Father’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Dad's big day is June 16, 2019. Celebrate with these pop-friendly Father's Day events, including fairs and festivals in Michigan and more.

A boy and girl giving a gift to their dad

Father’s Day is June 16, 2019, 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. Some may require registrations, so check ahead before heading out. 

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And if you’re looking for even more June fun, check out our roundup of June fairs and festivals in Michigan’s southeast region or the Metro Parent calendar

Super Sprouts Kid’s Club: Paint an Apron for Dad at all English Gardens Locations 

June 8, 2019 

  • Times: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Address: English Gardens locations in Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Plymouth, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield
  • Cost: $5/person; pre-registration required

Create a one-of-a-kind apron for dad. An adult helper must join the child.

Historic Base Ball Games at Greenfield Village

June 8-Aug. 18, 2019

  • Times: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Address: Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Cost: $28/ages 12-61, $25.25/ages 62-plus, $21/ages 5-11, free/kids 4 and under, $6/parking

Treat dad to a baseball game played by the original Henry Chadwick 1897 Base Ball Book of Reference rules.

Father’s Day Giftaganza at the Kensington Metropark Nature Center in Milford 

June 9, 2019

  • Times: Noon-3 p.m.
  • Address: Kensington Metropark Nature Center, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Cost: $5/child, $10/parking

Make a unique, nature-inspired gift to give to dad during this drop-in crafting event.

Grillin’ for Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor

June 9, 2019

  • Times: 3-8 p.m.
  • Address: Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-761-2796
  • Cost: $75-$85/14-plus, $10/3-13, free/2 and under

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 13-15, 2019

  • Times: 1-10 p.m. Thursday, 1-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Address: Heritage Park, 46202 Heritage Park Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Cost: free/admission, $25-$30/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 13-16, 2019

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Bell Creek Park, 15145 Inkster Road, Redford
  • Phone: 313-387-2650
  • Cost: Free/general, fees/ride wristband

This annual fest offers games, rides and live entertainment for kids and dad to enjoy.

Belleville National Strawberry Festival

June 14-16, 2019

  • Times: Noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: downtown Belleville
  • Phone: 313-383-8920
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/rides and other activities

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.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 14-July 7, 2019

  • Times: Vary by date
  • Addresses: Various venues in 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.

Motor Muster at Greenfield Village in Dearborn

June 15-16, 2019

  • Times: 9 a.m.-5 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: $25.25-$28/adults, $21/ages 5-11, free/4 and under, $6/parking

See more than 500 vintage cars, motorcycles, special demonstrations and much more.

Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run

June 16, 2019

  • Times: 6:30-8:30 a.m./packet pickup, 8-8:30 a.m./races
  • Address: Plymouth Family YMCA, 248 Union St.
  • Phone: 734-453-2904
  • Cost: $20-$40; 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 16, 2019

  • Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Address: Fox Hills Golf Course & Banquet Center, Golden Fox Clubhouse, 8768 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-7272
  • Cost: $30.95/adult, $13.95/ages 3-12; additional fees may apply; reservations required

Make a reservation for a meal with dad. Ask about purchasing a round of golf.

Eyes on Design Car Show at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

June 16, 2019

  • 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.

Hot Dogs & Wagon Rides with Dad at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township

June 16, 2019

  • Times: noon-3 p.m.
  • 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 16, 2019

  • Times: noon-4 p.m.
  • Address: Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Cost: free/hayrides for dad, $5/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.

Father’s Day Facts and Fictions at Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown 

June 16, 2019 

  • Times: 2 p.m.
  • Address: Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands Museum, 32481 W. Jefferson, Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Cost: $5/adult, $3/child, free/dads, $10/parking

Learn about the jobs different dads in the animal kingdom are expected to perform and see if you can figure out which dad is tops.

Father’s Day Fungi Hike at the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor 

June 16, 2019 

  • Times: 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Address: Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Cost: $5/person, free/dads; advance registration required

Dad will love taking a guided hike through the woods and kids will enjoy spotting different mushrooms and learning how to identify each of them.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly. 

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