Father's Day Ideas from GLAMoms - Greater Lansing Area Moms

As we plan for Father’s Day we checked in with the GLAM-Dads for some input on some things they thought may make fun treats for Dads this Father’s Day!    What a list! 

Also – thanks guys, you made getting some Dad’s Day treats super simple this year! 😊

Happy Father’s Day!

Christine joined Taylor Gattoni from WILX during the Michigan Matters segment and shares about things to do in Greater Lansing over Father’s Day Weekend!   

Thank you, Taylor!  

Father’s Day fun planned around the Greater Lansing area this weekend!

Free Fishing and fun!  Join the Meridian Township Police Department at Meridian Historical Village pond for Cops & Bobbers, Saturday, June 15 from 9am-noon.

Spend the afternoon at Impression 5 Science Center, the Organ Adventure: Exploring the Human Body exhibit begins June 15.

Father’s Day Fest at Playmakers, shop for your Father’s Day gifts and enjoy complimentary stroopwaffles, 🥨 pretzels, and 🍻drinks.  Saturday, June 15 at 11am.

Coco’s Confections pop-up at Tin Cup Breamery on June 15, stop in for Father’s Day cookies – lots of cute designs to choose from! Pre-orders cookies here: cocosconfections517.com/s/order

Father’s Day Car Show at Delta Retirement Center – check out the cars and grab a treat from Tin Cup Creamery, Saturday, June 15 from 9-11am.

Dinner at Capital Prime, Lansing, Special features aimed to please dad. Sunday, June 16. 

Wonder around the zoo! Free Admission for Dads at Potter Park Zoo, Sunday, June 16 from 9a-5pm

Family cruise on Michigan Princess, Sunday, June 16 from 2-5pm, registration required

Father’s Day Special at Zap Zone, on June 16 have fun with dad at Zap Zone XL for all day, unlimited fun for $19.99!

Father’s Day Brunch, Lansing Brewing Company, Sunday, June 16 from 11:30am-11pm, reservations recommended

Catch a baseball game! Lansing Lugnuts are home against the Cedar Rapids Kernels, Sunday, June 16 at 1:05pm and City Market Kids Day activities after the game with Big Lug. 

517 Father’s Day Brunch & Jazz, a celebration of Fatherhood and culture, featuring a fully catered brunch, live music, drinks, and more, Cadillac Room, Sunday, June 16 at 6:30pm.

Dogs & Drafts for Dads at Meridian Sun Golf Club. Sunday, June 16.

Celebrate Father’s Day in Charlotte all weekend, including a pancake breakfast on Sunday.

Local Activities, Events and Gift Ideas

Deadtime Stories: True Crime and Other Books is the first of its kind, A book and gift shop dedicated to true crime, features many Michigan (some local) authors and has an impressive assortment of must-reads!

Gilberts Hardware is located in DeWitt, this locally owned hardware store has an incredible selection of gifts and grills and always seems to have what the last minute items we need for weekend projects around the house. 

The Good Life Shaving Company is located in Central Park Plaza in Okemos, this barber shop is much more than a haircut every few weeks. They provide a “Lifestyle” to the determined man with the drive to achieve success. Always looking your best… Always ready to capture the moment.

Goodfellas Bagel Deli is located within Capital City Market. Goodfellas Bagel Deli is second to none.  Delicious, fresh ingredients and locally owned and operated.  The Fugazzi shown above is delicious!   

High Caliber Karting & Entertainment is located in the Meridian Mall, Two indoor tracks for electric go-kart racing, with axe throwing, rage rooms, an arcade, nerf arena, archery tag, Throwbowling, pocket soccer, and two bars.

Howell Nature Center Explore the wonders of wildlife in Livingston County’s only teaching zoo, the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park beautiful trails hands-on activities in their Nature Centers.  Many upcoming special events – more info here.

Lansing Lugnuts is Greater Lansing’s only professional baseball team and Oakland Athletic affiliate. A day at the ballpark is a great gift, whether it be Paws and Claws Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, themed Friday and Saturday games or Kids Day on Sunday – always a hit!

Leading Edge is located in Okemos, Leading Edge is Mid-Michigan’s premier golf shop, custom club fitters and simulation indoor golf venue.

Little Hawk Putting Course is located at Hawk Hollow in Bath – No windmills, clowns or concrete hills –  At Little Hawk, miniature golf meets real grass for 18 holes, par 54 of a challenging, and entertaining round of putting.  

