5 Things to Do: Father’s Day Weekend

This weekend is all about dad, so treat him with these events around Chicago.

Start at Ravinia as Alan Cumming serenades you with sappy songs before heading downtown to hear some of the best in country by the lake.

Then, wake up and enjoy breakfast the next morning at Wagner Farm or have brunch at Second City on Father’s Day.

Finally, this weekend is a big one for fairs and festivals, so don’t miss out on the summer fun.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Photo courtesy of Ravinia Festival.

June 19
Highland Park

Lawn tickets are still available for “an evening of song and stories from Scotland’s beloved man-child” at Ravinia.

Windy City LakeShake

Photo courtesy of Windy City Lake Shake.

June 19-21

Some of the best acts in country are making their way to Chicago. Headliners Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line will also be joined by Cassadee Pope, Joe Nichols, Justin Moore, Kelsey Ballerini, Maddie & Tae, Thomas Rhett and more.

13th Annual Dairy Breakfast

Photo courtesy of Glenview Park District.

June 20

As Leslie Knope once asked, “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” So, have breakfast at Wagner Farm and you can also enjoy live music, dairy demos, wagon rides and other activities.

Second City’s Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday Brunch


June 21

Start Father’s Day with brunch, complete with herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus, biscuits and gravy, a chicken and waffle bar and more breakfast favorites, before Second City’s laugh-out-loud hilarious comedy show.

Fairs & Festivals

Photo courtesy of Six Corners Association.


If you’re a fan of fairs and festivals, this is your lucky weekend! Visit one (or more!) of the following local faves:

Don’t forget check out our 99 Days of Summer 2015 as you begin planning your summer outings. You can also find more festivals for the entire family and get tips for your next road trip.