Saturday, April 28, 2007

Take Pet Out To The Ballgame

Looking for something different to do with your pets? How about a game of ball -- make that a baseball game.

A traveling baseball festival that will visit more than 50 minor league parks begins its journey today at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. Sunday the fan festival will be open from 10 am to 1 pm, with the Palm Beach Cardinals hosting the Cubs at 1:05 pm. The event features about 20 attractions, including pitching cages with radar guns, an Xbox 360 home run derby video game trailer, stealing home bungee runs and bounce houses.

Today is also the start of the Dog Days of Summer promotion, where fans can bring a dog to watch the game. Tickets are $7.99 plus tax for pet owners, who also need a $5 Peggy Pass that is good for all five Dog Days dates.

So grab a pocketfull of plastic grocery bags and get out there. Here is a map to the Stadium, at 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, Florida, or phone (561) 775-1818.