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Father's Day Month Events in Southeast Michigan

Celebrate dad and with fun, family-friendly 2013 activities in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, from metro Detroit to Ann Arbor

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This Father's Day will be a big hit in southeast Michigan, with new explorations and traditions that stand the test of time. Sample German cuisine or dance the day away at a music festival, hit the golf course or get your hands dirty at the museum. With so many options, it won't be hard to find something every dad can really appreciate. Make this Father's Day weekend all about him with our long list of events and fun, as well as relaxing, activities. So go for a walk in the woods or hop in a good ol' fashioned auto and tell pops how awesome he is with these festivals, exhibits and events honoring dads everywhere.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Open daily

  • Address: 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-995-5439
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $10/ages 2 and up, $5/Thursdays 5 p.m.

Calling the coolest and most curious dads! It's easy to impress even the brainiest fathers at this cool museum that celebrates fun and togetherness with science. Brand-new AAHOM exhibits for inquiring minds include: Blast Off!, Google Liquid Galaxy, Block Party II, Magnetoscope and Recollections.

Monty Python's Spamalot Musical in Bloomfield Hills

May 31-June 15, 2013

  • Address: St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook's Outdoor Greek Theatre, 
400 Lone Pine Road, 
Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-737-3587
  • Time: shows starts at 8:30 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $22/adults, $20/students

Not for the faint of heart, this hilariously wacky musical is sure to put a smile on dad's face! Learn a bit of off-color history and help your stressed out parent relax a little with big belly laughs. Suggested ages: 15 and up.

Nine Planets and Counting at Longway Planetarium in Flint

June 1-30, 2013

  • Address: Longway Planetarium, 1330 E. Kearsley St.
, Flint
  • Phone: 810-237-3400
  • Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/adults, $4/ages 3-11

For the know-it-all father who loves to be proved wrong, Nine Planets and Counting is the perfect place to show off a shared interest in the stars and all things solar system. Find out why the things we perceive as facts are actually just speculation and peek into the beautiful sky above with this planetarium workshop he's sure to enjoy. Suggested ages: 10 and up.

Dads and Doughnuts at the Warren Civic Center Library

June 12, 2013

  • Address: Warren Civic Center Library, 1 City Square, Suite 100, Warren
  • Phone: 586-751-0770
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • Cost: free (but register in advance)

Beat the crowds – and celebrate Father's Day a bit early! There are plenty of books and sweet treats at this cool event featuring the coauthors of the Heroes A2Z tween book series, who present and perform. Registration began on May 22, so hurry up and sign up!

Liberty Fest in Canton

June 13-15, 2013

  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5360
  • Times: 1-10 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m.-dusk Friday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free admission/parking

On Friday, experience exotic exhibits and camel rides, America's Most Wanted Car Club kickoff and Kids' Night featuring activities and a movie under the stars. Saturday, come eat a pancake breakfast to start your day off right and, of course, top a day of fun with a fabulous fireworks display!

Jazzin' on Jefferson in Detroit

June 14-15, 2013

  • Address: Jefferson East Neighborhood, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-331-7939
  • Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free

Show dad that some of his good taste actually rubbed off by bringing him to this free outdoor jazz fest. With almost 15 different artists to hear from and revamped storefronts at every turn, it'll be hard to pull him away from this historical neighborhood in the heart of Detroit.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 14-16, 2013

  • Address: downtown Belleville
  • Phone: 313-383-8920
  • Times: 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: free

More than 1,500 pounds of berries are waiting for you at this traditional Dad's Day weekend festival. Celebrate with stage entertainment, the annual parade, arts and crafts and all things berry. Be sure to enjoy two midways, too, along with a car show on Sunday.

Germanfest and Father's Day Picnic in Sterling Heights

June 14-16, 2013

  • Address: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 3800 Utica Road
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Schedule: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: free

It's the ninth year running for this culturally rich festival! Come taste a variety of German and Hungarian food, join in the dancing and bring the kids for crafts, games and activities.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 14-July 7, 2013

  • Address: Ingalls Mall, Power Center and Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-994-5999
  • Times: hours vary
  • Costs: many shows are free; some ticket fees apply

This fun-for-all-ages festival brings an array of performers and musical artists – including tons of kid-oriented entertainment. It's every dad's dream to be a "Superhero" in real life, and in this sub-event, it's possible! On his big day, dad can grow to the size of a building or even fly, with giant projections that will show his true superpowers as the hero of the family. Check out family fun at Top of the Park, too, as well as "Tangle" at this 30th annual.

Michigan First Summer in the Village in Lathrup Village

June 15, 2013

  • Address: Lathrup Village
  • Phone: 248-557-2600
  • Times: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free admission/parking

The whole family will love this summer celebration – a BBQ cookoff and grilling demos for dad, tons of crafts, foods, garden exhibits and live music performances.

Father Daughter Dinner Dance in Southfield

June 15, 2013

  • Address: Pi Banquet Hall,
28847 Franklin Road,
Southfield
  • Phone: 888-930-6395
  • Time: 6-10 p.m.
  • Cost: $45

Give dad the gift of a night on the town with the most beautiful girl in the world – his daughter! Hosted by Dad's Club Inc., join other metro Detroit fathers in celebration of the wonderful strength of a daddy-daughter relationship with dinner and dancing. Buy your tickets in advance.

Father's 'Eek' Day at Michigan Science Center in Detroit

June 15, 2013

  • Address: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R. St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-577-8400
  • Times: 1 and 3 p.m.
  • Cost: free with admission: $12.95/adults, $9.95/ages 2-12

Good gross fun awaits at this surefire father-child bonding event! Learn how to make a pickle glow, create slime and lots more "ew" worthy stuff. This is a 45-minute workshop just for dads and their families. Be sure to register in advance; space is limited!

Jun 12, 2013 10:50 am
 Posted by  MrsRoland

Looking forward to enjoying many of these events with my family!

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