This weekend, find the best events for Father’s Day that Dad is sure to love. Shop for him at the West Lake Market. Take a quick tour of Italy through rich food and culture at the Festa Pasta Vino Festival. Take a biking tour of the historical neighborhood of Englewood. Paint and create a 600 foot mural with the Rogers Park community. These events, plus many more to check out this Fathers Day weekend in Chicago. Check out the full weekend seekers guide below.
West Lake Market
Saturday | June 15th | 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Lakewood Chicago | 1758 W Lake St. | Free
Shop for Dad this Father’s Day at the local West Lake Market in the West Loop. The free-admission shopping event features Chicago vendors and local products. Find everything—from cigars and cufflinks to clothing and skincare for the Father figure in your life. For more details on this event, visit the event page.
Vitalize: An Earth Inspired Fashion Show
Thursday | June 13th | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Lab on Lake | 3450 West Lake St. | $25
Fashion comes in many forms, this weekend, check out designs inspired by the Earth at the Vitalize fashion show. The fashion show draws inspiration from arid wastelands. The show features designers with a keen sense of detail, precision, and creativity when it comes to the creation of their garments. To experience this intricate show, visit the event page for tickets and a full list of participating artists.
Food + Drink:
Taste of Randolph Street 2019
Friday – Sunday | June 14th – 16th | Time Varies
Randolph and Peoria | $10 Donation
The best in Chicago food and drink is located at the Taste of Randolph event this weekend. The iconic street festival hosts some of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming bands and musicians as well as delectable culinary creations along the famous “Restaurant Row.” Entrance to the event is a $10—VIP admission includes premier seats and a private viewing area.
Festa Pasta Vino – Oakley Ave.
Friday – Sunday | June 14th – 16th| Time Varies
24th and Oakley Ave. Free
Check out some of Chicago’s most authentic Italian food this Father’s Day weekend at the annual Festa Pasta Vino on Oakley Ave in Chicago. If your dad loves good food and great music, then this is the perfect festival for him. The weekend-long event features three stages of continuous live entertainment, beautiful European décor, and of course, delicious Italian foods. For more details on this festival, visit the Facebook page.
Roll N Peace
Friday | June 14th | 6:00 p.m.
Englewood Square Parking Lot | 63rd and Halsted St. | Free
Join the residents of Englewood this month for an evening bike tour through the historical community. “Roll N Peace” is a critical mass bike tour that will guide participants on a journey of the transformative South Side community as well as a visit through historical landmarks and places of interest. Participants are encouraged to BYOB(bring their own bikes) or rent them for free. For more details on this neighborhood bike tour, visit the Facebook page here.
Arts + Culture:
Puerto Rican Festival & Parade
Thursday – Sunday | June 13th – 16th | Time Varies
Humboldt Park | Division and Western | Free
Celebrate Puerto Rican Pride this weekend in Humboldt Park. The Puerto Rican Festival & Parade is a four-day festival dedicated to the rich cultural history of Puerto Rico. The parade kicks off the weekend-long event with floats, marching bands, vejigantes, dancing/musical performances. Following the parade is the Annual Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas in Humboldt Park. For more details on this event, visit the Facebook page here.
Artists of the Wall 2019
Saturday – Sunday | June 15th – 16th | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Loyola Park | 1230 West Greenleaf Ave. | Free
Every Father’s Day weekend, the community located near Loyola Park in the Rogers Park neighborhood gathers together to collaborate on a 600-foot mural along the lakefront. This year’s Artists of the Wall theme is “Our Backyard. “The artists finished works remain for an entire year so that visitors can observe the work all year long. In addition to creating the mural, the event will include free live music, food, and plenty of fun for Dad and the whole family to enjoy. For more details on this event, visit the Facebook page here.
Check out the 2019 June Guide of more things to do this month in Chicago.
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What I’m Seeking:
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