Sooo, it's that time of year again where we celebrate all of the dad's in the world. Yes, all of them, old and young, good and bad. We celebrate dads because without them, there are no children. I won't get any deeper into all of the shenanigans behind the people who use this weekend as a time to point out or expose all of the bad fathers out there, instead I will focus on the good ones like my dad and Go 2 daddy and most of the men I know be it family or otherwise.... let's talk about a few Fathers day ideas that caught my eye for the weekend around Chicago. So many choices, I'm not even sure which we will do.
- Navy Pier has a variety of Fathers Day brunch and dinner cruises via the Spirit of Chicago and the Odyssey. Both of which are moderately prices options that will provide your family with a meal, entertainment and a nice view of the city. And for Fathers day if you book a party of 4 or more you can save 15% using the code Dad4 when you book. And the best part is that kids under 3 are free.
- Medieval Times Chicago Castle located in Schaumburg has been running a Dad's eat free special all week and for only $20 you can honor dad with a "King of the Castle" fathers Day package. Use the code DFWEB at checkout if ordering online.
- Arlington Park Racecourse is having a fun filled family day this Fathers Day. The whole family can enjo the new Junior Jockey Zone including free pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and hand's on activity. The Shedd Aquarium, a Kids' Day Spa and Fathers Day tie craft.
- Real Men Cook is a food tasting family celebration full of food, fun and live entertainment. It has become one of the leading Fathers Day celebrations in urban communities. Tickets for children are $10 and adults are $25. This Sunday the 24th annual Chicago Real Men Cook celebration will take place at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Croc Community Center.
- Brookfield Zoo is hosting an all you can eat buffet style Fathers Day Barbecue this Sunday.Reservations are required and ticket prices include admission to the Zoo. The fun starts at noon in the pavilions.
There are so many options, available but these were the Top 5 that caught my eye. There were a few opportunities that were sold out by the time I found out about them of course. I plan on writing about whichever we end up landing on. All five options are definitely under consideration for Go-2-family this weekend. What is everyone else doing for Fathers Day? Is it even really celebrated as much or is it just another commercial holiday where people feel pressured to buy gifts and wait in long lines for dinner? I personally prefer experiences over purchasing gifts, I like to create family memories and sometimes holidays are just what we need to sit back and enjoy one another.