There is no better day to be in Cincinnati than Reds Opening Day! This city celebrates Opening Day like no other!
Major League Baseball opens its season with a little bit of delay this year. The Cincinnati Reds won’t play their first game at home this year (womp womp), forcing our first at home game to serve as our Opening Day (April 12, 2022). We can still be excited for a great Opening Day Parade, right?
Get Ready for Cincinnati Reds Opening Day with this info:
Reds Opening Day 2022 info and details
Findlay Market Opening Day Parade details
Fun Opening Day Activities
Parking Info and Street Closures
Opening Day Bar Specials and Parties
Reds Opening Day Info and Details
- Cincinnati Reds Opening Day is Tuesday, April 12, 2022
- The Cincinnati Reds play the Cleveland Guardians at Great American Ballpark
- The Reds game starts at 4:10 EST (weather dependent)
- To be noted: Backpacks are no longer be allowed into Great American Ball Park
- The game will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio
Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Details
- The 2022 Opening Day Parade begins at noon on April 12, 2022.
- The Parade Route: The parade route can be found below and here (link)
- The Parade Grand Marshal is Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin
Opening Day Activities:
- The annual Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party kicks off at 11:00 a.m. on Joe Nuxhall Way, Freedom Way and Walnut Street on Tuesday, April 12. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
- Kids Opening Day details is Saturday, April 23, 2022
Parking, Street Closures, Getting Around Town
- There are lots of parking options around town (keep in mind that the parade route will involve road closures): downtown parking info
- See the parade route above and plan accordingly (parade route is closed to traffic, of course)
- There will be Road Closures – see the map here (should be updated the week of the parade).
- The Cincinnati Bell Connector will pause for the parade and will begin service after the parade.
- Metro will operate on Opening Day but you can expect detours. Click here for up-to-date Detours and Delays info.
Opening Day Activities and Festivities:
The following establishments have Opening Day related events:
- Did you know The Banks is now a DORA District (designated outdoor refreshment area)? Enjoy your cold beverages as you stroll the DORA grounds.
- Washington Park hosts an Opening Day Watch Party, noon-8pm
- You can also watch the game at the Opening Day Watch Party at Fountain Square, 2-9pm
- Newport on the Levee’s new Bridgeview Box Park will have the game on the big screen, 4-9pm
- Watch the parade from inside the private rooms at The Phoenix, located right on the parade route. They’ll have an all you can eat Ballpark Food Stations and drink specials. 21+, Tickets required.