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Show Your Dad How Much You Care This Father's Day in St. Charles, Illinois

Father's Day is quickly approaching, and it can sometimes be tough to pin-point what exactly to get your Dad to show just how much you appreciate him. Whether you're looking for a phenomenal gift, or if you're trying to plan a day out on the town, St. Charles has got you covered! Take a look below at some top-notch ways you can celebrate the day.

Gifts for Dad

If your Dad is a lover of craft beer, then Alter Brewing + Kitchen has an exceptional treat in store for him! Now available at all their locations, you can pick up a 4-pack of their Proud Girl Dad Summer Wheat Ale, or grab a pint on tap there (while supplies last)! This is the ideal beverage for him to sip on during Father's Day, and he will savor the flavor regardless of if he's a girl Dad or a boy Dad.

Photos Courtesy of Becky's Bouquets

Who said that flowers are only for Mother's Day? The expert florists at Becky's Bouquets are changing that narrative with their Father's Day Designer's Choice Bouquets. Your Dad will admire the masculine flowers that are in the arrangement and be thankful for just how thoughtful the gift is!

Photos Courtesy of St. Charles Hardware

A Hardware Store is paradise in the eyes of many Dads. At St. Charles Hardware, it's no exception. During the month of June, they are having some incredible deals on outdoor furniture, yard supplies, and of course, the prized possession for Fathers out there - grills! A new grill will surely enhance that favorite outdoor activity of his, and in turn, you may even get some tasty burgers and brats out of it.

Photos Courtesy of Paragon Flowers

For an assortment of terrific Father's Day Gifts, look no further than Paragon Flowers! They have plenty of offerings that are great for the occasion including craft sodas, candy, plants, and more. Take a look at their "Daddy Wagon" - a fun, one-of-a-kind gift that will allow him to showcase his plant in the back of a neat red car.

Photos Courtesy of Tap House Grill

Sometimes, all a Dad wants is to sit back, eat some delicious food, have a refreshing beverage, and catch up on all the latest sport's action. Tap House Grill is making this easy with their Father's Day Gift Card Special! Right now, until June 17th, you can get a $50 gift card for $45. If you are a Reward's Member, you can get it for $35!

What St. Charles Summer Event Are You Most Looking Forward To?

  • STC Live! Performances

  • Kane County Fair

  • STC Six Beer Launch

  • 4th of July Fireworks

Activities with Dad

Photo #1 Courtesy of Double R BBQ, Photo #2 Courtesy of Riverlands Brewing

Beer, barbeque, and live music - that sounds like a fantastic way to spend a Father's Day with Dad. At Riverlands Brewing they are hosting a very special Sunday Session: Father's Day Edition. Double R BBQ Food Truck will be there from 1pm-sellout, smoking up all sorts of mouthwatering meats. From 1pm-4pm, Andrew Huber will be performing live for some terrific entertainment. Listen to the sounds of acoustic folk-rock with a Celtic Twist while you're devouring some incredible food from this Pit Master and sipping on one of Riverlands Brewing's thirst-quenching craft brews.

Photo #1 Courtesy of the St. Charles Park District, Photo #2 Courtesy of Brunch Cafe

Make a splash this Father's Day and head to Otter Cove Aquatic Park or Swanson Pool for some fun in the sun! They are offering free admission for Dad when he comes along with his kid(s), so you do not want to miss out on this opportunity. You'll need to have a hearty meal beforehand, so stop by Brunch Cafe! Your Dad can order their "Chill Dad" cocktail that contains vodka mixed with fresh brewed white grape tea. To eat, try the "Butcher Shop Omelet" which has three meats: ham, sausage, and diced bacon - a dish fit for a Dad!

Photo #1 Courtesy of Board & Brush, Photo #2 Courtesy of Dukes Northwoods

Join Board & Brush on June 17th for a special Father's Day Pick Your Project Parent & Child Workshop from 10am-1pm. This is an excellent opportunity for Dads to bond with their child(ren) by doing a fun DIY wood-sign craft! Each child will be able to pick their own project, while Dad can choose an adult project to work on. After you've crafted your masterpiece, head to Dukes Northwoods for a late lunch. This vintage tavern-style bar is a a downtown gem, and serves up Wisconsin cuisine such as their famous Cheese Curds or Fish n' Chips. With an impressive beer and cocktails menu to go along with that, Dukes Northwoods is sure to provide an unforgettable dining experience that Dad will cherish.

Bike the Trails & Eden Restaurant & Events

Spend some quality time with Dad by taking a scenic bike ride down the Fox River Trail. This route spans from Algonquin to Oswego, offering picturesque views of the Fox River and an opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise. If you don't have a bike, you can easily rent one from Sammy's Bikes, who offers a variety of options to choose from. After your adventure, continue with the river-theme by dining at Eden Restaurant & Events. Savor their award-winning Mediterranean cuisine and creative craft cocktails while taking-in the stunning waterfront views.

For a remarkable spot to spend Father's Day, Pottawatomie Park is the place to go! Named one of the "One of the Best Summer Fun Park District Locations" by the Kane County Chronicle in 2022, you can take part in a variety of activities including mini golf, kayaking, and pedal boats. If fishing is more of your Dad's thing, bring your fishing pools! Just be sure to secure the proper fishing licensing beforehand. After a day of fun, refuel with some delicious pizza at Riverside Pizza & Pub. Their menu offers traditional as well as and unique options like their Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pizza. You can kick-back and catch some sports on one of their many TVs while taking advantage of their impressive selection of beer, too!

If you just can't wait until June 18th to celebrate Father's Day, we've got the perfect event taking place that your Dad will be thrilled about! The STC Six consists of all six breweries in St. Charles, and they are back for the second year with a new collaborative beer! Together, they've crafted a Summer Pale Ale that's a must-have during the warmer months, and you can be there for the first keg-tapping at D&G Brewing on June 14th at 5pm. Magnolia Soap and Bath Co. is joining in too, making bars of soap that contains the brew. $1 from every sale of the beer, limited-edition glassware, and the soap will go to benefit Lazarus House. Don't miss out - make sure to swing by for an outstanding beer, a scrumptious slice from Chuck's Wood Fired Pizza, and a memorable time for a wonderful cause.

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