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Five Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Metro Detroit

Even though we are called Metro Detroit Mommy, we love our amazing dads and want to celebrate them this Father’s Day. After all, he does so much for the family; he deserves a super fun day in and around Detroit, right?

On this Father’s Day, we are sharing several ways for you to honor and celebrate Dear Old Dad. Some are even free or low cost!

Read on:

Heartfelt note

Even the littlest members of your family can get in on writing or creating a heartfelt note for dad. Get creative: You can interview your kids and ask them about daddy or encourage older kids to write 10 things they love about Dad. If you want to really get creative, take a cute picture of your littles and frame it with the note.

Belle Isle

There’s nothing better than a beautiful day on Belle Isle and we’re sure Dad will love a picnic and exploring this Detroit gem’s many attractions: The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Aquarium, the Conservatory and more.  


What dad wouldn’t love spending the day at a baseball game? The Detroit Tigers are playing on Father’s Day, as is the USPBL in Utica. If you don’t feel like springing for tickets, take dad to the batting cage for some practice. Is dad a history buff? There are also historic baseball games at Greenfield Village!

Hike it out

This area is loaded with great hiking trails, so pick one and lace up your shoes for a nature hike with dad. Whether you like one of the Metroparks or a great trail like the Paint Creek Trail, dad will appreciate the time outside.


Dads love to relax, and chances are, he doesn’t get many opportunities. Take in a movie as a family, take a nap or just chill. Fathers love company, so make the relaxing day a family affair! (Moms: You don’t have to cook today either. Get takeout from dad’s favorite eatery!).

Korie Wilkins
Author: Korie Wilkins

Korie is a work at home mom to an energetic boy and a sweet todder girl. She loves big books, chocolate, writing, crochet and her Peloton. A recovering former journalist, Korie is also a wife, cook and allergy mama. Follow her on Twitter at @koriemw.