With the calendar turning from July to August this week, it means football is just around the corner.

Training camp has started for the Green Bay Packers and will peak this Saturday, Aug. 3, with Family Night, presented by Bellin Health, at Lambeau Field.

Packers Training Camp began last Thursday and fans are invited to join in the wide variety of activities planned to celebrate the return of football. Some of the training camp highlights include:

• Aug. 2: Tickets are still available for Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health. A family-focused event with a game-like atmosphere, Family Night includes a full practice with use of the video boards and the spectacular Family Night Fireworks and Laser Show to conclude the night. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.

• Aug. 5-6: The Packers will host the Houston Texans for joint training camp practices ahead of their preseason game at Lambeau Field on Aug. 8. Prior to each practice, kids will be encouraged to offer their bikes to Texans players to ride to practice by lining up outside the visitor’s locker room. Practice each day begins at 10:15 a.m. 

• Aug. 11: The Packers will celebrate the team’s 100th birthday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium. The first 5,000 fans at the Atrium on Aug. 11 will receive a free, commemorative Lambeau Field seed packet to honor 100 Seasons of the Packers, with one in every 50 seed packets autographed by Packers players or personnel.

The Lambeau Field Atrium also offers plenty to do and see during training camp, including the Packers Pro Shop, the Packers Hall of Fame and Lambeau Field Stadium Tours. 

The Packers preseason games will be against the Houston Texans Thursday, Aug. 8, at Lambeau Field; at the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 15; at the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 22; and against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Aug. 29, at Lambeau Field.

Full descriptions of the fan activities and the entire training camp schedule are available at packers.com/trainingcamp.

Meanwhile, the Wisconsin football season is also approaching as fans are invited to meet this year’s squad at the annual Wisconsin Football Family Fun Day presented by BMO Harris Bank slated for tonight, Wednesday, July 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

Plenty of familiar faces from the 2018 New Era Pinstripe Bowl champions will be on hand at this annual family-friendly event. Fans young and old are encouraged to head to Camp Randall for a chance to meet the team and head coach Paul Chryst for autographs and photos. 

With the Packers and Badgers in training camps, excitement is building for football fans as the regular season is just around the corner.