Family Events Father’s Day Month Events in Southeast Michigan Dad's big Day is June 18, 2017. Celebrate his day with these pop-friendly Metro Detroit events, including fairs and festivals in Michigan and more. « Previous Metro Parent Editorial • May 25, 2017 1 Comment Total: 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Father’s Day is June 18, 2017, and you can celebrate all the things your old man does for the family with Father’s Day events happening throughout the entire month. Here, you can find all sorts of fun events and activities to enjoy with your dad. From outdoor cookouts, races and camping events, to indoor meals and shows, there’s something for every Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw County dad. Use this Detroit calendar of events as your guide to find the perfect event for you and your padre. Tip: This guide lists all of the events happening close to Father’s Day. If you’re looking for even more June fun, check out our roundup of June fairs and festivals in Michigan’s southeast region! Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit June 2-4, 2017 Address: Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit Phone: 866-464-7749 Times: 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Cost: Free/Friday, $40/adults Saturday-Sunday, free/kids 12 and under (limit 2), $75-$115/two-day pass This annual racing event offers more than just car races including music and extreme sports demos – plus a fun zone for kids. Comedy Showcase at Chelsea District Library June 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2017 Times: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays Address: Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main St., Chelsea Phone: 734-475-8732 Cost: free Bring a blanket and spread it out on the lawn to enjoy the standup comedy acts that make up this annual show. Ann Arbor Summer Festival June 9-July 2, 2017 Times: vary by date Addresses: Top of the Park (767 N. University Ave.), Power Center (121 Fletcher St.) and Hill Auditorium (825 N. University Ave.), Ann Arbor Phone: 734-994-5999 Cost: free/outdoor shows, costs vary/indoor concerts This annual fest offers hundreds of musical and theatrical performances, kids’ activities, art on display and much more. River Day on the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair June 10, 2017 Times: times vary Address: various parks in Macomb and Oakland counties Phone: 248-601-0606 Cost: park or event fees may apply Clean up the watersheds of some local waterways, and enjoy the rest of your day in the park at this annual event, which coincides with Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend. Historic Base Ball Games at Greenfield Village June 10-Aug. 20, 2017 Times: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Address: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Phone: 313-982-6001 Cost: $27/ages 12-61, $24.50/ages 62-plus, $20.25/ages 3-11, free/kids 2 and under Treat dad to a baseball game played by the original Henry Chadwick 1897 Base Ball Book of Reference rules. Dad & Me: Nature Shirts at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township June 11, 2017 Times: 2 p.m. Address: Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township Phone: 586-781-9113 Costs: free/program, $10/park vehicle entry; preregistration required Kids can make a one-of-a-kind nature-themed shirt to gift to their dads or grandfathers. Grillin’ for Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor June 11, 2017 Times: 3-8 p.m. Sunday Address: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor Phone: 734-761-2796 Cost: $75/ages 14-plus, $10/ages 3-13, free/under 3 Treat dad to some food made by local eateries, live music and a bar. There are kids’ activities, too. Best of all, you’ll be helping out the Food Gatherers of Ann Arbor. Canton Liberty Fest June 15-17, 2017 Times: 1-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday Address: Heritage Park, 46202 Heritage Park Road, Canton Phone: 734-394-5460 Cost: free/admission, $22-$27/ride wristbands Canton Liberty Fest happens just before Father’s Day, earning it a spot on our Father’s Day Detroit calendar of events. Hit it up to enjoy local bands, midway games and rides galore. Plus fireworks and the Liberty Run. Redford Township Festival at Bell Creek Park in Redford June 15-18, 2017 Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday Address: Bell Creek Park, 15145 Inkster Road, Redford Phone: 313-387-2650 Cost: Free/general, $17-$20/ride wristband This annual fest offers games, rides and live entertainment for kids and dad to enjoy. Father’s Day at Addison Oaks in Leonard June 16-17, 2017 Times: set about a week before the event, Friday-Saturday