Opening Day Festival kicks off at noon

Opening Day Festival kicks off at noon
March 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
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(Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
CSNHouston Staff

The Astros open their season on Tuesday April 1 at Minute Maid Park against the Yankees at 6:10 p.m.

But the festivities start at noon.

The 13th annual Opening Day Street Festival will kick off at noon and runs through 6 p.m. at night. There's no admission charge with live music, food trucks, drinks and prizes. There will also be a rock wall, mechanical bull, face painters, caricature artists and a dunk tank.

And, of course, Orbit will be there.

Here's the full schedule for April 1:

12 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Opening Day Street Festival

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Pep rally featuring Reid Ryan, emceed by Robert Ford, on the Budweiser Stage

3 p.m.: Gates open to the main concourse

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Pep Rally featuring Astros players, emceed by Steve Sparks the Budweiser Stage

4 p.m.: Full ballpark access to the public

5:30 p.m.: Pregame field ceremonies begin

6:10 p.m.: New York Yankees at Houston Astros

Postgame: Special classic rock-themed Opening Day fireworks display, presented by Marathon Oil Corporation

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