Findlay Market Celebrates the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day with Ballpark Eats, Beer and Live Music

There may not be an Opening Day Parade on July 24, but the market is still hosting a slew of themed activities to celebrate the Reds first game of the season

Jul 17, 2020 at 1:43 pm
Great American Ball Park - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Great American Ball Park

The Cincinnati Reds are opening their 60-game 2020 season playing against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park at 6:10 p.m. on July 24 — with no fans in the stands.

And while there may not be a 101st Findlay Market Opening Day parade, the market is still celebrating Opening Day with a slew of activities.

Market vendors are taking to the ballpark theme with specialized offerings:

  • Ecklerin Meats will be grilling metts, brats, hot dogs and burgers from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at their storefront.
  • Honey Child Artisan Pops will be serving strawberry and cream swirl pops in the Biergarten from noon-4 p.m.
  • Makers Bakers Co. will be serving up fried food — fried cheesecake bites, golden crispy onions, fried pickles, beer-battered corn dogs and sausages — from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Biergarten.
  • And Streetside and Christian Moerlein beers will be on tap from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Biergarten, with $1 off drafts from 4-8 p.m.

For entertainment, look for live music from cover band Fycus at 5 p.m. and live game coverage on speakers in the Biergarten after the tunes. There will also be free samples of craft sodas at Madison's from 1-5 p.m. and free backyard grill out treats from Neil Luken Meats at Elaine’s Kitchen located on the Race Street esplanade starting at noon.

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