Soldier Field Hosts 8th Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza
More than 4,000 adults and children are expected at the 8th Annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza, the largest free candy grab in Chicago, at Soldier Field Stadium, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., Sunday, April 17. A ticketed brunch will be held at the United Club from 8:30-10 a.m. and an admission-free festival at 9 a.m. and candy grab on the field follows at 10 a.m.
Children ages 10 years and younger are welcome to participate in this event presented by Dominick’s. The fun will be broadcast on the stadium’s two super-sized 23’ x 82’ video screens for parents to cheer from the sidelines.
“This popular event is a wonderful opportunity for Chicagoans to celebrate spring and to experience the historic stadium,” said Timothy J. Mitchell, general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District.
The event is currently holding an open art contest to all youths up through 8th grade to submit a color drawing representing Chicago in the spring. The winning drawing will be printed on the 2,000 commemorative wooden eggs given to all kids that come to the event. Cash and prizes are given to first through third place entries. Kids are encouraged to enter their best drawing by Monday, March 7 by sending them to Soldier Field, Egg-Stravaganza Art Contest, 1410 S. Museum Campus Dr., Chicago, IL 60605.
Before the candy grab, children will have the opportunity to breakfast with the bunny and take photos at Soldier Field’s United Club from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Admission to the breakfast is $17.50 for adults, $12 for children under age 10, and free for children under age 3 with a paying adult. Reservations are mandatory for breakfast and must be made by Friday, April 15 by calling 312-235-7162.
The South Courtyard will host a spring festival featuring large inflatables for all ages, face painters, balloon artist and an interactive show by Radio Disney AM 1300 from 9–10 a.m. along with other entertainment.
Guests are asked to park in the Waldron Garage for $10 and to enter the stadium on the south end at Gate O. For more information, call 312-235-7000 or visit www.soldierfield.net.