Surprise Dad with the Perfect Father's Day in Chicago- Checkexpress

Surprise Dad with the Perfect Father’s Day in Chicago

Every year in May we celebrate our moms and all the wonderful things they do for us every day. Just a few short weeks later in June, we celebrate the other most important person in our lives: our fathers. A whole day is dedicated to our dad (or other father figure) to shower them with cards, gifts and meaningful time spent together.

Show him your love and appreciation by planning the perfect Father’s Day this year: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Brunch Ideas:

Brunch at Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 16
Treat your father to something especially wild at Lincoln Park Zoo’s historic Cafe Brauer. Choose between four sessions that will feature live music and an incredible BBQ-themed breakfast brunch buffet, as well as coffee, juice, and soft drinks. Fathers in attendance will receive a sample beer tasting in celebration of the day.

BBQ Brunch at Brookfield Zoo 
What could be better than spending Father’s Day at the Museum? Bring your dad to Brookfield Zoo this Father’s Day for an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet and then spend time visiting his favorite animals. The barbecue, which begins at noon in the Pavilions, will feature a day of fun and an extensive menu. Fun for the entire family!

Planning a Father’s Day brunch or dinner in Chicago’s suburbs?  Visit Eat the Burbs 📍 serving up the best of the suburbs! 
All-Ages Activities

iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Have you ever dreamed of flying? Now you can! Discover your wings at iFLY. iFLY makes the dream of flight a reality with indoor skydiving in a safe and fun environment. Find locations and learn more about the flying experience.

Father’s Day – Arlington Park
Father’s Day at Arlington has become a Chicagoland tradition.  This is your chance to give Dad a unique experience that will create memories to last a lifetime!  Treat Dad to a great day at the track filled with live racing, all-inclusive packages, family fun, and ways to win big – all designed with Dad in mind. Family Fun: Petting Zoo, Jockey Goggle Giveaway, Pony Rides (don’t forget your Pony Express Pass), Educational Content from Chicagoland Partners, Hands on Activities, Face Painting, Bounce House, Carnival Games, Roaming Entertainment, Design Your Own Silks Contest, Father’s Day Crafts

Main Event Entertainment – Eat. Play. Bowl. 
Celebrate Father’s Day at Main Event with FUN for the entire family. Bowling is kind of our thing at Main Event. With a state-of-the-art electronic scoring and entertainment experience that all skill levels can rock out to, you don’t just go bowling here. You celebrate every strike, spare … and even the gutter balls. If bowling isn’t your thing we have other activities: Laser Tag, Arcade Games, Gravity Ropes, Billiards and more!

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Creative Dads

Happy Father’s Day Paint and Sip by Pink Giraffe Art Studio
Dad’s like getting creative too! Surprise dad by spending quality time together by doing an activity he might not normally do. There will be good music, food and refreshments and YES, we are pulling out the grill!

Holiday Make It Take It: Father’s Day Gift Open Shop
Want to make something special for your Dad this year to let him know how much you appreciate all he does for you? Join us for an evening of woodworking to make something your Dad will be sure to love. You come with the idea and an experienced woodworker will teach you how to use the equipment and make that special something for Dad.
Think Dad would enjoy making something in our shop, as well? Bring him along and make a night of it!


Easy, fun and inexpensive DIY (do it yourself) Father’s Day Gifts! Pinterest is a great place to start for creative ideas and crafts like: personalized picture frames, treat jars, grilling tools and more!

Cubs Tickets or White Socks Tickets
* Pick your team, we don’t judge! 😊

Whatever you choose to do this Father’s Day, make it a day he is sure not to forget! Remember, you wouldn’t be here without him  – show the father figure in your life how much you appreciate everything he’s done for your family. 💙


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