Dodgers promotional schedule for 2023 MLB Season: Every giveaway & how to get tickets

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Opening Day of the MLB season is nearly upon us, and in the Year of Our Lord 2023, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be giving away an outright stunning number of bobbleheads.

Most MLB franchises average between three and five giveaways per year. Some remain on the lower end of that spectrum, tossing mere crumbs to the mortals who dare cross the boundaries of their gates (looking at you, Pittsburgh Pirates).

The Dodgers? They've blown the doors off with 11 giveaways this year, culminating with the biggest weekend of all, honoring Fernando Valenzuela as he becomes the elusive non-Hall of Famer with a retired number at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers' full promotional schedule for 2023 has dropped, featuring Fernandomania Weekend as an obvious centerpiece. The Dodgers will honor Valenzuela from Fri., Aug. 12 to Sun., Aug. 14, beginning the weekend by retiring his number (with plenty of special guests), before giving away a bobblehead and a replica 1981 World Series ring on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

If you can't make it on that particular weekend, don't worry (though you're missing out). The Dodgers have 10 more bobbles for you!

Dodgers Bobbleheads 2023: Complete Promotional Schedule

Date and Opponent

Dodgers Bobblehead

Saturday, April 1, 6:10 PM vs. Diamondbacks

Freddie Freeman

Monday, April 3, 7:10 PM vs. Rockies

Julio Urías

Saturday, April 29, 6:10 PM vs. Cardinals

Manny Mota

Monday, May 1, 7:10 PM vs. Phillies

Dustin May

Monday, May 15, 7:10 PM vs. Twins

Mookie Betts

Tuesday, June 13, 7:10 PM vs. White Sox

Will Smith

Thursday, June 15, 7:10 PM vs. White Sox

Clayton Kershaw

Monday, July 3, 7:10 PM vs. Pirates

Gavin Lux

Thursday, July 6, 7:10 PM vs. Pirates

Tony Gonsolin

Saturday, July 29, 6:10 PM vs. Reds

Orel Hershiser

Saturday, Aug. 12, 6:10 PM vs. Rockies

Fernando Valenzuela

Maybe this'll help the Pirates learn a little something about giving away bobbles. Getting two dropped on you in the span of a single series could result in a lesson learned -- though the Gavin Lux bobblehead could get a bit awkward. It's always possible that particular offering is shelved and bumped into 2024, when Lux will presumably be healthy.

There's no indication yet that these bobbleheads are limited in distribution, and we'll update you as soon as we know whether only X number of fans may obtain them on a given day. Tickets are readily available through the Dodgers, and the secondary market has yet to put a premium on these particular games (tougher to do when there are 11 of 'em!), so have at it, Los Angeles!