Forget Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" — this is the Midsummer Classic. And after nearly 50 years, it is returning to the nation's capital, running from July 13 - 17. Here's everything you need to know.
WASHINGTON — Forget Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” — this is the Midsummer Classic.
And after nearly 50 years, it is returning to the nation’s capital, with All-Star week running from Friday, July 13 to Tuesday, July 17.
Three Washington Nationals will represent D.C. on the National League team: Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Sean Doolittle.
For Washington-area residents and those visiting the District, there is a lot to be aware of, including road closures, parking restrictions, fun events, deals, discounts and more.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Public transportation is your best bet for getting around during All-Star Week. (D.C. government refers to driving and parking near Audi Field, Nationals Park and the Convention Center as “challenging.”)
To get to Nationals Park on Metro, take the Green Line to Waterfront, Navy Yard or Capitol South stations.
DC Circulator is another good option. Take the Eastern Market to L’Enfant route.
For those headed to FanFest at the Convention Center, take the Yellow or Green Line to Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center station.
The District has also set up a website for anyone who needs more information as well as an FAQ page about transportation, taxis and ride-hailing services.
For those in Alexandria who plan to attend the Home Run Derby or the All-Star Game (or both), the Potomac Riverboat Company has a “Baseball Boat” that can help fans skip traffic and congestion entirely.
For $25 per-person round-trip, the Baseball Boats will take people from Alexandria City Marina up to Nationals Park.
The company said there will be a variety of both kid-friendly and adult beverages to buy on board.
The trip takes about 40 minutes each way. And if the games go late, PRC says not to worry, because the Baseball Boats will wait twenty minutes after the last pitch.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Peter Newsham and D.C. Director of Transportation Director Jeff Marootian announced a slew of preparation plans ahead of next week’s MLB All-Star Game — those include road closures, new parking restrictions and transit changes.