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Father's Day in Chicago Southland

Father’s Day is a day to be celebrated! Take him out and spoil him or let him enjoy a day all to himself. Whatever he decides, the Chicago Southland has something to make him smile!



1. World's Greatest Rolling Car Show


 

DRIVING THE DIXIE
Parking lot kitty-corner to Moraine Valley Community College Education Center
12940 Western Avenue, Blue Island
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Whether dad likes antique cars or muscle cars, he'll love the Chicago Southland's Annual "Driving the Dixie" event. It involves all makes and models of cars, history, a scavenger hunt, prizes, food and exploring the open road. Click here for more information about the history of the Dixie Highway. Visit the oldest operating businesses along the Dixie Highway, view Sears Roebuck homes, view historic murals in two separate locations and take a trip around the lake. The car show will be held at St. Paul's parking lot located at 18200 Dixie Highway, Homewood. This is a "take your time, travel and explore at your leisure" kind of event.
Saturday, June 18th
Registration begins at 8:30AM

 


2. Fish with Dad


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Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring Free Fishing Days to help you do just that. No need to invest in a fishing permit. On Friday, receive a voucher good for a free one-hour boat rental (excludes paddle boats). On Saturday, receive a box of night crawlers and on Sunday receive a free fishing pole rental. Regular rules and regulations still apply on rentals, such as a cash deposit and a valid driver’s license. District policies also still apply, such as size and quantity limits. Shoreline fishing is accessible. All ages. Free
Friday, June 17th - Sunday, June 19th
6AM-7PM

MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
No anglers, you’re not dreaming, the gates will stay open until midnight for a nighttime fishing opportunity. Fish are often more active at night when the waters are cooler. So let the kids stay up late and bring the family out to enjoy fishing under the stars. The parking lot is well lit and the shoreline is accessible; however, anglers are encouraged to bring a flashlight and bug repellant. The concessions building will be open. Shoreline fishing is accessible for participants. All ages. Free
Saturday, June 18th
7PM-12AM

FATHER'S APPRECIATION DAY - MONEE RESERVOIR
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27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
Come out and celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day. Should you come ready to fish, you will receive one complimentary container of bait on the house! Mention that you are a father at the Visitor Center and receive your Father's Day gift from Monee Reservoir!
Sunday, June 19th
6AM-7PM

FATHER'S APPRECIATION DAY - PLUM CREEK NATURE CENTER
Plum Creek Nature Center through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Dad, for all your hard work this year, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day at Plum Creek Nature Center. Walk the trails, camp overnight or visit the Nature Center. Mention you are a father at the front desk and receive a free complimentary Father’s Day gift. All ages. Free
Sunday, June 19th
12-4PM

3. Eat, Drink and Be Merry with Dad


Granite City
GRANITE CITY BREWERY FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH
Granite City Food & Brewery
14035 South LaGrange Road, Orland Park
(708) 364-1212
Roasted pork loin, bacon breakfast skillet, carved prime rib, Denver eggs, RumChata French Toast and much more! Early morning reservations are still available.
Sunday, June 19th
8AM-3PM

FATHER'S DAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BARBECUE
Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8355
Bring Dad for a fun noontime Father's Day barbecue featuring an interactive DJ. Enjoying a complete, all-you-can-eat summertime buffet has never been easier. Cash bar service will be available. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Sunday, June 19th
12PM

REAL MEN COOK FATHER'S DAY CELEBRATION
Dolton Park District's Early Learning Center Park
729 Engle Street, Dolton
(708) 730-COOK (2665)
Real Men Cook is a national charity that celebrates men in the community and highlights the positive things they do to uplift, nurture and support their families. The food tasting celebration will feature men from the Dolton community giving up Father's Day pampering to cook and serve the community! All proceeds benefit Fathers And Blessing, NFP-FAB.
Sunday, June 19th
3-6PM

4. Celebrate the Family Man


ORLAND PARK THEATRE TROUPE PRESENTS: “SHREK THE MUSICAL”
Carl Sandburg Performing Arts Center
13300 South LaGrange Road, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Treat dad and the family to a show with everyone’s favorite ogre in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. "Shrek The Musical" is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
Friday, June 17th - Sunday, June 19th
F-Sa 7PM; Su 2PM

SUMMER NIGHTS
Brookfield Zoosummer nights
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8355
Our newest summertime event is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever, with more evenings than before! Enjoy Brookfield Zoo in a new light with cooler evening weather, enhanced dining, beer and wine gardens, roaming entertainment, live music and a new laser light show, all surrounded by wildlife and nature.
Friday, June 17th - Saturday, June 18th
4-9PM


FAMILY CAMPOUT
Camp Shabbona Woods
15810 North Torrence Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
These special tent camping overnights for families are a great intro to camping. Gear (sleeping bags, pads, tent), basic skills training, dinner and breakfast cookouts and outdoor activities are included. As part of the fun, families can take part in special onsite activities or festivals at nearby Nature Centers.
Friday, June 17th - Saturday, June 18th
Check in F 5-7PM; Check out Sa 1PM

ALSIP FAMILY FUN FESTfamily funfest
Between Alsip Aquatic Park and Prairie Jr. High
11910 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
Free swimming, live music from local bands, Alsip's Got Talent, children games and activities, pool activities, fireworks and much more!
Saturday, June 18th
11AM - 11PM

CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER VS. BOSTON BREAKERS
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(773) 697-8699
Bring the family to enjoy Saturday Night Soccer as your first place Chicago Red Stars take on the Boston Breakers at TOYOTA PARK. The Red Stars will be led into battle by U.S. Women’s National Team members Christen Press, Julie Johnston and Alyssa Naeher while also joined by several Chicagoland born-and-raised veterans including Vanessa DiBernardo, Casey Short and Michelle Dalton, coupled with three additional Chicagoland rookies in Katie Naughton, Courtney Raetzman and Sarah Gorden, in this match that will be the last home match before the camp for the U.S. Women’s National Team. In addition, the first 500 fans into the stadium will receive a free Athlete Pack from presenting sponsor, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.
Saturday, June 18th
11AM - 11PM

5. Let Dad Show Off His Sweet Moves!



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Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Maybe Dad is punk rock and needs a day to rock! 101WKQX is rolling out the picnic blanket and unpacking the basket to whet your roaring rock n' roll appetites and feast on with these sumptous line-up of artists: Garbage, The Lumineers, Young the Giant & Robert DeLong.
Saturday, June 18th
12PM

MUSIC IN THE PLAZA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
Enjoy music under the stars. Food and beverages are available. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Featured artist this weekend is Sean and Charlie.
Saturday, June 18th
7-10PM

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATER CONCERT SERIES
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4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
Rachelle Ferrell * Robert Glasper * Avery Sunshine
Saturday, June 18th
5:30PM

CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
"Sing us a song, you're the Piano Man!" Enjoy "live" music at this FREE event in downtown Frankfort. Bring lawn chairs and a blanket for your enjoyment.
Sunday, June 19th
6:30PM




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