Free Family FunFest Set for Saturday, April 1

Community Event Marks Unofficial Start of Season

By Bowie Baysox | March 9, 2017 9:43 AM ET

BOWIE, Md. - The Bowie Baysox announce today the 18th annual Free Family FunFest at Prince George's Stadium Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The event occurs rain or shine and features free rides and games in Louie's Kids Park, music and activities on the concourse and displays from local businesses and organizations. 

Single game tickets for the Baysox 2017 season go on sale for the first time at FunFest and the box office is open throughout the day. This is the first time single game tickets may also be purchased online at Season ticket holders can pick up their ticket plans at the event and are invited to an exclusive season ticket holders' luncheon in the Diamond View Restaurant.

Baysox Marketing Director Brandan Kaiser is excited for this year's event. "The Baysox Free Family FunFest is a great event to unofficially kick off the 25th Season of Baysox baseball!," Kaiser said. "It's an event families look forward to and they get to experience the ballpark and what we have to offer before the first pitch is thrown April 13th."

There are always a ton of fun activities for the whole family at the Baysox Free Family FunFest:

  • The Baysox fun-loving mascots Louie and Rocko will make appearances throughout the day;
  • Baysox scavenger hunt for all ages;
  • Appearance by horses from the Maryland-National Captial Park Police Mounted Unit that kids will be able to interact with;
  • Carnival-style games throughout the concourse provided by Maryland Party Rentals;
  • Louie's Kids Park is open and free; 
  • Face painting;
  • Elmo will make an appearance (11 am - 12 pm);
  • Prince George's County Fire/EMS and Bowie Police will have parking lot displays;
  • The Oriole Bird will make an appearance;
  • 1430AM WNAV will broadcast live from the concourse during the event;
  • SPCA of Anne Arundel County will be present with some of their furry friends ready for adoption;
  • Interactive displays from local businesses and organizations will line the concourse.

The 2017 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2017 home opener will be Thursday, April 13 against the Harrisburg Senators at 6:35 p.m. Don't miss out as the team prepares to celebrate its 25th Season. Ticket plans are available at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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