7 Metro Detroit Father’s Day Events

June 13, 2017  |   Story by Danielle Alexander  |   Photos by Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters, Bill Bowen

May was all about Mom. Let’s switch gears and start focusing on the dads in our lives. Whether your dad prefers sports, beer, cars or music, look no further than these seven metro Detroit Father’s Day events happening Sunday, June 18:

1. Cruise and Brew

Motor City Brew Tours presents Cruise and Brew, a beer tasting boat cruise on the Detroit Princess Riverboat between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. You and Dad will get to enjoy a cruise along the Detroit River while simultaneously sampling 25-plus Michigan craft beers and ciders. The cost is $60 per person, which includes 15 drink sample tickets, appetizers and, of course, the cruise. Tickets are available online at the MotorCityBrewTours.com.

2. Historical Baseball Games

Every Saturday and Sunday, including June 18, you can see the Greenfield Village Lah-De-Dahs play by Henry Chadwick’s 1867 Base Ball Book of Reference rules. During these historical games, a full nine innings are played without gloves in a “gentlemanly” manner. First pitch is at 1:30 p.m. Adults are $27, seniors 62-plus are $24.50, children ages 5-12 are $20.50 and children 4 and younger are free. Check out thehenryford.org for more information.

3. Motor Muster

Is your dad a vintage auto enthusiast? Then maybe instead of the baseball game, Motor Muster, which celebrates one of the grandest and most innovative eras of American automotive history, might be the better choice. For the entire weekend, streets and lawns of Greenfield Village will be filled with hundreds of classic cars, vintage trucks, motorcycles, military vehicles, bicycles and even a fire engine or two. Sunday’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults are $27, seniors 62-plus are $24.50, children ages 5-12 are $20.50 and children 4 and younger are free.

4. EyesOn Design Automotive Exhibition

If the Motor Muster doesn’t suit Dad’s fancy, then maybe EyesOn Design, one of America’s premier automotive events, might do the trick. Vehicles are chosen based on the year’s theme by invitation only, and between 200 and 300 (domestic and foreign) vehicles will be at the show on Father’s Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. Admission is $25 per person, but active-duty military and children 12 and under (with an adult) are free. For more information, visit EyesOnDesign.org.

5. Jazz Spectacular

Beginning at 6 p.m., Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights will be hosting the Jazz Spectacular, featuring Pieces of a Dream, Avery Sunshine, Eric Roberson, Michael Lington, Alex Bugnon, Marc Antoine and Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows. Admission is $83.50 for premier seating, $63.50 and $43.50 pavilion and $24 lawn. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

6. The Detroiter Brunch

From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., you and Dad can hop aboard the Ovation Yacht for a morning to afternoon champagne brunch cruise. Tickets are $105 for The Detroiter Brunch and can be purchased on summercruiseseries.com.

7. Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Tigers are in town this Father’s Day, giving you the perfect opportunity to take Dad to a ball game. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. Snag your tickets at detroit.tigers.mlb.com.

Detroit Tigers fans at Comerica Park


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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Motor City Brew Tours
    248-825-3085More Details
  2. Detroit Princess Riverboat
    1 Civic Center Drive, Detroit, MI 48226517-627-2154 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124313-982-6001 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
    1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236313-884-4222 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters
    586-554-2049More Details
  6. Detroit Tigers
    2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48202313-471-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-471-2000 Highlight on map | More Details