May was about mom, but we can’t forget about the dads! This month we’re celebrating Father’s Day. Show your love and appreciation for the man in your life with something special. Toss out the “World’s Greatest Dad” coffee mugs and don’t even think about getting him a tie.  Celebrate him with his favorite activities. Get creative and plan a day full of fun that the entire family can enjoy.

Check out our list of activities you can plan with your dad to make this year’s holiday more special than the rest.

Go to a Brewery

Sample different hard ciders and craft beers at the Motor City Brew Tours this Saturday with Cruise and Brew on the Detroit Princess Riverboat. A cold beer, a boat and an international view? Sounds like a great day.

Make a splash

Spend quality time fishing with your Dad at Wolcott Mill Metropark or racing down waterslides at Troy’s Family Aquatic Center for some water fun.

Take a lap around the racetracks

Hit the racetracks and participate in some friendly competition with go-kart racing. Be sure to give your Dad a head start so he can win at Kart 2 Kart or JD Racing.

Head to the golf course

Golf is first on the list of things to do for many dads. Tee it up at his favorite golf course or visit Glen Oaks Golf Course to test your Dad’s swing.

Book him a massage

Celebrate Dad and book him a massage to relax his joints and muscles (Fatherhood IS pretty stressful, you know!). Visit some of the coolest spas in Michigan and take advantage of the Father’s Day specials at Beach House Day Spa and Rivage Day Spa.

Take him to dinner

Handle the bill and take your dad to his favorite restaurant. Whether it’s a steak with a glass of wine, Mexican with a margarita or just pizza and beer, dinner always tastes better when someone else picks up the check!

Attend a car show

A trip to a car show is sure to be a unique touch to your dad’s day. Admire classic models and discover new favorites together at the EyesOn Design or explore the streets and lawns of Greenfield Village with the Motor Muster.

Go for a run

Ready, set, and give your Dad a head start with a 5k run this weekend. What better way to celebrate the day than with an active family run? Check out the Plymouth Father’s Day Run at YMCA that offers a variety of races.

Attend a drive-in movie

Enjoy an outdoor movie with Dad at a drive-in theater on a large screen in lawn chairs sharing snacks at the Ford Drive-In or 5-Mile Drive-In.

Fire up the grill

Bring out the charcoal for the grill and a customized apron for your dad to enjoy family and tasty food. Share jokes and stories and create new memories with your Dad as you take turns flipping hamburgers.

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