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Cleveland Welcomes the 2021 NFL Draft.
April 29th - May 1st, 2021
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Downtown Cleveland is amping up the excitement for the 2021 NFL Draft April 29-May 1. Whether you're an out-of-town visitor or a resident looking to check out the fun, you're invited to come together safely and responsibly to experience the festivities at three Rock the Clock End Zone activation sites around the city during the Draft.
These three physically distanced NFL Draft celebrations feature seating, live music from local DJs and broadcasts of the Draft. Bring carry-out food (no beverages) from local downtown restaurants to enjoy at the End Zones in Playhouse Square at US Bank Plaza, on Old River Road in Flats East Bank and on Mall C. Food truck cuisine and other concessions will be available for purchase, too.
Presented by Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA), Destination Cleveland and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the protocol-compliant viewing and dining areas are designed to create safe, engaging and memorable atmospheres aimed at driving business to downtown restaurants and retailers.
Face coverings (when not seated or actively consuming food and beverage), social distancing and other mandated safety protocols via local health officials and the CDC will be enforced within the End Zone space for the safety of everyone in attendance.
Per NFL security procedures, bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and not exceed 12"x6"x12" (Official NFL team logo clear plastic tote bags are available through club merchandise outlets or at nflshop.com). Bag must not have any buckles, grommets/hardware or decor concelaing any part of the bag. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags are allowed. The only non-transparent bags allowed MUST be smaller than 4.5"x6.5". Click here for moreinformation on NFL security procedures.
Guest capacities will be enforced for the health and safety of all attendees. Admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations or tickets are not required.
Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The activation will feature extended outdoor seating for takeout food and drink from surrounding restaurants (no alcohol), live music from DJs, and broadcasts of the NFL Draft.
Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday, May 1 from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Overlooking the lakefront and the NFL Draft Experience, this activation provides a more open area with picnic space for eating local takeout (food and soft drinks only, no alcohol), food trucks and other concessions, live music from DJs, broadcasts of the NFL Draft, and a great spot to watch the fireworks show after every night of the Draft!