This Fourth of July, various Minor League teams are finding safe ways to enjoy the holiday, all the while contributing to local nonprofit organizations during a time of economic hardship.
What's more American than baseball? Better yet, what better way is there to celebrate the Fourth of July than with baseball? For years, millions of fans have flocked to Minor League Baseball ballparks to catch an exciting game and breathtaking fireworks show as part of our nation's big birthday celebration. We may not be playing games this year, but that doesn't mean that magic isn't still present.
This year, MiLB Fun on the 4th is our time to celebrate everything we love about MiLB and the Fourth of July with our fans and communities.
From exclusive red, white and blue merchandise deals to celebrating local teams’ Fourth of July celebrations, MiLB remains committed to making this holiday special for our fans.
In this time of physical separation, we remain united through our love of the game and our love for our country. We invite you to come celebrate the holiday with MiLB, and be sure to follow along with the FUN on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Birmingham Barons – Movie, Trivia & Fireworks
Montgomery Biscuits – 4th of July BBQ To-Go!
Rocket City Trash Pandas – Block Party Fireworks
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp – Movie & Fireworks
Biloxi Shuckers – Schooner’s Landing – Tee off at MHM Park!
Omaha Storm Chasers – Corn Belt League & Fireworks
Durham Bulls – Movies on the Monster
Charlotte Knights – Catch on the Field, Dinner & Pride Baseball
Tulsa Drillers – Texas Collegiate League & Fireworks
Tennessee Smokies - High School Baseball & Fireworks
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Movie & Fireworks
San Jose Giants – Family Picnic including Catch on the Field, Showing of past SF Giants Championship Games and BBQ for all!
Cedar Rapids Kernels - Band, Fireworks
Clinton LumberKings – 2-days of concerts, car shows, kid’s activities and Fireworks
Missoula PaddleHeads – Happy Hour + Movie + Fireworks
Rochester Red Wings – Dinner on the Diamond
Akron RubberDucks - Movie Night and Fireworks
Lake County Captains - 5K + HS Baseball Tourney
Altoona Curve - City Baseball game, live music, fireworks
Lehigh Valley IronPigs - Drive-in Fireworks
State College Spikes – Kids Run the Bases + Sit back and Enjoy the fireworks!
Amarillo Sod Poodles – Texas Collegiate League Games + Fireworks
Frisco RoughRiders - Texas Collegiate League + Fireworks
Round Rock Express – Granger Smith + Fireworks
Fireworks displays are the cornerstone of just about every team's promotional calendar, and Fourth of July celebrations often mark their pinnacle. Roving reporter Ben Hill reminisces about the most fantastic and wacky displays he's ever experienced.
We may not be spending July 4th weekend at a ballpark this summer, but as they say in baseball: there's always next year. In recognition of those unforgettable events, we present some of the best pics from Minor League stadiums over the years.