2017 promotional schedule announced

Fireworks, giveaways, great theme nights and special guests

By Jake Levy / Quad Cities River Bandits | March 16, 2017 3:05 PM

DAVENPORT, Iowa - The Quad Cities River Bandits have announced the 2017 promotional schedule. With 15 fireworks shows, six bobbleheads, the return of mega giveaways and some thrilling theme nights and exciting special appearances lined up, the 2017 campaign brings another jam-packed season of fun to the Friendliest Ballpark in America.

The team celebrates its tenth season under the direction of Main Street Baseball and is coming off eight consecutive years averaging over 3,500 fans. Striving to be the most affordable family entertainment in the Quad Cities, every game day brings great value with the return of daily specials in 2017. The River Bandits also have a great buy-one, get-one special for IHMVCU members again this season.

The highlights of the 2017 promotional schedule are as follows:

Fantastic Fireworks Dates:

  • Thursday, April 6, Opening Day pregame fireworks
  • Friday, April 7 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, April 14 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, April 21 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Wednesday, May 3
  • Friday, May 5 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, May 26 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, June 2 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, June 23 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Monday, July 3 (Red, White and BOOM! - No home game)
  • Tuesday, July 4 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, July 7 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, July 21 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, August 4 (Presented by Smart Toyota)
  • Friday, August 25 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

Bobbleheads Bonanza:

  • Saturday, May 27: Bobble Ferris Wheel (Presented by Red Hot Chicago)
  • Saturday, June 3: Matt Adams Bobblehead (Presented by Mediacom)
  • Saturday, June 24: Jon Jay Bobblehead (Presented by Hy-Vee)
  • Saturday, July 22: Rick Reuschel Bobblehead (Presented by Kitchen Cooked)
  • Wednesday, August 2: Joe Maddon Bobblehead
  • Saturday, August 5: Shawon Dunston Bobblehead (Presented by Alorica)

Other Great Great Giveaways for All:

  • Thursday, April 6: Opening Day Magnet Schedule (Presented by Mediacom)
  • Friday, April 7: Magnet Schedule (Presented by Mediacom)
  • Saturday, April 15: 2017 Pennant (Presented by Mediacom)
  • Saturday, April 22: Sunglasses
  • Saturday, May 6: "W" Flag (Presented by Ruhl & Ruhl Insurance)
  • Wednesday, May 17: Pint Glass #1 (Presented by Milan Medical Group)
  • Wednesday, June 14: Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night and Cap Giveaway #1
  • Friday, June 23: Pint Glass #2 (Presented by Tisha Bousselot - Remax Elite Homes QC)
  • Thursday, July 6: Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night and Cap Giveaway #2
  • Saturday, July 8: Pint Glass #3 (Presented by Crawford & Company)
  • Friday, August 4: Pint Glass #4 (Presented by SJ Smith)
  • Monday, August 14: Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night and Cap Giveaway #3
  • Thursday, August 17: Local Farmer Card Set (Illinois Farm Bureau)
  • Saturday, August 26: Backpack (Pepsi)
  • Saturday, September 2: Beer Stein (Bierstube)

Mega giveaways are also returning, where a select number of fans can win high-value prizes:

  • Wednesday, April 26: Blu-Ray DVD Players
  • Wednesday, May 3: Flat Screen TVs
  • Wednesday, May 24: Mini Fridges
  • Tuesday, June 13: Nintendos (Presented by Video Games, Etc.)
  • Wednesday, July 5: Jewelry
  • Wednesday, August 16: Amazon Fire HD8

Thrilling Theme Nights:

  • Saturday, April 22: Irish Heritage Night
  • Thursday, May 4: AUSA Military Veterans Night
  • Friday, May 5: Advantage Weed and Feed Night
  • Monday, May 22: Salute to Bowling Night (Presented by Big River Bowling)
  • Thursday, May 25: Military Appreciation Night (Presented by R.I.A. Federal Credit Union)
  • Friday, June 2: Boy Scout Night; Mack Orthodontics Night
  • Sunday, June 4: Princesses and Pirates Night
  • Thursday, June 15: Guys Night Out
  • Thursday, June 22: Health and Fitness Night
  • Wednesday, July 5: Ladies Night
  • Wednesday, July 19: QC Builders and Remodelers Association & Epic Stone Night
  • Friday, July 21: Make a Wish Night (Presented by Olympic Steel); Girl Scout Night
  • Saturday, July 22: Star Wars Night
  • Sunday, July 23: Faith and Fellowship Night (Presented by Chick-fil-a and Moody Radio)
  • Saturday, August 26: Back to School Night (Presented by Bikers for Backpacks)

Special Appearances and Events at the Ballpark:

  • Saturday, April 15: Pregame Easter Egg Hunt on the field (Presented by Video Games, Etc.)
  • Wednesday, May 3: Opening May! Celebrate the opening of the great rides at Modern Woodmen Park (weather permitting)
  • Friday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
  • Wednesday, May 17: Beers Around the World
  • Thursday, June 15: Special appearance from pro wrestler Kevin Nash
  • Sunday, June 25: Vintage Baseball Game (begins at 3pm)
  • Monday, July 3: Red, White and BOOM! (No game)
  • Tuesday, July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic-themed jersey auction. Bid on game-worn jerseys in both a silent and live auction, with proceeds going to March of Dimes.
  • Sunday, July 9: Mega Matchbox Car Drop
  • Thursday, August 3: Used Car Night (Presented by Reynolds Ford); five lucky fans will drive home in a new (to them) car!
  • Sunday, August 6: Mega Candy Drop (Presented by Dairy Queen); once again in 2017 the River Bandits will make it literally rain candy as kids take the field following the game to scramble for pounds of candy dropped from helicopters. Then, while the kids are hauling their treats, the helicopter returns to make it rain marshmallows atop the kids during the haul.

Daily Deals for 2017:

  • Mondays: Brews and Brats Mondays (all premium beers and brats are just $3)
  • Tuesdays: $2 Busch Lights, Dew-for-Tuesday, Military Tuesdays ($1 bleacher tickets for all military personnel and their families, presented by Pepsi)
  • Wednesdays: Mega Winning Wednesdays (Mega giveaways every Wednesday!)
  • Thursdays: Thirst-Day Thursday ($2 beer and soda specials)
  • Fridays: Fireworks Fridays! Presented by Smart Toyota of Quad Cities
  • Saturdays: SaturYAY! Featuring giveaways, balloons, live music, entertainment and more!
  • Sundays: United Healthcare Family Sundays featuring pregame full-team autographs, Bark-in-the-Park and Kids Run the Bases (Presented by Prarie Farms)

The fun begins on Thursday, April 6, when the River Bandits host the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at 6:35 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park. Individual game tickets are on sale now online and the box office is set to open on Monday, March 20, for walk-up purchases. For more information and to see the entire promotional schedule, visit riverbandits.com or call (563) 324-3000.

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

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