The Winston-Salem Dash is having it's 10th Anniversary season this year! The team has recently announced the 2019 Open House and promotional calendar. Baseball at BB&T Ballpark, just outside of downtown Winston-Salem, can be fun and affordable for the family!
The Winston-Salem Dash is having their annual open house on Tuesday, April 2 from 5-7pm .
Admission to the open house is free. There will be hot dogs, beer, and soft drinks available for $2 each. Opening Night tickets will be on sale for $5 during the open house.
Inflatables are free, and there will a brief autograph period after the team workout.
Making Baseball Affordable for the Family
The price of baseball tickets for a family can add up! The Dash and Chick-fil-A at Thruway Shopping Center have partnered to offer a Chick-fil-A Four Pack for the reasonable price of $32 for 4 Dash tickets. In addition to the tickets, you will get 4 Dash hats and 4 Chick-fil-A Sandwich coupons (to be redeemed at the Thruway CFA). This year's CFA dates are April 13, April 27, May 11, June 1, July 20, and August 17.
You can see all ticket options for the Dash on their website here.
Promotional Nights with the Dash
Here are a few of the recently announced promotions. See the full list on their website!
New Weekly Promotion: Taco Tuesdays. For Tuesday home games, tacos will be $2 through 8:30pm.
Free Food Mondays: Enjoy free hot dogs and french fries until 8:30pm on select Monday home games.
Pups in the Park Thursdays: On select Thursday home games, bring your furry friends!
Fireworks Fridays: All 11 Friday games will conclude with a fireworks display.
Live Music Saturdays: Every Saturday game will feature a local band prior to the game.
Other notable promotional events at BB&T Ballpark:
Food Truck Festival - April 13
Craft Fair - April 14
Halfway to Halloween - April 26
Prom Night - April 27
Millennial Night - May 9
Pageant Night - June 1
Star Wars Night - June 7
Daddy-Daughter Date Night - June 21 and August 16
Women in North Carolina Night - June 26, July 17 and August 28
Hometown Heroes USA Night, presented by Salem One - July 19
Energize the Ballpark Night with a postgame concert - The Dash have partnered with Energize Ministries for the fourth annual "Energize the Ballpark" concert at BB&T Ballpark on August 3
Cancer Awareness Night, presented by Great Clips - August 9
336 Day - August 27, includes a special 3:36 p.m. gametime
For more information on each promotion, visit wsdash.com.
Local Restaurants Close to the Ballpark - 4th Street
Sure, you can get hot dogs at the ballpark, but if you'd like to enjoy dinner close by we have a few recommendations.
Head downtown and try the Smoked Gouda Pimento Grilled Cheese with tater tots at Foothills! We also love Foothill's Pub Melt and the Chicken Breast Sandwich (we like it fried). Foothills tots are the absolute best! Located on 4th Street, Foothills Brewing is a bottling brewery with a nice food menu, roasted coffee, and signature cocktails.
Just down the block from Foothills, you can try the newest addition to Winston-Salem's dining choices, Yamas Mediterranean Street Food opened this week to rave reviews. We were there on opening day, and the bowl we tried for lunch was simply amazing! Yamas, which means "cheers to good health", has a favorites menu of sandwiches, grain bowls, and salad bowls, and a build your favorite menu with tons of choices for your sandwich, salad bowl, or grain bowl.
Further down the street, choices abound. Mellow Mushroom, Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, and Xcaret are great choices for dinner before or after a baseball game. You even have the choice of two different Thai restaurants on 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem, Charm Thai and Downtown Thai.
Downtown Shuttle Available During Game Season
Street parking is free in the downtown area after 6pm and weekends. You can walk from downtown to the ballpark, but there is no need. You can catch the Downtown Dash Shuttle, available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Dash games. The shuttle returns to each stop approximately every 15 minutes, and runs from 30 minutes before the game to 30 minutes after the game. There are stops at Foothills Brewpub, the bus station at 4th and Spruce, the back side of Center City Garage on Holly Street, and BB&T Ballpark. More detail and map of stops here.
By Jessica Thomas Lewis
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