9 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.

Some are crafty, some are sporty and in some you’ll cook up something tasty! From fishing to painting to concerts, dads are encouraged to participate in some and will love the presents that come out of others.

READ MORE: Father’s Day Guide for Chicago Families

In-Person Father’s Day Events

Father’s Day Kid’s Cookie Decorating Workshop

June 16, 2021

Father’s Day is a sweet time to decorate some cookies at this workshop, where kids get two cookies, a cupcake, decorating tool, a Father’s Day card and more. Social distancing and masks are required.

Take Me Fishing

June 19, 2021

Families can enjoy a “Take Me Fishing” event at Bernas Park. Fishing prizes and giveaways will be given to participants while supplies last. Kids 14 and younger must be under adult supervision. This is an outdoor activity, and there is plenty of room for social distancing from other families; however, face masks are required.

Father’s Day Brushes & Boards

June 19, 2021

At Lincolnwood Town Center, make a hand-painted wood sign for fathers at this event from Paint N Board. There will be one wooden board for each child while supplies last.

Busse Lake Fishing Derby

June 19, 2021

Celebrate the finale of Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison’s Outdoors Week by participating in this annual fishing derby. Participants are required to wear masks and socially distance.

Father’s Day Ice Cream Ride

June 20, 2021

Riders of all sizes and abilities will meet for a short trail ride to Dairy Dream for a Father’s Day treat. Bring helmets, masks and ice cream money.

Father’s Day Pizza Party

June 20, 2021

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.

Father’s Day Mini Golf Tournament

June 20, 2021

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.

#1 Dad Painting Class

June 20, 2021

Kids ages 5 and up can paint a silhouette-style image of a parent and child cheering on at a sports game this Father’s Day weekend at Bottle & Bottega. Painters can bring food and drink.

Virtual Events

Laurie Berkner’s Father’s Day Family Concerts

June 20, 2021

  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: $20 regular, $80 Meet-and-Greet Add-On Package

Children’s musician Laurie Berkner will treat families to songs to sing and dance to. She will sing about the joys of family, like “I Love You Daddy” and “My Family,” along with an array of her greatest hits, including “Victor Vito,” “The Goldfish (Let’s Go Swimming),” “Pig On Her Head,” “Rocketship Run,” “Chipmunk At The Gas Pump,” “Moon Moon Moon” and more.

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