With Major League Baseball at an impasse during their current lockout, many fans are interested in whether or not this will affect the Cedar Rapids Kernels and other minor league teams. The answer is no, and in fact, the Kernels have just put out a list of their seasonal promotions, and many of your favorites are back.

Opening night is just around the corner, with the season's first pitch happening on April 8 at 6:35 p.m. Let's look at what else is coming up this season.

Big Screen Thursdays with KDAT and First Federal Community Credit Union

Three lucky fans age 18 and up will leave at the end of the game with a brand new, 50-inch big screen TV! Fans can stop by the First Federal Credit Union table on the concourse for a FREE raffle ticket. The Thursday schedule is as follows:

  • 5/5
  • 5/19
  • 5/26
  • 6/16
  • 6/23
  • 7/7
  • 8/4
  • 8/18
  • 9/8

Two For One Friday

Get your drink on after a long week, as all 16 oz. draft and canned beer and 20 oz. bottled soda and water are "buy one get one FREE!"

  • 4/8
  • 4/22
  • 5/6
  • 5/20
  • 5/27
  • 6/17
  • 6/24
  • 7/8
  • 7/22
  • 8/5
  • 8/19
  • 9/9

Baseball Bingo Sponsored by Ox Yoke Inn

A little staycation getaway is up for grabs when fans play baseball Bingo every Sunday sponsored by Ox Yoke Inn for a chance to win a grand prize of a special Amana weekend getaway package awarded at the end of the season.

  • 4/10
  • 4/24
  • 5/8
  • 5/22
  • 5/29
  • 6/19
  • 6/26,
  • 7/10
  • 7/24
  • 8/7
  • 8/21
  • 9/11

Fireworks Saturdays

Various community sponsors will be hosting these popular nights, including To The Rescue, Collins Aerospace, Kwik Star, and the Special Olympics of Iowa. Majestic fireworks displays will follow the games below:

  • 5/7
  • 5/21
  • 5/28
  • 6/18
  • 6/25
  • 7/4
  • 7/9
  • 7/23
  • 8/6
  • 8/20
  • 9/10

Many of your other favorite promotions are back

From "Run the Bases Sunday" and "Kids Eat Free" Sundays at every Sunday home game, to Noon Games on May 25, June 15, June 22, and August 3, where those in attendance can get a lunch Combo of a regular sandwich, chips, or popcorn and a 16 oz. draft beer or 20 oz. bottled soda or water for $10.00. 

Bark in the Park

Fans can register online to bring their dog to the game. All dogs need tickets and 100% of dog ticket proceeds will benefit Critter Crusaders. Tickets and registration are available online. Dates: May 18, June 21, July 6, and August 1

Make sure you can catch all the Cedar Rapids Kernels action this season.

More info on specials and theme nights can be found here.

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