Sunday, November 5, 2017

Why Families LOVE Main Event

**Main Event graciously hosted us in exchange for a blog post about our experience and mentioned the Veterans Day promotion. No other compensation was exchanged. Shout out to the manager Lawrence! He was super polite and deserves a raise!**



It can be tough getting a teenager out of his room. Especially when he has recently gotten a new video game.

"Hey Tommy, you want to go out?" I asked him.

I received a grunt in response.

"We're eating and playing video games!" I said.

This caught his attention. Food is important for teenagers since they eat like 90% of the day. He said he'd go. He peeled himself off his bed and muttered that he'd put real pants on.

We headed to Main Event, and if you've never been, you're missing out.







At Main Event you can bowl. Play Laser Tag. Eat. Play video games. Plus so much more!

We bowled first!








Tommy was even excited to bowl, which is a shocker, because I thought only food and video games excited him.




By the way, I totally won. I mean YES, I had the bumpers up, but I won. (The kids had the bumpers up too!) (This is me celebrating a strike. I got THREE of them!)



You can order food right where you bowl. A kind waiter or waitress will come by and ask if you'd like anything.


The boys got burgers:





Natalie got the chicken tenders kids meal:



I got the loaded fries because I'm all about cheese:




Oh, another thing Tommy loved about Main Event? There's Free WiFi:




After we bowled and ate, we headed for the arcade where are are TONS of games to choose from:








I played a few games against Tom and won. (I'm kidding, but dang it, did I try!)









Guys? They had PacMan so you know I had to play:





Guess what? If you have a veteran or active duty military member in your family, they can eat and play for FREE on Veterans Day (Saturday) from open-5 PM. Learn more about it here



Our (former and current) military members work hard, and deserve only the best, so I love that Main Event is doing this for them.



Gosh, we spent a long time at the arcade, I won't lie. And it's not like you're just sitting on your butt. As you see, some are games where you have to move. And it's exciting to have a friendly competition with a family member. Tommy and Natalie had fun at The Walking Dead game.




So if you're looking for a fun family activity, check out Main Event! And remember, Veterans and Active Duty Military Members eat and play for FREE on Veterans Day! 

My husband says thank you! (And naturally he'd pick a shooting game.)




Have you ever been to Main Event before? My daughter says she wants to have her birthday there in March (there are various party packages), so we'll be back!




Do you have a veteran or active duty member who would love to go to Main Event to eat and play for free on Veterans Day?

52 comments:

  1. I've never heard of main event but it looks like so much fun!! Your kids look like they had a great time!

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  2. I love a good game night and it looks like Main Event is a great alternative to a board game or charades.

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I love it!

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  4. I think your meal was the best! All that cheese! I am all about cheese too. Got some nachos the other day. Heaven! I such at bowling so bad ahah but it sounds like a great venue!

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  5. I've never before heard of Main Event, but it looks like a blast! Bowling is such a great family activity that's fun for all ages.

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  6. Main Event looks like a fun place to be at! I love the food selections too.

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  7. Oh yes! My family would love main event, too. It’s a great way to get the entire family out and have some fun.

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  8. I love that veterans and active duty military can play and eat free on Veteran's Day! It looks like a fun place to take the family.

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  9. We have Main Event here and we had fun when we visited!

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  10. I love that they honor the military. We have been to Main Event quite a number of times, the last time was was for my sons birthday party. They did a great job!

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  12. My kids love Main Event. There's one in the Memphis area and OKC and we visit whenever we are in the area. Fun, fun, fun.

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  13. Ohh Main event seems like a great place to have fun and hang! Although it wouldnt be our first choice to bring our daughter but one rainy day why not! I love bowling!

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  14. I've never heard of Main Event but my kids would LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! I wonder if they have one in my area!

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  15. What a fun time! My kids love going to places like this. THey always have a blast. If I'm ever in this area, I'll check out Main Event.

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  16. We live out in the country and the closet place like this would be couple hours away. Would be a great place to take the grandkids if we were that far away doing other things.

