Father's Day Weekend Things To Do In Chicago: Plus, Honoring Juneteenth and More

Music of Bob Marley for Kids Father's Day and Juneteenth Celebration, photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media for Rock N Roll Playhouse
Music of Bob Marley for Kids Father's Day and Juneteenth Celebration, photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media for Rock N Roll Playhouse

Looking for the best things to do in Chicago this Father's Day weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Get ready for a double header of holidays this weekend as both Father's Day and Juneteenth bring lots of fun family events to Chicago this Sunday. Celebrate both occasions with Music of Bob Marley for Kids in Pilsen. Chicago's Juneteenth event lineup features a barbecue at the DuSable Museum, free skating at Fifth Third Arena, and the return of Festival on the Square in Bridgeport. Give Dad what he wants with a Classic Car Show in Oak Brook, a mini-golf match in Highland Park, or a fishing derby in Busse Woods. 

Plan for this weekend or a future weekend with our list of more than 70 festivals taking place in Chicago this summer. Outdoor movies also abound this summer, and you can check out our list of more than 30 locations showing free films on the lawn. Kids can enjoy some daytime fun at our favorite sprinkler parks and spaygrounds throughout the city and suburbs. 

For even more family fun around Chicagoland, see our bursting-at-the-seams event calendar. Happy Father's Day!

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St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn

Multiple parks citywide

Trailside Museum of Natural History

DuSable Museum of African American History

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Busse Lake Boating Center, Higgins Rd

Fox River Trolley Museum

31st Street Harbor Playground Splash Pad

Austin Park Water Playground

Fosco Park Water Playground

The Hub Spray Ground at Berens Park

Portage Park Water Playground

River Park Water Playground

Skokie Water Playground

Bensenville Water Park Splash Pad

Adventure Island Sprayground

95th Street Community Plaza Splash Pad

Spray 'N Play at Mike Rylko Community Park
French Connection Day
Cantigny Park - 10:00 AM Pick
India Day Parade and Celebration
Rotary Hill - 12:00 PM Pick
Retro on Roscoe
Roscoe Village - various times Pick
Chicago's Little Italy Festa--Taylor Street
Taylor Street - various times Pick
Ziggy and Orly Marley: “Little John Crow”
American Writers Museum - 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides