Father's Day Fun in Southeast Michigan

Dad works hard. Help him play hard, too, at these fun Father’s Day weekend events.

Germanfest and Picnic

Enjoy “gemütlichkeit” (hospitality) at this 11th annual with its giant German/Hungarian food tent, beer, folk dance and brass, soccer games, bands, a kids play area and more, topped by a Sunday picnic for dad.

  • Place: Carpathia Club of Sterling Heights, 38000 Utica Road
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Times: 5-11 p.m. June 19, 2-11 p.m. June 20, noon-8 p.m. June 21
  • Cost: $3/day, free/parking

Father’s Day Weekend Outdoors

In a pair of Oakland County parks, enjoy kayaking, fishing, paddle boating, bike obstacles, crafts, team games, hayrides, a DJ dance and more. Events may vary by park.

  • Places: Addison Oaks (Leonard) and Groveland Oaks (Holly)
  • Phone: 248-693-2432 (Addison), 248-634-9811 (Groveland)
  • Times: Check ahead, June 19-21
  • Costs: Free/general, $5-$10/vehicle day pass

National Strawberry Festival

One midway? That’s cute. This bash boasts two, packed with carnival rides and games. Catch a Saturday parade and Sunday car show, too – plus bingo, beer and pony rides, not to mention strawberry grub galore.

  • Place: Downtown Belleville
  • Phone: 313-383-8920
  • Times: Noon-10 p.m. June 19, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 20, noon-7 p.m. June 21
  • Cost: Free general admission

These three events are just a sampling of all the fun. Looking for even more stuff to do? Stay tuned for an updated version of our Father’s Day events roundup this month – and don’t forget to check the Metro Parent calendar!

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