Detroit Lions announce Family Fest event at Ford Field

DETROIT — The 2022 Detroit Lions Family Fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 6. Family Fest features open Detroit Lions practice at Ford Field and is free to the public.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m., with the team practicing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Fest activities will end when practice ends at 1:30 p.m.

For general admission, fans can register now for up to eight tickets by visiting All guests must have a ticket to enter.

There will be appearances from the Lions Legends, Detroit Lions Cheerleaders as well as Lions mascot Roary. Family Fest will also include live music, free face painting and balloon artists, games and activities. From 10:00 a.m. until the end of practice, there will also be a Detroit Lions locker room sale with the opportunity to purchase various memorabilia and apparel to benefit the Detroit Lions Foundation.

Fans arriving early will receive a 2022 Detroit Lions and Thundersticks schedule poster upon entry.

Pride Plaza on Brush Street will be open with a zipline and the 40-meter dash, in addition to more games and tailgate activities during the event.

Parking is $6 at all Ford Field controlled lots. Parking in the Ford Field area can be reserved in advance at

The NFL transparent bag policy will be in effect. More details on what is allowed can be found here.

Times and schedules are subject to change.

For more information, visit

Charles P. Patton