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Best Activities To Celebrate Father's Day In Detroit

Fathers: they sacrifice so much for their families. Whether it's long days put in at the office to earn that paycheck to help pay for college or helping their kids to mend a broken bike or car, fathers give up plenty so that their children can have a better life. Give thanks to your dad this Father's Day by taking them out for a great time in Detroit for some quality father/child time.
Father's Day Catch at Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 962-4000

Date: June 18, 2014

Always had that picturesque image of playing catch with your father on the front lawn? Well, how about stepping that dream up a notch to playing catch with your father on the same lawn where the Detroit Tigers play? Sign up now to reserve your spot on June 18th to play catch on the hallowed grounds where the Boys of Summer fight each year to win a pennant. For just $70 a person, you can have a 45-minute session of catch with your dear ol' dad and also share an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet. Best of all is you get one Outfield Box seat per person to see the Tigers vs. Rangers later on August 20th.

John D. Bistro
22726 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-4070

Looking to take dad out for a specialized feast on Father's Day this year that will cater to his manly appetite? The John D. Bistro, located in downtown Ferndale, will once again be hosting its annual Father's Day extravaganza which will include an all-day menu catered to the collective tastes of fathers everywhere. Owner Eddie Farah has been making homemade meals from scratch, including his own mayonnaise, since he opened the eatery a few years ago. Since then, it has become a Ferndale staple loved by men and women alike, but on Father's Day, it's all about spoiling the dads.


MIU Run For The Ribbon 5K Walk/Race
Detroit Zoo
8450 W 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717

Date: June, 15 2014

Looking to do something this Father's Day that will help make the world a better place for dads and men everywhere? The MIU Men's Health Foundation is happy to invite you to join them at their family-friendly Run for the Ribbon 5k Run/Walk to help raise the awareness of prostate cancer. The Run for the Ribbon will be held at the Detroit Zoo on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 8 a.m. Race participants will receive a t-shirt, medal, great Father's Day activities and even free entry to the Detroit Zoo following the race. Registration will be open up until the race day and would-be runners can register at the race the morning of, as well.

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The Earle
121 W. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-0211

Is your dad a foodie always looking for the best of the best when it comes to fine dining? Ann Arbor's own The Earle restaurant has won a plethora of awards from patrons and critics alike for its fine dining which includes French and Italian fare. On Father's Day this year, The Earle will be having a special dinner menu starting at 5 p.m. that will test the chef's abilities to please even the most condescending male palate. With a wine list of over 1,200 selections, you'll be able to whet your whistle with dad, too. Reservations are recommended for Father's Day.

Rugby Grille
100 Townsend St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 642-7900

Looking for something a little more casual while still offering amazing food for dad and the family? The Rugby Grille, located in the Townsend Hotel in historic Birmingham, is not only a four-star restaurant featuring some of the area's top talents in food and wine, but also has been honored with various accolades from being named one of the "Top Ten Best Restaurants in the United States" by Zagat's Restaurant Guide, the coveted AAA-Four Diamond award, the Forbes Travel Guide "Recommended" rating and The Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" for its wine program. Despite all of this, the Rugby Grille prides itself on being unpretentious, making it the perfect place to take dad this Father's Day. Also, a special menu will be served from 3 p.m. until close that will feature Rugby's top USDA prime beef specials. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at
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