With Father’s Day quickly approaching, Heron Agency has the perfect spots to celebrate. Experience a sunset cruise dinner with the family while taking in spectacular skyline views or visit the Scottish Festival and Highland games and immerse yourself in Scottish culture. Enjoy premium draft beers, char-grilled steaks, festivals, and more from some of Chicagoland’s best restaurants this Father’s Day or head out to Navy Pier for 18 holes of mini golf fun! Whatever you choose this Dad’s day, make it one to remember!   

Treat Your Father Like a King With The Perfect Steak 

Gift your father with quality time and a great meal at Oaken Bistro + Bar at The Forester Hotel, 200 N. Field Dr., this Father’s Day. The kitchen, led by executive chef Christian Alejandro, will be serving a special Father’s Day meal consisting of a char-grilled ribeye topped with chipotle compound butter, a twice baked potato, and grilled asparagus. All fathers who come in to dine will be treated to a complimentary rotating draft beer as well. To make a reservation visit the website at the link here: https://www.oakenbistro.com

Join the Party at Carnivale for Their Father’s Day Celebration 

Carnivale – June 18 

Experience Carnivale’s Father’s Day Celebration this year on Sunday, June 18th, starting at 1 PM! Immerse yourself in the vibrant venue that is Carnivale while enjoying fun games with the opportunity for prizes or enter the many raffle giveaways being offered. Just outside the restaurant take some time to do a photo opp in front of the Don Julio Truck. On your way back in don’t forget to try out the complimentary tasting samples and the elevated tasting table. To book a reservation visit Carnivale’s website at https://www.carnivalechicago.com

Take In the Beauty of Lake Michigan this Father’s Day Weekend 

Father’s Day Cruises – June 18  

On one of the year’s longest days, take the opportunity to honor and cherish fathers and father figures by embarking on a summer cruise! Whe-her you opt for the twilight dinner cruise to witness the stunning Chicago city skyline or choose to bask in the warmth of the sun at brunch while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago River from the open-air deck, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. To ensure your spot, be sure to make a reservation at www.cityexperiences.com/chicago/city-cruises/

Sail Grand Prix – June 16 and 17 

Dads who wish to join on the excitement can have a prime viewing spot at the edge of the racecourse, complete with a dedicated SailGP host (a new addition for 2023!), race commentary, and screens showcasing the action from various angles. Indulge in a specially curated lunch menu and Premium Open Bar while witnessing the thrilling display of advanced, foiling F50 catamarans that can reach speeds exceeding 60 mph. This year’s tickets also come with complimentary entry to the nearby Race Village. Make Dad the star of the weekend and reserve a ticket at www.cityexperiences.com/chicago/city-cruises/

Embrace Scottish Heritage with the Chicago Scots 

Highland Games – June 16 and 17 

Scottish roots or not, Dad can feel the love of Scotland at the Midwest’s Largest Scottish Event, the 37th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games, in Itasca, IL, on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17! This treasured two day summer-kickoff celebration will once again bring back all the crowd favorites along with some exciting new additions sure to make the weekend one to remember. From the iconic caber toss and haggis throwing to the Grade 1 – most significant and most prestigious pipe band (bagpipes and drums) championship in North America. New to this year’s lineup are cooking demonstrations with Chef Gary Maclean, the national chef of Scotland, an expansion to their kids’ area including a family-friendly cricket demonstration led by Tom Melville, American cricket player, teacher, and author, and an opportunity to meet a Clydesdale Horse. Tickets can be purchased at www.chicagoscots.org/festival/.  

Enjoy a Night with The Revivalists  

The Revivalists – Friday, June 16 

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend in style and treat Dad to a rockin’-free concert featuring The Revivalists, courtesy of Q101. The 2023 Lollapalooza Act is bringing the part to The Forge, and it will be a night to remember! Get ready to groove on the lawn all night long, and don’t forget to bring your own chair or blanket for maximum comfort. The doors open at 5 PM, snag your and Dad’s free ticket at https://forgeparks.com/events-races/concerts/the-revivalists/

Hole-in One Fun at Pixar Putt at Navy Pier 

Open all Father’s Day weekend long, Pixar Putt at Navy iPier is a fun activity for the whole family. Themed around Disney and Pixar’s most popular films, Pixar Putt features 18 interactive holes from favorites including Toy Story, Isnide Out, The Incredibles, UP and more. For more information or to book a tee time, visit https://pixarputt.com/.