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Orbit's birthday weekend to include alien-themed fireworks, Orbit bobblebelly giveaway and mascot visit to Minute Maid Park

Picnic in the Park to Cap Off Weekend on Sunday, June 16

Starting tonight, the Astros will take on the Chicago White Sox in a four-game series that features many special events and giveaways at Minute Maid Park.

Tonight's Big and Bright Friday Night will feature a T-shirt giveaway, sponsored by The Methodist Hospital System, and will culminate in a special, alien-themed fireworks display, courtesy of Marathon Oil Corporation, in honor of Orbit's birthday weekend. Union Station gates will also open early for a Saint Arnold happy hour featuring $5 beers from Saint Arnold, Bud Light and Ziegenbock from 4:30-6:00pm.

Fans can enjoy $5 day fresh Budweiser beers on the Budweiser Patio. Day-of draft beers offer the taste of Budweiser the same day it's packaged for the freshest beer available, while supplies last. Budweiser Day Fresh Fridays will take place every Friday this season, with the exception of Sept. 27 (dates subject to availability). Access to the tier tables of the Budweiser Patio section do require a specific seating ticket. For more information on the Budweiser Patio, please call 877-9ASTROS.

On Saturday, at Game 2 of the Astros-White Sox series, Orbit will continue his birthday celebration with visits from other local mascots, who will all participate in an autograph session from 4:30-5:00pm. Joining Orbit for Saturday's game will be Toro (Texans), Clutch (Rockets), Shasta and Sasha (University of Houston), Diesel (Dynamo), Sammy the Owl (Rice University), Tex and Rex (Texas Southern University) and the Chick-fil-A Cows. Ten thousand fans will also receive the first ever Orbit Bobblebelly giveaway, courtesy of Coca-Cola.

The Astros Foundation and the entire 2013 Astros roster will host Houston's very first Picnic in the Park on Father's Day, June 16 after the conclusion of Sunday's 1:10pm game against the Sox. Owner and Chairman Jim Crane, President Reid Ryan, General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Manager Bo Porter will join the Astros players for an afternoon cookout in the outfield of Minute Maid Park featuring children's activities, musical entertainment, and an auction.


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