The City of West Palm Beach is planning to hit it out of the park in honor of the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros – welcoming them back to their Spring Training home with much fanfare and excitement. On Thursday, February 22, during a special edition of the City’s legacy event, Clematis by Night, players and representatives from the Houston Astros will make a special appearance. The event will be held on the Waterfront from 6 – 9 p.m. and special experiences include selfies with a large-scale replica of the World Series Trophy, an opportunity to see the actual World Series Trophy, appearances by Astros mascot Orbit and the Astros Shooting Stars promotional team, and more. Remarks by members of the World Champion club and Mayor Jeri Muoio begin at 6 p.m. and the first 500 attendees won’t need to buy their cracker jacks – or hotdogs – as they will be provided by the City as part of the festive celebration. The special welcome for the first 500 attendees will also include a promotional item from the Astros.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Houston Astros back to their Spring Training home – and especially after such an exciting 2017 season,” said Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We are delighted to honor them at Clematis by Night and to celebrate not only their World Series success but also the role that West Palm Beach played in helping them start out their championship season on the right foot.”
Spring Training officially starts the following day, February 23, when the Houston Astros take on the National League East Champion Washington Nationals, who also call the Palm Beaches their Spring Training home, at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Clematis by Night attendees are encouraged to dress in an Astros jersey, or in the team’s colors – navy and orange. Guests will have an opportunity to win tickets to a Houston Astros Spring Training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The special baseball-themed, weekly concert series will also include music by New Horizon Band, who play R&B and top 40 tunes. Their tunes are said to make concert goers’ bodies move, feet tap and hands clap.
Clematis by Night sponsors-to-date include: The Palm Beach Post, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, 850 AM, 640AM, Beatz, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, and the West Palm Beach Marriott.
Clematis by Night is held on the West Palm Beach Waterfront at 101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach Florida. The weekly concert series is produced by The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Community Events. For more information, including a list of bands and activities at future events, please visit Wpb.org/events, call 561-822-1515, or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch.