Chicago Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in our children’s lives. We seek to create an online meetup group to bring fathers together in person. We'll meet several times per week, with our kids, at parks, playgrounds, museums, nature centers, and parent-and-me classes across the Chicago-land area, both city and suburbs. We'll also organize parenting workshops and dads-nights-out to give our members an opportunity to socialize, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood. There are not enough resources, social groups, or services for dads. This is a destination for active dads! A diverse group with dads of all stripes: Stay At Home Dads, Dads with flexible schedules, work from home dads, freelance dads, working dads, and involved fathers in and around the Chicago-land area to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their children.

Please note: this group is strictly for Dads, we understand sometimes wives will join for their significant others but we encourage them to join on their own accord. We want this group to be a comfortable place for Dads to learn and talk about anything dad related.

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Other City Dads Groups

Chicago Dads Group is a member of the City Dads Group national organiztion. If you have any fatherly friends and/or family who live within a 100-mile raduis of any of the following cities, please let them know about these other Dads Groups and ask them to join. 

New York City







• Madison, WI

St. Louis, MO

• Dallas, TX



Los Angeles

San Francisco


• Portland, OR

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Founded Mar 17, 2012

Our Sponsors

  • Dove Men+Care

    03/19/15: Sponsor provided FREE Food & Drinks ~ NCAA March Madness Party

  • Britax/BOB

    02/19/15: Sponsor provided FREE Car Seat Safety Workshop/DNO

  • $ ~ Interior Painting

    11/21/14: Sponsor provided FREE Dads Night Out to play WhirlyBall

  • Britax/BOB

    10/09/14: Sponsor provided (10) FREE Britax baby carriers

  • Britax/BOB

    10/04/14: Sponsor provided (12) FREE Britax/BOB strollers

  • $ ~ Interior Painting

    08/23/14: Sponsor provided FREE Food/Prizes for our 1st Family Picnic!

  • DOVE Men+Care

    03/21/14: Sponsor provided FREE Food & Drinks ~ NCAA March Madness Party

  • CBS This Morning

    02/10/15: CBS This Morning, featured and interviewed our group

  • FOX32 Chicago

    12/11/14: FOX32 Natalie Bomke featured our group on the 9pm evening news

  • ABC7 Windy City LIVE

    05/12/14: ABC-7 Windy City Live, Ryan & Val interviewed our members

  • Red Tricycle Chicago

    2014: Media Partner, featured article was written about our group

  • Super Soccer Stars

    2015: Community Partner provided FREE Kids Soccer Class in Lake Zurich

  • Language Stars

    2015: Community Partner provided FREE venue for Car Seat Safety Workshop

  • Super Soccer Stars

    2015: Community Partner provided FREE Kids Soccer Class in West Loop

  • Super Soccer Stars

    2014: Community Partner provided FREE Kids Soccer Class Lincoln Square

  • Super Soccer Stars

    2014: Community Partner, provided FREE Kids Soccer Class in Northbrook

  • Baby Loves Disco

    2014: Community Partner, provided 20 FREE Tickets to Baby Loves Disco

  • Allied Marketing

    2014: Community Partner, provided 20 FREE Tickets advance film screening

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