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

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 plenty of ideas to help the kids make their own cards and gifts for Dad, too.

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

Father’s Day Craft: Card Making at Humboldt Park Branch

June 14, 2023

All ages can drop into the library to make an original card for Father’s Day. All supplies provided.

Busse Lake Outdoors Day & Fishing Derby at Busse Lake Boating Center

June 17, 2023

Enjoy a free fishing derby, local food, prizes, tree climb, nature play, animal encounters and more at this annual event.

Father’s Day Child’s Craft Day – Sip’n Paint at The Cornucopia Tea and Gift Shop

June 17, 2023

Ages 5 and up can enjoy endless tea, lemonade and cookies while creating a Father’s Day project for their dads. Children can choose between making a flowerpot picture frame, large Father’s Day picture frame or a Father’s Day greeting card toolbox. Adults can make a wood teacup saucer ornament. Bring your own smock or wear appropriate clothing. Advanced registration required.

Juneteenth Father’s Day Festival at King’s Kidz Academy

June 17, 2023

Enjoy a day filled with live music, cultural performances, local food vendors and engaging activities for all ages.

Take Me Fishing at Robert W. Bernas Park

June 17, 2023

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

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

June 18, 2023

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 Burbank

June 18, 2023

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 18, 2023

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

Eat the Parks Foraging Walk: Horner Park Father’s Day Edition at Horner (Henry) Park

June 18, 2023

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. 

Father’s Day at Fox River Trolley Museum

June 18, 2023

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 Classic Car Show at Oakbrook Center

June 18, 2023

Celebrating its 53rd year, 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 Family Nature Walk at Trailside Museum of Natural History

June 18, 2023

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

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

June 18, 2023

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.

Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament at River’s Edge Mini Golf

June 18, 2023

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 18, 2023

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 18, 2023

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

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

June 18, 2023

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

Juneteenth and Father’s Day Festival at Memorial Park District

June 19, 2023

Celebrate this annual Juneteenth and Father’s Day Festival with games, bounce houses, vendors, entertainers, food and drinks and more.

This post is updated annually.


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