Celebrate Dad! 5 Fun Father’s Day Events in Chicagoland

June 12, 2017

Fathers-Day-Events-Chicagoland.jpgAre you looking for a fun way to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day? Go beyond the traditional gift-giving and spend some time with him, too! Check out these activities around the Chicagoland area to find the perfect fun for everyone.

1. Adler After Dark: Aliens Among Us
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

Adults looking for a fun way to treat dad this Father’s Day can schedule an outing to Adler After Dark on June 15. This adults-only event is exclusively for guests age 21 and up. From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., the planetarium will host a series of exhibits and activities that explore the possibilities of life beyond our planet. If your dad has a quirky side or wants to explore the world of little green men, this is a great pick for wacky fun.

2. Father’s Day BBQ at Brookfield Zoo
8400 31st St, Brookfield

The Brookfield Zoo is about half an hour from Springs at Weber Road, offering entertainment that’s a bit closer than downtown Chicago activities. On Father’s Day, the zoo is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ. Enjoy a full buffet and cash bar in the zoo’s pavilions. A DJ will offer ample entertainment while you eat.

3. Oakley Avenue Italian Block Party
S Oakley Ave & W 24th St, Chicago

Throughout Father’s Day weekend, the Oakley Avenue neighborhood will host its Fiesta Pasta Vino. Expect plenty of Italian food and wine, live music on three stages, and a Florentine market. Whether you’re looking for fine handcrafted wares, a bold glass of vino, or a relaxing opportunity to stroll the streets, this block party will fit the bill.

4. Craft Brews at the Zoo
2001 N Clark St, Chicago

On the Friday and Saturday before Father’s Day, the Lincoln Park Zoo will host Craft Brews at the Zoo. This event includes over 75 specialty brews from more than 35 breweries. This adults-only experience includes DJ music, tasty bites to eat, and lawn games amid the gardens. You can also view the zoo’s wild inhabitants as you explore the brewery stands.

5. Elgin Ribfest
Festival Park, 132 South Grove Ave, Elgin

Just half an hour north of Springs at Orchard Road, Elgin offers an enticing option for Father’s Day weekend. From Friday through Sunday, the city is hosting Elgin Ribfest. This festival includes live music from diverse performers including My Metal Heart, 7th Heaven, Libido Funk Circus, Fairlanes, Tynan, Voyage, Serendipity and more. Your dining options include award-winning rib vendors as well as other delicious picks like Toasty Cheese, the Little Red Donut Truck and Danny’s Pizza. Bounce houses, car shows and Home Depot Kids Workshops extend the fun to include everyone in the family for Father’s Day.

How are you planning to celebrate Father’s Day? Share your ideas in the comments section below!New Call-to-action

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