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Family Fun, Food, and Fireworks- RailCats Announce 2018 Schedule

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on June 27, 2018 with No Comments

The Gary SouthShore RailCats schedule is loaded with family fun as the RailCats kick off the 2018 season at U.S. Steel Yard. RailCats fans can enjoy nine giveaways, ten fireworks shows, and numerous special events.

Get in the patriotic spirit with our Independence Day Fireworks Super Show on Wednesday, July 4and our Labor Day Fireworks Super Showon Sunday, September 2. Don’t miss out on a special SaturdayFireworks show on Saturday, August 18presented by GFS.

The RailCats will have four special Festival Dayspresented by Berey Bros.

• July 4 –4th of Juluau Pig Roast– An All-American pig roast featuring a whole roasted hog with a special performance by the Barefoot Hawaiianfire twirlers and hula dancers.

• July 21–R&R Jamaican Beach Party– Come chill with the vibe of the Caribbean and the flavors of the islands with the beach party featuring flavors from the all new full-service R&R Bar & Grill.

• August 18 –AmeriCANBeer Fest– Celebrate all things America with the first-of-its-kind All American beer fest. Celebrate and explore the depths of domestic beer; PBR, Icehouse, Miller Lite, the Keystone Family, and many more.

• September 1– Oktoberfest– A real German hullaballoo at the ballpark with German biers and food. Make sure to wear your lederhosen for this one. Devil’s Trumpet will have a special Early Release of its famed Oktoberfest.

The 2018 schedule will feature free giveaways for fans:

• July 21 –Bucket Hatpresented by Methodist Hospitals (First 1,000 adults – 13+)

• August 19 –2018 Team Card Set(First 1,000 fans)

• September 2 –T-Shirt Jerseypresented by Midwest Boilers (First 1,000 adults – 13+)

Don’t miss your chance to take home a special The Office themed jersey as the ‘Cats will dress like Dwight Schrute for nine The Office Wednesdaygames. While having fun, purchase the RailCats Office Wednesday ticket package good for all 10 Office Wednesday games including the Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza. Each package includes a souvenir “The Office” style punch card that gets you a box seat ticket to every Wednesday game for only $36. Fans who purchase this package are immediately entered to win one of the Dwight Schrute jerseys – we’ll even have the team sign it.

RailCats fans will have the opportunity to be here for some special events:

• July 9 – July 23, August 13 – Fill up asAll You Can Eat Nightsreturn to the Steel Yard by purchasing a special $10 wristband for All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts.

• August 3 – TheScout Night Sleepoveris a fun time to camp on the outfield grass, watch a movie, and have s’mores after the game.  Wake up to a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

• July 4 – CelebrateAmericawith a special doubleheader that includes Barefoot Hawaiian Hula with Fire Dancers, a Classic Egg Tossbetween games, and specialIndependence Day Fireworks Super Show.

• July 10 – Youth & Senior Day Presented byAARP, Senior centers, Assisted Living facilities, and nursing homes will be present for our second Youth & SeniorDayfeaturing a special pre-sale $8.50 ticket that includes a hot dog, chips, and soda.

• July 22 -Christmas in Julywith the World’s Largest White Elephant Gift Exchange. Join us as we try to break our world record during. Bring a wrapped gift to U.S. Steel Yard and you’ll be given a random wrapped gift in exchange.

• August 4 -Breakfast Club Night we’ll have breakfast for dinner.

• August 17 -Star Wars Night Vader and the rest of the 501st Legion. Throw on your pajamas and hop back into the 80s on.

• August 25 -6th Annual Clunker Car Night. Don’t miss your opportunity to take home a used car. The RailCats schedule is full of fun theme nights for everyone in the family. Sharpen up your Jedi skills and hang out with Darth

Don’t miss any of the excitement this year by taking advantage of the RailCats weekly specials. Visit your Northwest Indiana MetroPCS locations for MetroPCS Mondays,where fans can get free reserved seat tickets to every Monday home game. CHN Tuesdaysoffer the opportunity to get a free ticket at NW Indiana Community Health Net locations and you’re sure to enjoy Taco Tuesdayswith $2 beef tacos and $5 margaritas.  Wednesday at the Steel Yard is a good day with Pretzel Dayand Wine Wednesdayoffering $2.50 Belgian pretzels and $4 Barefoot Wine and Barefoot Refresh Spritzers at every Wednesday game except July 4.  Visit NorthShore Health Centers for free tickets on NorthShore Health Centers Wednesdays. Thursday is Beer & Dog Daywith $1.50 domestic drafts, $3 select premium drafts, and $2.50 hot dogs while Gerber Collision and Glass gives away free tickets on Gerber Thursdays.  Signature Saturdaysfeatures Festival Events, giveaways, theme nights, Kids Run the Bases, and a special Pre-Game Autographsession presented by AccessAbilities Inc. with your favorite RailCats players. Times Family Sundaysfeatures a special $10 coupon in the NWI Times and on NWI Times social media good for 2 adult tickets and up to 4 kids, while fans can play catch on the field before every Sunday game and Kids Run the Basesafter every Sunday game.

Single game tickets start at $6 and parking is always free. Purchase tickets at the U. S. Steel Yard Box Office, by calling 219-882-2255, or by visiting www.railcatsbaseball.com.

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