Don’t Fumble This Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it's a good time to start making plans for how to treat your good ol' dad. We have the inside scoop on how you can keep both gifts and events local, right here in West Michigan!

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Before Father’s Day actually arrives, prepare for the best day ever by picking out gifts that are sure to wow dad. For the younger bunch, start the weekend off by inviting dad to participate along with the kids in building and decorating his very own window box at the Downtown Market from 12-1pm on Saturday, June 20th.

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Still haven’t found the perfect gift for dad? For the outdoorsy type, think about perusing the local favorite, Grand Rapids Bicycle Co, during their annual Father’s Day sale. Pair a gift from here with a surprise, family camping trip and purchase the essentials from outdoor specialists, Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus.

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If your dad is more of a foodie, consider checking out Grand Haven’s Chocolates By Grimaldi. They will be hosting a Dear ‘ol Dad event on Saturday, June 20th from 10am-1pm which is full of locally made chocolates from their store and chocolate factory. There will even be a card making station—consider this your one stop shop!

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Early summer is the perfect time to spend some time in downtown Grand Rapids with the whole family. The Grand Rapids Museum of Art is offering free admission to all dads from 12-5 on Fathers Day. After a fun-filled day at the museum, treat dad to a family style meal at Mangiamo! From 4-9 pm. The chefs create a special meal prepared with seasonal and local ingredients to serve small groups at a discounted price.

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With these helpful tips, we hope you’ll find the perfect way to show your dad you care not just on this special day, but on many days to come.

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