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River Bandits Announce 2018 Promotional Schedule

February 21, 2018 - Midwest League (MWL) - Quad Cities River Bandits News Release

DAVENPORT, Iowa - The Quad Cities River Bandits have announced the 2018 promotional schedule. With 17 fireworks shows, six bobbleheads, five used car giveaways and thrilling theme nights and exciting special appearances, the 2018 campaign brings another jam-packed season of fun to the Friendliest Ballpark in America.

The team celebrates its eleventh season under Main Street Baseball and its third Midwest League Championship since 2011. The club also saw no fewer than nine alumni help the parent Houston Astros to their first World Series title. Striving to be the most fun (and affordable) family entertainment in the Quad Cities, the River Bandits also offer daily specials to ensure that every game brings great value.

The highlights of the 2018 promotional schedule are as follows:

Fantastic Fireworks Dates:

- Thursday, April 5 Opening Night fireworks

- Friday, April 6 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, April 27 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, May 11 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, May 25 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, June 1 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Saturday, June 2

- Friday, June 15 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, June 22 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Tuesday, June 26

- Tuesday, July 3 (Red, White and BOOM! - Free admission/No home game)

- Wednesday, July 4 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, July 6 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, July 20 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, August 3 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Friday, August 17 (Presented by Smart Toyota)

- Saturday, September 1

Bobbleheads Bonanza:

- Saturday, May 12: George Springer (Presented by Mediacom)

- Saturday, June 2: Bobble Bus Giveaway (Presented by Iowa 80)

- Saturday, June 16: Alex Bregman Bobblehead (Presented by Hy-Vee)

- Saturday, June 23: Carlos Correa Bobblehead (Presented by TBK Bank)

- Saturday, July 7: Lance McCullers Bobblehead

- Saturday, August 18: Evan Gattis Bobblehead (Presented by Alorica)

Helicopter Drops:

- Mega Toy Car Drop, Sunday, June 3 (Presented by McLaughlin Motors)

- Mega Candy Drop, Sunday, September 1 (Presented by Dairy Queen)

Other Great Giveaways:

- Thursday, April 5: Midwest League Championship Replica Ring (Presented by Red Hot Chicago)

- Friday, April 6: Championship Pennant (Presented by Mediacom)

- Friday, April 27: Pint Glass (Presented by Crawford & Company)

- Saturday, April 28: Midwest League Champions Flag (Presented by Mediacom)

- Wednesday, May 23: Championship Logo Baseball (Presented by Modern Woodmen of America)

- Friday, May 26: Astros World Series Replica Ring (Presented by RIA Federal Credit Union)

- Thursday, June 14: Modern Woodmen Half-Price Night and Cap Giveaway

- Friday, June 22: Pint Glass (Presented by QC Roof Doctors)

- Friday, July 6: Astros World Series Replica Ring (Presented by Illinois Farm Bureau)

- Saturday, July 8: Pint Glass #3 (Presented by Crawford & Company)

- Thursday, July 19 : Championship Logo Baseball (Presented by Modern Woodmen of America)

- Saturday, July 21: Astros/Bandits Championship T-Shirt Giveaway

- Saturday, August 11: Backpack Giveaway (Presented by Pepsi)

- Friday, August 17: Foam Finger Giveaway (Presented by Goodwill of the Heartland)

Used Car Wednesdays: One used car given away each Wednesday!

- Wednesday, April 18th: (Reynolds Ford)

- Wednesday, May 23rd: (Reynolds Ford)

- Wednesday, June 13th: (Reynolds Ford)

- Wednesday, July 18th: (Reynolds Ford)

- Wednesday, August 1st: (Reynolds Ford)

Special Appearances and Events at the Ballpark:

- Tuesday, April 10: All tickets purchased online are just $1 (plus ticket fees)

- Thursday, May 24: Special appearance from pro wrestler Jake the Snake Roberts

- Sunday, June 17: Mega Bud-Fridge Giveaway (Budweiser)

- Thursday, June 21: Dueling Pianos

- Sunday, June 24: Faith & Fellowship Night (Presented by Chick-fil-A and Moody Radio)

- Monday, June 25: $1 GA Tickets & $1 Ferris Wheel Rides (The Family Credit Union)

- Thursday, June 27: Black & Brave Wrestling Night

- Tuesday, July 3: Red, White and BOOM! (Free Admission/No game)

- Wednesday, July 4: Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks!

- Monday, July 9: $1 GA Tickets and $1 Ferris Wheel Rides (The Family Credit Union)

- Friday, July 20: Super Heroes Appearance

- Saturday, July 21: Star Wars Night

Daily Deals for 2018:

- Mondays: Pepsi Stars & Stripes Mondays - All Premium Brews, Pop & Brats are just $3 & $1 bleacher tickets for all military personnel, veterans and their families.

- Tuesdays: $2 Busch Lights, Dew-for-Tuesday

- Wednesdays: We Care Wednesday (Fundraising for local animal shelters and rescues)

- Thursdays: Thirst-Day Thursday ($2 beer and pop specials)

- Fridays: Fireworks Fridays! Presented by Smart Toyota of Quad Cities

- Saturdays: SaturYAY! Featuring giveaways, balloons, live music, entertainment and more!

- Sundays: Family Sundays with pregame full-team autographs, Bark-in-the-Park and Kids Run the Bases

The fun begins on Thursday, April 5, when the River Bandits host the Cedar Rapids Kernels 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, February 26, for walk-up purchases. For more information and to see the entire promotional schedule, visit or call (563) 324-3000.

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