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.
Father's Day dining
Burgers, beer, barbecue and other ways to treat your dad
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
5 TV dads we wish were our dad
We love our dad. But we also wouldn't mind being adopted by these TV dads.
Father’s Day card clichés
Nothing about these card is very flattering for poor ol' Dad
The worst dads in movie history
These filmic fathers will not be winining any awards
Things to do with dad
Chicago Blues Fest
Dr. John and Aaron Neville come to Grant Park for a fitting Father's Day send-off.
6 Corners BBQ Fest
Give dad a break and let someone else man the grill at Portage Park's carnivorous celebration.
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.
Oakley Festa Pasta Vino
You may not call him The Godfather, but any good father will enjoy this fest's vino and Italian food.
Wells Street Art Festival
With more 250 juried artists on display, dad can find some new decor for his man cave.
The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything
Take a break from pretending to laugh at dad jokes by watching some professionals be funny.
Fathers everywhere got into Mumford and Sons. This band provides a less-embarrassing, foot-stomping alternative.
Lionel Richie + CeeLo Green
You inherited dad's copy of Dancing on the Ceiling, now you can take him to see Richie in person.