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Big Memorial Day Bash Geared for Kids With a Side of Fun for Parents

Digging, climbing and exploring will be the main draws of a huge, makeshift play yard that'll be set up over the Memorial Day weekend on the grounds adjacent to the Kenosha Municipal Building.

Sponsored by the city, Happenings Magazine and the Boys & Girls Club,  the event will feature a variety of heavy machinery, including bulldozers, cranes, cement mixers, tractors, dump trucks and more, most of which will be open for climbing.

In addition to the trucks and construction equipment, the event will also feature what's being billed as the world's largest sandbox.

Organizers hope that "Choo-Choo Charlie's Epic Sandbox and Big Rig Bash," as its being called, could become an annual event.  

Admission will be sold as an all-day family pass for $7. Half of the proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club. 

The event will include music, activity stages and food vendors.

"We've created Charlie's Bash to be the ultimate start to summer," said Happenings Publisher Frank Carmichael in a news release. "Everywhere they look boys and girls will have something big and exciting to play in or on and their parents will have their pick of great food, music and activities."