GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Packers Family Night is always a huge crowd pleaser and this year is expected to be nothing less, with two events happening right next to each other on Friday night. One at Titletown in the main square area and the other across the street at Lambeau Field outside Johnsonville Tailgate Village.
"We have everything from bounce houses to chalk art to live music, interactive mural painting, shaved ice, food and beverage, I mean, there's just so much going on," Jessica Dickhut said, the Events Coordinator for Titletown.
They are is putting on what is called "Family Fest" with the YMCA. It's a free event from 3 to 7 p.m. to get fans excited for the main event at the field. Parking at Titletown starts at 8 a.m. and is $5.
"The magicians, the balloon twisters, we'll have some food trucks on site," Dickhut said. "The great part about family night is it really kind of kicks off the energy for the season…. it's really great to see all the families and the kids out, you know, start them young, becoming fans."
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Then, head across the street to Lambeau Field.
"We have things starting at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon," Kandi Goltz said, the Packers Manager of Game Presentation and Live Events. "Everything opens up down at the fan walkway, which is right outside the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, so we'll have a lot of activities out there. Everything is family friendly."
Tickets to the actual Family Night inside Lambeau Field are $10 for every age. Doors open to the field at 6 p.m. Parking is also $5 and starts at 1:30 p.m.
"We have youth football that will come out and we'll have them on the field at about six o'clock," Goltz said. "We have a dance team that will perform on the field."
The Packers then take the field at 7 p.m. and practice until 9:30 p.m.
"We really treat it like a game," Goltz said. "So there's a lot of things that we do in the game that we'll be doing, you know, 'Jump Around', 'Bang the Drum'…"
And stick around after the game for the always popular fireworks, laser show, and the return of the jerseys off the back, where lucky fans will win players jerseys from that practice.
"New this year, we've got LED wristbands that you will receive walking in the gate, so you're gonna get it early. Make sure you have it on and you're ready to go at the end of the night with fireworks," Goltz said.
It's all the fun of the traditional event that everyone loves, with new twists after two years of COVID-19 restrictions.
A reminder: Lambeau Field is cashless and will only accept credit or debit cards, and will only allow clear bags and purses.