Father’s Day Events in Chicago and The Suburbs

Celebrate the catch-playing, spider-killing, foot-rubbing, snow-shoveling, meat-grilling man in your family with a lineup of Father’s Day specials this weekend. Our pick? Brunch at Soldier Field, complete with a chance to kick a field goal like a pro.

And don’t forget to enter our Daddy’s Little Girl (or Guy!) Photo Contest! Send your cutest “daddy & me” photo to gallery@chicagoparent.com or post it on our Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win a photo shoot and print package worth $275! Learn more and see the entries so far!

Celebrate Dad with these fantastically fatherly events happening around Chicagoland this weekend. For more weekend picks, click here.



Father’s Day Nature Walk

Families are invited to a relaxing guided walk by the pond and through the woods, to learn about wildlife fathers. Trails not suitable for strollers. Registration is required.


Father’s Day

Fathers and grandfathers ride trolleys free with paid child’s fare.


Bring paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels on thisaquatic tour of Chicago’s tributaries with Bob Kirschner, theChicago Botanic Garden’s aquatic biologist. Herons, ducks, smallfish and maybe a few turtles and frogs will greet you as you canoethrough their watery habitat.

Fathers Day Canoe Adventure

The Chicago Botanic Garden, in partnership with theFriends of the Chicago River, invites families to participate inthe Father’s Day Canoe Adventure. Join Bob Kirschner, the Garden’saquatic biologist, as he guides you through the lakes and explainsour nationally-recognized shoreline restoration program. Herons,ducks, small fish and maybe a few turtles and frogs will greet youas you canoe through their watery habitat. The Father’s Day CanoeAdventure is for paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels.Instructions, canoes, life jackets and paddles will beprovided. For more information or to purchase ticketsvisit www.chicagobotanic.org/school or call (847) 835-8261.




In addition to horse-drawn carriage rides along the I&MCanal, movies in the square, and and those old-timey period costumepictures, Sunday at the festival includes a father/kid basketballcompetition. Show off those driveway H-O-R-S-E skills and win!

Lockport Old Canal Days

Event celebrating the history and culture of downtown Lockport features parade, carnival, music, craft fair, family activities, horse-drawn wagon tours, tour of the 1907 Hydraulic Power Plant, food and entertainment.


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