Bears Family Fest
Want a sneak peek at what's happening with the Chicago
Bears under new Head Coach Marc Trestman, while still making
sure your kids have a good time? Head to Soldier Field on Aug. 3
for the 2013 Comcast Bears Family Fest, where kids get a chance to
play games, win prizes and watch fireworks, while the hardcore
Bears fans in the family get to check out some of the Bears' new
moves for the season.
I've been taking my kids to the Family Day for the past
several years and found it a great way to introduce young kids to
Soldier Field and the Bears at a minimal price. The games and
booths outside Soldier Field get kids in the mood for some
football, and when the stadium doors open, they're ready for some
Watching the players emerge from the Soldier Field tunnel
amid the smoke and mini-fireworks feels like being at a real game,
as does watching the Bears' drumline perform.
Be aware that family night is an actual practice for the
team, so you'll get a chance to see what the players do to prepare
for a game, but you won't actually see a game or a scrimmage. For
my two football fans, that was more than enough. For my
not-so-interested football fan, I made the decision after the first
Family Fest that she was better off hanging out at home.
Food and drink are available during Family Fest. We've sat
through some 90-plus weather where we spent more than $40 on water
bottles alone, so while the tickets are cheap, you may find
yourself still shelling out the bucks in concessions and
After the fest, there's a fun fireworks show that's a
great way to culminate the night.
One more note, we found that even when we waited until the
last minute to buy tickets, we still had decent seats and were able
to see the action on the field easily.
Liz DeCarlo is the former senior editor at Chicago Parent.
See more of Liz's stories here.
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