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National Cheesecake Day takes place Monday, July 30, and one of the country’s premiere cheesecake destinations, Eli's Cheesecake, is celebrating with a festival and more events in the lead-up to the big day.

On Saturday, July 28, Eli’s culinary team will teach guests how to make Cheesecake Sandwiches and Cheesecake Cannoli at Eli’s Bakery Café. The bakery will also offer a Unicorn Cupcake Decorating Class.

The Cheesecake Festival will take place on Sunday, July 29. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eli’s Bakery, there will be a number of fun activities including a classic car show, a grilled lunch, cheesecake bingo, cheesecake hula hoop contests, eating contest, and The Jesse White Tumblers flying over a giant cheesecake.

Finally, National Cheesecake Day will see Eli’s handing out cheesecake throughout Chicago. Fans can follow #ElisMobile on Twitter to discover where Eli’s will be handing out the free slices throughout the day. Guests at Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café can also enjoy a free cheesecake slice decorating or try a special dessert such as the Eli’s Smoosh cheesecake ice cream combo or Eli’s Dippers, frozen cheesecake on a stick and dipped in chocolate.