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Father’s Day 2020 in West Michigan

What better way to spend Father’s Day than exploring the different options West Michigan has to offer?! Give your dad, grandfather, and/or father-figure in your life, the gift of making memories together! Whether “dad” is into nature, food, LEGOs, or history, there’s something great for him to enjoy! 

For the Outdoorsy Dad:

Bring dad camping to Vacation Station RV Resort in Ludington June 20th and 21st for Father’s Day Weekend!  There will be a dad vs kids bike race, a fishing tournament in the catch and release pond, and a pancake breakfast.

Give the gift of adventure for Father’s Day! Book dad a guided tour or self-guided rental with Keweenaw Adventure Company. Located on Lake Superior’s largest, natural harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula, a Copper Harbor vacation offers a true, unplugged escape from the hustle-bustle of today’s do-it-all dad. Apply promocode FATHER10% by June 30th to save on any reservation of a tour, rental, or shuttle! 

On June 20th, you can enjoy the first official evening of summer with dad aboard the Aquastar in Muskegon. With special brews from Odd Side Ales and music from Two Dudes in Flip Flops, you can kick off summer in style. The cruise will go around Muskegon Lake and then head to Lake Michigan to take in the beautiful West Michigan sunset!

Give your father a fly fishing experience for Father’s Day. Pere Marquette River Lodge, an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing outfitter in Baldwin, offers guided fly fishing trips, lodge rooms, cabins, and riverside houses for rent. 

Gift dad quality time and memories made together. Whether your preference is canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, or rafts, the Pine River Paddlesports Center in Wellston has you covered with one of the Midwest’s largest selections of watercraft. Bring your dad out for a trip that he’s bound to never forget, and start a new Father’s Day tradition!

For the Foodie Dad:

If dad loves food, he’s going to love Taste of Muskegon, taking place June 19-28. And, he may appreciate no lines or crowds this year. To comply with social distancing guidelines, the festival will be held virtually by utilizing the takeout service of restaurants and food trucks. Local restaurants will prepare a Taste menu of up to four feature items. You will be able to order a full portion of any featured item or a Taste flight with bite-size portions of the full Taste menu, all available as carryout. 

In honor of Father’s Day, Herman’s Boy in Rockford is roasting a specialty coffee: Costa Rica Microlot from Hacienda La Minita. They are even offering dad a special discounted price! Reserve yours now by calling Herman’s Boy and ordering your coffee – they will contact you once they roast it and it’s ready to pick up.

Vineyard 2121 in Benton Harbor may be known for its wines, but they also serve up some tasty BBQ! Their menu features a Brisket Mac and Jeff’s Beef Brisket regularly, with ribs making regular appearances as a featured item. They’ll be serving up BBQ features on Father’s Day, and are looking forward to being able to re-open their outdoor dining space for al fresco wine and food, plus live music.

For the History-Buff Dad:

Head over to the Hackley and Hume Historic Site in Muskegon on June 20th for a recreation of a 1920s tea event! Tea, lemonade, and coffee will be served alongside sandwiches and treats provided by Rykes Bakery. Wear your best ‘20s outfit to win a prize and learn more about 1920s women by presenter, Wendy Bachelder. Limited space is available, so order your tickets today! 

If dad likes history, you’ll want to take him to Dennos Museum Center to see the Charles Rand Penney Collection of Historical Niagara Falls Prints, which is the largest collection of prints of Niagara Falls. Viewing so many images of one subject together, historians can gain new insights not only about the location itself, but also about the manner in which the scene has been depicted, emerging with a deeper understanding of the history of Niagara Falls.

For the Animal-Lover Dad: 

Celebrate Father’s Day spending some quality time with Dad at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo in New Era! On Sunday, June 21st from 10:00am-5:00pm, fathers will enjoy free admission, a complimentary apple cinnamon donut, cup of coffee, and most importantly, time to spend with the ones who adore him. 

Celebrate Father’s Day with a walk at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta! Dads get in free with their families. Walk the beautiful trails, feed the waterfowl, and visit the Sanctuary’s resident birds of prey.

For the LEGO Dad:

Is dad a LEGO lover? Then he won’t want to miss Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. This exhibit uses beautiful creations made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature.