Texas Celebrates Riverside Stadium 75th Anniversary This Weekend
Take your family out to the ballpark this weekend for an anniversary celebration!
Victoria's Riverside Park is full of history, especially when it comes to our legendary Riverside Stadium and this weekend, baseball fans from around Texas will be joining us at Riverside Park for a 75th Anniversary Celebration!
Can you believe Riverside Stadium is celebrating its 75th anniversary?
You know our Victoria Parks and Recreation is going all out so take your family out to the ballpark to help us celebrate our legendary stadium.
Everyone is invited from May 20th through the 21st to join Victoria Parks and Recreation with skills contests, live music, and yep, other fun events.
The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Riverside Stadium with a homerun derby!
There will be teen and adult divisions for both men and women.
Participants must bring their own pitchers and hit as many home runs as they can out of 15 pitches. The registration fee is $10, and prizes will be given for first, second, and third place in each division. To register, visit www.victoriatx.gov/registration.
On Saturday, there will be youth showcases at the stadium, with baseball at 1 p.m. and softball at 3 p.m.
There will be bounce houses at nearby Lowe Field as well as skills contests. The contests are open to walk-up participation by all residents regardless of age or gender, and prizes will be given to the top performers.
- 1 p.m. – “Dizzy Bat” first base contest
- 2 p.m. – Bunting
- 3 p.m. – Wiffle ball home run derby
- 4 p.m. – Speed pitch challenge
Residents can enjoy live music at the stadium Saturday evening, with Fantazzia performing 7-8 p.m. and Artie V. Y Grupo Suave performing from 8:30-10 p.m.
Food trucks will be available on-site during the performances. YUM!
Don't know much about Riverside Stadium?
Parks & Recreation will host stadium tours throughout the event, allowing residents to get an up-close look at the stadium as they learn about its history and view photos and memorabilia from the stadium’s past.
If you've got Riverside Stadium memorabilia, you can have it displayed during the event too!
To provide memorabilia to be displayed during the tours, contact Parks & Recreation at 361-485-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All items will be returned to their owners after the event.
Let's play some ball y'all! See you at Riverside Stadium!
After the derby, get in the Guadalupe! Here are some fun floats to try!