Where to Take Dad on Fathers Day 2024

We probably don’t say it enough.

Dads, you are special! 

From mentoring to coaching, tutoring to leading, you have earned a day just for you.

Father’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, June 16. We found a weekend full of fun ways to spend the day with dad, most nearby and others a short road trip away. Foods and festivals, concerts and critter encounters, museums and motor musters. There’s plenty of ways to say “We love you, dad!”

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival

Meet authors and illustrators, and learn with art demos and workshops.

Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown. 343 S. 5th Ave. Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 11am-5pm. Free entry.

The Shake-Ups in Concert

This concert is described as a “Saturday-morning, cartoon-fueled power pop extravaganza”.

Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown. 343 S. 5th Ave. Multi-purpose room. Saturday, June 15, 1-2pm

The Threepios in Concert

Star Wars-inspired pop songs performed by this trio.

Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown. 343 S. 5th Ave. Sunday, June 16, 1:45-2:45pm. Multi-purpose room.

Ashley’s 42nd Annual  Lobsterfest

Enjoy whole Maine lobster, lobster rolls, lobster salad and more.

338 S. State St. 1-10pm

Creature Conservancy

June is Africa month. See the savannah monitor, pancake tortoise, and the African Crested Porcupine.

4940 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. 734-929-9324. Sunday, June 16, 11:30am-5:30pm.

$15 (ages 13 and up), $13 (ages 2-12), kids under two free.

Dinosaur Discoveries

Traveling Exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History

U of M Museum of Natural History. 1105 N. University Ave. 734-764-0478. Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission is free.

Sidewalk Chalk Day with David Zinn and Asha Jordan

Join the artists and help color in a mural on Washington Street.

Sunday, June 16, 5pm. 915 E. Washington St.

Cirque Kikasse’s Sante 

Acrobatic circus show performed on the top of a food truck, with treats available after the show.

915 E. Washington St. Friday, June 14, 8:15-9pm. Saturday, June 15, 8:15-9pm. Sunday, June 16, 8-8:45pm

Father’s Day Fungi Hike

Enjoy a guided walk through the woods and learn mushroom and fungi identification skills. Lemonade, cookies, field guides and fun-guy jokes provided. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the Critter House, which is open from 12-3pm.

Leslie Science and Nature. 1831 Traver Rd. 734-997-1553. Sunday, June 16. Hike 1:30am-12pm. Hike 2: 1-2:30pm. $7 per person, Father/Grandfather Figures and kids under 2 free.

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Road Trip!

Feeling up to a little adventure? Try one of these destinations!

Greenfield Village Motor Muster

This 35th annual show highlights historic motor vehicles, with hundreds of car enthusiasts displaying their rides. Presentations, parades, live music and food available. 

Saturday, June 15, 9:30am-9pm. Sunday, June 16, 9:30am-5pm. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. 313-942-4003

Toledo Mud Hens vs. Omaha

Purchase the Father’s Day brunch package ($32), which includes one game ticket, and access to the Father’s Day All-You-Can-Eat buffet. Golf towel giveaway to the first 1,500 fans, and pre-game mini golf course at Hensville Park.

Fifth Third Field. 406 Washington St., Toledo. 419-725-4367. Sunday, June 16, 2:05pm

Father’s Day BBQ at the Toledo Zoo

Delicious buffet, animal demonstrations, live music and crafts. Reservations required.

2 Hippo Way, Toledo. 419-385-5721. Sunday, June 16, 11am-1pm

Imagination Station

Make Dad a gift with science by changing solid particles into gas to create patterns and designs that can be transferred to socks, mugs and ties. All ages. 

1 Discovery Way, Toledo. 419-244-2674. Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2pm