There are so many ways to ring in baseball season in Cincinnati, you can’t fit them all in on Opening Day. So extend your personal Reds fest and celebrate throughout the week.
Get an early start and hit Tuckers for an all-American breakfast of eggs, hash browns, and bacon. You’ll be nicely fueled up to watch the Findlay Market parade with this year’s Grand Marshall, Lou Piniella. Then head to the game! Our boys play the Phillies. Hopefully Piniella’s presence at the parade will have conjured up some good World Series juju that rubs off on the Reds this season. Nowhere to go but up.
No game today, but Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel always puts a whimsical twist on the lunch tray at JR’s Table during opening week. Chil-dogs, peanuts, and popcorn all make creative appearances.
The first night game of the season is like a second opening day…with fireworks! Hit Holy Grail at the Banks to tank up on non-ballpark-priced beer before the game starts at 7:10 p.m.
Take in the businessman’s special (game starts at 12:35) and then head to the Washington Park Deck (open from 4 p.m.–10 p.m.) for post-game post-mortem. Can’t get to the game? Take your lunch to Fountain Square to watch it on the big screen.
The Reds take on the Pirates for Kids Opening Day. There will be mascot races and face painting at the park, plus a free Reds ball cap giveaway to fans 14 and under.