Festival Preview: Thursday, July 27

Family Day at Eli’s Farm Stand


  • Farm Stand & Fresh Market open 7am-1pm with lunch on the grill from 11am-1pm

  • FREE cheesecake slice decorating in the Bakery Cafe, 8am-6pm

  • Performance by After School Matters at 12pm

  • Cheesecake Games, 10am-4pm, including Cheesecake Bingo at 10am and 2pm, Cheesecake Walk, Cheesecake Hula Hoop and more!

  • Kids’ Corner and Crafts, including Chef Hat Decorating, Fan Decorating and Coloring Contest

  • Selfie Photo Booth

  • Save 20% on select frozen desserts all weekend long!

Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile

  • The Eli’s Cheesecake Mobile will be out on the street giving away FREE cheesecake around Chicago! 

  • Follow #ElisMobile and #ElisScavengerHunt to find out where the Cheesecake Mobile will be throughout the day



After School Matters® is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens innovative out-of-school activities through Science, Sports, Tech, Words and the nationally recognized Gallery programs.


Join Eli’s mascot, Big Slice, for delicious cheesecake. First, he will be at various locations downtown (schedule TBD) handing out FREE slices of cheesecake. Then, he will be at the Bakery Cafe to meet and greet his fans!