Discounted tickets for Homecoming carnival on sale now

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn

Dearborn’s Homecoming festival Friday to Sunday will feature 26 rides. All-day wrist bands can be purchased at a discount online through 11:59 p.m. Thursday at

All-day wrist bands $13 when purchased online in advance; $18 during festival Aug. 5-7

DEARBORN — The public can save $5 on the price of a Homecoming all-day carnival wrist band if purchased before Friday.

Advanced sales of all-day wrist bands are $12, plus a $1 service fee, until 11:59 p.m. Thursday at

The carnival is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Online purchasers should print a receipt, and take that, along with their identification, 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 onsite Friday to Sunday are $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, have remained at $8. Other prices apply.

No refunds will be given on any carnival tickets or on wristbands.

This year, the Ferris wheel returns, along with 25 other exciting rides.

Homecoming is a project of the city of Dearborn and the nonprofit Dearborn Community Fund. Oakwood Healthcare is the presenting sponsor. Sponsorships cover a significant amount of the cost of the festival.

More than 30 Dearborn-based nonprofit groups use the festival as their major fundraiser of the year, returning those dollars to the community through activities and scholarships.

The festival is known for its fireworks on Saturday and Sunday, which are sponsored by Westborn Chrysler Jeep, with additional support from Kenwal Steel Corp.

Headline entertainment is Frontiers! The Journey Tribute on Saturday and Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” on Sunday.

For more information, call (313) 943-2285 or go to