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Formally Opening Day Fest

A celebration of Sports / Music / Food and More

MADISON AVE. FESTIVAL GROUNDS
440 MADISON AVE. DETROIT, MI
CITY BLOCK OF MADISON & BRUSH ACROSS FROM THE 36TH DISTRICT COURT

Hosted By Aneta Kowal

"Miss Hooters Michigan"
"Playboy Miss Social July 2013"

SPRING IS CLOSING IN FAST AND SO IS THE START OF THE 2014 BASEBALL SEASON. OPENING DAY IN DETROIT IS A LOCAL HOLIDAY AND SOON MAY BECOME A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT THERE IS A FESTIVAL LARGE ENOUGH TO HOST THOUSANDS OF THE 150,000 FANS AND EXCITED TAILGATERS COMING DOWNTOWN TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY. THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE LAST YEAR IN GREEKTOWN AND AT THE OPERA HOUSE IN 2012 BUT BECAUSE OF THE DEMAND FOR MORE SPACE IT WILL BE HOSTED THIS YEAR AND FOR YEARS TO COME AT THE MADISON AVE. FESTIVAL GROUNDS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF MADISON AND BRUSH ONLY ONE BLOCK FROM THE STADIUM. JOIN US MARCH 31st FOR DETROIT HOME OPENER FEST 2014

VIP GATES OPEN @ 9am

CO HOSTS:

CRAIG JELINEK, MIKE ANTHONY, KEVIN CERMAK, SOCIAL CONNECTION, ANSON WELLS, ZOIS BRICOLAS, LEO TOMA, VITO GALATI, RICK PINK

  • *Heated Beer / Liquor Tents
  • *Indoor | Outdoor Block Party
  • *Hot Dog Eating Challenge
  • *Spin the Wheel of Madness
  • *Festival games
  • *Food Truck Rally
  • *DJs
  • *Live Bands
  • *Contests and much more
  • *Limited On site VIP parking available

We are located right on Madison and Brush as you enter the city from the Madison exit off I-75 south, Detroit's place to party on MONDAY, MARCH 31st. We will be rocking all day / all night. The grounds will be accompanied by some of Detroit's largest HEATED BEER / FULL BAR party tents and adjacent outdoor open air party area with food trucks, festival style games to enjoy and of course some of Metro Detroit's BEST Bands and DJs. After the sun goes down we will turn up the HEAT and celebrate into the night as another winning season is upon us.

Coming with a large Group / Limo / Party Bus call direct for Group pricing 248.929.1885
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND PURCHASING DISCOUNT PRE SALE TICKETS ONLINE TO ENSURE ENTRY TO THIS EVENT

PARTY BUSES

Let us handle all of your big day transportation needs. Purchase a seat on one of the many buses we have departing from all around the city with a final destination right at the gates to Detroit Home Opener Festival 2014. The buses will be scheduled to bring you down and ship you back safely to your original departure location. Each party bus reservation includes one admission to the festival.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Home Opener Fest Entertainment starts at 9am and won't stop until its time to close up shop. We have a performance line up second to none on Opening Day.

BANDS:

KILLER FLAMINGOS | BRENA | DAN TILLERY

DJs:

MIKE ANTONY | PREVU | MIKE JONES | PAUL MARTINDALE | DS | ERIC ALLEN | ROD BATAYEH | JOEY A | VIN

HOT DOG EATING CHALLENGE | FESTIVAL GAMES | WHEEL OF MADNESS | SPEED PITCH CAGE | DUNK TANK and MUCH MORE

PARKING

As you know parking on Opening Day downtown can be a little difficult. We highly recommend getting to the city EARLY! So if you decide to drive yourselves and not jump on one of our party buses take advantage of one of the Detroit Home Opener Festival offers and reserve an on site VIP parking package. Each package includes 4 VIP admission tickets to the festival and one reserved parking space.

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HOT DOG CHALLENGE

Long Island has their version and we have ours. Yes, a wild display of meat in bun consumption. Challenge limited to approximately 10 – 15 contestants. Who will be crowned 2014 Champion?

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RULES:The competitors stand behind a long table with drinks and a platter of hot dogs in buns. Most contestants have water on hand, but other kinds of drinks can and have been used. Condiments are allowed, but are usually not used. The hot dogs are allowed to cool slightly after grilling to prevent possible mouth burns. The contestant that consumes (and keeps down) the most hot dogs and buns (HDB) in ten minutes is declared the winner. The length of the contest is 10 minutes

Spectators watch and cheer the eaters on from close proximity. A designated scorekeeper is paired with each contestant, flipping a number board counting each hot dog consumed. Partially eaten hot dogs DO NOT count. Hot dogs still in the mouth at the end of regulation count if they are subsequently swallowed

After the winner is declared, Wiener Man (our Mascot) will present the winning prize trophy and photo opportunities will be available.

EATS

What's an Opening Day Festival without Food? Not a Festival at all as far as Detroit Home Opener Fest is concerned! We take Opening Day food to another level. Not only do we offer the standard Dog and bun to Deluxe gourmet Hot Dog combinations but we have coordinated an all out FOOD TRUCK RALLY consisting of a few of South East Michigan's TOP Trucks. EL GUAPO | THE MAC SHACK | THE GRIND HOUSE will be on site to keep your bellies full all day.