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Family Fest

Family Fest

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Don't miss out on a day of fun, family and football at Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest on Sunday, August 6. Join us at Soldier Field to see your 2023 Chicago Bears in their first practice at the stadium this summer. Get a sneak preview of Bears Gameday plus activities for the whole family.

With tickets just $13*, Meijer Chicago Bears Family Fest is the most affordable way for the whole family to experience Bears football this year. The Chicago Bears prefer Visa.


Date: Sunday, August 6

Location: Soldier Field

Parking Lots Open: 7:30AM (No Tailgating Allowed)

End Zone/Outside Activities Open: 8:30AM

Gates Open: 9:00AM

Practice Begins: 10:35AM

Practice Ends: 12:35PM

Event Concludes: 1:15PM


Price: $13 plus processing fees

Please note that tickets will be delivered via mobile device only. You must have a mobile device (smartphone) to access your tickets. Mobile ticketing will have both Android and Apple Wallet capabilities. Tickets must be presented on your mobile device (smartphone) for scanning upon entry. Printed tickets will not be provided.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Soldier Field box office outside of Gate 10 starting at 7:30AM.

A paid ticket is required for children over 32" tall.

*Plus fees


Parking: North Garage & Waldron Deck - Standard parking rates are $25. Reserve your parking in advance by visiting Tailgating is NOT allowed for this event.

NFL Bag Policy and Enhanced Screening Procedures will be in effect for Meijer Bears Family Fest. Click here to review the policy. Fans will not have to empty their pockets to go through magnetometers.

Please note, practice times are subject to change and is weather permitting.

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are available?

Fans can experience the Endzone filled with a performance from the live DJ, inflatable games, Mini Monsters brought to you by Advocate Children's Hospital, Staley's Corner, Face painters, Monster Squad, and Drumline brought to you by Shell as you head into the game. During practice, we'll have opportunities for jersey giveaways and post-practice autographs brought to you by PNC.

You can also help Staley Da Bear kickoff his 20th season with YOUR Chicago Bears from 8:45-9:30am. Staley will be shaking what his mama bear gave him by performing his famous Dance Express show! If you can't make it at 8:45am please make sure to get there by 9:30am to take a group photo for Staley's Instagram!

There are events both outside and inside the stadium. Please note that there is no re-entry in the stadium.

Are lockers available to store personal items?

There are 150 lockers at the Field Museum east terrace. 150 additional lockers are located south just outside of the pedestrian walkway under LSD adjacent to the Waldron Deck.

Are diaper bags allowed?

NFL Bag Policy and Enhanced Screening Procedures will be in effect for Meijer Bears Family Fest.

Diapers and any child/baby supplies must be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, would be allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the stadium. Any contents of a clear diaper bag will be subject to search at the gates.

Can I bring formula and/or milk?

Food for personal consumption is permitted if the container is not prohibited by the NFL Bag Policy. Baby milk bottles are permitted. All items are subject to search.

Is there a stroller check?

There are two stroller check locations: one just south of the Waldron Tunnel and on the north side of the stadium near the entry to Gate 47.

How can my kids participate in activities?

Everyone participating in activities must sign a waiver. Attendees can sign a waiver in advance through the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon. Bring your completed waiver confirmation email to any Information Booth for a wristband when you arrive, and you're ready to participate!

How do I get the latest updates and information about Family Fest?

Download the Chicago Bears Official App brought to you by Verizon to get the latest updates about Family Fest and for an enhanced event experience. Make sure to enable the push notifications.