Not much beats seeing your favorite team in-person. Whether it’s basketball, football, hockey, or baseball, going to the game will always be better than watching live from the couch. From the tailgating before the game, to all the sights, sounds, and energy during, there’s nothing quite like it. And here in Chicagoland, there’s something very special about watching our baseball teams at home. Whether you’re into seeing the Sox play at Guaranteed Rate Field, or you prefer heading up to Wrigley for a Chicago Cubs theme night, chances are there’s a game for you.
With baseball back in full-swing this summer and fans allowed practically everywhere without pandemic restrictions, let’s take a look at some Cubs and White Sox theme nights you won’t want to miss this season!
Chicago Cubs Theme Nights
Star Wars Night – June 29th
Calling all Star Wars fans – unite together at Wrigley Field on Monday, August 8 when the Cubs face the Washington Nationals. The game is set to begin at 7:05 PM and your ticket to the game will earn you a special-edition Star Wars bobblehead!
Top Gun Day – August 10th
This Chicago Cubs theme night is a new one that all you Top Gun fanatics will appreciate. In a rivalry game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs invite fans to spend their Friday with them for Top Gun Day. Make sure to dress like Maverick!
Given how expensive it is to visit Wrigley Field these days, it doesn’t hurt that a ticket to this game allows you to receive a limited-edition Top Gun themed Cubs hat.
Sesame Street Day – September 16th
For the little baseball fans, Sesame Street Day on September 18 is a great opportunity to ditch some class and enjoy Chicago baseball. This Cubs theme night takes place at 1:20 PM during a game against the Colorado Rockies. Tickets for Sesame Street Day include a special-edition Cookie Monster bobblehead!
Chicago White Sox Theme Nights
Grateful Dead Night – July 5th
Don’t celebrate too hard on the 4th of July, Deadheads, because on July 5th the Chicago White Sox are hosting Grateful Dead Night! This Tuesday night game features an exciting night of baseball, music, and of course, a limited bobblehead. The first 1,500 tickets purchased for this Sox game against the Twins are eligible to receive a special Uncle Sam Bobblehead.
If your dad is a Deadhead, then you’ll want to make sure you score some tickets to this one soon. You could even use them as a late Father’s Day gift if you needed!
Country Music Night – July 8th
Honky-tonk your way down to the Southside on July 8th when the Cubs take on their rival, the Detroit Tigers, at 7:10 PM. Wear your best pair of boots and bring your biggest hat, because the pre-game show will involve plenty of live country music. Tickets for this event grant you access all the country night themed activities.
Christmas in July – July 24th
Christmas comes early this year for our final Chicago White Sox theme night, Christmas in July! Any fan who purchases a ticket to this game will receive their own special Santa bobblehead as a bonus treat. The Christmas in July game takes place on Sunday, July 24 at 1:10 PM against the Cleveland Guardians.
To learn more about other Chicago Cubs theme nights, visit their website to see a full schedule of events. If you lean more towards the southside, the White Sox also have a full list available on their site with extra theme nights that we didn’t cover already.
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