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.

Connect with us on...

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ChicagoDadGroup

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicago-Dads-Group/1408458226036415

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ChicagoDadsGroup

Blog/Podcasts: http://www.CityDadsGroup.com/Chicago

The 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 http://www.citydadsgroup.com/cities


• New York City (https://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Dads-Meetup-Group/)

• Philadephia (https://www.meetup.com/PhillyDadsGroup/)

• Baltimore, MD (https://www.meetup.com/BaltimoreDadsGroup)

• Boston (https://www.meetup.com/BostonDadsGroup/)

• Atlanta (https://www.meetup.com/AtlantaDadsGroup/)

• Austin, TX (https://www.meetup.com/AustinDadsGroup/)

• Charlotte, NC (https://www.meetup.com/CharlotteDadsGroup/)

• Columbus (https://www.meetup.com/ColumbusDadsGroup/)

• Cleveland, OH (https://www.meetup.com/ClevelandDadsGroup)

• Detroit, MI (https://www.meetup.com/Detroit-Dads-Group)

• Indianapolis (https://www.meetup.com/indydadsgroup/)

• Chicago (https://www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup/)

• Madison, WI (https://www.meetup.com/MadisonDadsGroup)

• St. Louis, MO (https://www.meetup.com/StLouisDadsGroup/)

• Dallas, TX (https://www.meetup.com/DallasDadsGroup/)

• Denver (https://www.meetup.com/DenverDadsGroup/)

• Kansas City (https://www.meetup.com/KansasCityDadsGroup/)

• Albuquerque (https://www.meetup.com/ABQDadsGroup/)

• Los Angeles (https://www.meetup.com/LADadsGroup/)

• San Francisco (https://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoDadsGroup/)

• Twin Cities (https://www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesDadsGroup/?_xtd=gqFyqTEwMzI2NTE4MqFwo3dlYg&from=ref)

• Vegas (https://www.meetup.com/VegasDadsGroup)

• Portland, OR (https://www.meetup.com/PDXDadsGroup/)

• Miami, FL (https://www.meetup.com/miamidadsgroup/)

• Fresno, CA

• San Diego, CA

• Richmond, VA (https://www.meetup.com/RichmondDadsGroup)

• Houston, TX

• Orlando, FL

• Hartford, CT (https://www.meetup.com/HartfordDadsGroup)

Upcoming events (2)

6th Annual FATHERS EVE Dads Night Out (FathersEve.com)

Tap House Grill

Join us for our upcoming 6th Annual "FATHERS EVE" Dads Night Out to happen on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 7pm-9pm, with our nationwide "Toast to Dads" and group photo to happen promptly at 8pm.

This years event we have secured the party room inside the Tap House Grill in Palatine. Plenty of FREE parking and a short 1 block walk from the Palatine Metra Train Station for those who want to commute via train. There is also a large outdoor area too for those of you who prefer to gather outdoors. All food & beverages will be your responsibility. This event is to be exclusively for DADS ONLY and no kids, spouses, partners or significant other's come with you. But you are more than welcome to invite other DADS to join us here.

2021 @ Tap House Grill
2020 @ Backyard BBQ
2019 @ Dave & Busters
2018 @ Indoor Paintball
2017 @ WhirlyBall Lombard
2016 @ Night Golf DesPlaines

RSVP if you plan on joining us!

Update 05/08/21
Posted 03/27/21

Celebrate fatherhood on Fathers Eve!

Network event

Online event

Fathers Eve has become one of our favorite events of the year, and this year is no exception with both live events and virtual events to celebrate fatherhood EVERYWHERE on the night before Fathers Day.

Several of our City Dads Group are hosting live events (check your Meetup calendar), but if you can't make it to one of those, join the virtual toast to fatherhood on Facebook live (link below).

More details about Fathers Eve on our blog: https://citydadsgroup.com/blog/fathers-eve-2021-to-return-to-in-person-events-but-keep-live-stream/

Or the Fathers Eve website: https://fatherseve.com/

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