2023 Theme Night Calendar!
Tons of Fun and Great Giveaways!
The Edmonton Riverhawks are set to reveal themselves as the Talus Balls amidst fun-filled games with tons of crazy themes and giveaways throughout the summer!
“We were thrilled when people told us our games were a ton of fun last year with great prices,” says Riverhawks GM Steve Hogle. “Now, with a little more prep time, we’re super excited to take it to a whole new level this summer! You won’t want to be arriving late for any games this season!”
From Baseball Goes Bollywood to Strike Out Hate to Girls Takeover, the games are geared to appeal to Edmontonians from all walks of life.
Free prizes like e-bikes and mini quads from RCM Motorsports or Kuma camping gear giveaways from ArrKann Trailer complement the wacky in game contests like the Chow Down Challenge from Century Hospital Group and Bet the House from RE/MAX - all of which come with $100 gift card prizes!
And then there are those sassy Talus Balls jerseys from Elite Promotional Marketing to go along with 3 other new themed jerseys to be revealed throughout the season!
”For five games we will be known as the Talus Balls!” Hogle adds, ”I’m not sure why the guy busted the balls after we initially teased our Talus Balls jerseys but we wanted to come up with something that’s fun and that all Edmontonians can relate to.”
The Talus Balls jerseys will debut on Friday, June 16 while the Home Opener goes a few days beforehand on Tuesday, June 13.
Our team has put together 27 theme games to enhance our “Fan First, Fun First” approach to baseball and to ensure that everyone is entertained at the ballpark! The doors to RE/MAX Field open an hour before every home game this summer and we encourage fans to arrive as early as possible in order to experience the full range of our theme nights- trust us on this!
Here is a complete rundown of the 2023 Promotions:
Tues, June 13 Home Opener & Fireworks Show presented by Global TV
Kick off the start of a new baseball season in Edmonton with us as we welcome Indian Horse Relay Races in the outfield, Indigenous Drummers, Dancers, Singers and more!
Weds, June 14 School Spirit & Mascot Mania
Is there any better way to play hooky from work or school than catching a weekday morning baseball game? This 11am start includes over 6,500+ students in attendance and a variety of antics from your favourite local mascots!
Thurs, June 15 Celebrate Ukraine! With CFCW Radio
Come try some pierogi hotdogs, join in a sausage eating contest and support Ukrainian Nationals for this fun, yet meaningful night. Stay tuned to CFCW Radio for more details!
Fri, June 16 Salute the Military with K97 Classic Rock + Fireworks Show
A powerful night as we honour and salute the Canadian military with what may be the most epic first pitch delivery in RE/MAX history- be in your seats extra early for this one (trust us)!
Sat, June 17 Strike Out Hate with MacEwan University
Ever wanted to see drag queens dance on top of a dugout? We’ve got you covered. A fun but important night working towards creating a more inclusive and welcoming sports community within YEG. Proceeds will go towards Macewan University's Centre for Sexual & Gender Diversity and Pride Tape.
Sun, June 18 Retro Father’s Day Powered by RE/MAX (1pm)
An afternoon to celebrate our first little league coaches, our biggest cheerleaders and our number one role models, our Dad’s! Bring your dad to the ballpark for some classic cars, weiner dog races, a barbershop quartet and of course some summer baseball!
Tues, June 27 Toonie Tuesday
Who doesn’t love a discount?!? Purchase one ticket and get your second ticket for $2 along with $2 hotdogs and pop from the concessions all night long!
Weds, June 28 Winning Wednesday
A Win- Win promotion: If the Hawks lose, you get a free ticket to Thursday's rematch, if they win… we get a W!!
Thurs, June 29 Special Olympians + Thirsty Thursday
Join us at the ballpark as we celebrate some unbelievable athletes from Special Olympics Edmonton!
Fri, June 30 Girls Rock and Taylor Swift Dance Party
Calling all swifties! To quote the classic girls rock baseball movie a League of Their Own “There’s no crying in baseball” but at this game there sure will be some singing and fun!
