Celebrate Dad with Local Gifts, Kalamazoo Bakeries, and Father’s Day Events

Father's Day

Spend Some Quality Time with Dad this Father’s Day

School’s out for summer.

As we open both our windows and our schedules, Father’s Day is just around the corner.

We’ve rounded up locally-owned shops and bakeries offering snacks, gifts, and desserts to celebrate dads on this special day. Local attractions are also hosting special events just for Father’s Day; many offer free or discounted admissions.

If you’re not in the market for presents, we have outdoor attractions too. Whether it’s visiting animals, taking a hike or seeing a movie under the stars, we’ve listed lots of fun places to go outside and make memories.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20 this year- we wish your family an amazing day of DAD.

Father’s Day in Kalamazoo

Father’s Day Events

Spend time with Dad over Father’s Day weekend at some of these local events:

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Friday, June 18, 2021
06:35 PM

Celebrate Father’s day with the return of the MacDaddies! Plus fireworks

Friday, June 18, 2021
12:00 PM
Father's Day in Allegan, MI

Fathers Zip For Free! at Allegan Event

Fathers zip for FREE with promotion code FREEFATHERZIP21 when you pre-book riverfront zip line tickets online.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
12:00 PM
Father's Day in Allegan, MI

Fathers Zip For Free! at Allegan Event

Fathers zip for FREE with promotion code FREEFATHERZIP21 when you pre-book riverfront zip line tickets online.

Sunday, June 20, 2021
09:00 AM

Celebrate Father’s Day with a walk at the Sanctuary! Dad’s get in free with their families!

Sunday, June 20, 2021
11:00 AM
Father's Day in Hickory Corners, MI

Father's Day Ride The Classics at Gilmore Car Museum

Bring Dad out for a cruise around our 90-acre campus this Father's Day!

Sunday, June 20, 2021
11:00 AM

All dads and their plus one will receive a FREE game of laser tag!

Sunday, June 20, 2021
12:00 PM
Father's Day in Allegan, MI

Fathers Zip For Free! at Allegan Event

Fathers zip for FREE with promotion code FREEFATHERZIP21 when you pre-book riverfront zip line tickets online.

Sunday, June 20, 2021
12:00 PM

Celebrate Father's Day at Boulder Ridge! Admission fees for all dads are 50% off!

Sunday, June 20, 2021
08:00 AM

Over 800 vehicles on display. Admission: Adults-$6, Kids (5-12) -$4, Kids 4 & under- FREE

Local Bakeries

Need to pick up something sweet for Father’s Day? Try these locally owned bakeries for cakes, cookies and other delicious desserts.

Kalamazoo Area Bakeries

Local Gifts

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Art Bayou

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Celebrate Father's Day with Art Bayou!

Personlize some pottery for Dad: BBQ platters, mugs for dad and Grandpa, beer steins, man cave plaque, trophies, football and baseball items can be painted and personalized.

Classes available in glass fusing, mosaics and clay hand building.

Bee Joyful Shop

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Celebrate Father’s Day-but make it sustainable! Boxes for the Earth-friendly dad, steins, and more Bee Joyful Shop: A Zero Waste Shop.

Bee Joyful offers plastic-free alternatives to the items you most commonly use for personal and home care.

BittyCakes

South Haven Father's Day Gifts

BittyCakes Father's Day Cupcakes & Treats

Place your order between now and June 14th, and pick up on June 19th from 2-4 PM!

Treat your favorite guy(s) to some special sweets! Visit www.BittyCakesCupcakes.com to order now!

Colors & Cocktails: The Mobile Art Party

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Stop by Colors and Cocktails for unique Father's Day cards and gifts for Dad! Gift certificates are also available.

Colors & Cocktails also offers DIY projects to do as a family or on your own.

Locations: Downtown (240 S Kalamazoo Mall) or our sister shops at Therapy Boutique & Marketplace or KalamazooKitty.com!

Good Batch Truffle Popcorn

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Good Batch Truffle Popcorn

This gourmet popcorn offers a savory Truffle flavor like nothing you've tried before. It has just a few simple and natural ingredients.

Call 269-491-5421 or email ([email protected]) to place your order. Also available for purchase at the Texas Township Farmers Market.

MEALS TO GO: Fieldstone Grill

Portage Father's Day Gifts

Take & Bake Meals from Fieldstone Grill (Serves 4)

Prime Rib (150)
Cajun Style Roasted Chicken (100)
Vegetarian Lasagna (75)
Baby Back Ribs (140)

Next Level Performance

Schoolcraft Father's Day Gifts

Purchase an outdoor membership by June 20 for Dad and he can bring the kids for free for the rest of the summer!

Includes complete use of outdoor golf development center.

Pop City Popcorn

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day Gift Bag
- 1 9oz jar Bilberry Jam (you pick)
- 1 jar of Angry Products mustard or ketchup (you pick)
- 1 snack bag of popcorn (you pick from our June flavors of the month)

$19.00/bag

Call 269-382-5770 to place your order. Available for shipping or in-store pickup.
Flavor options are available first-come, first-serve.

