Father’s Day Guide for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families

We've got you covered with local events, recipes, gift ideas and more for Father's Day.

When Father’s Day rolls around on June 18 this year, we want to make sure Dad knows that he’s the best. After all — who has more love, care and Dad jokes for their kiddos than their fathers? There are so many ways to make the dads, uncles, grandpas and special men in our lives feel great, including delicious food, meaningful gifts and special family outings.


Make Sunday, June 18 an unforgettable day for Dad. We’ve rounded up some fun Father’s Day activities that metro Detroit and Ann Arbor families can enjoy.

Father’s Day BBQ & Brews at Blake’s Tasting Room

June 16-18, 2023

Let Blake’s Tasting Room do the cooking for Father’s Day where Dad can enjoy a BBQ buffet and cold beer or cider. Advanced reservation required.

Motor Muster at Greenfield Village

June 17-18, 2023

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: Free with admission to Greenfield Village: $38/ages 12-61, $34.25/ages 62-plus, $28.50/ages 5-11, free/ages 4 and under and members; $9/parking for nonmembers

Enjoy a collection of cars from the 1930s through ’70s while learning about American culture through the view of the cars that were on the road.

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

June 18, 2023

See a wide variety of themed vehicles on display at the Ford House. This annual event benefits Henry Ford Health System’s Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology.

Father’s Day Feast at Harbor House Restaurant

June 18, 2023

Celebrate Dad with a delicious menu at Harbor House and a fully stocked bar. Enjoy BBQ baby back ribs, frog legs, shrimp, lake perch and more. Make a reservation if you have a group of eight or more.


Dads can be pretty tricky to shop for. Of course, you want to get Pops something special but a new tie year after year can get, well, boring. 

If you’re looking to get your dad something that tops years past, consider one of the ideas in our roundup of Father’s Day gift ideas — bacon bonbons anyone? 

Not feeling store-bought this year? A handcrafted gift that comes from the heart is another option and we’ve got roundups to help get your creative juices flowing. Check them out… 


Most restaurants will likely already be open when Father’s Day rolls around but we bet it’ll be crazy trying to get a seat for a while. 

If you want to brave the crowds, we suggest taking dad to a kid-friendly bar or local brewery where he can sample some of the delicious beers our state is known for. 

Want to avoid the crowds? You can’t go wrong with grilled chicken or sliders on dad’s big day.

Other activities

Outdoorsy dads might like a trip to a local fishing spot and more relaxed dads? They might enjoy a golf outing.

If Pops is a homebody, curl up with a Father’s Day movie that the entire family will enjoy. 

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Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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