The excitement of MLS All-Star week is still a few days away, but Sparky and members of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club can be seen around town at several community events around town. See the details below and be sure to say hi to Sparky while you're out and about!
Adler After Dark
When: Thursday, July 20 - 6:00-10:00pm CT
Where: Adler Planetarium -- 1300 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
What: The famous Adler After Dark event has a unique flair to it this month with its "All-Star" theme, examining the science of sports! The monthly evening affair (third Thursday of every month) for adults 21+ offers a fun look at Chicago's renowned planetarium, including shows and open access to the facility. This week, take a selfie with Sparky and pick up some Chicago Fire giveaways, and say hello to other Chicago sports teams as well!
Family Day and Fire vs. NYCFC Watch Party
When: Saturday, July 22 -- 12-3:30 pm CT
Where: The PrivateBank Fire Pitch -- 3626 N Talman Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
What: Enjoy a free, family-friendly event at The PrivateBank Fire Pitch including on-field play, raffles, an appearance from Sparky, a cookout on the patio and more. And most importantly, come to cheer on the Men In Red as they face-off against Eastern Conference competitor NYCFC at 1 pm CT.
When: Saturday, July 22 -- 12-2 pm CT
Where: Walmart Supercenter -- 4650 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
What: Look for Sparky at this Walmart Supercenter location and enjoy Kellogg's product samples to satisfy your hunger.
Fiesta del Sol
When: Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30 (Sparky appearances: 2:30-3:30 p.m. each day)
Where: 1400 W Cermak Ave., Chicago
What: Don't miss the largest Latino festival in the Midwest at the annual Fiesta del Sol, a family-friendly celebration in Pilsen featuring music, food, children's activities, art, culture and more. Visit the Fire booth for a chance to win tickets to see the MLS Homegrown game on Aug. 1 at Toyota Park, featuring the best young players in MLS against the Chivas de Guadalajara Under-20 team.