Act now and save money when purchasing all-day wrist bands for the carnival at the 2012 Homecoming at Ford Field Park in Dearborn. The festival takes place Aug. 3-5.
The carnival is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-5.
Online purchasers print a receipt, and bring that, along with their I.D., to the carnival ticket booth onsite at the festival to exchange it for an all-day wrist band for that day. Purchasers do not have to specify online which day they will be using the wrist band.
All-day wrists bands purchased during the festival will be $18. Half-day wristbands can be purchased onsite for $13 and cover ridership from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Companion tickets, meant for adults to accompany children on certain rides, are $8. Other prices apply.
The carnival portion of the festival will include two dozen rides, including a water ride and the Giant Wheel.
There are no refunds on any carnival tickets or on wristbands.
Homecoming is an event co-organized by of the City of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund. Oakwood Healthcare is the presenting sponsor.
More than 30 Dearborn-based nonprofit groups use the festival as their major fundraiser of the year, returning those dollars to the community through positive activities and scholarships.
The festival is known for its spectacular fireworks on Saturday, sponsored by Kenwal Steel Corp., and Sunday.
Headline entertainment is WAR on Saturday, Riot House on Sunday and Dearborn’s Rhythm & Blues Blast Featuring Thornetta Davis and Laith Al-Saadi on Friday.
For information, call 313-943-2285 or visit www.cityofdearborn.org.