Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Cincinnati Reds (July 3-6) and Texas Rangers (July 7-9)

July 3rd, 2023

Following a nine-game road trip that included three series wins, the Washington Nationals return home to face the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers. Single-game tickets for all Nationals home games are on sale now at nats.com/Tickets

This homestand features several exciting events and promotions, including the July Fourth celebration game, Harry Potter™ Day, a Home Run Wig t-shirt giveaway, the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and more.


  • Freedom Fireworks presented by Budweiser
  • Fans will have the opportunity to watch a special fireworks show following the series opener against the Cincinnati Reds ahead of July Fourth.
  • Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment
  • Capital Effect presented by Budweiser performs at the Budweiser Terrace beginning two hours before first pitch.


  • Nats on Base Abroad
  • The Washington Nationals will celebrate July Fourth with service members across the world as the team’s game vs. the Cincinnati Reds will be simulcast to bases everywhere via the American Forces Network as part of AFN’s partnership with Major League Baseball.
  • The Nationals will hold a special watch party with military members stationed at Al Udeid Air Base, which hosts the largest expeditionary wing in the world, as part of the first edition of Nats on Base Abroad.
  • Former Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, host Mike Ploger and mascot Screech are traveling to the base to help bring our nation’s pastime to troops stationed abroad.
  • Activities from the watch party at AUAB will be integrated into the game’s live presentation and televised simulcast, including special dual ceremonial first pitches from Colonel Matthew J. Clausen, Deputy Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar; and his family, live from Nationals Park.
  • Visit nats.com/Fourth for more information.
  • Patriotic Series: Independence Day presented by PenFed
  • The Nationals are proud to host the Patriotic Series presented by PenFed, honoring the men and women of the U.S. military and first responders. This series features special programming, pregame assets and Salute to Service.
  • The Nationals host the third game of the Patriotic Series on Independence Day.
  • Flyover by three UH-1 helicopters from the 1st Helicopter Squadron.
  • American Flag Sunglasses presented by PenFed
  • The first 10,000 fans will receive special American Flag sunglasses, courtesy of PenFed.
  • Anheuser-Busch will buy every fan who is 21 years or older a complimentary beer.
  • Fans can use the code CHEERS when placing a mobile order through the MLB Ballpark app to redeem a 25 oz. Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra or Bud Light Seltzer.
  • This offer is limited to one complimentary beer per Ballpark App account.
  • Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment
  • DJ Stylus Chris presented by Budweiser performs at the Budweiser Terrace beginning two hours before first pitch.


  • Home Run Wig T-Shirt
  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a special Home Run Wig t-shirt.
  • Click HERE to learn more about the wig and how it became baseball’s most patriotic home run celebration.


  • Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by Olympic gold-medal gymnast Dominique Dawes.


  • Swim Day
  • Fans who purchase a special ticket will receive an exclusive Washington Nationals City Connect swim cap.
  • Special ticket holders will also have the opportunity to meet Elizabeth Beisel, a three-time Olympic swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist, who is attending the game as a special guest of USA Swimming.
  • Topps Baseball Cards
  • After the game against the Phillies, 10,000 fans will receive a set of Topps Baseball Cards presented by Topps.
  • This will be an exit giveaway – fans can pick up their set of Topps Baseball Cards when exiting through the Center Field Gate.
  • City Connect On-Field Wear Date
  • The Nationals sport their cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms for all remaining Friday and Saturday home games. To learn more about the City Connect series, visit nats.com/CityConnect.
  • Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment
  • The Breakaways presented by Budweiser performs at the Budweiser Terrace beginning two hours before first pitch.
  • Ceremonial First Pitch thrown by former D.C. United and University of Virginia star Alecko Eskandarian.
  • Eskandarian currently serves as Senior Director, Player Relations & Player Development at Major League Soccer and is appearing in advance of the 2023 MLS All-Star Game at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.


