Detroit Lions announce date, details for 2021 Family Fest at Ford Field

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The Detroit Lions on Monday announced this year's Family Fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 7 at Ford Field. The event is free and open to the public, but fans must register for a ticket at www.detroitlions.com/familyfest.

The Lions begin practice at 11:30 a.m., but gates open at 10 a.m. The event will feature appearances from past players, cheerleaders and of course, Lions mascot, Roary, plus live music, free face painting and more.

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Mike Roberston and his sons, Levi 1, Aiden, 8, and Daniel, 7, wait in line during Detroit Lions practice at Family Fest, Friday, August 2, 2019 at Ford Field.
Mike Roberston and his sons, Levi 1, Aiden, 8, and Daniel, 7, wait in line during Detroit Lions practice at Family Fest, Friday, August 2, 2019 at Ford Field.

Pride Plaza on Brush Street will have a zipline and tailgate activities, and the first 15,000 fans will receive a poster.

All parking will be $6 in Ford Field controlled lots.

The Lions have their first public training camp practice July 31 in Allen Park. Find their entire practice schedule here.

The Lions open the exhibition season Aug. 13 vs. Buffalo, visit Pittsburgh on Aug. 21 and host Indianapolis on Aug. 27.

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The Lions open the 17-game regular season (see Dave Birkett's season predictions) at Ford Field vs. San Francisco on Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions announce date, details for 2021 Family Fest