Your Essential Guide for Celebrating Reds Opening Day {2023}

There is no better day to be in Cincinnati than Reds Opening Day! This city celebrates Opening Day like no other!

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade

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

  • 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
a map of the Findlay Market Opening Day parade route
  • 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.

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.
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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!