  • Harry Potter™ Day | © & WBEI. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s23)
  • The Nationals invite witches, wizards and muggles alike to celebrate their Hogwarts Houses during Harry Potter™ Day.
  • The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive one of four Hogwarts House-themed scarves.
  • Activations include:
  • Harry Potter™ themed photo booth near the Nationals Team Store.
  • Balloon twisters, caricaturists and face painters doing Harry Potter™ themed designs in the Family Picnic Area from 2:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Magician Adam Stone will perform next to Kids Fun Zone from 2:30–4:00 p.m.
  • Harry Potter™ themed content on the Nats HD scoreboard throughout the game
  • Harry Potter™ themed Presidents Race
  • City Connect On-Field Wear Date
  • The Nationals sport their cherry blossom-themed City Connect uniforms for all remaining Friday and Saturday home games. To learn more about the City Connect series, visit nats.com/CityConnect.
  • Budweiser Happy Hour Entertainment
  • DJ Stylus Chris presented by Budweiser performs at the Budweiser Terrace beginning two hours before first pitch.


  • The series finale against the Rangers will be televised exclusively on Peacock. The game will also be available on radio, broadcast locally on 106.7 The Fan FM.
  • Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • The Nationals are proud to host the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, recognizing some of the area’s most prominent figures from across the world of athletics.
  • This year’s class includes: University of Maryland lacrosse great Jen Adams, former Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen, multi-sport high school legend Lew Luce, former Navy football coach Ken Niumataloloand distinguished amateur golfer Marty West. The 1977–1978 NBA champion Washington Bullets will be recognized as a Team of Distinction.
  • Click HERE for more information.
  • Academy Day
  • The annual Academy Day at Nationals Park celebrates the signature program of Washington Nationals Philanthropies.
  • Scholar Athletes from the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy will participate in pre-game ceremonies.
  • Nationals Academy Player Ambassador and 2023 MLB All-Star Josiah Gray will catch a ceremonial first pitch thrown by an Academy Scholar Athlete.
  • Proceeds from the 5050 Raffle will benefit year-round youth programming at the Academy facility located in Ward 7.
  • To learn more about the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, visit www.nationalsacademy.org.
  • Healthcare Services Appreciation Day
  • The Nationals invite fans to help celebrate the dedicated Healthcare Professionals around the city.
  • To learn more about Healthcare Services Appreciation Day, visit nats.com/Healthcare.
  • Value Days
  • Nationals Park offers deep discounts on tickets, concessions, retail and parking during its fifth of eight Value Days this season.
  • Tickets start at just $9; parking in Lot W is just $10; and select concessions and retail items are up to 40% off.
  • Visit nats.com/Value for more information.
  • Kids Run the Bases presented by Harris Teeter
  • Kids ages 4 through 12 are invited to run the bases after Sunday day games, weather permitting.
  • Jr. Nationals MVP members have exclusive access to the front of the line.
  • For details on the Jr. Nationals Kids Club, visit nats.com/JrNats.
  • Signature Sundays
  • Two Nationals players will sign autographs for fans at every Sunday home game all season long. Autographs will take place at the top of the Nationals dugout starting one hour prior to first pitch, weather permitting and subject to player schedules.
  • Fans must obtain a free voucher in order to participate in the autograph sessions – vouchers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis at Section 103, starting when the gates open 90 minutes before first pitch.


  • The Nationals Team Store now carries exclusive Tiny Turnip-brand t-shirts, supporting the Strike Out Breast Cancer initiative.
  • The campaign, including proceeds from the t-shirts, directly supports local nonprofits Breast Care for DC and The Previvor.
  • T-shirts are $40.00 and are only available in Center Field Team Store.
  • For more information and to donate, visit give.nats4good.org/StrikeoutBreastCancer.


  • Kids ages 12 and under can receive a free meal including a hot dog, chips and bottled water at all Nationals home games through Sunday, Sept. 3.
  • Kids meals are available via mobile ordering on the MLB Ballpark app at select concessions locations throughout the ballpark. The offer is redeemable once per game per child by selecting the Kids Eat Free meal and using the code KIDSEATFREE in the app. Children must be present to pick up their meals. For more information, visit nats.com/KidsEatFree.
  • To select the Kids Eat Free meal in the MLB Ballpark app, scan any QR Code or open the MLB Ballpark app and tap on Mobile Ordering.
  • From the Food & Drinks tab on the app, select any stand that says “Kids Eat Free Promotion Available Here.” Once the concession stand has been chosen, select and customize the meal through the “Kids Eat Free Meal” option.


