What's that delicious smell wafting through the air? It's the smell of victory in Durham, along with quite a few beloved food trucks.
The first place Durham Bulls return home on Wednesday, July 10 to begin a five game homestand featuring visits from the Charlotte Knights and Gwinnett Braves. The DBAP Food Truck Fest, two fireworks shows, and an appearance from Brobee of Yo Gabba Gabba! highlight the promotional event schedule.
The homestand gets underway on Wednesday, July 10 when the Bulls host the Charlotte Knights in the first contest of a short two-game series, presented by Rex Goliath. Gates open at 6:00pm for the 7:05pm game that features the inaugural DBAP Food Truck Fest, as eight renowned local Food Trucks will have their famous culinary treats available for purchase on the Diamond View concourse within Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Participants at the DBAP Food Truck Fest include Only Burger, Chirba Chirba, Parlez-Vous Crepe, Sweet Stacey Cakes, BaguettAboutIt, Porchetta, The Humble Pig, and American Melt Down.
Thursday’s 7:05pm game against the Chicago White Sox’ top affiliate, presented by Chick-fil-A, features $1 concession items including $1 Bright Leaf hot dogs, popcorn and fries. Thursday is also College Night, where students can get a Terrace Reserved ticket and $5 in Bulls Bucks for just $10 or an Outfield Reserved ticket for only $4.99 by entering the promo code COLLEGE (and using a valid .edu email address) when purchasing tickets online at durhambulls.com.
On Friday, July 12, the Bulls welcome the Gwinnett Braves to downtown Durham for a three-game set. Prior to the 7:05pm game, fans are encouraged to bring canned and packaged food along with personal hygiene items to donate in the “Stuff the Truck” event presented by Two Men and a Truck and Five Guys restaurants. Items can be dropped off at the Two Men and a Truck moving truck outside the main gates from 5:30pm through the end of the first inning. All donated goods will go to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Following Friday’s game, fans will be treated to a spectacular Friday Night Fireworks show. Great Outdoor Provision Co. also presents the second Camp Out Night of the season, where scout groups will spend the night in the DBAP outfield.
The series against the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A affiliate continues on Saturday, July 13 at 7:05pm. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC presents the game and a special Saturday night postgame fireworks show.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Goddard School presents an appearance by Brobee of the immensely popular Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba! Brobee will take photos with young fans in the front entry plaza during both games.
Sunday’s 5:05pm homestand finale will also feature Bike to the Ballpark, presented by GoTriangle. Fans that ride their bicycle to the DBAP and park it in the secure bike valet will receive a voucher for a $10 ticket which includes $5 in food credit. The first 500 people to park their bikes will also receive a goodie bag from partners including GoTriangle, the City of Durham, REI and Dick's Sporting Goods. As always, Kids Run the Bases after Sunday’s game, thanks to Pepsi.
The first place Durham Bulls return home to the DBAP on Wednesday, July 10 to begin a five game homestand featuring visits from the Charlotte Knights and Gwinnett Braves. Tickets for all home games are available at durhambulls.com, by phone at 919.956.BULL, or at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office.
Find more great events in Durham at www.durhameventcalendar.com.