What To Do For Father’s Day

By: Sara E. Teller

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and it may seem difficult as we emerge from social distancing restrictions to find that perfect spot to celebrate.  But fear not!  There’s still plenty to do in Metro Detroit this year to honor dads on their special day.  Here are a few happenings close to home.

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What To Do For Father’s Day in Metro Detroit

The Village of Rochester Hills, Village Main Festival Park Gazebo, Rochester Hills, MI 48309 is hosting a Daddy Daughter Dance on Sunday, June 13th from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.  Enjoy the perfect Father’s Day in Metro Detroit with music by local rock-and-soul band 7 Million Jigawatts performing family friendly tunes. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best princess and prince attire.  Accessories from Claire’s and light refreshments by Bravo! Italian Kitchen will be available for purchase on-site. To RSVP, visit Eventbrite.

Father-Son Breakfast, Gateway Assembly, 2796 South Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City, MI 48444, Saturday, June 19th, 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  Hear stories from three generations as you enjoy a celebratory meal.  Dads, uncles, and grandpas are all welcome to bring their young men 12 years and up.  Admission is free.  Sign up to save your spot on Eventbrite

The Father’s Day Northville Edition of the Run Michigan Cheap Series is offering a chance to spend an active Father’s Day with dad with several races including a half marathon, 10k, and 5k.  The course will start at Cass Benton Park located at the corner of Edward N Hines Dr. and Cass Benton Pkwy., Northville, MI 48168, and follow the Hines Park Trail.  Sign up here.

Chive Vegan Brunch is serving up a special Father’s Day Brunch at 33043 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI 48336, on Sunday, June 20th at 12:30 P.M.  Tickets include a five-course meal complete with coffee and tea service.  There will also be a bar menu available.  The preliminary menu includes watermelon feta salad, artichoke cakes with mango salsa, summer gazpacho, BBQ charcuterie board, house smoked seitan, BBW sauces, pickles, buns, grilled zucchini, coleslaw, pickled peppers, cheese, grilled corn, fried donuts, pastry cream, crème fraiche, chocolate sauce, and a toffee dusting.  Menu is subject to change based on availability of the best summer ingredients.  Tickets are sold by the seat.  Visit Chive Kitchen’s site to reserve one today.

Addington Place of Clarkston and Addington Place of Northville are both offering a free Father’s Day BBQ on Friday, June 11th from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  Take a tour of the community of your choice, and before you leave, be sure to grab a delicious Mission BBQ meal to-go.  Spots will fill up fast, so RSVP for your tour time slot ASAP.  Email northville@cedarhurstliving.com or clarkston@cedarhurstliving.com.

Harbor House of Clinton Twp., 34250 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Twp., MI 48035, is offering a special Father’s Day menu on Sunday, June 20th from 2:00 P.M.to 10:00 P.M. for both dine in and carryout.  For a full menu and advanced tickets, call  586.791-6070.

The Woodward Corner Market, 30955 Woodward Ave. #305, Royal Oak, MI 48073, has put together a free Father’s Day Weekend Roadshow on Saturday, June 19th through Sunday, June 20th, 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.  Enjoy prime-cut steak and seafood selections.  Visit the market’s Facebook page.

If dad is a baseball fan, there’s no better way to celebrate than picking up a couple of tickets for an event by United Shore Professional Baseball League at Jimmy John’s Field, 7171 Auburn Rd, Utica, MI 48317, Sunday, June 20th at 1:05 PM.  To purchase tickets, visit Ticket Return.

