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HEAT Week to kick off Oct. 21, full schedule of events released

Fans are invited to take part in the festivities from Oct. 21 to 28.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It's that time of the year to load up on some Miami Heat goodies to welcome the new season.

HEAT Week will start up October 21 and feature a week's worth of fun events, activities and giveaways to celebrate the 2015-16 NBA season all the way up to the season opener at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

Here's a full list of what's going down, courtesy of the Heat's press release:

October 21

HEAT McDonald's Takeover

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

The McDonald's restaurant located at 11500 N. Kendall Drive in Miami will be HEAT Central for the breakfast crowd. The Miami HEAT Dancers, Uptown Dale, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will serve product, entertain and interact with customers, as well as give away HEAT gear, while supplies last.

Washington Wizards vs. Miami HEAT

8:00 p.m.

The HEAT hosts the Washington Wizards at 8:00 p.m. for the final home preseason game at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Listen to the game in English on the HEAT Radio Network as well as in Spanish on Radio Mambí 710 AM.

October 22

HEAT After Dark

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

HEAT fans ages 18 and older are invited to the AmericanAirlines Arena to engage in the excitement of playing in a pickup basketball game on the Miami HEAT hardwood. Hosted by In-Arena Host, Uptown Dale, fans will enjoy an evening of hoops, music and special lighting along with visits from the Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and Xtreme Team. It's like "midnight bowling", but basketball at the HEAT's house. HEAT fans in attendance will receive a HEAT t-shirt, while supplies last. This is a free event. To register visit

October 23

HEAT Happy Hour Presented By Miller Lite

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

HEAT fans can start their weekend early by joining the HEAT Experience for HEAT Happy Hour presented by Miller Lite, hosted at Cadillac Ranch in Kendall. In-Arena Host, Uptown Dale, will host the Happy Hour while the Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie and the Xtreme Team mix and mingle with HEAT fans. Fans can enjoy Miller Lite specials and the Miller Lite Girls will be distributing Miller Lite promotional items. Cadillac Ranch is located at 11735 Sherry Lane, Miami FL 33183. After the HEAT Happy Hour, fans can stay to watch the HEAT vs. Pelicans game.

HEAT @ New Orleans Pelicans

8:00 p.m.

The HEAT travels to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. in the final preseason matchup before the regular season begins. Watch the game on FOX Sports Sun or listen to the game in English on the HEAT Radio Network.

$10 Tickets - With No Fees

HEAT fans looking to see their favorite team in person on a budget can purchase $10 tickets for 10 select HEAT games, with no fees! To see the full list of these games and to purchase tickets visit,

October 24

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The Miami HEAT will host its 10th Annual HEAT Hispanic Heritage Celebration at a local high school.

October 25

Free Gas For HEAT License Plate Owners

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

HEAT Fans sporting a HEAT License plate can enjoy free gas for their cars at two participating Marathon Gas stations for a limited time. Fans are invited to stop by either the Marathon gas station located at 5700 NW 183rd Street in Hialeah or 10575 Wiles Road in Coral Springs for the chance to get up to $25.00 of free gas, while supplies last. The Miami HEAT Dancers, Burnie, Uptown Dale, DJ M Dot and the Xtreme Team will be on hand to mingle with fans.

October 26

Papa John's Lunch Deliveries

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Miami HEAT Dancers, Uptown Dale, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will deliver Papa John's Pizza to randomly chosen fire stations, police departments and office buildings in the downtown Miami area. Follow @MiamiHEAT to find out what locations received a special visit.

Fan Kit Event at The Buzzer Beater Restaurant

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Miami HEAT Dancers, Uptown Dale, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will be distributing free HEAT Fan Kits at The Buzzer Beater Restaurant in Doral to get HEAT fans ready for the upcoming season. The Buzzer Beater Restaurant is located at 8347 NW 36th ST. Doral, FL 33166.

October 27

HEAT Uniform Website Launch

The HEAT will unveil two new uniforms, as well as showcase the accompanying Marketing Campaigns and new retail collections, exclusively on Both new uniforms titled "Homestrong" and "Legacy" were designed by the HEAT in-house Creative Department.

HEAT on the Street

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Miami HEAT Dancers, Uptown Dale, Burnie and the Xtreme Team will hit the streets to make surprise stops at select locations in Broward County equipped with FREE HEAT giveaways and Mountain Dew products. Follow @MiamiHEAT to find out what locations received a special visit.

World Premiere - HEAT Player Introduction Video

HEAT fans worldwide can get their first look at the 2015-16 player introduction video. This introduction video will run when the lights go down prior to all games when the HEAT wear their home white uniforms.

October 28

Opening Night 2015: Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami HEAT

7:30 p.m.

All of HEAT Nation will come together as the Miami HEAT embarks on its 28th season by taking on the Charlotte Hornets during the Home Opener on October 28th. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. The HEAT will distribute 20,000 HEAT t-shirts presented by FOX Sports Sun. Tickets are still available for purchase on

For more information on all of the events taking place during HEAT Week, please visit