What we're about

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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Twitter: www.twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Dads-Group/1408458226036415
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ChicagoDadsGroup
Blog/Podcasts: www.CityDadsGroup.com/Chicago

Chicago Dads Group is part of the City Dads Group national organization, a dynamic and diverse community of fathers dedicated to being active in their children’s lives and, by example, redefining what it means to be a dad in the 21st century. We have groups centered around major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. If you have any fatherly friends and/or family who live within a 100-mile raduis of any of the following cities, please do let them know about these other Dads Groups and ask them to join. Find them all here at www.citydadsgroup.com/cities

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Dads' Night Out at Q BBQ Naperville

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Come out for a fun night with fellow dads to enjoy some delicious barbecue and enjoyable conversation!!

If you're unfamiliar with downtown Naperville, the best place to park is the parking deck at 43 W Van Buren Ave in Naperville. Plenty of parking and a short walk to Q BBQ at 103 S Main St in Naperville.

Netflix’s ME TIME - Virtual Advance Screening

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On behalf of Netflix’s upcoming film, ME TIME, streaming on Netflix on August 26. When a stay-at-home dad (Kevin Hart) finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend (Mark Wahlberg) for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life. You can watch the trailer here.

We have been invited to participate in a virtual advance screening of the film on Tuesday, August 23. The screening link will be valid for 24 hours beginning at 7:30PM CT on 8/23. We will need RSVPs by Tuesday, August 16. (Note the rating of the film below and that this is a film more for the dads than for families.)

RSVP here for the link to sign up for the FREE virtual screening on 8/23.


Netflix Release Date: August 26, 2022
Directed by: John Hamburg
Starring: Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg, Regina Hall, Jimmy O. Yang, Luis Gerardo Méndez
Rated R
Length: 1 hour and 41 minutes



Parenting Class ~ Sponsored by: THE THERAPLAY INSTITUTE (Lakeview)

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We have been invited to participate in the September 17 Parenting Class with The Theraplay Institute in Lakeview and the first 8 who RSVP will get discount for a free class ($95 value).

This one-day course is designed to give parents and caregivers tools to reduce unwanted behaviors from their children by building a strong connection with them. Participants will learn and practice methods and activities designed to engage, nurture, challenge, and provide structure to their children. Be prepared to learn and play! This program includes presentation of information, group discussion, and an opportunity to practice Theraplay activities with other participants. Each participant will leave with resource materials to help support their family.
This course will be most directly applicable to parents and caregivers with children under the age of 12, but insights from the course and modifications to activities can be applied to older children as well.
Lunch will be from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Participants are welcome to bring and store their lunch or to go offsite.

RSVP for the discount code to register for this upcoming parenting class.

For more info and to register for class:


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Family Outing @ DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS (River East)

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