Address: Addison Oaks County Park, 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard Phone: 248-693-2432 Cost: free/admission, $5/resident vehicle pass, $12/nonresident vehicle pass Bring dad for tons of outdoor activities, team games, a dance and more. Father’s Day at Groveland Oaks in Holly June 16-18, 2017 Times: set about a week before the event, Friday-Sunday Address: Groveland Oaks County Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly Phone: 248-634-9811 Cost: free/admission, $5/resident vehicle pass, $12/nonresident vehicle pass Bring dad out for a weekend of kayaking, paddle boating, fishing and other activities; plus hayrides a DJ and more. Belleville National Strawberry Festival June 16-18, 2017 Times: 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Address: downtown Belleville Phone: 313-383-8920 Cost: free/admission When it comes to fairs and festivals in Michigan, this is a big one! Strawberries are the main highlight, but it also offers two midways full of games and rides, a parade, crafts on display, live music and entertainment, food and more. Germanfest & Father’s Day Picnic in Sterling Heights June 16-18, 2017 Times: 6-11 p.m. Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday Address: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 38000 Utica Road Phone: 586-978-2292 Cost: $3/admission, free/parking Bring dad for a day full of authentic German food, music and dance; plus kids’ activities and more. Michigan First Summer in the Village in Lathrup Village June 17, 2017 Time: 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday Address: Lathrup Village Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Road Phone: 248-557-2600, ext. 224 Cost: free/admission and parking There’s an amateur barbecue competition, outdoor activities, crafts, music and more. Foil Boats and Father’s Day at the Rochester Hills Public Library June 17, 2017 Times: 2-3 p.m. Address: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester Phone: 248-656-2900 Cost: free; register ASAP in advance (registration starts June 10) Together, dads and kids will build a boat out of tin foil and test it by seeing how far it will sale or how many pennies it will hold. Registration required. Forgotten Harvest’s 25th Annual Comedy Night at Fox Theatre June 17, 2017 Time: 8 p.m. Address: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit Phone: 313-471-3200 Cost: $28.50-$153.50 Catch a comedy performance by Seth Meyer in support of Forgotten Harvest, a nonprofit that aims to end hunger in metro Detroit. Motor Muster at Greenfield Village in Dearborn June 17-18, 2017 Times: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Phone: 313-982-6001 Cost: Free with museum entry: $27/ages 12-plus, $20.50/ages 3-11, free/2 and under, $6/parking See more than 500 vintage cars, motorcycles, special demonstrations and much more. Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run June 18, 2017 Times: 8 a.m./quarter-mile, 8:15 a.m./one-mile, 8:30 a.m./5K, 9 a.m./10K Address: Plymouth Family YMCA, 248 Union St. Phone: 734-453-2904 Cost: $25-$80; preregistration required The local YMCA hosts this annual event, which has runs and walks for the entire family. Fox Hills Father’s Day Brunch in Plymouth June 18, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Address: Fox Hills Golf Course & Banquet Center, Golden Fox Clubhouse, 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth Phone: 734-453-7272 Cost: $29.95/adults, $12.95/kids 3-12; reservations required Make a reservation and enjoy a meal with dad. Eyes on Design Car Show at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House June 18, 2017 Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Address: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores Phone: 313-884-4222 Cost: $25/adults, free/12 and under with a paying adult Bring dad out to enjoy a variety of themed cars on display to benefit Henry Ford Health System’s Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. Hot Dogs & Wagon Rides with Dad at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township June 18, 2017 Times: noon-3 p.m. Sunday Address: Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township Phone: 586-752-5932 Cost: free/dads, $5/person, $10/park vehicle entry See the farm animals and garden, take a hayride and top your day off with a yummy grilled hot dog. Dad’s Free Hayrides at Kensington Metropark in Milford June 18, 2017 Times: noon-4 p.m. Sunday Address: Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford Phone: 810-227-8910 Cost: free/hayrides for dad, fees/kids and moms, $10/vehicle entry Dads, bring your kids by for a day of fun on the farm and treat yourself to a free hayride while you’re there.