5 Chicago Classes for the Best Father's Day Ever

5 Chicago Classes for the Best Father's Day Ever

Father's Day is coming up (Sunday, June 17—don't forget!), and we know finding the perfect Father's Day gift can be tough. It's notoriously hard to shop for dads, but lucky for you, Dabble's schedule is loaded with Father's Day ideas that won't disappoint. We've rounded up 5 Chicago classes and experiences to help you create the best Father's Day ever!  

1. 1893 World's Fair Tour with Bars with Chicago Detours

Saturday, June 16, 4 p.m.–7 p.m. (multiple dates)

Is your Dad a bit of a history buff? He'll get his fix during this Father's Day activity that tours the few remaining buildings from the time of the World’s Fair. See how the architecture and landscape still show the World’s Fair imprint today, nearly 125 years later. And beyond just looking at buildings from outside, the mostly indoor walking tour delves into the beauty of the architectural details within. 

2. Sunset Paddle with Wateriders Chicago

Monday, June 18, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. (multiple dates)

The outdoors + Chicago architecture + physical activity = a genius Father's Day plan! Take Dad on a kayaking tour of the South Branch of the Chicago River while the sun sets. Whether you and your pops treat the trip as a workout or simply an outing, it's a great way to improve your kayaking skills and see downtown Chicago from a different vantage point.

3. Rustic Chicago Flag with Joseph Budka of MAKE! Chicago

Friday, June 29, 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m. (multiple dates)

Looking for the perfect Father's Day craft? If your Dad is a proud Chicagoan, look no further. During this wood-working class, you'll build your own Chicago flag from reclaimed wood. 

4. Little Italy Food Tour with Chicago Foodways Tours

Friday, June 15, noon–3 p.m. (multiple dates)

This Dad-approved food tour is filled with Father's Day fun. You'll feast on a six-course Italian meal as you walk through Chicago's charming Little Italy neighborhood just beyond the Loop. As you visit eateries ranging from a rustic wine bar to a mom-and-pop deli to an old-school gem, you'll hear tales of bootleggers and sports legends. 

5. A Speakeasy Cocktail Party: Murder Mystery with Art Room Events

Saturday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. (multiple dates)

For something completely different, invite Dad out for a night of murder, mystery, and deceit during this interactive show. You'll be transported back to the 1920s to play the part of a Bohemian hanging out at Chicago's famed first speakeasy, the Dil Pickle Club. But something foul is afoot: the speakeasy's owner has been murdered (gasp!), and it's up to you to unravel the mystery or walk away with his fortune. 

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