There are a lot of places celebrating dad's day. Take a canoe ride. Have a barbecue. Or visit a classic car show.You might also like:
How many times have you been to the Botanic Garden and thought, "Boy I'd like to get out on those lakes?" This Father's Day weekend, you'll have six chances with the Father's Day Canoe Adventure. Join Bob Kirschner, the Garden's aquatic biologist, as he guides you through the lakes and explains their nationally-recognized shoreline restoration program. All skill levels welcome. Instructions, canoes, life jackets and paddles will be provided. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847) 835-8261.
Paint and personalize a coffee mug just for dad. Draw a picture, write a poem, get creative and have fun. Paints and decorations supplied at no additional charge.
Everyone receives a hot dog, chips and soda for lunch. Bring your own poles and bait. Prizes awarded for shortest, longest, most fish caught and most unique catch in each age group. Participants are divided into age groups of 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17 and fathers.
Stop by for a free, 10 minute photo-op with Dad. You will receive an online gallery of your images within a week. No prints are included but there is an option to purchase. For more information, visit http://www.shinfoto.com/blog/2012/6/free-fathers-day-photo-op-at-shin-photography
Activities include Picture Frame Making, Scavenger Hunt, Paper Cup Rockets, and Daddy-Daughter Dance. Advanced tickets on sale through June 14. Includes activities and one hotdog, chips and a drink. Walk-ins are welcome to all activities, excluding lunch.
Over 100 cool cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. Plus, a live band playing classic music from the 50's and 60's, free hotdogs and lemonade, and free bratwursts for dad. Dads can register for raffle prizes.
Spend Father's Day enjoying a nature hike, climbing the tower, and doing a craft together.
Fathers and grandfathers ride trolleys free with paid child's fare.
An afternoon full of fun, sports trivia, and a raffle! Tickets available online. Wear a sports jersey to receive $2 off.
Features a tasty menu of baby back ribs, chicken, slow-roasted strip loin carved to order, corn-on-the-cob, and grilled vegetables, as well as a children's buffet of macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, and pizza. Plus, homemade apple cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream.
Fathers receive complimentary general admission and will have the opportunity to view up close two vintage cars from the early 20th century. A 1927 Pierce Arrow Model 80 Runabout roadster and a 1929 Packard 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton will be parked in front of the museum's entrance (weather permitting). Guided tours include a behind-the-scenes visit to Samuel M. Nickerson's billiards room.
More than 90 models of vintage, antique, and classic automobiles are on display at this free annual Father's Day festival.