Kernels announce 2013 Theme Night schedule

By Andrew Pantini / Cedar Rapids Kernels | March 12, 2013 11:49 AM ET

Cedar Rapids, IA - The good times keep rolling as the Cedar Rapids Kernels announce their popular Theme Night schedule for 2013.

The season kicks off with Halfway to Halloween and Candy Drop on Sunday, April 28th. Kids should come dressed in their favorite Halloween costume for a pre-game parade and costume contest. There will be trick or treat stations on the concourse during the game, and after the game, kids of all ages can go down onto the field for the Candy Drop as a helicopter flies over the stadium, dropping candy on the field.

The popular Star Wars Night returns on Saturday, May 25th. And Jimmy Buffett Night is set for Saturday, August 3rd, featuring a post-game concert by the Cedar Island Band. New theme nights include Racing (NASCAR) Night on May 16th, Iowa Wrestling Night on May 30th, Superman Movie Night on June 14th, Halfway to Christmas on June 28th and Game Show Night on July 12th. A complete list of the 2013 Theme Nights is below:

April 28 - Halfway to Halloween / Candy Drop
May 16 - Racing (NASCAR) Night • May 25 - Star Wars Night
May 30 - Iowa Wrestling Night • June 14 - Superman Movie Night
June 28 - Halfway to Christmas & Kernels Snow Globe Giveaway
July 4 - Armed Forces Night
July 12 - Game Show Night • July 26 - Twins Weekend
July 27 - Cyclone Sports Night • August 3 - Jimmy Buffett Night
August 16 - Hawkeye Sports Night • August 30 - Fan Appreciation Night

2013 season ticket packages and 10-game coupon books are on sale now at the stadium, or by calling the Kernels at (319) 363-3887. Individual game tickets go on sale Monday, March 18th at 10 am and fans may purchase them early by coming to the Sixth Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, March 16th from 10 am to 2 pm at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

The 2013 Kernels arrive in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, April 2nd and the first chance to meet the new team is on Wednesday, April 3rd as part of 'Meet the Kernels Night' from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. The Kernels open the 2013 MWL season on Thursday, April 4th when they host the Beloit Snappers at 6:35 pm.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels are the MWL affilaite of the Minnesota Twins. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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