Exciting Father’s Day Events to Make Dad Feel Special

The whole family will love these events celebrating Dad.

This Father’s Day, whether you’re celebrating Dad at breakfast or brunch, or hitting the trails for a walk or fishing expedition, the father figure in your life is sure to enjoy his day with an event on this list.

There are also plenty of ideas to help the kids make their own cards and gifts for Dad.

Looking for more fun things to do with kids? Check out our summer family guide!

This article was recently updated on May 9, 2024 by Chicago Parent’s Audience Development Coordinator, Kari Zaffarano. The update included her updating Father’s Day events in Chicagoland and adding new Father’s Day events for families. Questions? Please reach out to kari@chicagoparent.com.

Father’s Day Events near me in Chicago

Father’s Day Craft at Vodak-East Side Branch

June 13, 2024

Ages 3-13 can come out to Vodak-East Side Branch to celebrate your father figure with a special craft for Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Premier Plus Brunch Cruise on the Chicago River

June 16, 2024

Spend Father’s Day on the water with an upscale brunch that includes a chef-prepared dinner, wine and cocktails, live entertainment and incredible views of Chicago. For all ages.

Father’s Day Signature Dinner on Lake Michigan at Navy Pier

June 16, 202

Spend Father’s Day on the water with a chef-prepared dinner, cocktails and incredible views of Chicago. For all ages.

Father’s Day Events near me in the North/Northwest Suburbs

Father’s Day Forest Find at Heller Nature Center

June 16, 2024

Dads accompanying their children or grandchildren can work together to solve a Father’s Day scavenger hunt. For ages 6-plus. Registration required.

Lambs Farm Father’s Day Brunch at Magnolia Cafe & Bakery

June 16, 2024

Celebrate your dad with a brunch at Magnolia Cafe & Bakery. There will be hearty entrees, desserts and more. Dads will receive free Farmyard admission. Reservations are required. 

Father’s Day Events near me in the South Suburbs

Dads Play Miniature Golf for free on Father’s Day at Haunted Trails Burbank

June 16, 2024

Dads accompanying their children or grandchildren can enjoy a free round of miniature golf on Father’s Day. 

Dads Play Miniature Golf for free on Father’s Day at Haunted Trails Joliet

June 16, 2024

Dads accompanying their children or grandchildren can enjoy a free round of miniature golf on Father’s Day.  

Father’s Day Events in the Western Suburbs

Father’s Day Kids’ Cooking Class at Maggiano’s Little Italy

June 15, 2024

Celebrate Father’s Day by letting your little ones learn from Maggiano’s Little Italy’s chef for a fun colorful cooking class. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, too.

Take Me Fishing at Robert W. Bernas Park

June 15, 2024

Families can enjoy a fishing event at Bernas Park. Fishing prizes and giveaways will be given to participants while supplies last. Bring your own fishing pole.

Dads Play Miniature Golf for Free on Father’s Day at Enchanted Castle Family Entertainment Center

June 16, 2024

Dads accompanying their children or grandchildren can enjoy a free round of miniature golf on Father’s Day.  


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Chicago Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring new places with her son.
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