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Celebrate Dad With The District

Dad carrying child on shoulder. Stage with band playing in the background.

Father’s Day (June 18th) is approaching rapidly, but why wait to celebrate your dad or the father figures in your life? Celebrate all month long with the Park District!

Audience outside sitting in lawn chairs watching a movie on screen outdoors.Watch a Movie at Thursday Night Flix | June 8

Grab some popcorn and a blanket and join us under the stars for a Thursday Night Flick! Come watch Wakanda Forever on June 8th at 8:30p and bring the family. 


Group of adults and children playing double dutch jump rope.Juneteenth | June 17

Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, is one event you don’t want to miss. Enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Children can make arts and crafts, play on the bounce house and obstacle course, or get soaked in the Splash Pad.

Family of four smiling at Sholem Aquatic Center.Father’s Day Celebration at Sholem Aquatic Center | June 18

Skip the tie or socks…give dad the gift of poolside fun this year for Father’s Day. Bring him to the Sholem Aquatic Center for a fun-filled Father’s Day celebration! Dad will enjoy a stress-free day while floating along the lazy river, sliding down one of our three water slides, or just lounging in the water at the main pool.


Jazz band member playing guitar on stage.

Jazz in the Park | June 22

Gather your family for our Jazz in the Park Summer Concerts! Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and refreshments.




Three fishing rods propped up near a lake.


Go Fishing

Go fishing with your dad at Heritage Park, Mattis Park, or Kaufman Lake on Father’s Day weekend! 



Prairie Farm worker holding a bunny and smiling.Prairie Farm

Prairie Farm features a variety of farm animals and activities for everyone to explore. Join us daily from 1-7p!

For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes must be worn when participating in programs or entering the Petting Zoo.


Get Tickets to a VT Performance/Movie

Surprise your dad with tickets to an upcoming movie or performance at the historic Virginia Theatre! Make sure to follow the Virginia Theatre’s Facebook and Instagram to know when a new show has been added, when a movie is showing or to enter a ticket giveaway!

Shows Dad Might Like: 

Give Your Dad a CPD Gift Card

Stop by any Champaign Park District facility and get your dad a CPD gift card. You can use a CPD gift card at any CPD facility. Register for a program, get a membership to LRC or Martens Center, or a season pool pass to Sholem Aquatic Center. The possibilities are endless!

Have a Picnic in the Park

Make some lunch, gather your family, and head to a park near you to have a family picnic!

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