Father’s Day around Detroit, MI

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Father’s Day around Detroit, MI

Detroit. This bastion of industry, the arts, culture and history has its presence in so many different fields, and it doesn’t fail to entertain its residents year-round. Whether you are a visitor, returning home to see friends and family or a local looking for something to do close to home, you’ll find that Detroit truly has so much to see and do. Read on for some of our favorite ways to celebrate Father’s Day here around the Motor City.

Early American Skills

Whether your family has a few Eagle Scouts, or you have a DIY-loving dad, the Early American Skills Experience out in the countryside of Detroit’s western suburbs is a memorable and immersive addition to any traveler’s plans for Father’s Day weekend. Here, families will enjoy trying their hand at early American blacksmithing, woodworking, pioneer/frontier cooking, beadwork, fiber weaving and living as the first settlers did centuries ago. Because of the rigor of these classes, persons under 14 cannot be admitted, something to note for families traveling to Detroit this summer. Thankfully, we have other engaging ways to interact with Michigan heritage.


Creek Stompin’ with Dad

The Creek Stompin’ with Dad is more suitable for younger travelers and larger families, where the Hudson Mills Metropark provides a net and magnifiers to catch native invertebrates! This makes for an exciting and cute photo opportunity splashing along the Huron River, getting to learn about Michigan’s wildlife up-close, and is enjoyable for outdoorsy dads and the whole family.

Tigers at Comerica Park

No, not large cats, but rather, the celebrated hometown team of Detroit, the Detroit Tigers! Take Dad down to Comerica Park for an electrifying and uniquely Detroit experience, the atmosphere of a Detroit Tigers home game! This year, the Tigers will defend their home from the Texas Rangers, making for a great sporting spectacle as it is a photo opportunity in one of Detroit’s most recognisable venues. 


Dining around Detroit

With such a wealth of upscale restaurants, talented chefs and hotel kitchens, for those who want to treat Dad to breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three!) while here in Detroit visitors of every palate will find themselves spoilt for options. First Bite offers simple, fresh ingredients and their esteemed collections of fruit and vegetable smoothies, while Cafe Zola boasts giant, mouth watering fruit pancakes. The Great Commoner is a popular brunch spot with its renowned omelets, while Karls Detroit is a great option for those who want to enjoy all-American fare in an old-school, classic diner setting.


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