The Milwaukee Brewers have announced their complete promotional schedule for the upcoming season, and it’s jam-packed with something for everyone. The 2018 calendar features an expanded lineup with 16 theme nights, 20 giveaways and more season-long promotions.
Last month, the Brewers announced their six all-fan giveaways, including four bobbleheads, a miniature Replica County Stadium Bullpen Car and a Bob Uecker Talking Bottle Opener. On Wednesday, they released the remainder of the giveaways, as well as the popular Miller Park theme nights.
Those 2018 themes include the return of fan favorites such as Star Wars Night, Zubazpalooza and Bark at the Park, plus new events like Pride Night (June 21 vs. Cardinals) and Grease Night (Sept. 8 vs. Giants). According to the team, additional theme nights will be announced at a later date.
After the Brewers signed Lorenzo Cain last week, they added him to their slate of all-fan giveaways, with the outfielder’s bobblehead day set for Aug. 26 against Pittsburgh.
The Brewers will once again offer several season-long promotions, including the return of 5-County Fridays, Kids & Seniors Discount Days, Miller High Life Mondays and Student Nights. In addition, this year, the club is introducing Dollar Dog Days on May 28 vs. St. Louis and July 4 vs. Minnesota, where fans can purchase a hot dog for just a buck.
Here is a list of the Brewers’ 2018 theme nights:
April 21 vs. Marlins: Marvel Super Heroes™ Night
April 22 vs. Marlins: Autism Awareness Day
May 4 vs. Pirates: Star Wars Night
May 5 vs. Pirates: Cinco de Mayo
May 24 vs. Mets: Bark at the Park
May 26 vs. Mets: Zubazpalooza
June 11 vs. Cubs: Stitch 'N Pitch
June 16 vs. Phillies: Pack at the Park
June 21 vs. Cardinals: Pride Night
July 7 vs. Braves: Cerveceros Day
Aug. 3 vs. Rockies: African American Heritage Night
Aug. 7-9 vs. Padres: Educators Days
Aug. 24 vs. Pirates: Law Enforcement Night
Aug. 25 vs. Pirates: Peanuts Night
Sept. 8 vs. Giants: Grease Night
Sept. 15 vs. Pirates: Coaches vs. Cancer Night
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