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  17. There is a place a lot like that near us. It is always a fun time out when we get to play and eat as a family.

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  18. This reminds me of Dave and Busters. Although I've never been, it sounds and looks very similar. A perfect place for families to have fun.

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  19. This sounds like a fun event! I wish there was something like that around here.

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  20. Oh wow this looks like such an amazing place I love you can do so much there. I used to love bowling.

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  21. My husband's nephew served in the military and is now retired. I think he'd love to take his daughter to Main Event. That would be so cool! I will let him know. Thanks!

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  22. Oh this place sounds like such a blast! Definitely a good place to go unwind with the family.

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  23. As a military mom, I love that Main Event honors the military that way. It's important to make the most of family time when you're together (though this actually goes for anyone- not just those enlisted).

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  24. Main Event looks like an amazing place to go for a fun family night. We love to bowl together. Now that the kids are older we really make it a fun competition.

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  25. What a fun family day. We really enjoy visiting places like this with our girls.

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  26. How ironic that I would read this today! Some friends and I were just talking about getting a group together to go to Main Event. Great recap of what I can expect.

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  27. Hahaha i would be so happy too like your son if there is a free wifi!
    Now its truly a perfect place to hangout with family! And fries please :)

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  28. This place sounds awesome. It looks so much fun and I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Those fries look super yummy. Main Event sounds like a fun place to take the family, I know we'd all enjoy it.

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  30. What a great place to spend time with family. Wish we have one here in our area. Great way to share this to those who have active veteran members in the family this Saturday. :D

    -Gerome of G&D Blog
    http://www.gdblog.net

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  31. Looks like you guys had a great time, often had birthdays at arcades at a kid and they were so much fun - must go bowling again, you've reminded me how much fun it is

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  32. Who wouldn't love a visit in that place? We'd leave our daughter to my mom and go play all afternoon with my hubby!

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  33. We have a Main Event in Atlanta too. My 12 yr old nephew loves going here on the weekends.

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  34. This sounds like such a fun day! I sometimes end up spending some time in front of these games (there are some places in London) with friends and then we have junk food :)

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  35. Main Event looks like a lot of fun. Love the bowling, laser tagging and video games. Really great fun for the family. Also a great opportunity for the family to bond together.

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  36. This looks like so much fun, and the food looks amazing! Awesome spot!

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  37. I had to giggle at the "food is important" part. My kids can be lazy but any time I mention food, they're hauling butts.

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  38. We love to bowl as a family so this place would be a hit for us. It's always nice when you can have fun and eat at the same time.

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  39. What a cool place! Definitely no shortage of things to do. My kids would love it here (and I would too!)!

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  40. This is my first time hearing of main event but those cheese loaded fries look delicious and it is great that you were able to eat for free on Veterans day. Glad you had fun! x

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  41. This place looks so awesome! My son would love the Mario games and the food looks delish!

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  42. Main Event sounds like the perfect place for a family outing or party. I'm kind of shocked that I've never heard of it. Got to plan a day of bowling, laser tag, and toooons of pizza.

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  43. What a fun way to spend a family day! The place looks amazing with all the activities that you can do with the family:)

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  44. It's all about soaking in those wonderful family moments. I don't know what it'd be like to be a military spouse, but it must be hard on you and the kids to not have your husband around all the time. What a lovely way to make memories while he's home!

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  45. This looks like you guys had a lot of fun. It looks like a great fun place for family activities. Happy Veteran Day!

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  46. Main Event looks like a ton of fun. We have a place called Andy B's that is very similar.

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  47. That's so cool that they are doing something for Veterans on Veterans Day. Reminds me of my dad though who isn't doing well right now. He wouldn't have loved this too much but would loved to take my daughter and his grandkids there to watch. It does look like a blast.

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  48. How cool is this!? I would totally love to go! How have I never heard of it before?? Thanks for sharing :)

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  49. I never have, but I love the idea of it.
    And we love to bowl as a family, and EAT as one too. Awesome photos.

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