Father’s Day Events for Families in Chicago and the Suburbs

The whole family will love these events celebrating Dad.

Whether your kiddo can paint a great Father’s Day portrait or come out of craft class with his fingers stuck together with glue, there’s a perfect event on this list for you.

Whether you’re celebrating your dad at breakfast or brunch or hitting the trails for a walk or fishing expedition, your father figure is sure to enjoy his day.

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

Grilling with Dads X Dion’s Chicago Dream Father’s Day Fun at Mariano’s New City

June 15, 2022

Come out for a night of fun, samples from local vendors, live music and raising money for charity!

Father’s Day Pizza Party

June 17 and 19, 2022

Kids ages 2-8 and dads will build a mini pizza with homemade dough, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil. This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together. Registration required.

Busse Lake Fishing Derby

June 18, 2022

  • Address: Busse Lake Boating Center, Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village
  • Cost: Free, registration required; no fishing license required for ages 15 and under

Celebrate the finale of Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison’s Outdoors Week by participating in this annual fishing derby. Meet at Picnic Grove #25.

Eat the Parks Foraging Walk: Horner Park Father’s Day Edition

June 18, 2022

Join Dave Odd, Chicago’s only professional forager for an edible plant identification walk around Horner Park. Learn about at least 50 edible plants and berries.

Take Me Fishing

June 18, 2022

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

Father’s Day at Fox River Trolley Museum

June 19, 2022

Fathers and grandfathers ride the museum’s antique trolleys free with paid child’s fare at this Father’s Day event. The ride will go along the Fox River and through the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve.

Father’s Day Brunch at Winnetka Golf Club

June 19, 2022

The brunch includes waffles, an omelet station, bacon, fruit and more. Must register by June 15, 2022.

Father’s Day Brunch Buffet at Paris Bistro Restaurant

June 19, 2022

Families can celebrate Father’s Day with a brunch at Paris Bistro Restaurant. There’s sure to be something for everyone.

Father’s Day Celebration at Bella Banquets

June 19, 2022

Enjoy some family-fun in honor of Father’s Day. There will be live entertainment and a full course meal in celebration.

Father’s Day Classic Car Show at Oakbrook Center

June 19, 2022

Celebrating its 52nd year, the event features more than 70,000 visitors are expected to attend this one-day-only event where more than 80 antique, classic, vintage and specialty automobiles will be on display throughout Oakbrook Center.

Father’s Day Dinner on Lake Michigan at Navy Pier

June 19, 2022

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

Father’s Day Family Nature Walk at Trailside Museum of Natural History

June 19, 2022

Learn about wildlife fathers while exploring the trails on a nature walk at the Trailside Museum of Natural History. Registration required.

Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament

June 19, 2022

Put those putt-putt skills to the test at the Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament. Kids can compete with their dads to win prizes at the 18-hole course. Registration required.

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

June 19, 2022

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

Lambs Farm Father’s Day Brunch

June 19, 2022

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

Tapas for Papas at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

June 19, 2022

Families can enjoy a Father’s Day brunch at Café Ba-Ba-Reeba. The menu will include some of their favorites like Breakfast Paella and Ba-Ba Bloody Mary’s. Reservations required.

This post is updated annually.


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