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  • What are the dates and hours of Dearborn Homecoming Festival?
    Dearborn Homecoming Festival 2024 will take place Friday, Aug. 2 - Sunday, Aug. 4. The festival is open from 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM each day.
  • Where is the festival located?
    Dearborn Homecoming Festival is located at Ford Field Park. 22051 Cherry Hill St. Dearborn, MI 48124
  • Where should I park?
    Limited paid parking is available at Ford Field Park off of S Brady St for a fee of $10. There is no re-entry granted for parking if you choose to leave the lot and return later in the day. Handicap parking is available at this lot, as well.
  • Is there a shuttle I can take to the festival?
    Yes! Dearborn Homecoming Festival proudly provides a complimentary shuttle service powered by SMART. Pickups are available at the following locations: Dearborn High School 19501 W Outer Dr Dearborn, MI 48124 Dearborn Fresh 13661 Colson St Dearborn, MI 48126 Shuttles will run from noon to 11:30 PM each day of the festival. Shuttle drop-off and pickup will be located on the south side of Ford Field Park, near the parking area and carnival.
  • How much does it cost to attend Homecoming?
    Entry into Dearborn Homecoming Festival is free! However, make sure to have cash or a card on hand to access the carnival, grab a bite to eat or a beverage to enjoy, or to shop our Vendor Village, as those activities (and others) have associated costs.
  • What items are allowed and prohibited?
    Guests and their belongings are subject to search. You can help keep Homecoming safe and successful by leaving the following items at home! PROHIBITED ITEMS NO Air Horns or Noisemakers NO Audio Recording Devices NO Bicycles (on festival grounds - please see “Can I ride my bike to the festival?” for more information on bicycle parking) NO Skates, Scooters, or Skateboards NO Detachable Lens Cameras NO Drones NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia NO Fireworks or Explosives NO Flags NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways, or Promotional Items (unless approved in advance by festival organizers) NO Glass or Metal Containers NO Hammocks NO Hula Hoops NO Hoverboards or Segways NO Laser Pointers NO Pets (with the exception of registered service animals - see “Can I bring my pet to Homecoming?” below) NO Smoking or Tobacco Products NO Tents, Canopies, or Shade Structures of Any Kind NO Video Cameras NO Walkie Talkies NO Outside Alcohol NO Unauthorized Vendors or Solicitors of Any Kind Outside Food and Drinks Not Encouraged APPROVED ITEMS YES Baby Strollers YES Blankets & Beach Towels YES Cameras (Non-Pro) YES Diaper Bags YES Ear Plugs YES Hats YES Personal-Sized Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes YES Poncho & Rain Jackets YES Registered Service Animals YES Sunglasses
  • What are the festival rules?
    From July 29 - August 5, 2024, all of Ford Field Park is considered the festival grounds and shall be used for festival purposes only. Political candidates and religious or political supporters, commercial vendors, or nonprofit vendors, are not allowed to distribute free food products or free beverages, including water, on the Homecoming Festival grounds. Exceptions are made only for sponsors authorized by festival organizers. No performances, sales, demonstrations, distributions, exhibits or solicitations not authorized by festival organizers shall be permitted on the festival grounds, except within the designated Free Speech Zone. Music or amplification of any kind is not allowed within the festival grounds, including the parking areas, except for activities scheduled by the Homecoming committee. Only signs authorized by festival organizers shall be mounted or posted on the Homecoming Festival grounds. No advertisements, fliers, coupons, or other such materials shall be placed on parked vehicles. City ordinances prohibiting littering will be strictly enforced. Group picnics are permitted in designated areas only with approval of the Homecoming Festival Field Director. If you are interested in hosting your high school reunion at the festival, please contact Mary at mlaundroche@dearborn.gov. No persons shall engage in any conduct threatening, endangering or impairing the safety, health or comfort of others, or any improper or indecent conduct, or any unduly boisterous or offensive conduct. Failure to comply with this rule may result in immediate expulsion from the festival. No loitering shall be permitted on the bridges or in any area where such activity would impede pedestrian or traffic flow in Ford Field Park from July 29 - August 5, 2024. With the exception of officially scheduled events, the playing of organized games such as football, softball and the like is prohibited at Ford Field Park during Homecoming Festival. With the exception of scheduled and supervised activities authorized by festival organizers, no persons shall take part in the playing of games involving thrown or otherwise propelled objects, such as balls, horseshoes, kites or model airplanes at Ford Field Park during Homecoming Festival. With the exception of approved Homecoming food operations, cooking and other fires are not permitted in the park during the Festival. Space on the hill can be saved after 12:00 PM each day of the festival - no earlier. Blankets must be 8 feet by 8 feet or less. All blankets must be removed after the the festival's closure at 10:30 PM each night. Stakes are NOT permitted. No unauthorized sales or solicitations shall be permitted within 100 feet of any entrance to Ford Field Park during the three days of Homecoming. Recreational flyers are prohibited from operating unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) as defined under the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) Act of 2018 over festival grounds during the three-day Homecoming Festival. No overnight vehicle parking shall be permitted. Violators of these rules will be escorted from the festival grounds and prosecuted, if necessary.
  • Will there be a fireworks show?
    Yes! Fireworks will take place on Saturday and Sunday evening at approximately 10:00 PM.
  • Who will be performing?
    We're proud to feature a talented mix of national, regional, and local talent across THREE stages this year. Find our full entertainment lineup HERE!
  • Can I bring my pet to Homecoming?
    Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the festival grounds with the exception of registered service animals. “Comfort", “therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a service animal and will not be permitted entry.
  • Can I ride my bike to the festival?
    Absolutely! Please note that bicycles must be checked at our Bike Valet or otherwise parked outside festival grounds. RIDING A BICYCLE THROUGH FESTIVAL GROUNDS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Bike Valet is provided by our friends at Bike Dearborn at the Ford Field Park tennis courts. Bike Valet hours will be posted soon. Please contact Bike Dearborn with any questions.
  • Can I host my high school reunion at Homecoming?
    Yes! If you are interested in hosting your high school reunion at the festival, please contact Mary at mlaundroche@dearborn.gov. Traditionally, local high schools have hosted their reunions on the following days: Saturday Dearborn High, Edsel Ford, Sacred Heart Sunday Fordson, Lowrey, St. Alphonsus
  • How do I become a sponsor?
    Thank you for your interest in supporting Dearborn Homecoming 2024! Our sponsorship booklet that includes information on how to get in touch can be found HERE.
  • What is the Vendor Village and how can I apply?
    The Dearborn Homecoming Vendor Village is an artisan and community resource market dedicated to highlighting the creativity and philanthropic work of artists and non-profits from the greater Dearborn area. Vendor Village applications are now open! Click HERE for more information.
  • How can I apply for the Food Truck Corridor?
    Food Truck Corridor applications are now open! Please click HERE for more information.
  • How do I contact the festival?
    Please feel free to get in touch by using the contact form found on the homepage of dearbornhomecoming.com
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