The Troy Community Center is hosting a Father’s Day Dance: Under the Sea, Saturday, June 12th, 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Bring your favorite floaties and your dance moves to a simulated beach bash at the Civic Center Shelter on the corner of Livernois Rd. and Town Center Dr. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and all father figures welcome for an opportunity to dance with their young guests to three songs (one family-friendly tune requested by the guest).  A keepsake photo and a take home goodie bag will be included. Ages 3-12 welcome.  Tickets are available here. Couple: $10 Resident, $15 Non-Resident; Additional Child: $3 Resident, $5 Non-Resident.

what to do for fathers day

County Line Trade Center, 20900 Dequindre Rd., Warren, MI 48091, is open every weekend for all your shopping needs, Fridays 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.  On Sunday, June 20th from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. enjoy a free Father’s Day Car Show.  For more information, visit Stay Happening’s site.

Hazel Park’s frame, 23839 John R Rd. #2, Hazel Park, MI 48030, is bringing a Father’s Day Weekend Summer Steakhouse by Chef Michael Barrera, June 18th at 5:30 P.M. to June 20th at 9:30 PM.  A special menu includes Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, parmesan, croutons, and Caesar dressing, a 7 oz filet mignon steak or a select 12 oz seared prime ribeye with horseradish sauce, honey balsamic glazed carrots and garlic citrus broccolini, loaded marble potatoes with sour cream, aged cheddar cheese and hickory smoked bacon, and strawberry shortcake with a orange sweet biscuit, strawberry coulis, and vanilla bean whipped cream.  For more information, visit.frame.

Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights Blvd., Hazel Park, MI 48030, will host a Father’s Day Cook Out on June 19th, 11:00 A.M.  Food and water will be provided as well as games and prizes.  Entry is $15 for adults, kids 4-12 $5.00, and 3 and under are free.  More information is available here.

Royal Oak Archers, 2762 Orion Rd., Oakland Charter Township, MI 48363, is offering a 3D Shoot, Sunday, June 20th starting at 9:00 AM.  The shoot will be open to the public and registration will take place between 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. that dayAdults: $5/member, $10/guests; Youth 17 years and under: $5; Youth 12 and under: free with adult registration. Guests will also receive a free hotdog.

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Come aboard a Father’s Day cruise with brunch and cocktails hosted by H2O Limos Crews Inn, Jun 19th at 11:00 A.M. through Jun 20th at 5:00 P.M.  A brunch menu is TBD, and desserts and a cash bar will be offered.  Boarding: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.; Cruise: 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. Departs from Crews Inn, 31988 N. River Rd., Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045.  Cost is $50 per person.  Tickets are available online.

The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI, 48067, will have a Run (Stroll) for the Ribbon Walk on Sunday, June 20th, 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  Participants will join in the fight against prostate cancer in honor of Father’s Day and will receive a performance shirt and free entry to The Detroit Zoo.  Sign up here.

The Money in The Bank Watch Party hosted by Detroit Wrestling Connection will take place at Emagine Royal Oak, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, Sunday June 20th, 6:30 P.M. to 11:00 P.M.  Join fellow wrestling fans to watch your favorite event on the big screen.  There will be a live radio preshow, and prize giveaways, special guests, and more.  Accepting donations at: paypal.me/tagteamrelief or cash app $tagteamreliefm.

Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI, 48124, will host the Motor Muster on Sunday June 20th from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.  This historic vehicle show will include classics from the Depression-era ’30s and the American home front during World War II to the futuristic ’50s, revolutionary ’60s, and bicentennial ’70s.  Every automobile, from luxury vehicles to gritty muscle cars, has been carefully chosen to guide you through the decades.  Plan to stay late on Saturday night for live classic American rock and pop hits from the ‘70s performed by local favorite Classic Gold.  Reserve your spot here.

Strikers Entertainment, a small-town bowling alley located at 30971 Armada Ridge Rd., Richmond, MI, will be hosting a Jeep and Truck Show, on Sunday, June 20th, beginning at 10:00 A.M.  Check out all sorts of classic vehicles, crafts, and other vendors.  Entry is $15.  For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Father’s Day in Metro Detroit is going to be as epic as ever, despite the pandemic!  Take your pick from some of the area’s awesome festivities to show Dad just how much he’s appreciated.


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