Downtown and Metro Detroit is a great place to celebrate Father's Day. There are venues for every taste and hobby. From sports to history to technology to arts, Detroit has it all. Here are suggestions for Dad.
EyesOn Design Automotive Show
This event sponsored by EyesOn Design is a benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. It takes place on Father's Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Event times are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The car show will take place on the grounds of the lovely Edsel and Eleanor Ford House located at 1100 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. Cost is $20. Showcased are some 200-300 vintage, classic, and modern vehicles. Vehicles are shown by invitation only. Ford House coupons may not be used for this event.
Motor City Brew Tours' Beer Tasting Boat Cruise
For $49.99, take Dad aboard the Detroit Princess Riverboat for a cruise along the Detroit River. Price includes 15 drink tickets, appetizers, and cruise. Event takes place on Father's Day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Beers from 20 different Michigan breweries will be available.
Father's Day Motown Cruise
Looking for a good dinner for Dad? The Detroit Princess Riverboat offers a dinner and music cruise on Father's Day for $59.50 per person (children's tickets are $30). The cruise boards at 2:30 p.m. and runs till 5 p.m. It features a full buffet dinner with prime rib, chicken, fish, vegetable lasagna, sides, and dessert. A cash bar is available. Entertainment is provided by Musical Melodies and Motown Memories.
Detroit Princess Riverboat
Come for a sunset cruise ($30) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Children's tickets are $15. For an adults-only event, the Detroit Princess Riverboat has a moonlight cruise from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Father's Day.
On Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, there will be a vintage vehicle event at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn that Dad will love. Along with a comprehensive car show, visitors will enjoy period music and dramatic presentations. At 1:30 p.m., come watch a historic 1867 baseball game. Admission for events is free with village pass. Adult tickets for ages 13-61 cost $24. Kids ages 5-12 cost $17.50. Children 4 and under are free. Dad might also enjoy a tour of the Ford Rouge factory. These aren't available on Sunday, but you can take a tour on Saturday. Tickets for all events should be purchased in advance. There are membership packages, too.