City of Winston-Salem, Dash to host annual Fourth of July extravaganza

Events to begin at 4 p.m. on First Street, conclude with fireworks show

By Winston-Salem Dash | June 26, 2017 11:56 AM

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 26, 2017) - The City of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem Dash are proud to present the annual Independence Day extravaganza at BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday, July 4. The fun begins at 4 p.m. on First Street, leading up to the Dash's 6:30 p.m. game against the Down East Wood Ducks. Winston-Salem's official Fourth of July fireworks show follows the game.

First Street will be open to the public between Peters Creek Parkway and Green Street, with Dash inflatables and food trucks on hand and local band Carolina Crossing performing from 4-6:15 p.m. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale throughout this pregame event.

BB&T Ballpark's gates open at 5:15 p.m. in advance of the Dash game. Both paid and free parking will be available throughout downtown, and all of these locations will be less than a half-mile from BB&T Ballpark's entrance. A full parking map for the Fourth of July will be released later this week. Fans are encouraged to arrive prior to 5 p.m. to avoid the heaviest ballpark traffic.

"The Fourth of July and Dash baseball have become synonymous here in Winston-Salem," Dash team president Geoff Lassiter said. "We are excited to bring back our extended celebration for 2017, and we are thankful that the City of Winston-Salem has helped us take this special day to another level."

Tickets are still available, though the game will sell out. The Dash's Fourth of July home games over the last three seasons have drawn the three highest attendances in BB&T Ballpark's seven-season history. To purchase your tickets, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com. Tickets start as low as $9 when purchased in advance, and prices will increase on the day of the game.

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

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