The MLB All-Star Game might be getting a little old (this will be the 89th game), but it is driving runs in — especially when it comes to events for baseball's biggest fans.
WASHINGTON — The MLB All-Star Game is back in Washington after almost 50 years. It is the fifth time the District has hosted the game, and the first time since 1969.
Starting Friday, July 13 and running up to the big night Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park, there are lots of official events scheduled.
Run, don’t walk, to the festivities listed below.
All-Star Week schedule:
What: Armed Services Classic Where: Nationals Park When: Gates open 5 p.m., game starts 7 p.m. About: Support service members in this co-ed adult softball tournament made up of teams of active duty personnel from each of the five military branches.
What: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K Where: The Yards Park (intersection of First and M Streets SE) When: 8 a.m. About: Nike’s Color Run participants get a limited edition kit, which includes a unicorn hero medal and limited edition All-Star 5K Nike T-shirt. MLB mascots and legends will be there.
What: SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Where: Nationals Park When: Gates open 2 p.m., game starts 4 p.m. About: Top Minor League prospects duke it out in a nine-inning contest.
What: Legends & Celebrity Softball Game Where: Nationals Park When: Gates open 2 p.m., game starts after Futures Game About: Celebrities, musicians, actors and athletes from other sports team up with former MLB stars for lighthearted competition. Follows the All-Star Futures Game. WWE superstar The Miz will be there, among others.
What: T-Mobile Home Run Derby Where: Nationals Park When: 8 p.m. About: MLB stars from across the American and National leagues step up to the plate to crush some home runs.
What: MLB All-Star Game Where: Nationals Park When: 8 p.m., FOX coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. About: It’s the Midsummer Classic!
What: MLB Assembly Where: District Pier at the Wharf When: Friday, July 13: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 14: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. About: MLB Assembly celebrates America’s pastime at the intersection of art, fashion and music during MLB All-Star Week in D.C.
What: GEICO All-Star FanFest Where: Washington Convention Center When: Friday, July 13: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 14: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, July 16: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. About: The GEICO All-Star Fanfest features different experiences for fans on different days. Friday is all about celebrating the players, the community and the city of Washington, D.C. Saturday and Sunday pay tribute to the history of the District. Monday delves into the history of the Washington Nationals, honoring current and former members of the team. The day will feature autograph sessions, photo opportunities, and special clinics. Tuesday will feature legends who played in various All-Star Games throughout their career. Fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the All-Star Game.
What: PLAY BALL Park Where: The Yards, Parcel A, Lot 854 Square (intersection of First and M Streets SE) When: Friday, July 13: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 14: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. About: The MLB and its programming partners (USA Baseball, USA Softball, The Positive Coaching Alliance, Boys & Girls Club of America, Chevy, Scotts and Nathan’s Famous) are hosting activities for youth baseball and softball players and their families.