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Centered Table Familia Fest

Introducing Familia Fest featuring the Hola Cup—a vibrant celebration of soccer, family, and community! Our goal is to provide a memorable experience for players and their families on the beautiful grounds overlooking NIU's "North 40" field.

Don't play soccer? Don't worry! The day will include free activities for families. Come out, bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and have fun!

  • District 428 school registration
  • DeKalb Public Library and 4-C story time tent
  • Safe Passage face painting
  • DeKalb County Community Gardens GrowMobile
  • El Jimador guacamole demonstration
  • NIU Fan Experience bounce house
  • DeKalb Public Health Department WIC and healthcare enrollment information
  • Greater Family Health blood pressure and glucose screenings
  • Dance Dimensions performance


  • hair tinseling
  • bubble station
  • lawn games
  • food trucks
  • music

    Hosted by WNIJ-FM, DeKalb Day of the Dead Celebration, and DeKalb County United. Additional support provided by America Amplified.

Assemble your team and bring the whole family for a day of on-field action, food, and free entertainment. Featuring a 14+ soccer tournament and kid's skills clinic as well as stage performances and community connections throughout the day.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Location: NIU North 40 (Enter at Lucinda and Kishwaukee Drive)

Familia fest schedule

Adult Tournament

Teams play 25 minute games (6v6)
Teams must have a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of ten (10) players. All team members must be 14 years or older.

Matching shirts required for each team, pinnies provided in the event of conflict.

(Solo adult players will be matched with a team)

All players will receive a FREE ticket to watch DeKalb County United vs Bavarian United at 7 p.m. at the NIU Soccer Complex!

The winner of the Hola Cup will be recognized at DeKalb United’s July 13th halftime that evening.

Kid's Soccer Clinic

Ages 5-13, free registration and t-shirt provided. Dribbling/juggling/passing showcase and clinic by age.

  • Shoot-out
  • Ball Juggling
  • Skills Clinic

Come be a part of the excitement!

Free Kid's Clinic Sign-up

Did you hear about Familia Fest on WDKB's Guest DJ conversation with Peyton Adams? Hear all about it with DeKalb County United, Create Health Mobility Clinic, and WNIJ Hola.

Centered Table

Presented in partnership with:

Day of the Dead
DeKalb Park District
Northern Rehab
Illinois Credit Union
Create Health
Greater Family Health
Gordon Hardware
Northwestern Medicine
Kish College
Turner Law
Suter Company
Christ Community
Day of the Dead
DeKalb Park District