Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp Fan Experience at Halas Hall 2023

By: Jeff Randolph 08/03/2023

“Bear down, Chicago Bears! Make every play clear the way to victory.”

Visit Lake County is an official Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp partner. For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Bears Training Camp is open to the public right here in Lake County at the Halas Hall in Lake Forest. Visitors of the camp will park at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills and be shuttled to and from Halas Hall. Midway diehard fans are encouraged to peruse the Lake County mall to partake in all the delicious dining options, shopping, lavish accommodations and more. Continue here to look at the guide.

After going through the security checkpoint, visitors will enter the area full of interactive games and activities for everyone to enjoy. Stop by the Visit Lake County tent to enter your child for the chance to win the Player Pad Experience. The concourse is full of several activities and interactive games to keep future fans of the Monsters of the Midway enthusiastic and engaged throughout their visit. On-site there is an official Chicago Bears Pro Shop where you can pick up your favorite player's jersey and select other gameday gear.


Halas Hall has been a fixture in Lake Forest since 1979. The complex was named after long-time owner and coach of the Bears, George Halas, and was located on Lake Forest College’s south campus. Since 1997, the Bears have called this new location by the I-94 Tri-State home.  They also have an indoor field space named after the late Hall of Fame tailback Water Payton Center on the grounds. During Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp, this state-of-the-art facility showcases simulated NFL training exercises geared toward the younger Bears fans. Little monsters can catch a pass from 30 yards out, attempt a field goal, go through numerous drills and more. Youngsters can also delight in face painting, diving for the football, cornhole, Bears Connect Four photo ops and dance-offs with Staley, the Chicago Bears mascot. The Lake Forest facility also offers a wide range of delectable eats from food trucks including Tropical Shaved Kona Ice, Flash Taco, and Toasty Cheese.  

The unifrom is one display at during the Enjoy Illinois Chicago Bears Training Camp. Chicago Bears General Manager Ryan Poles along with head coach Matt Eberflus are looking to make an impact this season in the "Black and Blue Division" building around third-year quarterback Justin Fields. Fields will be looking to get the ball into the hands of running back Khalil Herbert and newly-acquired wide receiver D.J. Moore.  Tickets are sold out for the remainder of the Halas Hall event, so mark your calendars for early July 2024 so you can get your tickets early for 2024’s edition of Chicago Bears Training Camp at Halas Hall. Also, continue scrolling to see where you can watch the Monsters of the Midway in the land of lakes. Enjoy the 2023 NFL season, Lake County!


Northern Lake County Venues to Watch the Chicago Bears

Black Lung Brewing 2217 N. Illinois Route 83, Round Lake Beach

Bill’s Pub North 18945 W. Washington St., Third Lake

Chrissoulas Restaurant 602 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant 200 N. Forest Ave., Fox Lake

Giordano’s Pizza Gurnee 7105 Grand Ave., Gurnee

Green Town Tavern 110 S. Genesee St., Waukegan

Green Town on the Rocks 175 N. Harbor Pl., Waukegan

Harbor Brewing Co. 811 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor

Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Biergarten at North Point Marina 701 North Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor

JJ Twigs Wauconda 1200 N. Old Rand Rd., Wauconda

Light the Lamp Brewery 2 S. Lake St., Grayslake

Main Street Social 608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Mickey Finn’s Brewery 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

O’Toole’s of Libertyville 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville


O’Toole’s Lake Villa 10 W. Grand Ave., Lake Villa


Primo Italian American Cuisine 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee

The Shanty Restaurant 38985 N. U.S. Highway 41, Wadsworth

Timothy O’Tooles’s Pub Gurnee 5572 Grand Ave., Gurnee

Zümbier Brewery 3232 W. Monroe St., Waukegan

Southern Lake County Venues to Watch the Chicago Bears

Bill's Pizza & Pub 624 S. Lake St., Mundelein

Bluegrass Restaurant 2636 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park

Bosacki’s Brewery 610 E. Hawley St., Mundelein

Buffalo Creek Brewing Co. 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove

Chessie’s Restaurant 200 Applebee St., Barrington

Copper Fiddle Distillery 532 W. Route 22, Lake Zurich

Disotto Italian Restaurant 310 Green Bay Rd., Highwood

Dover Strait Seafood House 89 E. U.S. Highway 45, Mundelein

Half Day Brewing Co. 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire

Park Street Craft Kitchen and Bar 14 E. Park St., Mundelein

Ravinia Brewing Company 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park

Scotty’s on Sheridan 810 Sheridan Rd., Highwood

The Side Lot 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda


Tighthead Brewery 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein

The Village Tavern 135 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove

WhirlyBall 285 Center Dr., Vernon Hills

Wild Onion Brewery  22221 N. Pepper Rd., Barrington

Wright’s Brew & Bistro 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire

If you want to start your youngster on the Chicago Bears path, continue hereClick here to see a full list of eateries in the land of lakes where you can watch the Bears game. If you have tickets and are going to Halas Hall in Lake Forest this week, continue here.

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