Family Events Father’s Day Month Events in Southeast Michigan Dad's big Day is June 19, 2016. Celebrate his day with these pop-friendly Metro Detroit events, including fairs and festivals in Michigan and more. « Previous Next » Metro Parent Editorial • May 26, 2016 1 Comment Tweet Father’s Day is June 19, 2016, 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 3-5, 2016 Address: Raceway at Belle Isle Park, Detroit Phone: 866-464-7749 Times: 7:30 a.m.-6:05 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 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. Voyageur Canoe Events at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township June 4, 10, 11 and 17, 2016 Times: 9 a.m. June 4 and 11, 7 p.m. June 10 and 17 Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Phone: 586-463-4581 Cost: $5/person, $10/park vehicle entry; preregistration required Take dad out for a day on the lake to learn history in a 34-foot canoe. Choose from morning or evening events including Morning in the Marsh (June 4), Evening Voyageur Canoe (June 10 and 17), and Celebrate River Day (June 11). Comedy Showcase at Chelsea District Library June 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2016 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 10-July 3, 2016 Times: vary by date Addresses: Top of the Park (767 N. University Ave.), Power Center (121 Fletcher St.), Michigan Theater (603 E. Liberty 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. Vernors 150th Anniversary Party at Detroit Historical Museum June 11, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Address: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit Phone: 313-833-1805 Cost: Free Take dad downtown, where the building will light up yellow and green, to relive some of his greatest memories with this Detroit drink. There will be Boston coolers for sale, historical presentations, a poker run and more. River Day on the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair June 11-12, 2016 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 11-Aug. 21, 2016 Times: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Address: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Phone: 313-982-6001 Cost: $26/adults, $19.50/kids 5-12, free/kids 4 and under Treat dad to a baseball game played by the original Henry Chadwick 1897 Base Ball Book of Reference rules. Grillin’ for Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor June 12, 2016 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 16-18, 2016 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. Be sure to stop by the Metro Parent table, too, on June 18. Redford Township Festival at Bell Creek Park in Redford June 16-19, 2016 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 17-18, 2016 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 17-19, 2016 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/residents, $12/nonresidents 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 17-19, 2016 Times: noon-midnight Friday-Saturday, noon-8 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. Northville Summer Carnival at Northville Downs Race Track June 17-19, 2016 Times: 4-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday Address: Northville Downs race track parking lot, Seven Mile and Center streets Phone: 248-349-7640 Cost: Free/general, fees/rides Enjoy Father’s Day weekend at this annual carnival, which offers three days of rides and games, live entertainment and more. Germanfest & Father’s Day Picnic in Sterling Heights June 17-19, 2016 Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 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 18, 2016 Time: 10 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. Veggie Car Races at the Rochester Hills Public Library June 18, 2016 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 11) Dads and kids build a car made of vegetables together and then race against other father-child teams. Young Fathers Standing United Father’s Day Event at Hines Park in Westland June 18, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Address: Hines Park, 33275 Hines Drive, Westland Phone: 313-731-2685 Cost: Free An annual event held to celebrate fathers, unite families and honor six fathers with annual A Good Father is a Good Man award. Celebration includes food, guest speakers, poets, live performances and a DJ. Motor Muster at Greenfield Village in Dearborn June 18-19, 2016 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: $26/ages 13-plus, $19.50/5-12, free/4 and younger, $6/parking See more than 500 vintage cars, motorcycles, special demonstrations and much more. Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast Fly-In in Canton June 19, 2016 Times: 7-11 a.m. Sunday Address: Mettetal Airport, 8550 N. Lilley Road, Canton Phone: 248-890-6767 Cost: free/admission; food: $6/ages 13-plus, $4/12 and under, $25-$30/rides The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 113 hosts this annual event, which offers different types of airplanes and helicopters on display, and an all-you-can-eat breakfast for dad. Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run June 19, 2016 Times: 8 a.m./one-mile, 8:30 a.m./5K and 10K Sunday Address: Plymouth Family YMCA, 248 Union St. Phone: 734-453-2904 Cost: $20/one mile, $39/5K, $44/10K; 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 19, 2016 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 19, 2016 Times: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Address: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores Phone: 313-884-5977 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, Father’s Day Creature Corner ‘n’ Hot Dogs at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township June 19, 2016 Times: noon-2 p.m. Sunday Address: Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township Phone: 586-781-4242 Costs: free/dads, $4/person (hot dog lunch), $10/park vehicle entry Bring dad by to meet and learn about different critters. Then top the day off with a hot dog lunch. Hot Dogs & Wagon Rides with Dad at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township June 19, 2016 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 19, 2016 Times: noon-4 p.m. Sunday Address: Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford Phone: 810-227-8910 Cost: free/hayrides for dad, $5/adults, $3/seniors and kids 3-12, free/kids 2 and under; $10/vehicle entry Father’s Day Comedy Explosion at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit June 19, 2016 Time: 8 p.m. Sunday Address: Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison St., Detroit Phone: 313-887-8500 Cost: $43.50-$75.50 Dads enjoy a night of hilarious performances by comedians Capone, Lil Duvall, and Donnell Rawlings.