5 Things to Do: Father’s Day Weekend 2013

Everyone’s got a Dad—how are you celebrating yours this weekend?

Whether its your own, your husband, or a significant other, there are a bunch of great ways to spend some time this weekend. From family-friendly art festivals to a meat-lover’s paradise, haggis throwing to racing against hate, there’s plenty to fill the calendar, all weekend long:


Custer’s Last Stand

June 15-16
Main St. and Chicago Ave., Evanston

If you’re looking for an art fair experience that is a little more hippie than hipster, come on down to Evanston this weekend. For more than 40 years, Custer’s Last Stand has offered a super-casual vibe, a diverse array of artists, lots of great entertainment, good food and live music.


June 15-16
Sheffield and Addison St., Chicago

A carnivore’s dream—take dad down to Wrigleyville to try some of the best sausages in town. We’re talking Bobak’s Gilbert’s Nottoli and Son, Paulina Market and more!

Scottish Festival and Highland Games

June 15 – 16
Hamilton Lakes, Itasca

And now for something a little different … if you want to change up your usual Dad’s Day routine, skip the golf and ask him to join you in a round of hammer throwing at this popular fest, in its 27th year. Don’t forget your kilt!

Wagner Farm Dairy Breakfast

Saturday, June 15
Wagner Farm, Glenview

Farm fresh goodness and a chance for the kiddos to learn about a true farm-to-table meal. Keep it going with a trip to Northfield’s Farmers Market.

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate

Sunday, July 16
Long Field, Evanston

This one’s a North Shore Father’s Day tradition. Strap on the sneaks and join thousands of runners and walkers as we celebrate diversity, strength and an end to hatred in all its forms.