Meat is located in Old Town, Lansing – their tag line says it best, IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SALAD, YOU CAME TO THE WRONG PLACE. Meat BBQ is a true down-home, barbeque restaurant with large portions and was featured on both Triple D and Campus Eats on the Big10 Network.

Michigrain Distillery is located in Lansing and is within walking distance to Lansing Lugnuts, Riverfront Park, Downtown Lansing and more!  Also located along one of Lansing’s Social Districts  and a to-go cocktail from Michigrain Distillery is perfect for a walk around town.  Enjoy drinks, light food or bottle sales at Michigrain Distillery.  

Mr. Mocks Hammocks  is a Greater Lansing based, online retailer.  Mr. Mocks Hammocks are the result of recently graduated college who wanted to make hammocking available for everyone.  Mr. Mocks Hammocks are perfect for gazing out under the stars, a nap or a spot for a good read on Father’s day afternoon.  

On the Rocks  is  located in East Lansing on Lake Lansing road near Hagedorn., On the Rocks boasts they have liquor prices at state minimum. “Best selection of beer, craft beer, bourbon, imports and finest wines from all over the planet.”

Playmakers gift cards make the best Father’s Day gift.  They can go in and pick out just what they need and maybe dad will take the kids to check out the train while he spends his gift card!

Potter Park Zoo is the Greater Lansing area’s only Zoo that is home to more than 160 species of animals and is the perfect destination for a dad’s day out with the kids!

The Record Lounge is located in Reo Town, the only female owned record shop in Michigan. Specializes in new and used vinyl as well as vintage audio.

Red Cedar Spirits  is located on Merritt Rd in East Lansing, a cocktail bar and distillery featuring house-made craft spirits, cocktails, varietal ciders, award-winning wines, cheeses and other seasonal plates. Weekly happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. and features a selection of half priced cocktails. For anyone interested in learning more about the distilling process, they also offer complimentary tours of the distilling facility.

River Town Adventures offers canoe, bike, paddleboard and kayak rentals in Lansing. Whether you’re in the mood for a high-energy escapade or a relaxing time floating down the river, your perfect adventure awaits you at River Town Adventures. 

Saddleback BBQ – located in REO Town, Lansing and Okemos, Saddleback specializes in hand-crafted, award-winning Southern BBQ with a unique Midwestern flair. YUM!

SPIN Bike Shop is a locally owned and operated bike shop in Old Town, Lansing. You will find all of your biking needs for adults and children alike.  

Twisted Craft Cocktails is located in Downtown DeWitt – this little gem has all you need for the perfect cocktail, you add your spirits a couple days before, put in the frig and wait patiently – the perfect go-to for dads who enjoy a craft cocktail. 

X Golf is located in the Okemos Target Plaza, Greater Lansing’s leading indoor golf and entertainment venue, with state of the art golf simulators designed for golfers at all stages.

And a few things to do around the Greater Lansing area this Father’s Day weekend – or all summer!

Hike at The Ledges

Golf at many area courses – list of Greater Lansing area courses HERE.

Foot Golf at Royal Scot

Ice Cream around the Greater Lansing area!  Get your ice cream HERE.

Donuts for breakfast!  HERE is a list of where to get them!

Dads love PIZZA and you get out of cooking, win win! 

Wonder around a Farmers Market and have an outdoor picnic!

Happy Father’s Day!

More Gifts for Dads

Yeti Soft Cooler – a splurge for a cooler, but will keep up to 11 cans or your lunch, cold for hours. Durable and portable for being at the baseball field, kayaking, golfing, any of dads favorite activities!






Blackstone On The Go Griddle– Perfect for tailgating, camping or if you prefer not to have a big grill. Great to make breakfast, stir-fry, dinner.. the options are endless!








Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0, Smokeless Fire Pit perfect for backyard get togethers and a way to bring families outside! Bonus- it’s virtually smokeless!







Birdify Bird Feeder Camera For the bird loving dad! A smart bird feeder with camera to identify all of your favorite birds. 




A Super-Powerful Water Gun – not for kids – seriously. This is a water toy with a punch.  And one GLAM Dad mentioned this near my phone and it has been a sidebar ad for about a week. 

A personalized United States (or world) Push Pin Travel Map.  The possibilities are endless and we use different color pins for different travelers (ie. before children trips, mom or dad trips, etc.). It is fun and always a great conversation starter!  This one here is by SugarBlushStudio on Etsy.




Did you see Ten Finger Fish at GLAM Jam Summer Kickoff?  The west Michigan based t-shirt company is all about comfortable shirts and endless adventures! Here is the Michigan Aura t-shirt!  LOVE!

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