Nationals announce special ticket events for 2023 season

With Major League Spring Training just a couple weeks away and the regular season right around the corner, the Washington Nationals today announced several of the team’s 2023 special ticket events. The schedule includes fan-favorites like Pups in the Park, Cat-urday, Night OUT and Ladies Night, plus season-long series like College Days and military appreciation games.

The Nationals will celebrate the team’s furry fans on multiple occasions, including six Pups in the Park dates courtesy of Pedigree Foundation, and the return of Cat-urday presented by Temptations. Fans who select special tickets in the outfield reserved section for Pups in the Park dates are invited to bring their canine companions to Nationals Park with the purchase of a separate dog ticket, which benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance. Feline aficionados purchasing the special Cat-urday ticket for on Saturday, Aug. 19, will receive a special themed item.

Night OUT, the longest-running Pride event in MLB, will take place on Tuesday, June 6, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community during Pride month. Fans who purchase a special Night OUT ticket will receive an exclusive t-shirt with five dollars of each special ticket sold donated to Team DC, an LGBTQ non-profit focused on building community through sports. The first 20,000 fans through the gates will also receive a Screech Night OUT bobblehead.

Additional highlights of the 2023 special ticket event schedule include Ladies Night, multiple heritage nightsCollege DaysHBCU/Divine 9 Day and more. The Patriotic Series presented by PenFed and Branch Days continue the Nationals’ commitment to celebrating and serving military families. 

The latest schedule of special ticket events and theme nights can be found below. The latest promotions schedule, including previously released items like bobbleheads the already popular City Connect fedora, can be viewed at

Tickets for all games – including Opening Day – are now on sale at

Special Ticket Events:

These events require attendees to purchase event-specific tickets to receive the promotional items and/or access to unique pre- or post-game activations. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

·       May 4 – Weather Day

·       June 20 – Italian Heritage Day

·       July 26 – Camp Day

·       July 31 – Intern Day

·       Aug. 19 – HBCU/Divine 9 Day

·       Aug. 19 – Cat-urday presented by Temptations

·       Aug. 31 – Ladies Night

·       Sept. 2 – Faith Day

·       Sept. 3 – Jewish Heritage Day

·       Sept. 19 – Deaf Awareness Day

·       Sept. 21 – Hispanic Heritage Day

·       Sept. 24 – Filipino Heritage Day

·       Multiple Dates – Pups in the Park presented by Pedigree Foundation (April 16, May 19, June 7, Aug. 16, Sept. 5, Sept. 23)

·       Multiple Dates – Youth Baseball Day (May 21, June 18)

·       Multiple Dates – Girl Scout Day (April 29, Sept. 24)

·       Multiple Dates – Scout Day (April 30, Sept. 23)

·       Multiple Dates – Teacher Appreciation Day (April 14, Sept. 18)

·       Various Dates – College Day Series, including Howard University, UMD, WVU, Clemson, Syracuse, VMI, Penn State, UVA, Baylor, WCAC, W&M, JMU, VA-Tech, Radford, ODU, GW, Georgetown and George Mason

Patriotic Series presented by PenFed and Branch Days, presented by Raytheon Technologies:

Learn more about the team’s military initiatives at

·       April 4 – Patriotic Series: Military Appreciation Day presented by PenFed

·       May 1 – National Guard Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies

·       May 25 – Patriotic Series: Memorial Day presented by PenFed

·       June 2 – U.S. Navy Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies

·       June 16 – U.S. Army Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies

·       July 4 – Patriotic Series: Independence Day presented by PenFed

·       July 21 – U.S. Space Force Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies

·       Aug. 1 – U.S. Coast Guard Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies

·       Aug. 16 – U.S. Marine Corps Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies

·       Sept. 10 – Patriotic Series: Heroes Day – September 11th Remembrance presented by PenFed

·       Sept. 18 – U.S. Air Force Day, presented by Raytheon Technologies 

Theme Days:

·       May 20 – STAR WARS™ Day

·       June 6 – Night OUT (includes additional apparel giveaway and donation for special ticket buyers)

·       July 8 – Harry Potter™ Day

*All dates, times, promotions and policies are subject to change. Special ticket events require special tickets for attendees to receive themed promotional items and/or pre- or post-game special event access.

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