DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 09: Tracy Walker III #21 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after an interception against the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

Campus Martius is hosting a free outdoor event to honor the 2024 NFL Draft coming to downtown Detroit. The event, which is completely free, happens Thursday (April 14) at 4:30 p.m.

The event will feature live entertainment and NFL bigshots such as Roger Goodell and Charles Davis.

This will mark the Motor City’s first time hosting an NFL Draft. Tens of thousands of people are expected to come to downtown Detroit for the event, according to the NFL. The event will also likely bring millions in economic impact.

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