Mayor Daley’s Chicago Sports Festival kicks off Saturday, December 18, and continues the next day, Sunday, December 19, at McCormick Place in Halls A & B (2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr.). The two-day event is packed with activities for kids of all ages.
Admission is free and activities take place between 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Interactive zones include: martial arts, golf, climbing walls, football, chess, an obstacle course, a tot zone, bowling, table tennis, inflatable tumbling, badminton, boxing, a pitching zone, fishing ponds, footbag, a giant slide, the 40-yard dash, a skateboarding area, wrestling and more.
Chicago Public Schools will be hosting 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball, volleyball and all-ages chess tournaments. Tournament hours vary and require pre-registration (there may also be a nominal fee).
In addition, this year’s event features a fitness area for both adults and children. Certified fitness instructors will lead classes in cardio kickboxing, salsa aerobics, Pilates and yoga. There will be fitness demos, as well as lectures on nutrition, bike safety and family fitness. Essential health screenings will be available—including body fat composition measurements. Personal trainers will discuss how to develop a personalized fitness regimen.
Look for special guest appearances and performances by Radio Disney, B-96, the Karate Can-Do Foundation and After School Matters Hip Hop Culture group.
Discounted parking is available in Lot A for $10. Transportation is also available via the CTA .
Learn more about Chicago Sports Fest or call 312-744-3370.
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