Great Events for Father’s Day in Chicago

Any given day or night of the week, there’s something going on in Chicago, and that’s especially true during weekends in the summer. From outdoor events to indoor entertainment, you’ll find something worth your time. Treat your pop to something different this Father’s Day, or stick to a classic, all without leaving the City of Broad Shoulders (a nickname and poem made all the more powerful on this special day). Here are three events for treating the man that helped give you life.

Taste of Randolph

via Flickr user ninniane

via Flickr user ninniane

The Taste of Randolph is one of the most highly anticipated festivals of the year. Whether you go there for the food, the drink, or the music, you’re in for something truly special. Food highlights include Porkchop, Wishbone, and City Winery, and you can find all of your Chicago craft beer favorites, including Revolution and Goose Island. For music, the Sunday lineup boasts some big names, including Best Coast and The New Mastersounds, but our personal favorite is the funk band The Heard. More Info: RELATED: The 10 Best Chicago Festivals of June (Part 2)

Father’s Day BBQ at Brookfield Zoo


via Flickr user Valerie

Brookfield Zoo is a lovely alternative to Lincoln Park Zoo, and they’re not only hosting a ton of exotic animals for your viewing and educational pleasure, they’re also hosting an all-you-can-eat barbecue that the whole family can enjoy. Menu items include Baby Back Ribs, Corn on the Cob, and Slow Roasted Strip Loin carved to order! Once you fill up on food and drink, make sure you check out the dolphin show, because it’s a must-see. More Info: Father’s Day All-You-Can-Eat BBQ

White Sox Game at Cellular Field


via Flickr user Don Harder

Opened in 1991, Cellular Field is one of the newest stadiums in the country, and at 1:10pm on Father’s Day, they’ll be batting off against the Texas Rangers. There’s nothing more classic than a baseball game with Dad. Enjoy a beer, get some Cracker Jack’s (invented in Chicago!), and partake in an American tradition. In fact, Father’s Day was first observed in 1908, and Major League Baseball was founded in 1903! More Info: Have fun, be safe, and give your old man a day he won’t forget!


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