NFL Draft Guide

Celebrate the NFL Draft in Detroit – right here in Windsor – April 27th!

The City of Windsor is gearing up to join in the excitement of the National Football League (NFL) Draft set to take place in the city of Detroit from April 25 to 27, 2024. This year’s NFL Draft promises to be an historic event, spanning from Campus Martius to Hart Plaza, and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to our region. As the second largest event in the NFL calendar, more than 60 million viewers are expected to tune in worldwide.

To register for the Detroit NFL Draft Free NFL OnePass, visit the NFL’s Draft Event Info page.

In support for our neighbours to the north, the City of Windsor is set to host local activities and events, bringing the excitement of the NFL Draft to Windsor.

Windsor’s NFL Draft Party April 27th Noon-6:00pm

The ultimate Windsor NFL Draft Party is happening on the front lawn of City Hall April 27th from Noon-6:00pm. Join us for an unforgettable day celebrating football in our community with a line up of incredible activities and fan experiences for fans of all ages.

NFL Canada Fan Experience

Dive into the world of the NFL with interactive games, activities and photo ops.

NFL Draft Viewing

Catch all the live action of the NFL Draft in Detroit on the big screen.

NFL Fan Competitions

Best Fan Spirit

Are you an ultimate NFL fan? Is your team THE best? Prove it! Wear it, paint it, flaunt it for the BEST FAN SPIRIT Prize. Judging at 2pm.

Best Touchdown Dance

Nothing beats an awesome touch down dance. If you think you’ve got the stuff, try out for our BEST TOUCH DOWN DANCE competition at 4pm.

NFL Player Appearances

Visit for NFL alumni appearances including Luke Willson, Brett Romberg, Dakoda Shepley, O.J. Atogwe and Ed Philion. Full schedule to be confirmed.

Football Skills & Coaching Clinic

If you’ve never played (and want to try) or just need to ‘up your game’ – join us for this FREE clinic hosted by Windsor’s best football coaches and players. Includes:

– 7 different drills
– 40-yard dash and combine experience
– First 500 participants will receive a free t-shirt, lanyard and NFL gift

NFL Draft in Downtown Windsor April 25th-27th

If you can’t get over to Detroit, and/or need a good place to eat on your way home, visit us from April 25th to 27th for NFL Draft viewing at various downtown locations.

Join us for the Downtown Block Party April 27th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm as we close Ouellette Avenue between Park Street and University Avenue for more NFL Draft Celebrations, live music and extended patios. Don’t miss out on amazing performances by the Jody Raffoul Band, Huttch, Royce Da 5’9, Nasaan, and Daniel Hex.

Visit us at downtownwindsor.ca for updates.

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Windsor Hotels

From 5 star hotels to quaint B&Bs, book your stay in Windsor now. Check out our accommodation partners in Windsor and book your rooms today. It’s a packed weekend and availability is limited at some properties on certain nights. Use the booking widget at the top of the site at visitwindsoressex.com/stay to find best options and rates available.

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Take the NFL Draft Shuttle

The best way to visit the NFL Draft in Detroit is to use the Transit Windsor NFL Draft Shuttle. Catch a ride with fellow football fans from April 25 to April 27 with enhanced service each day and be part of the action-packed activities happening in Detroit. Please note tickets for the NFL Draft shuttle MUST be purchased in advance.

More Information

Heading to Detroit to experience the Draft? Find out what’s in store for the tens of thousand of fans who will fill the city April 25-27 and register for your NFL OnePass to get instant event information, activities and more. You won’t need a ticket to attend the Draft – just register on the NFL OnePass to enjoy the fan experience.

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Meet the Players

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Football Analyst at TSN | Former NFL Tight End | Past Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens

Luke Willson


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Former NFL Center | Past Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars, St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons

Brett Romberg


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Dallas Cowboys Offensive Tackle | Past Teams: Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers

Dakoda Shepley


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Former NFL Safety | Past Teams: St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles

O.J. Atogwe


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Former DL Coach | Former NFL Defense Tackle | Past Teams: Buffalo Bills, Carolina panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars

Ed Philion


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