Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest

Worth the Trip

As the summer begins slowly winding down and we see August looming ahead thoughts are moving towards fall. While that means a lot of things to many people, it also means one really awesome thing: football season is kicking off soon! Kick off the season and get in some family time at the Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest.

Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest

Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest is a great way for the whole family to get out and enjoy watching our Chicago Bears in Soldier Field. On August 3 at 11:00 a.m., the Chicago Bears take the field for a full-team scrimmage in front of the hometown crowd. A word of the wise — plan to be there early because the fun starts outside the stadium two hours prior to the team hitting the field. Various games and activities will be available for kids both in the stadium and in the parking lot starting at 9:30 a.m. Past years have included Staley ‘Da Bear visiting with Bears fans, live music, Bears alumni signing autographs, and giveaways. The 2021 schedule of activities has not been released yet.

Why should you take your family?

  • It’s a fun and inexpensive way to see your Chicago Bears in Soldier Field!
  • Get a close look at your 2021 Bears as most available seats are in the lower two levels.
  • It’s Bears Family Fest, so it’s completely family friendly. You can feel comfortable bringing your young Bears fans to help pack Soldier Field.
  • The fun activities and events outside of the gates are enough to keep adults and children happy prior to entering the gates.

Chad’s Tips For a Successful Trip

  • Get there early! Find a parking spot by 9:00 a.m. or earlier to maximize your time having fun. (And you’ll also beat any traffic.). The parking lot opens at 8:00 a.m.
  • It’s a stadium, and there’s stadium prices for food. Eat well before coming but plan on spending some money at the concessions, too.
  • It’s an NFL stadium, so they follow the NFL bag policy. Be sure you bring the right bags so you don’t need to make an extra trip to the car. Read the Bears Bag Policy before you go.

Tickets for the 2021 Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest are only $10 and will go on sale on Tuesday, July 13 at 3:00 p.m. A paid ticket is required for children over 32″ tall.

Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest
Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago
August 3, 2021
9:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Parking lots open: 8:00 a.m.
Gates open / all activities begin (inside and outside): 9:30 a.m.
Practice begins / outside activities end: 11:00 a.m.
Stadium activities end: 12:30 p.m. Practice ends: 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 (plus taxes and fees)
Parking is available at the North Garage, Waldron Deck, and South Lots

Chicago Bears Meijer Family Fest
About Chad Vincent 25 Articles
Chad is a Mundelein dad who loves to stay active and on the move with his two super-hero sons, Jordan and Danny, and his energetic wife, Jen. He’s a K-8 physical education teacher at Bannockburn School by day and a crazed fan of the NIU Huskies, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls by night. He also keeps busy by discovering new parks with his family, teeing it up at local golf courses and making frequent visits to Chipotle. You can follow Chad on Twitter at @c23v and @bulldogsmove

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