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Family Day Activities for Saturday, September 13

    • Harry Mussato Golf Course
      • 1215 Tower Road.
      • Check-In 8:30AM. Start time, promptly, at 9:00AM
      • $18/person for this two-person, nine-hole, golf scramble. Golf cart included. Pre-registration required. Call 309-298-3676 for details.
    • Leatherneck Game Day Tailgating
      • Southwest corner of Q Lot
      • 10:00AM - 4:00PM.
      • Enjoy socializing with the Leatherneck Nation! Spots are first-come, first-served. No glass containers. Clean up is required.
    • Family Day T-Shirt Sales Table
      • Hanson Field grounds, near the tall flags
      • 11AM - 3:00PM.
      • Information, directions and t-shirt sales with the University Union Board, sponsors of Family Day. See t-shirt sample in the Family Day main page listing.
      • T-shirt prices: XS-XL $9/2XL-3XL $10
    • Student Assistance and Parent Service Center (SAPSC)
      • Hanson Field grounds
      • 11:30AM
      • Stop by the SAPSC table for free popcorn and information on how to join the Parent Association.
    • Family Day Picnic
      • Under the big tent and grills north of Hanson Field
      • 12:00PM - 3:00PM (or before)
      • Free meals, 1 per person, until the supply runs out. Enjoy standard picnic fare with your choice of hot dogs or hamburgers with chips, cookie and canned sodas. Veggie burgers available upon request.
    • Tailgating Main Stage Concert: Rick Springfield
      • West Q Lot Festival Stage
      • 1:15PM - 2:30PM
      • Free Admission
      • The University Union Board is proud to present a free concert featuring legendary rocker, Rick Springfield! Hear such hits as "Jessie's Girl", "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk To Strangers", and more.
    • Leatherneck Football: WIU Leathernecks vs. Drake Bulldogs

Suggested Activities for Sunday, September 14

    • Brunch in the Halls!
      • Thompson or Corbin/Olson Hall dining centers.
      • See Campus Map for locations.
      • 11:00AM - 1:30PM
      • Cash and student cards accepted ONLY.
      • Sodexo Campus Services provides an a la carte Sunday brunch with something for everyone. Family Day menu
    • Macomb Area Restaurants serving Breakfast:
      • Macomb Family Diner, West Jackson Street, serving from 7AM-3PM
      • The Red Ox, 1302 West Jackson Street, serving from 11AM-2PM
      • Rocky's Bar & Grill, 1402 West Jackson Street, serving from 7AM-2PM
      • Sunrise Family Restaurant, 307 East University Drive, serving breakfast from 6AM-11PM
    • Ball Fore Family Fun
      • US HWY 136, west of Macomb.
      • Call 309-836-9741 for hours.
      • Offering mini-golf at $5 per person; batting cages at $1 per token for 12 pitches; golf driving range at $5 per bucket of balls; free sand volleyball court and basketball court. All equipment available.
    • Horn Field Campus Outdoor Fun
      • Located off Johnson Street, one mile south of Macomb. Follow Signs.
      • Directions and maps available online through the RPTA Department contact page.
      • Call 309-833-5798 or visit www.wiu.edu/hfc for more information.
      • 1:00PM - 4:00PM
      • Open house at the Horn Field Challenge Course.
    • Spring Lake Park On Your Own Activities
      • Located 2 miles North of Macomb & Western Illinois University on Route 67 West. Take a left on Spring Lake Road and go 1.8 miles. Entrance is on the right.
      • 5:30AM – 10:00PM
      • Enjoy the quaint setting by a 230 acre lake stocked with numerous fish and where you don't need a reservation to camp. Amenities include: two boat launches, bait, ice, firewood, canoe, row boat rentals, horseshoe pit, hiking/biking trails, and playground.