Ballpark swag: San Diego Padres announce 2019 giveaways, promotions

Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 15:13:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Giveaways and promotions have become just as traditional at the ballpark as peanuts and crackerjacks.

Thursday, the San Diego Padres revealed their planned giveaways and promotions for the upcoming 2019 season. Many of the bobblehead and beach-themed items fans have come to enjoy will return, as well as special "fests" at the park.

Themed games also return to the park, including their own special giveaways with a themed game ticket purchases.


Of the notable swag this year, the Swingin' Friar is on full display as the team celebrates its 50th anniversary. Swingin' Friar bobbleheads, towels, ponchos, and hats are all on the docket this season. Other anniversary themed items include Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman replica jerseys, and San Diego Chicken bobbleheads, which are sure to go quickly.

Fan favorites also return in the form of beach towels, bucket hats, hoodies, and "Padres & Puppies" calendars!

(It looks like grain beetle beach hats didn't make it this year.)

Here's a quick look at some of our favorite promotions, giveaways, and themed games for this season:


Multiple games this season: Beerfest
Multiple games this season: KidsFest at the Park
Multiple games this season: CocktailFest
Multiple games this season: Winefest
Multiple games this season: Party in the Park


March 30: 50th anniversary Swingin' Friar bobblehead
March 31: Padres & Puppies calendars
April 20: Swinging' Friar Poncho fleece blanket
May 5: Kids Play Ball set
June 29: 50th Anniversary Gwynn & Hoffman replica jerseys


May 3 - 5: Nurse Appreciation Weekend
May 31: 80's Night
June 31 - July 3: 4th of July Celebration
July 29: Christmas in July
Aug. 23: Star Wars Night

There's plenty more to check out across the season. For a full list of the Padres' promotions, giveaways, and themed games, visit the team's website here.