Father’s Day is this Sunday, and chances are good that your dad doesn’t care what he does or where he goes, as long as it’s with his children.
But for those who prefer to treat their dad to an outing rather than a day at home, you don’t have to travel far to find something fun to do.
We’ve assembled a list of some special events that are sure to make for a day that you both will remember.
48th Annual Father's Day Classic Car Show
Oakbrook Center will host its annual car show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Father’s Day. More than 90 antique, classic, vintage and specialty automobiles will be on display throughout the outdoor shopping mall. Plan ahead by making a reservation for lunch at one of the mall’s many restaurants, and prepare to spend some time outside admiring some one-of-a-kind rides.
Admission is free.
A Feast Fit for a King
Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café in Darien is dishing up the granddaddy of all buffets for dads and their families this Father’s Day. The restaurant at 8025 S. Cass Ave. will serve a wide range of breakfast items and menu favorites, including smoked brisket, smoked ham, ribs, fried catfish, pulled pork and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost for this all-you-can-eat BBQ brunch buffet is $32.99 for adults, $15.99 for children over 4 and seniors.
All diners must reserve seats by calling (331) 431-4000. Visit chuckscafedarien.com for more information.
Beasts and a feast
Treat Dad to a feast and a visit with the beasts by taking him to Brookfield Zoo’s all-you-can eat Father’s Day barbecue. One price covers the cost of the buffet as well as admission to the zoo and parking.
The menu includes barbecue chicken and baby back ribs, slow-roasted strip loin carved to order, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, baked beans, and homemade apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream. A DJ will be spinning tunes to add to the picnic ambiance.
The barbecue runs from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $39.95 for adults, $29.95 for children 3-11 and seniors.
Reservations are required. Call (708) 688-8000 to reserve your spot, and visit czs.com for more information.
It’s Festival Time!
Celebrate Father’s Day just a little early with a trip to Villa Park for the suburb’s annual summer festival. The two-day event will feature a car show, music, food, and drinks Friday night. On Saturday, enjoy an arts and crafts show, food fair, music, and kids’ entertainment on Ardmore Ave. in Villa Park.
Admission is free.
Art in Bloom
Cantigny Park hosts its Father’s Day tradition with its annual Fine Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19.
Admire the work of a variety of artists while enjoying live music. Stroll the gardens and visit the variety of food trucks that will serve up tasty treats throughout the event.
Cantigny Park is located at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Admission is free, but parking costs $10.