Some of my fondest memories attending Nationals games when I was growing up were attending promotional games. There was something exciting about walking into a ballpark, and getting some free gear to go with it!
A staple in most MLB parks, the Nationals are have released their promotional schedule for the 2023 season. So, we decided there was no better time to make these promotions known to you, so that you and your family can plan on making a trip to Nationals Park someday soon, and maybe catch one of these promotions too!
All promotions (and links to buy tickets) can be found at www.mlb.com/nationals/tickets/promotions. Events & Promotions will be sorted below by Month.
Opening Day (March 30) is less than a week away! To celebrate the first game of the 2023 season, the Nationals are giving away Opening Day City Connect T-Shirts, available to the first 20,000 fans.
- April 4 vs. TB Rays - Patriotic Series: Military Appreciation Day
This is defined by the Nationals as "Military Appreciation Day: TWO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO ACTIVE DUTY, DEPENDENTS, VETERANS, AND RESERVISTS WITH MILITARY ID OR PROOF OF SERVICE, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
FOR TICKETS, VISIT THE HOME PLATE BOX OFFICE, BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. DAY OF GAME. (via MLB.com)
- April 5 vs TB Rays - Blossoms & Baseball: National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration
- April 15 vs Guardians - Josiah Gray Bobblehead (first 20,000 fans)
- April 16 vs Guardians - Pups in the Park (special ticket required for participation), Value Day
- April 18 & 19 vs Orioles - Beltway Series
- April 28 vs Pirates - Nationals Cherry Blossom Fedora
- April 30 vs Pirates - Kids Opening Day, Rally Cap, Value Day
- May 1 vs Cubs - National Guard Day
- May 12 vs Mets - Postgame Fireworks
- May 19 vs Tigers - Pups in the Park (special ticket required for participation)
- May 20 vs Tigers - STAR WARS™ Day, STAR WARS™ Dueling Hawaiian Shirts: Dark Side vs. Light Side (first 10,000 fans receive 1 of 2)
- May 21 vs Tigers - Teddy Handmade by Robots™ Vinyl Figure (first 10,000 fans age 3-12)
- May 24 vs Padres - Value Day
- May 25 vs Padres - Patriotic Series Memorial Day
- June 2 vs Phillies - U.S. Navy Day, Postgame Fireworks
- June 4 vs Phillies - Kids Arm Hug Doll (first 10,000 fans age 12 & under
- June 6 vs Diamondbacks - NIGHT OUT: LGBTQ+ Community Night (special ticket required for free T-Shirt, $5 donation to Team DC).
NIGHT OUT Screech Bobblehead (first 20,000 fans)
- June 7 vs Diamondbacks - Pups in the Park (special ticket required for participation)
- June 16 vs Marlins - U.S. Army Day, Value Day
- June 17 vs Marlins - Racing Presidents Bobblehead (#1 of 2): Teddy and Abe
(first 20,000 fans)
- June 20 vs Cardinals - Italian Heritage Day (special ticket required for giveaway item)
- July 3 vs Reds - Postgame "Freedom" Fireworks
- July 4 vs Reds - Independence Day Celebration
- July 8 vs Rangers - Harry Potter™ Day, Harry Potter™ House Scarves (first 10,000 fans receive 1 of 4)
- July 9 vs Rangers - Value Day
- July 21 vs SF Giants - U.S. Space Force Day
- July 22 vs SF Giants - CJ Abrams Bobblehead (first 20,000 fans)
- July 23 vs SF Giants - Kids Water Bottle (first 10,000 fans 12 & under)
- July 24 vs Rockies - Value Day
- August 1 vs Brewers - U.S. Coast Guard Day
- August 11 vs Athletics - Value Day
- August 12 vs Athletics - Racing Presidents Bobblehead (#2 of 2): George and Tom (first 20,000 fans)
- August 13 vs Athletics - Kids Book Bag Tag (first 10,000 fans ages 12 & under)
- August 16 vs Red Sox - U.S. Marine Corps Day, Pups in the Park (special ticket required for participation)
- August 18 vs Phillies - Nationals Cap (first 10,000 fans)
- August 19 vs Phillies - "Cat-urday" (special ticket required for participation)
- August 31 vs Marlins - Ladies Night (special ticket required for giveaway, more info TBD)
- September 1 vs Marlins - City Connect Commemorative Mug (first 20,000 fans)
- September 2 vs Marlins - "Faith Day" (special ticket required)
For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to benefit The House DC. (via MLB.com)
- September 3 vs Marlins - "Jewish Heritage Day" (special ticket required for donation/commemorative item).
For every ticket sold, $5 will be donated to benefit The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to meet critical needs locally and around the world. (via MLB.com)
- September 5 vs Mets - Pups in the Park (special ticket required for participation)
- September 6 vs Mets - Value Day
- September 10 vs Dodgers - Patriotic Series: Heroes Day - September 11th Remembrance
- September 18 vs White Sox - U.S. Air Force Day
- September 21 vs Braves - Hispanic Heritage Day (special ticket required for commemorative item)
- September 22 vs Braves - Keibert Ruiz Bobblehead (first 20,000 fans)
- September 23 vs Braves - Nationals Pet Calendar (first 20,000 fans), Pups in the Park (special ticket required for participation)
- September 24 vs Braves - Filipino Heritage night (special ticket required for commemorative item
There are plenty of different promotions being offered this season, so be sure to pick your favorite and get out to Nationals Park to support your Nationals this season!