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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Fresno, CA

• San Diego, CA

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

• Houston, TX

• Orlando, FL

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Fathering stories

1112 N Ashland Ave

Join Fathering Together(www.fatheringtogether.org) for our first live storytelling event! Tim Schreiber, Joseph Saucedo, Jim Parker, Eric Bennion, and Brian Anderson will be sharing stories of their children's births, adventures with their kids, and the legacies they are building for their children. Time permitting, if members of the audience get inspired to share a story, we would welcome you to the stage! Doors open at 6pm and the stories begin at 7pm. This event is free, but a $5 suggested donation is greatly appreciated. Proceeds will go to support the Pixel Project (http://www.thepixelproject.net/).

DADDY-CON Expo @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)

Donald E Stephens Convention Center: Formerly Rosemont Convention Center

We are excited to share some news that our Chicago Dads Group has secured another great opportunity to be apart of this years 2nd Annual 2019 DaddyCon Expo by organizing a special lunchtime meetup to happen on Sunday, March 3rd from 11:30am-1:00pm inside the Stephens Convention Center located in Rosemont and we need some help from our members to join us! We are looking for at least 10 members who are willing to join us for a special lunchtime meetup to help promote our active Chicago Dads Group to potiental new members. We have some free passes that will go to the first 10 who commit, after those are spoken for then members need to purchase a ticket at www.daddy-con.com and use promo code "CITYDADS10" for 10% off. For those who want bring the entire family and buy some tickets, go online to DaddyCon website (www.Daddy-Con.com) and use promo code "CITYDADS10" for 10% off your ticket price. Children under 16 years old are FREE with adult admission ticket. Asking everyone be there by 11:30am and to wear your Chicago Dads Group shirt, done at 1pm and afterwards we will go out to lunch. Parking, Food & Drinks will be your responsibility. RSVP if you can join us! ............... DaddyCon Chicago: A Convention for Dads DaddyCon is the ultimate dad focused parenting convention. The event will feature first-hand accounts from todays most prominent father figures while exploring the bond fathers have with their children. The event will feature workshops, exhibitors, giveaways and even the Dad Games Competition. Event Location: Located in the Donald Stephens Convention Center (map). DaddyCon will take place on the 2nd floor in the South Ballroom and in Hall G. Show Schedule: Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm For more information on our speakers, sessions, and event schedule, go to www.daddy-con.com Parking Information: Parking is available at the Williams Street Parking Garage for $15.00 per day and the garage is connected to the convention center via a skybridge. For more info visit our website at www.daddy-con.com Children under 16 yrs old are free with adult admission ticket. ____________________ Posted 02/09/19

4th Annual "FATHER'S EVE" Dads Night Out (7pm-10pm)

Location to be determined

We have begun planning our 4th Annual FATHERS EVE Dads Night Out and wanted to send out a SAVE THE DATE invite so everyone can get the evening off to join us. We are currently in negotiations with a brand sponsor who wants to work with us and should have more details to share in the next few weeks including a venue, but I can say you will not want to miss out! This will be a members only DADS NIGHT OUT, so if you want to invite other dads who are not yet a member of our active Chicago Dads Group then please ask them to join our group, so they can RSVP. www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup RSVP if you plan on joining us! ____________________ Posted 02/08/19

Royal Princess Parties #BIGSPLASH Character Indoor Waterpark Pool Party!

WaterWorks - Indoor Waterpark/Pool

We have begun planning this years (3rd Annual) ROYAL PRINCESS PARTIES 'BIGSPLASH' CHARACTER INDOOR POOL PARTY and wanted give everyone as much notice as possible so you can plan your family trips around one of our favorite events of the year! ROYAL PRINCESS PARTIES #BIGSPLASH CHARACTER INDOOOR WATERPARK POOL PARTY is a favorite among many of our members and family. Just like previous years, they will be providing a FULL CAST of characters (10+) from Swimming Mermaids, Heros, Fairies and everyone's favorite PRINCESSES like you have never seen them before. The celebration will begin at 6:30PM (til 8:30PM). This will be an INDOOR waterpark pool party at WaterWorks in the kindom of Schaumburg! Advance Tickets $15 per person which will cover our costs to rent venue, pay for lifeguards and character cast. More info to follow... RSVP (+family) if your interested . . Social Media Tags: #RoyalsBigSplash2019 #CityDads ___________________ Posted 01/14/19 Update 01/22/19

Past events (913)

Royal Princess Parties ROYALS GOLDEN BALL (Logan Square)

Aubergine Chicago

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