Dad can explore some of the coolest cars, grab a beer and brat while listening to the blues, or examine fine art and pottery, all for free.
DadsFest at Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL
June 19th and 20th
Willow Creek invites all guys to celebrate dads at the DadsFest. Each service features a special Father’s day message from Mike Singletary, former Chicago Bears linebacker and current head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. After the message, head outside to Dadsfest and meander over a lot full of two football fields’ worth of classic cars, Hot Rods, boats, trucks, RVs, custom motorcycles and more. Trophies await the winners for the judged car show.
Nosh on free hot dogs, popcorn and ice-cream while enjoying the live 50s and 60s music from the Ambassadors and Denny Diamonds. Dadsfest is sponsored by Willow Creek’s C.A.R.S. Ministry, a team of staff and volunteers who recondition cars for folks who have urgent transportation needs.
For more information, click onto http://www.willowcreek.org/dadfest/home.asp
Mt. Prospect Blues on the Green Blues Fest and Fine Arts Festival, downtown Mt. Prospect, IL.
Fine Arts Festival: at Emerson and Busse Avenue, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Blues on the Green: at Emerson Street and Busse Ave, 2 to 11 p.m.
Mt. Prospect celebrates the summer with a double festival of arts and blues. Starting in the morning, mill along booths full of fine paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, graphics, photography, glass, jewelry and much more, created by local artists. Dad can create art with the kids at the arts and crafts tables. In the afternoon it heats up with the hottest blues, featuring soulful Blues artists like Sugar Blue, the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings; the 2010 Chicago Blues Celebrities–Linsey Alexander, Joanne Graham, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, and Hot Rod, featuring Rodney Brown and the Mike Dangeroux Duo.
The price for all this fun is one donated box or can of non-perishable food per person for the Mt. Prospect Food Pantry. Food, drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase.
Fine Arts festival information: experiencemountprospect.org.
Blues on the Green information: www.mountprospect.org.
Porsche Club Concours
hosted by The Porsche Club of America- Chicago region, Long Grove, IL.
June 20, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dad can drool over 30 to 50 vintage and modern Porsches, displayed outdoors in Long Grove’s Towner Green area, across from the Village Tavern (at Robert Parker Coffin and Old McHenry roads). Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
Visit longgroveonline.com for more information.
So bring on Dad or some other great Dads you know to any of these festivals and you’ll be sure to uncover plenty of smiles and fun as you celebrate.