Discounted tickets for Homecoming carnival on sale through Aug. 2

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Carnival-goers enjoy rides at Dearborn’s Homecoming festival, which this year is Aug. 3 to 5 at Ford Field Park. Discount all-day wrist bands are available for $13 through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 2 at

DEARBORN – Discount all-day wrist bands for the 2012 Homecoming carnival are available through Aug. 2.

Advanced sales of all-day wrist bands are $12, plus a $1 service fee, from now until 11:59 p.m. Aug. 2 at, or

The carnival is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to 5.

Online purchasers need to 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 wrist bands purchased onsite during the festival are $18, and are good for two dozen rides at the carnival, including a water ride and the Giant Wheel.

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.

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 activities and scholarships.

The festival is known for its 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 go to