Father’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Dad's big day is June 20, 2021.

Father’s Day is June 20, 2021, and you can celebrate all the things your old man does for the family with Father’s Day events happening the entire weekend.

Here, you can 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.

Tip: This guide lists all of the events happening close to Father’s Day. Some may require registrations, and others may enforce COVID-19 safety protocols, so check ahead before heading out. 

Father’s Day Lemonade Stand

June 18, 2021

Kids from the Kids Corner Nanny Service will be mixing, stirring and serving lemonade from the lemonade stand. Proceeds will benefit the service for the purchase of water and play toys for the summer sessions. T-shirts will also be available for sale. All patrons ages 2 and older are asked to wear masks.

Early American Skills Demonstrations

June 19-20, 2021

Journey back in time to see early American blacksmithing, hand tool carpentry, pioneer cooking and more. Reenactors from Chief Pontiac Programs will be at the Kensington Living History Village demonstrating a wide array of pioneer skills.

Motor Muster

June 19-20, 2021

Enjoy a collection of cars from the 1930s through ’70s, learning about American culture through the view of the cars that were on the road. The park will stay open late on Saturday for a live concert of rock and pop hits from the 1970s. In 2021, each display area will be roped and staked to maintain distances of six feet or more. The popular “Pass-in Review” parade will still be included in the event. If maximum capacity is reached inside the venue, members without reservations and guests without tickets may not be permitted to enter.

Father’s Day Forest Foray

June 19, 2021

Families with kids of all ages can join Lake Erie Metropark for a hike on the nature trails and explore what early summer has to offer. Of course, the trail guide will focus on the “important Dad stuff” in nature. Social distancing and face coverings are required.

Creek Stompin’ with Dad

June 19, 2021

Kids ages 4 and older are invited to pull on their water shoes, grab Dad and explore the water at Hudson Mills Metropark. The park will provide a net to search along a tributary of the Huron River for invertebrates. Then use magnifiers to see these critters up close. Families will get wet, so an extra change of clothes and a towel are highly recommended. Water shoes are required to participate. Social distancing and face coverings are required.

Dad’s Day Paint and Chill

June 20, 2021

Dads and father figures can gather up their children ages 5 and older for a paint and chill event. Light lunch included with the cost of admission.

Family Fun Days

June 20, 2021

Sundays through the summer, families are invited to enjoy crafts, field days, obstacle courses, musical performances and more. For Father’s Day, enjoy craft gift-making, fun & games to celebrate Dad. COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

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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