Reds pregame festivities: What to expect for Opening Day

CINCINNATI — Today is the 146th Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds as they take on the Cleveland Guardian this afternoon.

Gates will open to the public at 2:10 p.m. with pregame ceremonies starting at 3:30 p.m., according to a press release from the MLB.

The game will start at 4:10 p.m. with Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Zac Taylor and quarterback Joe Burrow throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

2021 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja’Marr Chase will join Reds General Manager Nick Krall and Reds Manager David Bell to give the second baseman Jonathan India his 2021 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award.

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More opening day ceremonies include:

  • National Anthem will be performed by Marlana VanHoose from Denver, Kentucky
  • The Cincinnati Fire Department will unfurl a 150 by 300 foot American flag in the outfield during the National Anthem.
  • Representatives from the Findlay Market will make their annual “Findlay Market Basket” presentation to Reds President and COO Phil Castellini.

Along with its annual basket, the Findlay Market will hold their opening day parade.

The longtime voice of the Cincinnati Reds, Marty Brennaman, will make an appearance with the Kid Glove Program, according to our news partners at WCPO-TV.

The parade will also pay tribute to Cincinnati area Olympians Nick Goepper, Joe Hudepohl, David Payne, Mary Wineburg, and George Wilson.

Mayor Aftab Pureval and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will also participate.


The parade is scheduled to start at noon, according to WCPO-TV.

The parade lineup can be found below:

  • Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks S. of Liberty
  • Cincinnati Police Department / Honor Guard
  • Cincinnati Fire Dept
  • 338th United States Army Reserve Command Band
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Holthaus Lackner Signs
  • Hamilton County Sheriff
  • Grand Marshall- Barry Larkin
  • Kid Glove Program with Marty Brennaman
  • Cincinnati Reds Players
  • Bally Sports Ohio
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
  • Local 12 WKRC-TV
  • Mayor Aftab Pureval & Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Kearney
  • Victoria Parks, Cincinnati Council President Pro Tem
  • FOX19NOW
  • Hamilton County Commissioners
  • Oak Hills High School Highlander Marching Band (Bridgetown North, OH)
  • iHeartMedia (700WLW/WEBN/KISS107/ESPN1530)
  • Cincinnati Reds Community Fund
  • Jake Sweeney - West Side Little Leagues 12-year-old All-Star team
  • Taft High School Baseball Team / Band
  • Rosie Reds Inc
  • Bengals Tribute sponsored by Smoothie King
  • Cinfed Credit Union
  • WCPO 9 News
  • Cranley/Fedor for Ohio
  • East Central Dance Team (St. Leon, IN)
  • Findlay Market Float
  • Fab Ferments
  • Gibb’s Cheese and Sausage
  • East Central Trojan Band & Guard (St. Leon, IN)
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Cheviot 2197
  • Findlay Market Tribute to Cincinnati Olympians
  • WLWT Channel 5
  • Flying Pig Marathon
  • West Clermont Marching Bands (Amelia, OH)
  • HGC Construction
  • Miss Ohio USA - Nicole Wess
  • Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Opening Day Gang
  • Wiedemann’s
  • Mount St. Joseph University Band (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Northern Row Brewery & Distillery
  • Luken’s — Michael, Kevin, and Neil
  • Smitherman for Commissioner
  • Decal Impressions
  • Heidelberg Distributing
  • Cincinnati Sister City - Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • World Peace Bell
  • Ro-Da-O Farm, LLC
  • South Dearborn High School Marching Band (Aurora, IN)
  • Grippo Potato Chip Company
  • Joe Nuxhall Foundation
  • Shawsay Farm
  • Tyson / Kahn’s
  • Red Hot Dancing Queens
  • Clermont Northeastern Marching Rockets (Batavia, OH)
  • Sibcy Cline
  • King Records
  • Radio One Cincinnati
  • Classic Coachman Farm
  • OHIO811/SWO Damage Prevention Council
  • Priority towing
  • Lebanon High School Marching Band (Lebanon, OH)
  • Cincinnati Vintage Base Ball Club
  • Brewing Heritage Trail
  • Miami Valley Gaming and Racing
  • Cincinnati Air Conditioning Co
  • Thomas More University Marching Band (Crestview Hills, KY)
  • Cincinnati Bell - altafiber
  • Wapakoneta Breakfast Optimist Club
  • Kroger
  • KeyBank
  • Taylor High School Marching Band (Cleves, OH)
  • Xavier University
  • Bobcat Enterprises
  • Jac Cen Del Band (Osgood, IN)
  • Eagle Savings Bank
  • Freking Myers & Reul
  • Cincinnati Beard Barons
  • Graeter’s
  • Cincinnati Scots Highland Dancers
  • Hoeting Realtors
  • Signarama
  • Crosby Elementary Popcycles Unicycle Club (Harrison, OH)
  • Champion Grille
  • Chris Hoffman Realtor at Remax
  • Coldiron Event Rentals
  • Edward Lee McClain High School (Greenfield, OH)
  • Green Township Professional Fire Fighters
  • Cincinnati 911 Steel
  • Cincinnati Fire Museum
  • Batavia High School Marching band (Batavia, OH)
  • Cincinnati Public Library
  • Sugar Pills All-Girl Ukulele Band
  • Friends of the Taft Legacy
  • Glier’s Meats
  • Simmons College of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
  • Twin Towers Senior Living
  • Dance Flash Fusion
  • Hamilton Co Police Assoc / The Shield
  • Pendleton County High School Navy Junior ROTC (Falmouth, KY)
  • USS Cincinnati Submarine
  • USS Cincinnati Commissioning Foundation
  • Bellevue Marching Band (Bellevue, KY)
  • The Light 93.7- WFCJ
  • Who Dey Chick’s
  • Cincinnati Circus
  • WAIF 88.3 FM
  • Purcell Marian High School Drumline (Cincinnati, OH)
  • St. Veronica Catholic School (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Knights of Columbus Assembly 246
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • Badin Rocks - Stephen T Badin High School Band
  • Greater Cincinnati Water Works
  • VFW Post 10380
  • Judge Robert Winkler and Judge Ralph Winkle
  • Black Ice Arts Academy
  • Steelcase
  • Cincinnati State Tech & Comm College
  • Aiken High School Band (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Junk King
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Tom Deutsch & The Deutsch Team
  • Pedalwagon
  • FC Cincinnati
  • Yellow Ribbon Support Center
  • Dragonfly Foundation
  • Christ Hospital Health Network
  • Cincinnati Public Radio WGUC 91.7
  • Shriners
  • Newport Aquarium
  • CinCity Shakers
  • Peterbilt of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Transit Historical Association
  • Rumpke Waste & Recycling