Detroit Welcomes the 2024 NFL Draft


The 2024 NFL Draft has finally arrived in Detroit, taking place April 25-27, with Hart Plaza hosting most of the activities.

The main attraction is the 2024 NFL Draft Experience presented by Rocket Mortgage – the NFL’s ultimate fan festival. The festival will include games, exhibits, player appearances and sponsor experiences. Corner Ballpark will host youth-focused activities, including NFL FLAG skills and drills and football clinics. Fans are encouraged to get to Draft Experience early, as attendance will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Food and beverage vendors will highlight the local Detroit neighborhoods.

NFL Draft Experience Hours
Thursday, April 25:  12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26:  12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 27:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

You can register for free entry by downloading the NFL OnePass app or on the web at All adults are required to register but can also register up to five children to get into the event.


Draft Day in the D

A free three-day celebration across downtown Detroit’s award-winning parks that will feature 45 local vendors, 60 local artists, cigar rolling, daily cornhole tournaments and interactive art installations.

The festivities, will be held April 25-27, and will be located at Capitol Park, Beacon Park, Paradise Valley Beatrice Buck Park, Grand Circus Park and on a closed-off portion of Woodward Avenue between State and Witherell streets.

The family-friendly event will span several downtown parks, all within walking distance of the NFL Draft event site.

Draft Day in the D will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, April 25 and noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27.

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