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! 😊

A special thank you to Michigrain Distillery for sponsoring this list of area things for dad again this year!  If you have not, check Lansing’s “hottest” porch. Michigrain Distillery is located within a Lansing Social District and walking distance from Jackson Field, Downtown Lansing, Adado Riverfront Park and more!

Happy Father’s Day!

2023 Father’s Day Events

Dinner at Capital Prime, Lansing, Special features aimed to please dad. Sunday, June 18th,  2-9pm

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

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

Father’s Day Brunch, Lansing Brewing Company, Sunday, 10a-1pm, reservations recommended.

Catch a baseball game! Lansing Lugnuts are home vs Peoria, Sunday 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, 1:30-4:30pm

Head to a show at Wharton Center, Jesus Christ Superstar, Saturday, 2pm and 8pm, Sunday, 1pm and 6:30pm

Outdoor Brunch at Bridge and Main Market with Tin Cup Creamery, live music and food trucks,  Sunday, 11am-2pm


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 and a second location Downtown East Lansing.  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!

Yeti 26oz Water Bottle – A leak proof, easy to carry water bottle that fits most cup and boat cup holders!

eTape16 Digital Tape Measure – a digital upgrade to the traditional tape measure!

Theragun mini One of Oprah’s favorites! This Theragun is super portable and a great way to relieve  all of those aches and pains. 

Rangefinder –  golfers in your life?  Well both GLAM Dads are and it seems if you do this is great tool.  There are plenty to pick from.

Stormy Kromer a Michigan must have in the winter also has summer options.

M22 – a place we frequent when up north, has online options available for Father’s Day delivery.   This Peace Out hat is being ordered.

Michigan Mittens – also a winter must, they also make a handkerchief – or pocket square for the dads who dress up.  The Swanky Hanky is  a conversation piece and always a map on hand.  


A bit about our sponsor, Michigrain Distillery.

“Go from farm to fantastic from your very first sip with Michigrain.”

Michigrain Distillery is a one-of-a-kind distillery. Their spirits are distilled with an obsessive attention to quality and detail. They  utilize techniques that have been used for 650 years combined with cutting-edge science to deliver spirits that leave an impression. All ingredients are sourced within a sixty miles of our location, making us a Michigan company through and through.

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