February 2, 2023
Samantha Rubin

Mallards Announce Four-Day Independence Day Celebration!
Four straight home games will feature a uniquely Madison patriotic party at the Duck Pond 

The Madison Mallards are excited to announce their four day Independence Day Celebration at the Duck Pond! Highlighted by Madison’s first ever custom themed drone show with fireworks on July 2 and the Festival Foods Fireworks on July 3, the Mallards four straight home games from Friday, June 30th to Monday, July 3rd will each feature a massive event.

The home-stand starts on Friday, June 30th with Hippie Night. There will be a 60’s rock themed giveaway at the gates and the Mallards will wear custom made tie dye hats during the game. The night will also feature ‘Another One’ cover band on the Busch Light Duck Blind and much more!

Saturday, July 1st is Wisconsin Day at the Duck Pond. The Mallards will become the “Brandy-O’s” as they attempt to break the record for the world’s largest brandy old fashioned, which will then be split into servings and sold to fans in attendance. Additionally, the first 2,000 fans in the gate will get a Mallards themed pull tab that will feature great ballpark prizes on each ticket from wieners to the chance to coach first base during the game! The Mallards will wear custom made “Brandy-O’s” uniforms during the game. There will be cheese curds, a Wisconsin animal petting zoo, polka music, specially themed merchandise, cheese basket raffles and more!

Sunday, July 2nd will bring the first drone show to Warner Park, in conjunction with a small fireworks show. Fans will be able to vote on the themes of the drone show, with options including Star Wars, Harry Potter or Marvel themes. Fans can vote on the theme at this link and on the Mallards social media accounts today through Monday, February 6th at 5pm. The show will feature over 150 drones, along with a coordinated fireworks show following the 6:05 pm game. 

On Monday, July 3rd, the jaw-dropping Festival Foods Fireworks display will return to the Duck Pond after an incredible showing in 2022. Fans are invited to move down from the grandstand and watch the show from the outfield at Warner Park following the 5:05pm game. The show will be designed to look best inside the stadium, but will also be visible for free outside the stadium in locations around Warner Park.

Ticket packages to each of the four games are available now exclusively via the Mallards’ website.

The Mallards’ 2023 season will start on Monday, May 29 as they take on the Wausau Woodchucks at 4:05pm. Group outings, season ticket packages and Maynard’s Dozen flex plans for the 2023 season are available now.

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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, 300 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Mallards as your favorite team.