DUNNING — Eli's Cheesecake will celebrate its 36th birthday in high-flying fashion.
The Chicago dessert institution will celebrate with a four-day festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at its Dunning headquarters, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive.
As part of the festivities, the Jesse White Tumblers will soar over a giant birthday cheesecake at 12:30 p.m. Saturday as part of Eli's celebration of National Cheesecake Day.
The festival will also feature free slices of the creamy treat, cheesecake-themed games, contests and special Pokemon Go offers, organizers said.
The festival's annual classic car show featuring more than 100 vintage rides will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, organizers said.
The Happiness Club will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday and the Karen Hart Band will take the stage at 1:45 p.m.
A complete schedule of events is available at cheesecakefestival.com.
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