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Happy Father's Day!

By published June 15, 2021

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20! If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate dad and all the father figures in your life, the Chicago Southland’s got you covered. Whether it’s a special meal, a unique gift or a fun experience, there’s something every dad will love in the Chicago Southland!


Share a meal together

Treat dad to a Father’s Day meal! Plenty of Chicago Southland restaurants are offering special packages, either for dine-in or take-out.

Impress dad with your grill skills this Father’s Day with a heat and serve meal from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Meal kits include pretzel bread and butter, classic tomato bruschetta, four 8 oz. filets (with Chef Matt McMillin’s special seasoning), four baked potatoes with toppings, asparagus and lemon pound cake for dessert. Packages cost $199.99 and must be ordered by June 16. Looking for a good wine pairing? Try the Cooper’s Hawk Lux Cabernet Sauvignon for $35.99, sold separately. Click here for more information and to place your order from the Orland Park or New Lenox location.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Ashford House Restaurant and the attached Winston’s Market in Tinley Park will be offering two different Father’s Day BBQ packages. Package #1 serves five and will be fully cooked (and hot!) upon pick-up. This package includes Winston’s BBQ ribs, double baked potatoes, creamy coleslaw, Caesar salad and rolls for $125. If you’re up for some grilling, try Package #2, which will be sold raw. This package includes eight 6 oz. pub burgers and buns, American cheese, six Italian sausages and buns, three pounds of potato salad and three pounds of Italian pasta salad for $65. Meals will be available for pick-up on Father’s Day from 10AM to 6PM. Call 708-633-7500 to place your order by June 17!

Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe in Burbank will be hosting a special Father’s Day dining experience this year. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Lunch and dinner will be available from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Chuck’s regular menu will be available throughout the day. Reservations are encouraged! Call 708-229-8700 to save your spot today!

Dine on a delicious “Soul Food Sunday” meal at Culture in Homewood! Enjoy a special Father’s Day edition of brunch or dinner for $29.95 per person ($12.95 for diners 12 and under). Meals are all-you-can-eat, so be sure to bring your appetite! Brunch will be served from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and dinner will be served from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Reservations are strongly suggested. Click here for more event info and to reserve your spot for you and dad today!

Enjoy a Father’s Day brunch at Vintrendi Wine Company in Park Forest. Served in collaboration with the chef at Poppin’ Plates Culinary Incubator, each guest can dine on a two-plate brunch buffet consisting of fruit, sausage, bacon, hash browns, shrimp and grits, veggie eggs, chicken etouffee and chicken and waffles. Beverage options include coffee and two glasses of wine from Vintrendi’s collection. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Plus, there will be live entertainment provided by Vince Abrams and The Matrix. Tickets are limited; click here to purchase yours!

Share a cold one (or three!) with dad this Father’s Day at One Allegiance Brewing in Chicago Ridge. When you buy two barrel-aged beers, you’ll get the third one half off. One Allegiance has four BA beers to choose from, so you can’t go wrong!

One Allegiance Brewing


Give him a great gift

Find a perfect gift for dad this Father’s Day! The Chicago Southland has lots of great gift ideas, perfect for dads of all kinds, whether he’s a sports fan, beer lover or friend to the animals. Plus, there are plenty of fun spots to hang out and kick it with dad all day long.

Treat dad to a round of golf this Father’s Day! There are over 30 public golf courses in the Chicago Southland. Whether you are a pro or an amateur, there’s sure to be a course perfect for you and dad.

Not able to make it out to the course? Give dad a gift card! Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park has gift cards available for purchase here!

Is dad an animal lover? Brookfield Zoo Chicago is offering the fun opportunity to make a donation in dad’s honor towards the bear species that best represents him. Is dad a brown bear, polar bear or sloth bear? Click here to find out more about the bears and make your $10 Father’s Day donation! Each donation will come with a certificate that you can fill out and share with dad. All donations will be listed on the Brookfield Zoo Chicago website and social media accounts! Spend some time with dad at the zoo and meet all the bears face-to-face. Grab your tickets by clicking here!

Brookfield Zoo Chicago

Dad is sure to love some craft beer from any of the 19 breweries in the Chicago Southland! Order ahead for pick-up or spend some quality time in the taprooms this Father’s Day.

If dad is a sports lover, check out the Father’s Day collection from the Chicago White Sox! T-shirts, caps, accessories and special packages will all make the perfect gift this Father’s Day. Click here to see the full collection! How about some game tickets to go along with his new gear? Click here to see a list of upcoming games and to grab your tickets.

Chicago White Sox

Support the Chicago Southland’s own professional minor league baseball team, the Windy City ThunderBolts! Dad (and the entire family) will love catching a game at Ozinga Field in Crestwood. Click here to see the Bolts schedule and to buy your tickets! 

Any sports loving dad is sure to appreciate tickets to a soccer game! Gift him some tickets to a Chicago Red Stars game and spend the day cheering on the soccer pros.

Enjoy the great outdoors this Father’s Day. Cast a line at one of the many fishing spots throughout the Chicago Southland. Many different fish species can be found in the region, like bass, northern pike, bluegill and more. Click here to see a list of fun fishing spots!


Make some memories

Check out these fun upcoming events in the Chicago Southland!

Stop by Tinley Junction Miniature Golf and Batting Cages in Tinley Park this Father’s Day for a free round of golf for dad. Dads, grandpas and uncles all golf free with a paid round of golf!

Dads can also enjoy a free round of mini golf on Father’s Day at Haunted Trails Family Amusement Park & Picnics in Burbank! This offer is valid for all dads or grandfathers visiting with their children or grandchildren. Don’t forget to try out all of the other fun activities at Haunted Trails, like go-karts and batting cages!

Spend the weekend with dad at Monee Reservoir in Monee! All fathers will receive a free container of bait to enjoy shoreline fishing.

Monee Reservoir

At Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher, the family can enjoy a dad-kid challenge. Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will score a free prize for dad. This event is free, and no registration is required. While you’re at the nature center, check out the trails and explore some beautiful forestry!

Catch a concert with dad! In Orland Park, enjoy the Concert in the Park featuring Classical Blast. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy the music from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The concert will take place at Crescent Park (9705 West 142nd Street). On Breidert Green (Kansas Street and Ash Street) in Frankfort, enjoy the sounds of Grand Illusion, a Styx cover band, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Jazz fans won’t want to miss trumpeter Corey Wilkes performing at Copper Still Martini Lounge & Speakeasy in Homewood. Wilkes will begin his performance at 7:30 PM. Click here for tickets!

Grand Illusion

Take a stroll with dad at Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland during their Wellness in the Woods: Summer Solstice Stretch event. Celebrate the start of summer by stretching and enjoying a walk along the Redwing Trail. Stretching is a powerful way to practice mindfulness and wellness! Please register yourself and dad by calling the nature center at 708-868-0606.

No matter how you plan on spending Father’s Day this year, have a blast celebrating dad and all the father figures in your life!

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