It’s beginning to look a lot like a playoff weekend in Titletown
By Heather Graves
GREEN BAY – Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is celebrating the Green Bay Packers’ playoff run with a tailgate-style pep rally in downtown Green Bay ahead of Saturday’s Divisional Round playoff game at Lambeau Field.
The Packers Playoff pep rally is set to take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza, located at the corner of Washington and Cherry Streets – complete with music by the Preble High Pep Band and Frank of Let Me Be Frank, and free hot cocoa from the Salvation.
Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach will also be in attendance.
Those with green and gold vehicles, mascots and more to fit the theme of the pep rally are asked to contact Jeff Mirkes at (920) 437-3423 to reserve a parking spot.
Learn more and find things to do at downtowngreenbay.com.
The excitement continues later in the day in the shadows of Lambeau Field.
Fans are invited to keep the celebration going on Friday with a free Packers Everywhere pep rally at 6 p.m. at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village.
Pre-rally festivities and prizing begin at 4 p.m.
Packers alumni Sam Shields and Morgan Burnett will be on hand during the rally – greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with event host Rebecca Zaccard.
The event wraps up with a roundtable discussion with packers.com’s Wes Hodkiewicz and Mike Spofford.
Cheeseheads are also encouraged to celebrate Green and Gold Friday by wearing green and gold or Packers gear at school, at work, in their homes and in the community.
The Titletown District is getting into the playoff weekend fun, too.
Titletown Gameday Live aims to make this green and gold postseason one for the record books.
Fans may kick off game day with a tube ride down Ariens Hill or a lap around Titletown’s outdoor ice rink, and stick around for food, beverages and live outdoor music – all just steps from Lambeau Field.
Pregame festivities start four hours before the game.
The NFC Divisional Round game kicks off at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.
The Packers host the San Francisco 49ers.