Father’s Day Month Events in Southeast Michigan


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.

Darts for Dad at Punch Bowl Social in Detroit

June 18, 2017

  • Times: 9 a.m.-midnight
  • Address: Punch Bowl Social, 1331 Broadway St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-749-9738
  • fees apply for food and drink

Dads try their luck on this spot’s bowling lands and dart boards to win a prize. Food and drink special available. Reservations required.

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.

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