CLEVELAND, Ohio – Each month we round up some of the special or extra creative promotions planned at area baseball parks. From bobbleheads to giveaways to fireworks and more, here are 18 games to consider in August for Akron, Cleveland, Lake County, Lake Erie and Mahoning Valley.
LAKE COUNTY: Buck Night
What’s better than hot dogs, 12 oz soft drinks and 12 oz house beers for a dollar each?
Info: 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 2 against the Great Lakes Loons.
MAHONING VALLEY: Aaron Civale figurine
Aaron Civale’s bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans is planned. It’s also Scout Night with a sleepover and movie plus fireworks on Friday nights.
Info: 7:05 p.m. day, Aug. 5, vs. State College Spikes.
CLEVELAND: Myles Straw Jersey
The Myles Straw jersey will be given out to 12,500 fans. Pregame in the District will feature $2 Coors Light 5:30-7 p.m. Time-warping fireworks will be themed around Motown/Disco/rap and 80s rhythm and blues.
Info: 6:10 p.m. Saturday, August 6 against Houston Astros.
LAKE COUNTY: Sports History Evening in Cleveland
You must love it when Cleveland’s rich sporting history is celebrated at the ballpark. Former Cavs star Larry Nance Sr. is expected to arrange a meet and greet for $40. It includes an autographed photo, a photo shoot and a pre-match buffet.
Info: 7 p.m. Saturday, August 6 against the Great Lakes Loons.
LAKE COUNTY: Princess Night
Family Fun Sunday and fireworks are scheduled for Princess Night.
Info: 7 p.m. Sunday, August 7 against the Great Lakes Loons.
AKRON: Hot Dog Night (and more)
Hot Dog Night at the ballpark will offer fans $2 hot dogs like every other night, but the team is promising an amazing time. Everyone is a sausage! Frankly, that sounds like fun to us. Plus, to wash those dogs off, it’s Thirsty Thursday with $2 beers and sodas all night and post-game fireworks.
Info: 6:35 p.m. Thursday August 11 against Bowie Baysox.
AKRON: mysterious figure
What likeness will adorn the mystery bobblehead? It’s also giveaways on Saturdays, fireworks and more.
Info: 7:05 p.m. Saturday August 13 against Bowie Baysox.
LAKE ERIE: Halloween Celebration
The Crushers celebrate Halloween early. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in a costume parade on the pitch before the game.
Info: 5:30 p.m. Sunday August 14 against Florence Y’alls.
AKRON: princess tea party
Your favorite princes and princesses will be present at the family fun day. Fireworks are also scheduled.
Info: 2:05 p.m. Sunday August 14 against Bowie Baysox.
MAHONING VALLEY: Bark at the Park, seniors and pizza
Bring the pooch to the ballpark! Additionally, seniors (55+) can purchase tickets for higher seating for $5. Bonus: it’s a $2 pizza night.
Info: 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, August 23 against State College Spikes.
MAHONING VALLEY: Army, wine and football in the spotlight
Military Appreciation Night offers two complimentary tickets to the Superior Box with military ID. It’s also Wine Down Wednesday and Pro Football Hall of Fame Night.
Info: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 against State College Spikes.
AKRON: Silver dash
A thousand dollars will be scattered around the outfield for 15 lucky fans to grab. What could go wrong? Players will wear their electric blue uniforms and fireworks will follow the shenanigans.
Info: 7:05 p.m. Friday, August 26 against Richmond Flying Squirrels.
LAKE COUNTY: Irish Heritage Evening
Irish Heritage Night will be capped off with a fireworks display. Reminder: Wear your green.
Info: 6:35 p.m. Friday, August 26 against Cedar Rapids Kernels.
AKRON: Cleveland Football Night
The RubberDucks Celebrate Super Bowl LVII Champions! A giveaway is set, Eric Metcalf bobblehead will be given to the first 1,000 fans and post-game fireworks are planned.
Info: 7:05 p.m. Saturday August 27 against Richmond Flying Squirrels.
CLEVELAND: fireworks, blanket distribution and beer
District pregame means $2 Miller Lites from 5:30-7 p.m. Plus, a cover giveaway to the first 12,500 fans and Rock ‘N Blast fireworks.
Info: 6:10 p.m. Saturday, August 20 against Chicago White Sox.
LAKE ERIE: Fan Appreciation Weekend
As tradition dictates, the Crushers will use their final home games of the regular season to thank the fans. Giveaways and food and drink specials are planned for the final three home games. Information:
7 p.m. on Friday, August 26 against Washington Wild Things.
6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 vs. Washington Wild Things.
5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 against Washington Wild Things.
If you are going to
Akron Rubber Ducks: Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron, area lots.
Cleveland Guardians: Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland, area fields, garages.
Lake County Captains: Classic Park, 35300 Vine St., Eastlake, paid lot on site
Lake Erie Crushers: Mercy Health Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd., Avon, pay court on site.
Mahoning Valley Scrapers: Eastwood Field, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles, pay lot on site.
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