Things to do on Father's Day

Show Dad a good time on Father's Day with our guide on cheap Father's Day gifts and things to do with Dad.

Compared to Mother's Day, dads get the short end of the stick on their own commemorative day. Moms are treated to brunch, given elaborate gifts, heartfelt cards and flowers, and basically are treated like a queen for a day. Dads? They'll be lucky if their Father's Day gift is something other than a new set of drill bits, if their Father's Day card offers sentiments stronger than "Thanks for giving me money" and if they don't have to grill their own Father's Day dinner. Our guide, filled with ideas on where to take Dad and how to feed him well, should change all that.

Restaurants

Father's Day dining

Burgers, beer, barbecue and other ways to treat your dad

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Shopping and style

Father's Day gifts under $50

Finding the perfect present for Dad just got easier with our selection of 20 awesome—and afforable—gift ideas

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5 TV dads we wish were our dad

We love our dad. But we also wouldn't mind being adopted by these TV dads.

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Shopping and style

Father’s Day card clichés

Nothing about these card is very flattering for poor ol' Dad

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The worst dads in movie history

These filmic fathers will not be winining any awards

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Things to do with dad

Music

Chicago Blues Fest

Dr. John and Aaron Neville come to Grant Park for a fitting Father's Day send-off.

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6 Corners BBQ Fest

Give dad a break and let someone else man the grill at Portage Park's carnivorous celebration.

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Taste of Randolph

If your dad hip to bands like Delta Spirit and Kaiser Chiefs, you can take him to this restaurant row street festival.

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Oakley Festa Pasta Vino

You may not call him The Godfather, but any good father will enjoy this fest's vino and Italian food.

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Wells Street Art Festival

With more 250 juried artists on display, dad can find some new decor for his man cave.

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Comedy

The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything

Take a break from pretending to laugh at dad jokes by watching some professionals be funny.

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Music

Saintseneca

Fathers everywhere got into Mumford and Sons. This band provides a less-embarrassing, foot-stomping alternative.

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Lionel Richie + CeeLo Green

You inherited dad's copy of Dancing on the Ceiling, now you can take him to see Richie in person.

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