Posts Tagged ‘Soul’
Now that the Cubs have clinched their spot in the playoffs, I thought it was high time I gave a short review on why you need to go to Wrigley Field. Wrigley Field is one of those places you have to go once in your life, even if you don’t like baseball. Personally, I have been to Wrigley Field, I think, about 4 times. This last time was last Tuesday, right before they clinched.
Why should you visit Wrigley? The atmosphere alone makes it worth the trip. I have never seen such die hard fans (the only exception I make to this is Lambeau Field). Everyone was nice (even after Bill and I sat in the wrong seats). It doesn’t take much to get the crowd into the game either. All nine innings that Cubs were cheered for. We even have our own version of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”, and I don’t think there was a soul in there who wasn’t singing. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the place either. Our tickets have been all over the stadium, and they were always good seats. You can also feel the history there. This is an old stadium, and it definitely has character.
I have only one complaint about Wrigley Field. The food stinks. We wanted to go to one of the restaurants inside, but they were closed to private parties, so we ended up eating from the concession stand. Ick and expensive.
It is great to be in a place with such team spirit. As we left the game, Cubs fans were still singing the “Go, Cubs, Go” song all the way down to the street. Now that they are in the playoffs, I can only imagine the atmosphere to get better and better.
Have you been to Wrigley Field? What was your experience like?
Depending on where you live, there are usually several events going on that you can bring your family too. Here is a short list:
Cobden Peach Festival - August 8-9 618-893-2777 Peach cobbler, sliced peaches, ice cream and barbecue. There is also a queen contest, carnival, parade, and games.
River City Soul Fest (Peoria)- August 8-9 309-689-3019 Boyz II Men and Martha Munizzi are two stars that will be at this two day event celebrating soul. This takes place at CEFCU Center State at the Landing in Peoria. Friday admission is $7. Saturday admission is $10.
Lincoln Bicentennial Bike Tour – August 16 – 23 (starts in Hodgenville KY) 800-433-8868. This 360 mile bike tour starts in Kentucky and crosses into Indiana. It ends in Springfield. Registration costs $595 and is open to the first 100 applicants.
Indiana State Fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (Indianapolis)- August 6-17 317-927-7500 All the typical state fair stuff spread over 12 days and nights.
Taste of Downtown (Indianapolis)- August 9 – Food, wine, and live music in Indianapolis
National Hobo Convention (Britt)- August 7 – 10 641-843-4433 Mulligan stew, parade, flea market, craft show, car show, concessions, and the coronation of the Hobo King and Queen at the National Hobo Museum.
Old Tyme Corn Boil (Griswold)- August 9 712-778-4712 Downtown Giswold has free entertainment, games, fireworks, 5K and 2 mile run/walk, and fresh sweet corn.
Dexter Daze – August 8-9 734-426-0887 This features over 100 booths of artisans and crafters, family entertainment, social tent, parade and much more in Monument Park.
Roscommon: A Celebration of Michigan Art, Wine, Hops, and Harvest (Forest Dunes)-August 9 989-275-0700 This is an evening celebrating great grapes, hops, and art. Admission is $10.
Thunder Over Michigan Air Show (Ypsilanti)- August 9-10 The Yankee Air Museum hosts the ten year running salute to warbirds. Admission is $20.
Little Bull Falls LogJam Festival (Mosinee)- August 8-10 715-693-4330 The settlers of the Wisconsin river are celebrated in River Park. There are raft races, art making activities, demonstrations, and more.
Prairie Family Days (Kenosha)- August 8-10 262-925-6735 A Prairie idol talent contest is the featured event at this Prairie Springs Park fest.
20th Annual Burger Fest (Seymour)- August 9 920-833-6688 This World’s Largest Hamburger Parade kicks off at 11 am downtown followed by a hamburger eating contest, a muscle contest, and plenty of food.
34th Annual Morning Glory Fair (Milwaukee)- August 9-10 414-273-7121 Crafts, silent auction, picnic foods, and beverages which takes place on the grounds of the Marcus Center for Performing Arts.