10 Things To Do This Father's Day Weekend

Here's to all the dads out there


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Greenfield Village's historic baseball games are played by the rules from 1867. Complete with period costumes, attendees are taken back to Civil War-era baseball. // Photograph Courtesy of Henry Ford Museum

Detroit Comix Party: The metro Detroit area’s largest expo of independent comic books, 'zines, and art books will feature a 50-table show with creatives from around the world. June 17-18. Free. Leland City Club, 400 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-962-2300, comixparty.com 

Father's Day Brunch: Ocean Prime is opening early this Sunday and inviting dads to enjoy a brunch. The restaurant will also be offering a special dinner with an exclusive surf and turf menu. June 18. $15. Ocean Prime Detroit, 2915 Coolidge Hwy.,Troy; 248-458-0500, ocean-prime.com

Historical Baseball Game: Join spectators at one Greenfield Village's weekly Saturday games hosted at 1:30 p.m. Guests can go back to 1867 and watch how baseball used to be played. June 17. Free with village admission. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001, thehenryford.org

Automotive Design Exhibition: EyesOn Design will feature more than 200 vehicles for their annual car show at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, some of which have even made appearances at the North American Auto Show. All vehicles have been specially invited to the event. June 18. Adults $25, children free. 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores; 313-410-9307, eyesondesign.org

Tigers Baseball: Take dad out to the ballgame when the Detroit Tigers face off against the Tampa Bay Rays. Peanuts and crackerjacks will be abound while the Tigers play at home in Comerica Park. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. June 16. Tickets starting at $23. 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-4000, www.mlb.com

Ann Arbor Summer Festival: This weekend of the month-long festival is featuring live music, kid-friendly events, an arcade, Tai Chi, and more, all on the streets of downtown Ann Arbor. Through July 2. Free. Downtown Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538, a2sf.org

National Strawberry Festival: Spanning all weekend, Belleville's 40th Annual Strawberry Festival is offering good eats, a carnival. live music, and more. There's even a parade! June 16-18. Free. Throughout Belleville; 313-383-8920, nationalstrawberryfest.com 

Comedy Night: Forgotten Harvest is hosting its 25th annual comedy night with special-guest Seth Meyers. The SNL alum and Late Night host will crack jokes and give dad a laugh starting at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. June 17. Tickets starting at $29. 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-967-1500, forgottenharvest.org.

Early American Skills​ Experience: Learn classic pioneer skills like blacksmithing, woodworking, fiber works, and cooking over an open fire with dad at Kensington Metro Park this weekend. During the two-day program for teens and adults, students will complete a project to take home after class. Preregistration highly suggested. June 17-18. $30+. 13000 High Ridge Dr., Brighton; 810-227-2757, metroparks.com

2nd Annual Jazz Spectacular: Jam out with dad this weekend to acts like Philadelphia-based Pieces of a Dream, Master Saxophonist Marion Meadows, and South African born singer and guitarist Jonathan Butler. Music starts at 6 p.m. June 18. Tickets starting at $24. Freedom Hill Ampitheatre14900 Metropolitan Pkwy,. Sterling Heights; 248-377-8601, palacenet.com

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