Parents & Family

WIU Dads Day - October 16, 2021

Dads' Day - Saturday, October 16, 2021

Merchandise Information:

We will be selling Dads' Day merchandise on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the University Union Service Center on the ground floor. Only cash or checks will be accepted and quantities are limited.

T-Shirts:  $10       Hats:  $15



WIU Events

Leatherneck Football

Date: Saturday, October 16

Time: 12 pm

Location: Hanson Field

Description: Joining in the celebration of Dad's day, WIU Athletics will play host to South Dakota State on Saturday, October 16th. 

Tailgating starts five hours prior to kick-off at in Q-Lot adjacent to the field. The Leathernecks welcome Dad's and students to enjoy the weekend with Football and fun.  Hope to see you there and Go Leathernecks!


Tickets can be purchased at the game, online at ( or by calling 309/298-1190.


Golf at Harry Mussatto Golf Course

Date:  Saturday, October 16 & Sunday, October 17

Location:  Harry Mussatto Gold Course

Description:  Spend time golfing on the beautiful Harry Mussatto Golf Course for a discounted rate in honor of Dads' Day!  18 holes with a cart for the excellent rate of $30 for dads and family members.  Call 309-298-3676 to schedule a tee time.


Macomb Community Events

Macomb Farmers Market

Date:  Saturday, October 16

Time: 8 am - 12 pm

Location:  Chandler Park

Description: Grab a coffee and walk through the last Farmers Market of the year in Macomb's Chandler Park.  Peruse local produce, crafts and other local goods.


Moon Over Macomb

Date:  Saturday, October 16

Time: 10 am - 12 pm

Location:  Downtown Macomb

Description: Join us for Moon Over Macomb in Downtown Macomb. There will be a Halloween Costume Parade, lots of kids activities, Farmers Market, Horse Drawn Trolley rides, and much more!


Moonlight Meander

Date:  Saturday, October 16

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:  Lakeview Nature Area & Center (10050 N. 1500th Rd., Macomb)

Description: Join the Macomb Park District for Moonlight Meander, a FREE festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn.  We will be filling the evening with fun, family-friendly, seasonal activities:

  • Prairie Pumpkin Hunt
  • Illuminated Trail
  • Lantern Walks
  • Warm Campfire

Can't wait to see you in the prairie!

When applicable, social distancing and sfe mask wearing are required outdoors. Masks are required for all who visit inside the Nature Center.


Hike, Bike or Kayak at Spring Lake

Date: All weekend - discount is Saturday, October 16

Time: All weekend - discount is from 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Spring Lake Park (620 Spring Lake Park Road, Macomb)

Description: Get back to nature with your WIU Student at Spring Lake Park! Located just 2.5 miles northwest of the University, the beautiful 230 acre Spring Lake is complimented by hiking and biking trails, campsites and cabin rentals, boat rentals, and much more!

Discount: WIU Dads and students can enjoy FREE kayak rentals from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Dad's Day! 
(temperature must be above 60 degrees).

Contact: Spring Lake Management (309) 833-2052 or visit at 620 Spring Lake Park Road




Dads' Day Info


Ashley Katz

Director, University Union
Phone: 309-298-2421