Swedish Day provides an opportunity for the numerous Scandinavian immigrants and the community to enjoy the traditional celebration of Midsommar. Photo courtesy of the event
Swedish Day provides an opportunity for the numerous Scandinavian immigrants and the community to enjoy the traditional celebration of Midsommar. Photo courtesy of the event

Father's Day Weekend: Best Things To Do in Chicago with Kids

Father's Day and Juneteenth take center stage this weekend as CPS kids finally finish their last full week of school this year. Dads can get feted in any way they choose, including private tours of some of Chicago's historic sports artifacts, biking, fishing, or painting. And everyone can honor Juneteenth all weekend long by visiting the newly reopened DuSable Museum of African American History or enjoying one of the local parades. And enjoy the great outdoors with dance shows, concerts, an un-buried treasure hunt, and even a Swedish Day Festival.

Chicago kids are ready for some summer activities, and now is a great time to plan your summer bucket list with our Summer Fun Guide. Kick off the seasons with our strawberry picking guide, find a place to catch an outdoor movie, or plan a day trip to a nearby city or beach. 

Here are some of our favorite things to do with kids in and around Chicago this week.

Places featured in this article:


Pinstripes Northbrook
upcoming events

Pinstripes Oak Brook
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Pinstripes South Barrington
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Bottles & Bottegas LaGrange
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 20, 2021) #1 Dad Painting Class

M&M Cyclery
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 20, 2021) Father's Day Ice Cream Ride

Trailside Museum of Natural History
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 12, 2021 - Sun Jun 20, 2021) Juneteenth Story Walk

Walgreen's Bronzeville
upcoming events

DuSable Museum of African American History
upcoming events

Devonshire Park
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 19, 2021) Skokie Juneteenth

Malcolm X College
upcoming events

Busse Lake Boating Center
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 19, 2021) Busse Lake Fishing Derby

Sensory Garden Playground
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 19, 2021 - Sat Sep 18, 2021) Sensory Garden Playground Play Days

Bernas Park
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 19, 2021) Take Me Fishing!

Navy Pier
upcoming events
(Sat May 29, 2021 - Sat Sep 4, 2021) Wave Wall Moves

DuPage County Historical Museum
upcoming events
(Sat Nov 21, 2020 - Sat Dec 17, 2022) Train Saturdays Model Train Display

Good Templar Park
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 20, 2021) Swedish Day

River Trail Nature Center
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 20, 2021) The Un-buried Treasure Hunt

Gregg House Museum
upcoming events

Sagawau Nature Center
upcoming events

Cantigny Park
upcoming events
(Sun Jun 13, 2021 - Sun Sep 5, 2021) Cantigny Outdoor Concerts

Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes
upcoming events
(Mon May 31, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021) Scratch Junior Coding Camp for 4 to 7 Years
SummerBurst at Kohl Children's Museum
Kohl Children's Museum - 9:00 AM
Free Tuesdays at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art - 10:00 AM
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Museum of Contemporary Art - 5:30 PM
Art on the Mart: Hope is a Light
Merchandise Mart - 9:00 PM
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