Samson's Haircare

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Samson’s Haircare is a men’s barbershop with a family-friendly atmosphere.

They are also a men’s grooming brand and manufacturer retailing their products all over the Midwest and now 7 countries.

Call ahead and prepay for Dad's appointment. Or shop for some fantastic products including pomades, beard oil, and solid cologne here: https://samsonshaircare.com/collections/all

Sweets By Robin

Portage Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day Cookie Platter ($40)

Sweets by Robin offers custom decorated sugar cookies, pyo & word search cookies, drop cookies, cookie bouquets and hot cocoa bombs.

Orders due by June 13. Order through Facebook messenger or text 269-599-2779

The Aroma Labs

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Custom Cologne from The Aroma Labs

Make your old man happy this father's day by developing a cologne made especially for him!

The Aroma Labs has several high-quality body products that fragrances that can be added to dad's grooming regimen.

Recently opened at 352 S Kalamazoo Mall, The Aroma Labs offers a unique, interactive experience creating your own personal fragrance. Private events are also available.

The Cheese Lady

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day Packs from The Cheese Lady

(1) The Cider Pack: Your choice of cider (Texas Corners Brewing Company), pretzels, mustard, salami, and a big piece of Irish Cheddar.

(2) Gift Box: Two of our most popular cheeses - Irish Cheddar and Smoked Gouda, with salami, crackers and chili fig spread.

The Olive Branch Boutique

Portage Father's Day Gifts

Stop by The Olive Branch Boutique for unique gifts for Dad!

The Olive Branch Boutique is located inside Kalamazoo Kitty in Portage.

Kalamazoo Kitty brings in new items daily (Tues-Sat, 10AM-6PM), featuring 36,000 square feet of consignment furniture, 60 local shops and a cafe.

The Victorian Bakery

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Special Desserts from The Victorian Bakery

Order a mousse cake for Dad this Father's Day!

Also available: a variety of bread, crackers, cookies, macarons, danishes, quiche, and cakes.

Therapy Boutique & Marketplace

Portage Father's Day Gifts

Celebrate your Rad Dad with a cool tee shirt, mug or other locally curated gifts from Therapy Boutique & Marketplace or pop-up Sessions Makers Market.

Therapy Boutique & Marketplace offers apparel, home decor, custom furniture, organic bath products, gifts and so much more.

Tee shirt link: https://therapyboutiquemkp.com/collections/marketplace-goods/dudes

Touching Health- Therapeutic Massage

Kalamazoo Father's Day Gifts

Father's Day Massage

Grab a gift certificate with a special "dad" appeal: Touching Health offers a spectrum of deep and connective tissue techniques that can help move lactic acid and soreness out, so dad's bod moves on with a refreshing *oil change* feeling, greater energy and freedom of movement.

Purchase gift certificates at touching-health.com

Turbo Chicken

Portage Father's Day Gifts

Celebrate Dad at Turbo Chicken with seasonings and cool tee shirts!

Order some Turbo Powder ($4) to season your chicken at home or snag a Turbo Chicken tee shirt ($12-$20).

Gift cards also available for purchase.

Weekend Family Activities

Need more options to spend time with Dad? Try these outdoor favorites to experience nature, visit some animals, or pick up some local food.

1 | Take Dad to the zoo! Area zoos and sanctuaries are open for the season and ready for visitors. Be sure to check their websites for hours or ticket policies.

Suggested Activities:
Feed the waterfowl corn at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.
See the life-size brick sculptures at John Ball Zoo.
Visit Godzilla, the 11-foot alligator at Critchlow Animal Sanctuary
Feed the fish and walk the trails at the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery.
Binder-Park-Zoo-feeding-the-girafes
The giraffes love eating lettuce at Binder Park Zoo

2 | Go for a hike at one of these lesser-known local spots.

3 | Try a park that you’ve never visited before.

Kalamazoo Park, Parchment Park
Pickleball fan? Kindelberger Park in Parchment has courts near the playground

4 | Grab some ice cream with your family.

5 | Visit a farmers market.

Farmers Markets Open Friday – Sunday
Battle Creek Farmers Market | Wednesday, Friday
Kalamazoo Farmers Market | Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday
Portage Farmers Market | Sunday
Texas Township Farmers Market | Saturday, Tuesday
Vicksburg Farmers Market | Friday

6 | Visit Dinosaur Park at Western Michigan University.

Dinosaur Park Western Michigan University
Dinosaur Park is near Rood Hall on Western Michigan’s campus.

7 | Go fruit-picking at a local farm.

8 | Ride the go-karts and bumper boats at Craig’s Cruisers in Grand Rapids.

9 | Dine outside on a family-friendly patio in Kalamazoo.

10 | Go to a drive-in movie.