Arkansas Travelers announce 2017 promotions schedule
Editor’s note: The event featured in this article occurred in 2017, but we hear that this year’s will be the best yet. Find it on our events page.
Baseball fans are well aware that the Travs’ season opener is just two short weeks away, on Thursday, April 6th. Many fans like to plan attendance around special events taking place at the park, especially for perennially popular events like Clunker Car Night, $1 Hot Dog Night, any game that ends in fireworks and games with special giveaways. We’ve just received the organization’s official promotional schedule, so if you’re caught unawares on Zombie Survival Theme Night, don’t blame us! Here’s the scoop:
Pyro in the Park II presented by Budweiser Signature Draught is the crown of the 2017 promotional schedule. The Travs will again blow your mind with an outrageous fireworks display at Dickey-Stephens Park following the Friday, August 25th game between the Travelers and Tulsa Drillers.
The Travelers are home on Independence Day, so fans are invited to enjoy a 5:30p.m. ballgame and stick around afterwards for the downtown fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4. Three other fireworks shows are also planned after games on Friday, April 21, Friday, June 30, and Friday, August 4. Tickets for all five fireworks shows, including Pyro in the Park II, can be purchased in a five game mini plan package online at Travs.com
Every Sunday game at Dickey-Stephens Park is “Operation Military Appreciation Day” when a military ID gets you $3 a ticket. The Travs will also wear their custom Arkansas Special camouflage jerseys on Sundays and recognize a military family during the game. Sundays are also family Sunday where the entire family can get admission to the game for just $10 just by bringing a church bulletin to the box office.
Wednesday evening games this season will again feature $1 Dog Night and the 8th inning Hot Dog Eating Contest; on May 17, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23.
The Historic Clunker Car Night, with used cars given away throughout the game, is scheduled for Thursday, August 24. The Original Clunker Boat Night, with pre-owned seaworthy boats given away, is also back on Thursday, June 8.
The Fifth Annual Faith and Family Night returns on May 13 featuring a postgame concert by Matt Maher.
Full Promotional Calendar schedule below:
— 2017 Magnet Schedules on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7
— 2017 Wall Calendar giveaway on Saturday, April 8 (1,500 fans)
— Green Awareness Day with a Live Tree Seedling giveaway on Sunday, April 9 (750 fans)
— Kids Day game (11:00 a.m. start) on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, May 3
— Bark in the Ballpark on Thursday, April 20
— Post Game Fireworks on Friday, April 21
— Growth Chart giveaway on Saturday, April 22 (1,000 fans)
— Strike Out Stroke Night on Thursday, May 4
— Travs Team Photo giveaway on Friday, May 5 (1,000 fans)
— Murder Mystery Theme Night Thursday, May 11
— Lake Towel giveaway on Friday, May 12
— Fifth Annual Faith & Family Night and Blue Jersey Auction on Saturday May 13
— Mother’s Day Pink Jersey Auction on Sunday, May 14
— Koozie giveaway on Thursday, May 18 (300 fans)
— Harry Potter Theme Night Thursday, May 25
— Puzzle giveaway on Friday, May 26 (1,000 fans)
— Annual Grand-Slam-Auto-Rama Car Show on Saturday, May 27
— Travs Team Card Set giveaway on Sunday, May 28 (1,000 fans)
— Clunker Boat Night on Thursday, June 8
— Otey Bobblehead giveaway on Friday, June 9 (1,500 fans)
— Father’s Day Baseball giveaway and a family on-field catch on Sunday, June 18
— Post Game Fireworks on Friday, June 30
— Golf Towel giveaway on Saturday, July 1
— Post Game Fireworks and USA Jersey Auction on Tuesday, July 4
— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Night Thursday, July 13
— Remote Control Dig on the field after the game on Friday, July 14
— Tumbler giveaway on Saturday, July 15 (1,000 fans)
— Zombie Survival Theme Night Thursday, July 20
— Sunglasses giveaway on Friday, July 21 (1,000 fans)
— Hat giveaway on Saturday, July 22 (1,000 fans)
— Woo Pig Sooie Theme Night Thursday, August 3
— Post Game Fireworks on Friday, August 4
— Mini Bat giveaway & a chance to win a Shotgun on Saturday, August 5 (1,000 fans)
— Superhero Theme Night Thursday, August 10
— Thunder Stix giveaway on Friday, August 11 (1,000 fans)
— World Championship Midget Wrestling on Saturday, August 12
— Clunker Car Night on Thursday, August 24
— Pyro in the Park II on Saturday, August 25
— Frisbee giveaway on Saturday, September 2 (1,000 fans)
— Photo with a Trav Day on Sunday, September 3
To see a full listing of the Travs 2017 promotional schedule and to purchase season or single-game tickets fans can visit www.travs.com or call (501) 664-7559.