There is no better day to be in Cincinnati than Reds Opening Day! This city celebrates Opening Day like no other!
Opening Day – it’s basically a Cincinnati holiday! I venture to say that no one does opening day better than we do. We throw the biggest city-wide party you’ve seen… starting with a celebratory parade and ending with what we hope is a win at our season home opener.
Get Ready for Cincinnati Reds Opening Day with this info:
Reds Opening Day 2023 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 Thursday, March 30, 2023
- The Cincinnati Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ballpark
- The Reds game starts at 4:10 EDT (weather dependent)
- To be noted: Backpacks are no longer be allowed into Great American Ball Park
- The game will be televised on Fox Sports
Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Details
- The 2023 Opening Day Parade begins at noon on March 30.
- The Parade Route: The parade route can be found below and here (link)
- The Parade Grand Marshalls are Bronson Arroyo and Danny Graves
Beyond the Home Opener – Reds Opening Day Activities:
- The annual Reds Community Fund Charity Block Party happens on Joe Nuxhall Way, Freedom Way and Walnut Street on March 30. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
- Kids Opening Day is Saturday, April 1, 2023
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 likely pause for the parade and begin service after the parade. Check their news here.
- 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, 10am-4pm
- Rhinegeist will have the game on the big screen, baseball decor, and more. 9am-10pm
- Newport on the Levee is hosting a watch party, 3-7pm
- 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.