[Spotlight] Winston-Salem Dash’s Fourth of July Celebration
By: Marisa Sloan
The Winston-Salem Dash is teaming up with the City of Winston-Salem once again to present their annual Fourth of July Celebration. BB&T Ballpark will be filled with food trucks, live music and fun before and during the Dash’s 6:30 p.m. game against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers on Thursday, July 4.
“We are honored that we are able to host the City of Winston-Salem’s annual Fourth of July celebration,” said Dash broadcast and media relations manager Joe Weil. “It’s a very important date for our nation, obviously, but it’s also an incredible experience every year to have BB&T Ballpark packed with fans.”
When gates open at 4:30 p.m., fans will be able to enjoy live music from folk rock band Time Sawyer in the Foothills Brew Pen area. The Kids Zone and concessions will also be open, with no shortage of peanuts and Cracker Jacks, or fans can choose to visit one of the several food trucks that will be on site for the day.
The game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m., during which fans can expect fun new promotions in addition to the usual in-game staples. No Fourth of July is complete without fireworks. The evening will conclude with the City of Winston-Salem’s official Fourth of July fireworks show, which is sure to be a spectacle.
“Our top six attended games in team history come on the last six Fourth of July games, including last year’s record-breaking crowd of 9,011,” Weil said. “What is truly awesome, though, is the total crowd in the ballpark footprint by the end of the night. By the time we shoot the fireworks, there are typically 11,000 spectators when you take into account everyone in the parking lot and the roadsides around the ballpark.”
The Dash’s Fourth of July Celebrations have become tradition, proving that there’s no better way to celebrate the United States of America than with family, friends, and a good game of baseball.
“If you live in the Triad and you haven’t been to a Fourth of July game, you are really missing out on a memorable experience with a lot of fans — and really the city of Winston-Salem — coming together in one place,” Weil said.
Weil said that fans are encouraged to arrive before 5:30 p.m. in order to avoid the heaviest traffic and enjoy pre-game festivities. More information on traffic routes and parking, including information on the free Center City West parking garage and shuttle, is available at the Dash’s website.
Weil also warned that seats are generally sold out by July 1, with the remaining tickets being lawn or standing room only, so fans should reserve their tickets in advance to ensure they get physical seats. To reserve tickets, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit the website.