2013 Chicago Auto Show Hosts First-Ever Family Day: February 18

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2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS FIRST-EVER FAMILY DAY: FEBRUARY 18

CHICAGO (February 16, 2012) - For the first time, the Chicago Auto Show is set to host Family Day on Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day). While show organizers work with manufacturers and exhibitors to coordinate family-friendly events throughout the run of the 10-day public show, Presidents Day will feature a robust lineup up of family fun.

The Chicago Auto Show has teamed up with local family resource guide, Oaklee's Family Guide, to host back-to-back events throughout the last day of the public show.

"From years past, we know that Presidents Day at the Chicago Auto Show draws a crowd," said Dave Sloan, Chicago Auto Show general manager. "We're constantly looking to provide our manufacturers and exhibitors with the best value and, with the addition of Family Day, we hope to provide even more opportunities to reach new buyers. Plus, Presidents Day is the perfect time to host Family Day as most children have the day off of school."

Events include:

10:00 a.m. - Obtain a wristband to meet Disney star Leo Howard from the hit show 'Kickin' It'

11:00 a.m. - Language Stars main stage performance

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. -Dora the Explorer's Diego appearance

12:00 p.m. - Radio Disney Road Crew

12:00 - 2 p.m. - Daniel Hampton meet and greet, retired Chicago Bears Hall of Fame player

1:00 p.m. - Meet and greet with Disney star Leo Howard

3:15 p.m. - Listen and dance to local band Precision Band

4:00 p.m. - Meet the new reigning Miss Illinois Teen USA Grayson Hodgkiss

5:00 p.m. - Lucky Duck story time

6:00 p.m. - Rockabilly sensations The Old Town Underdogs

Additional evens throughout the day include:

  • Mini-classes from Language Stars
  • Interactive theater experiences with Compass Creative Dramatics
  • Ball toss with Wood Family Foundation
  • Mini movie experience
  • Picture opportunity with Navy Pier
  • Putting time with The Putting Edge

"Oaklee's Family Guide is thrilled to be a part of the Chicago Auto Show! We have put together a fantastic line of fun for the day and we can't wait to share the fun with our families and fans," said Nancy Stevens, the founder and owner of Oaklee's Family Guide.

Tickets are just $6 for children ages 7-12, and there is free admission for children ages six and younger when they accompany a paying adult.

For more information, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

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