Carnival and cricket on Blue Jays’ home plate in May and July

By Stephen Weir

Attention carnival revellers who are also baseball enthusiasts, the Toronto Blue Jays are set to bring a pair of Caribbean special events to Rogers Centre with their much-anticipated 2024 Blue Jays Caribbean Carnival night at the baseball stadium. This marks the third consecutive year for the Blue Jays Caribbean Carnival, scheduled for Friday, July 26th. The team has collaborated with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival to make this celebration possible.

Adding spice to the plate

The highlight of this carnival extravaganza is the Blue Jays Neon Hat giveaway, available in four distinct colours. This ensures that fans can showcase their team spirit with style.

Building on the success of the previous edition, when the Carnival Spice models in mas costumes and a lively pannist, adding an extra layer of Caribbean festivity to the baseball experience.

For Caribbean cricket enthusiasts, a special treat awaits with the return of Cricket Night at the Park presented by TD on Friday, May 10. This second-year event includes a Blue Jays White Cricket Hat giveaway and a visit from the International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup trophy. Fans are invited to join the Blue Jays in cheering on Team Canada as they gear up for the T20 World Cup, marking their return to the competition for the first time since 2007.

The new season baseball begins next month. The 2024 Home Opener will be on Monday, April 8. Fans can expect a thrilling start to the season as the Blue Jays return to their home turf at Rogers Centre.

One of the most anticipated events, both for fans and the Caribbean Camera sports reporter, is the return of Loonie Dog Nights presented by Schneiders. Following the astounding success of consuming a record-breaking 693,865 dollar-dogs in 2023, fans can once again indulge in this fan-favourite experience. With 13 “dog-tastic” Loonie Dogs Nights scheduled, starting on Tuesday, April 9, fans are invited to visit Schneiders Porch, the hot dog headquarters at Rogers Centre, as the Loonie Dog counter resets for another season of affordable and delicious ballpark junk food.