Exciting Father’s Day Events to Make Dad Feel Special

Celebrate the father figure in your life at one of these local Father's Day events.

Father’s Day is June 16, 2024, and you can celebrate all the things your old man does for the family with Father’s Day events happening the entire weekend.

You’ll find all sorts of fun events and activities to enjoy with your dad, from outdoorsy events and historical demos to car shows and cookouts. There’s something for every metro Detroit dad.

Use this list as your guide to find the perfect event for you and your dad.

This article was recently updated on May 9, 2024 by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. The update included her updating Father’s Day events in metro Detroit and adding new Father’s Day events for families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@metroparent.com.

Father’s Day Events near me in Macomb County

Father’s Day presented by The Detroit News at Jimmy John’s Field

June 16, 2024

See the Eastside Diamond Hoppers vs. the Westside Woolly Mammoths play on Father’s Day. Tickets include four grandstand tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks and one Father’s Day hat.

Happy Father’s Day I Love You Beary Much at Painting With a Twist

June 16, 2024

Choose from a 11-inch by 14-inch canvas, framed 12-inch by 12-inch canvas or 12-inch by 12-inch wood plank board for children and their fathers to create. Registration required.

Father’s Day Events near me in Oakland County

Dad & Me – Epoxy Coaster & Holder Workshop at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

June 15, 2024

Join Rockler Woodworking and Hardware to bond with your father figure while creating personalized epoxy coasters and a coaster holder. Learn the art of epoxy resin crafting along with exploring coloring methods using mica powders. The pair will create two coasters and a custom coaster holder. For ages 6-plus.

Father’s Day Mini-Golf at Cranbrook Art Museum

June 16, 2024

Check out the artist-design miniature golf course on the historic campus. Mini golf admission includes access to the art gallery.

Father’s Day Events near me in Wayne County

Father’s Day Craft – Detroit Style at Sherwood Forest Branch

June 10, 2024

  • Address: 7117 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit
  • Cost: Free

Come out to Sherwood Forest Branch to celebrate Father’s Day Detroit-style to make a special gift for the dad in your life. RSVP required.

O-fish-ally The Best Dad: Father’s Day Craft at Lincoln Branch

June 10, 2024

Celebrate the father figures in your life by creating a layered Father’s Day card at Lincoln Branch. RSVP required.

Roar! Painting Dinosaurs with Dad at Elmwood Park Branch

June 11, 2024

Come out to Elmwood Park Branch to paint a cool dinosaur with your father figure for Father’s Day. RSVP required.

Father and Child Drawing Class at Elmwood Park Branch

June 13, 2024 

Ages 17 and under and their fathers can join Elmwood Park Library and illustrator Amy Nielander for a drawing class. RSVP required.

Father’s Day Craft at Jefferson Branch

June 14, 2024

Come out to Jefferson Branch to use beads, foam and other recycled objects to make a piece of jewelry to gift to a special dad in your life on Father’s Day. RSVP required.

Father’s Day Craft for Kids at Wilder Branch

June 14, 2024

Families can come out to Detroit Public Library – Wilder Branch to create a Father’s Day card for their father figure. RSVP required.

Celebrating Fathers, Freedom & the Black Rodeo/Hold Your Horses Event at Bailey Park

June 15, 2024

Celebrate Father’s Day and Juneteenth at Bailey Park. There will be horseback riding, free food for the first 100 guests, music, crafts and more. RSVP required.

Motor Muster at Greenfield Village

June 15-16, 2024

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: Free with admission to Greenfield Village: $35/ages 12-61, $31.50/ages 62-plus, $26.25/ages 5-11, free/ages 4 and under and members; $9/parking for nonmembers, free for members

Enjoy a collection of cars from the 1930s through 1970s 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 16, 2024

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 Skate at United Skates of America

June 16, 2024

Enjoy a Father’s Day skating event at United Skates of America. Celebrate with games, contests and more.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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