S DAY PICNIC

Friday, June 15 / 5:00 pm – Sunday, June 17 / 9:00 pm

@ Carpathia Club, Sterling Heights

Come get your fill of German Gemütlichkeit! Bring yourselves, bring friends, bring family! Everyone is welcome to our Annual Germanfest & Father’s Day Picnic. Admission is $5 per day or $10 for the whole weekend.

 

FATHER’S DAY FAMILY NIGHT OUT

Friday, June 15 / 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

@ Goldfish Swim School, Birmingham

Goldfish Swim School – Birmingham is having a Father’s Day Family Night Out event on Friday, June 15, 2018! On top of all the fun, there’s a drawing at the end of the night for Goldfish merchandise! Pizza arrives at 7:30 PM and the drawing winners will be announced at 7:45 PM. 

 

MAKE A GRILLING APRON FOR DAD

Saturday, June 16 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

@ Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor

We are making a personalized grilling apron for Dad! Call ahead to sign up for material prep! We are making super cute cards to go with your gift as well. Ages 3+

 

FATHER’S DAY ARCHERY

Saturday, June 16 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Calling all fathers and their children! Join us for a fun bonding experience shooting archery with the father figure in your life. This family-friendly archery opportunity will be a fun experience that will include great games, prizes, and a take-home photo to capture this Father’s Day activity!

 

FATHER’S DAY CRAFTS

Saturday, June 16 / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Come celebrate Father’s Day with the Outdoor Adventure Center staff. Leave your favorite guys at home to relax or head to the golf course, while the rest of the family comes to the OAC for a delightful adventure. Make a nature-inspired craft to take home and surprise the most important gentlemen in your life.

 

FOR DAD: NATURE SHIRTS

Saturday, June 16 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

@ Stony Creek Nature Center, Shelby Township

Decorate a shirt for your Dad or Grandfather this Father’s Day! Nature–themed stamps will be available to create the perfect shirt. Bring a light color, plain tee shirt that will fit your dad, and one for you too.

 

DADS AND DONUTS

Saturday, June 16 / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
@ Ferndale Public Library

Join us for a special Dad’s and Donuts story time to celebrate the Dads in our lives! The story time is from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

 

FATHER’S DAY RUN

Sunday, June 17 / 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

@ Plymouth Family YMCA

The Plymouth Father’s Day Run is a great event for the entire family and the elite runner. We bring the community together for a day of family fun and fitness, offering a great experience for participants of all ages. We have a kids fun run, a 1 Mile walk or Run, 5k walk or run, 10 k run and a triple option for those wanting to run the 1 mile, 5k and 10k consecutively.

 

EYESON DESIGN CAR SHOW

Sunday, June 17 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

@ Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores

Hundreds of classic and rare automobiles are showcased at the annual Father’s Day car show. The vehicles are chosen for design rather than collectability. Children 12 & under free w/adult.

 

FATHER’S DAY FUN!

Sunday, June 17 / 9:00 am – 11:59 pm

@ Punch Bowl Social, Detroit

Come celebrate Dad and spend the day eating, drinking, and playing with the guy who deserves it all! Arcade, shuffleboard, bowling and more!

 

FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW

Sunday, June 17 / 9:00 am – Monday, June 18 / 3:00 pm

@ Victory Park, Belleville

All Makes, Models and years welcome. Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Motorcycles, Mini Bikes etc… got something cool, bring it! Walk to the festival for rides, vendors, crafts and much more! Children’s bicycles, one boy and one girl, will be drawn at NOON! MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

 

FATHER’S DAY INCREDIBRUNCH BASH

Sunday, June 17 / 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

@ Boll Family YMCA, Detroit

Calling all superheroes to the Boll Family YMCA Father’s Day Incredibrunch Bash! Dress up as your favorite superhero while you enjoy a free and fun event. Every incredible family is welcome to join us for some heroic activites: light brunch, hero training obstacle course, bouncy house, and superhero mask making. Registration is encouraged! Pre registered families will receive a small gift upon arrival (while supplies last).

 

HOTDOGS & WAGON RIDES WITH DAD

Sunday, June 17 / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Spend time with dad at the farm!  Enjoy a wagon ride through the farm and field and afterwards a hot dog.

 

BASEBALL 1867 STYLE

Sunday, June 17 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Take your peanuts and Cracker Jack to 1867 as the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs play by early base ball rules. No gloves and no Major League contracts.

 

DONUTS WITH DAD

Sunday, June 17 / 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Lincoln Park Skating Center

Celebrate with Your Dad or Special Person! Join us for Donuts & Coffee included with your admission! Admission is $6.50 – Skate rental is included!

 

FATHER’S DAY FISHING

Sunday, June 17 / 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Spend the day relaxing by the Clinton River with dad.  Take advantage of Michigan’s free fishing weekend cast a line or two at Wolcott. Learn a little more about our river and the fish that call it home. We will provide fishing poles and bait for you and your family, along with a snack and a drink.

 

FATHER’S DAY FEST @ BEACON PARK

Sunday, June 17 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

@ Beacon Park, Detroit

Bring the whole family to Beacon Park to enjoy themed Family Fun Days, including interactive and hands-on presentations, make and take activities along with inflatables, face painting, games, crafts and more. Don’t miss the Animal Safari Show, a one-hour educational show that incorporates fun facts and hands-on experience for children and adults with a variety of animals including an Australian Tree Frog, Tarantula, Blue Tongued Lizard, and more.

 

Make a Splash! 

Friday-Sunday / 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

@ Troy Family Aquatic Center

The Troy Family Aquatic Center features a main pool with a zero-depth edge, tube and body slides, a kiddie area with a waterfall, slide and splash pad, sand volleyball court and play area.

 

Dads like brunch too! Check out our favorite places to dine with kids in Detroit

Get Dad a beer – Visit one of our favorite family-friendly breweries in Detroit

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About Chrissy Hartig

Chrissy Hartig is a recent graduate of Wayne State University and contributing writer for Little Guide Detroit. Born in the Metro Detroit suburbs, she moved to Midtown to be closer to the excitement of the city. She loves spending her time outdoors and enjoying nature in places like Belle Isle and the Riverwalk.

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