Father’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Dad's big day is June 18, 2023. Celebrate the father figure in your life at one of these local Father's Day events.

Father’s Day is June 18, 2023, 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 Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw County dad.

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

Father’s Day Gift Shop Tent Event at VITRINE

June 10, 2023

Grab handmade wood gifts, wood pens, drinkware items, games and more for Dad at VITRINE’s Father’s Day Gift Shop Tent Event. Free gift wrapping is available (while supplies last).

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.

Opa! Fest at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

June 16-18, 2023

  • Address: 760 W. Wattle Road, Troy
  • Cost: Admission is three canned goods/person, $3/person, $10/family, free/ages 12 and under

At this Greek fest that always falls during Father’s Day weekend, there will be activities for adults and kids. Participate in Greek dancing, cooking demonstrations, live music, cultural exhibits and more.

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 BBQ at Ypsilanti Assembly of God

June 18, 2023

Families can celebrate Father’s Day with a Texas-style BBQ, games, bounce houses, giveaways and more.

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.

Fun Foods Friends Festival at Knights Park & Pavilion

June 18, 2023

Enjoy Father’s Day with live entertainment, vendors, a car show, food trucks, a kids play area and more.

Happy Father’s Day Game Time Set at Painting With a Twist

June 18, 2023

Choose from a 16×20 canvas, framed 16×20 canvas or 16×20 wood plank board for children and their fathers to create. Advanced registration required.

Sunday Makebreak: Wood-burned Father’s Day Keychain at Michaels

June 18, 2023

  • Address: Various Michaels store locations
  • Cost: Free

All ages can create a wood-burned tag keychain as a gift for Father’s Day. All supplies are included. Registration required.

Looking for more family things to do for Father’s Day? Check out our online calendar

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

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