  • The 5050 Raffle is available at all home games this season, offering fans the chance to win big cash prizes while supporting the community impact work of Nationals Philanthropies. New ticket prices and additional prizes give fans more ways to win.
  • Online ticket sales will open three hours before first pitch, and tickets will also be available inside Nationals Park at the kiosks located by sections 108, 138, 243 and 312 or from roving sellers through the middle of the 7th inning.
  • Tickets can be purchased using cash, credit and debit cards at the following price points: 5 for $10, 20 for $20, 100 for $40, and 300 for $100.
  • Fans can also purchase Raffle tickets from their computers or mobile devices anywhere within the District. For more information and to purchase Raffle tickets online, visit nats4good.org/5050.


  • As part of its involvement in Anheuser-Busch’s National Recycling League, Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium with Cycle Reverse Vending Machines.
  • Located near the Budweiser Brew House and next to the Budweiser Terrace, fans can win rewards in exchange for recycling their empty beverage containers at these machines.
  • Fans insert empty beverage containers at the machines and scan a QR code to receive a unique transaction ID. After entering information in the web app, users will find out instantly if they have won along with instructions on how to redeem their prize.
  • A grand prize is given out every game, and the top recycler each homestand receives a special gift.


  • The Nationals offer popular special ticket offers to help fans save on their next trip to Nationals Park. The offers include:
  • GovX - Active-duty, reserve, veteran and retired military personnel, first responders, public school teachers and government employees can save up to 30% off tickets and get a $5-15 concession credit. Visit nats.com/GovX to learn more.
  • Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack – Fans can get a free meal with the Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack at any regular season home game. Tickets start at just $20. Visit nats.com/Family to learn more.
  • Student Ticket Discounts – College fans can save up to 30% off tickets, with ticket prices starting at just $8 for nearly all regular season home games. Visit nats.com/Students to learn more.
  • Visit nats.com/Deals for information on all of the available ticket deals at Nationals Park.


  • Water Bottles
  • Nationals Park allows clear, factory-sealed or empty plastic water bottles no larger than one liter. Metal and glass water bottles are not allowed, nor are frozen water bottles.
  • Only one water bottle per person is permitted.
  • Water bottle refill stations are available throughout the ballpark.
  • Bag Policy
  • All bags larger than a clutch must be clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and may not be larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches.
  • Fans may bring a clutch (5” x 7” x ¾” or smaller) in addition to or instead of a clear bag.
  • Fans with diaper or medical bags may use ADA/Family lanes at the Center Field and Home Plate gates to have their items inspected.
  • Binbox is available for fans whose bags do not comply with ballpark regulations.
  • To learn more about Nationals Park entry policies and procedures, please visit nats.com.


  • Parking options for Nationals fans start at $20 and are available online at nats.com/Parking. Fans are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure a space in their desired location.
  • Fans using Metro to travel to or from Nationals Park are encouraged to review the Metro schedule at wmata.com/Schedules.
  • Fans should also consider alternate forms of travel to and from the ballpark, including the D.C. Circulator from Union Station, biking to the ballpark, or the baseball boat from Alexandria. Visit nats.com/WayToGo for information on parking and transportation options to Nationals Park. To receive up-to-date WMATA service notifications on a mobile device, fans are encouraged to register for Alert DC at http://hsema.dc.gov/page/alertdc.
  • Fans traveling to the ballpark should be aware that there are construction projects underway in the surrounding area. To ensure safe crossings, please be mindful of signage and directions given by public safety officers. 


  • Nationals Park is a completely non-smoking and tobacco-free facility per District of Columbia law. There is no exception for electronic cigarettes or any other type of smoking device, or for smokeless tobacco or any other type of tobacco product.
  • MLB and the Nationals require that all people entering Nationals Park walk through a metal detector or be screened with handheld metal detectors to search for prohibited items. This includes a thorough inspection of all jackets, coats, packages, bags, purses, and any other containers brought to any of the Nationals Park entry gates.

For game tickets and more information, call 202.675.NATS(6287) or visit nats.com/Tickets.