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DRAFT DAY IN THE D

Take your NFL Draft experience to the next level at Draft Day in the D, a three-day party across Downtown Detroit’s award-winning parks and public spaces. The festivities, held April 25-27, will be located at Capitol Park, Beacon Park, Paradise Valley Beatrice Buck Park, Grand Circus Park and on a closed-off portion of Woodward Avenue between State Street and Witherell Street. The event is FREE to attend and open to fans and visitors of all ages.

Draft Day in the D attendees won’t miss a second of the Draft, with ten 20-foot video walls spread throughout the Downtown parks showing the live feed of the NFL Draft all weekend long. Visitors can enjoy live music performances, indulge in delicious dishes from a variety of local food trucks and discover unique treasures from Detroit-based vendors while taking in the beauty of Downtown Detroit’s parks, which are programmed and operated by the Downtown Detroit Partnership.

 

BEER AND SPIRITS

It’s a Bud Light party in the parks! You can enjoy your favorite ice-cold beverages such as Bud Light, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light Black Cherry Seltzer, Stella Artois and Smirnoff Smash at convenient bars located within all five of the Draft Day in the D event spaces.

 

DELICIOUS DETROIT DISHES

Treat your taste buds with tailgate fare from more than 35 local food truck favorites such as Los Dos Amigos Taco Truck, Rolling Stoves, Slow’s BBQ, Sonny’s Hamburgers, Wing Snob, Cousins Maine Lobster and more. See the daily food truck lineup below.

 

FOOD TRUCK LINEUP ON 4/25:

Grand Circus Park West

-Kabar Sushi

-Big Bo’s Grill

-Pillar & Pride

-Max Italian Beef

-Fun Food Express

-The Nacho Grill

Grand Circus Park East

-Detroit’s Original Seafood Truck

-Junkyard Pit Crew

-Savvy Sliders

-Great Greek

-Corn King

Paradise Valley Beatrice Buck Park

-The Lobster Truck

-Tacobachis

-Curbside Eatery

-Mr. Creole

-Wing Snob

Beacon Park

-Sonny’s Hamburgers

-Belly It

-Ken’s Kitchen Detroit

-Unity Catering

-Los Dos Amigo’s Taco Truck

-Cousins Maine Lobster

Capitol Park

-Rolling Stoves

-Egg Roll Diva

-Slow’s BBQ

 

 

 

 

SHOP THE D AND SUPPORT LOCAL

Detroit’s entrepreneurial spirit will be on full display within the parks, showcasing more than 45 local vendors each day. Vendors include All Things Detroit Marketplace, Detroit Originals, Poppa’s Hot Sauce, Fricken Good Cookies, Sweet Potato Sensations, and more.

 

MUSIC, ART AND ENTERTAINMENT

Detroit musicians and entertainers will be taking the stage to showcase the local talent and energy of the city. With over 60 local Detroit artists, musicians and entertainers. High-energy beats will fill the air as you and your fellow fans hear all your favorite stadium jams.

Throughout the three-day event, interactive art installations will be on display. Capitol Park will host Rebel Nell, the Detroit-based jewelry company that incorporates repurposed materials such as fallen graffiti and will feature a designated space with a collaborative art display.

Additionally, immerse yourself in the custom-made Draft Day in the D football arch created by LeMonde Studio. The arch will be in Capitol Park and six unique football benches will be placed throughout the parks, offering the perfect fan photo opportunity to capture that special draft memory.

 

CIGAR ROLLING AT PARADISE VALLEY BEATRICE BUCK PARK

Visit Paradise Valley at Randolph Street and Grand River Avenue for a unique experience on Thursday! La Casa Cigar Lounge will be setting up a cigar rolling station, adding a touch of luxury to the Draft experience. Come to see expert cigar rolling in action and indulge in premium hand-rolled cigars. It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and savor the finer things in life before continuing to explore what the rest of Downtown Detroit has to offer.

 

CORNHOLE AND MORE AT BEACON PARK

Beacon Park is the place to be for competing in daily cornhole tournaments from 4 – 6 p.m. while catching all the live Draft action on two big screens. You can also delight in delicious food and drinks from local vendors, check out DTE’s Energy Den and EV Garage, and soak up the excitement of the Draft festivities while relaxing away from the crowds in the heart of Downtown.

 

DRAFT DAY IN THE D EVENT HOURS

Draft Day in the D will run from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 and noon – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.

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Date:
April 25
Time:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT
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Cost:
Free
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