Sat, July 1 Canada Day Fireworks w/ CHED & ArrKann Camping Giveaway
Our biggest game of the year! Come celebrate this great country we call home with some Canadian themed fun, a powerful Citizenship Ceremony and of course the best view in YEG for the City of Edmonton Fireworks show!
Sun, July 2 Filipino Fun with Special Guest Ina Raymundo (1pm)
Help us celebrate the growing Filipino community in Edmonton during our Filipino Fun Day! Mega celebrity Ina Raymundo will be here to help us kick off the party!
Weds, July 5 Exhibition with Team Alberta U18 (1pm)
Thurs, July 6 Exhibition with Team Alberta U18 (1pm)
Fri, July 7 Street Performers / Friday Night Dance Party / Firework Show
Three themes in one! Come check out some of the wackiest and most entertaining street performers in Edmonton while joining us for an epic game long dance party and of course the iconic Firework Friday show!
Sat, July 8 First Responders Night
Come join us in celebrating our Edmonton Police, Fire and EMS heroes (and witness the greatest tug of war rematch of all time)!
Sun, July 9 Save On Player Cards + Boston Pizza Prize Day (1pm start)
Come grab a set of 2023 Riverhawks Baseball Cards and get the chance to join our Riverhawk players on the field for a post game autograph session! We’re also gonna be giving away a haul of prizes for Boston Pizza food and gift cards!
Tues, July 18 Toonie Tuesday + Boilie Night with 100.3 The Bear!
An age old debate- what’s the best way to cook a hotdog? Our friends at the Bear definitely have some opinions on this topic. Tune into the Bear for more details!
Weds, July 19 They Built This City! + Winning Wednesday
Help us salute some of the legendary people who helped people build the sport of baseball in our city!
Thurs, July 20 NOW! Radio Family Night and Thirsty Thursday
Fun for the whole fam! Listen to Now! Radio for a chance to win tickets!
Fri, July 21 Baseball Goes Bollywood & Bhangra with MyRadio + Fireworks
A new theme night that’s gonna be a definite home run! Join us for some celebration of the vibrant Indian community in our city with bollywood dancers, cricket and more!
Sat, July 22 Country Night with 103.9 CISN
Is there anything more Albertan than a country night? Come watch some epic performances by Justin Hogg, the Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dance Club and the World Champion Fiddler Mr. Peter Guzak.
Sun, July 23 Hawks & Hounds with Homes Alive Pets (1pm)
A fan favourite! Bring your pup to the park and enjoy a game in the sunshine with your four legged friends!
Tues, August 1 AI Night + Toonie Tuesday
It’s artificial Intelligence night- we’ll try to get most of the facts right!
Weds, August 2 Winning Wednesday
Thurs, August 3 Make a Wish Night w/Oodle Noodle & OilersNation + Thirsty Thursday
OilersNation Founder Jay Downton has had a lifelong wish to hit it out of the ballpark, which he’ll finally get the chance to do during this weekday game BUT he’s also here supporting the real life dreams of some very deserving kids!
Fri, August 4 Christmas Comes Early
Want to get the Christmas experience minus the -30 degree weather? Look no further because we’re hosting Christmas in August! Come say hi to Santa, the Grinch, Olaf and more as they swing by the ballpark during their summer vacation time for a little party!
Sat, August 5 Superheroes with Global TV
We’re getting some special visitors out to RE/MAX including Spiderman, Batman and more from the Marvel and DC gang! But even more importantly, we’re gonna be celebrating our real-life local heroes- our healthcare professionals!
Sun, August 6 Fan Appreciation Day + Celebrate Cycling RMC E-Bike Giveaway with Bike Edmonton
We wouldn't be who we are without YOU THE FANS and this is our one chance to say thank you!! We’re gonna be giving away some big time prizes Including an e-bike giveaway from RMC to celebrate cycling in our community!