MLB All-Star Game festivities underway in DC

- All the fun of the mid-summer classic is underway as the festivities for the MLB All-Star Game begin in the District this weekend.

Fans began swarming D.C. where All-Star FanFest and PlayBall Park activities got underway Friday morning.

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PlayBall Park kicked off at The Yards on the corner of First and M streets in Navy Yard and will be up through Tuesday. The park allows youth baseball and softball players, along with their families, to enjoy fun, engaging and educational activities. You can register and find a schedule of times for PlayBall Park here.

Mayor Muriel Bowser dropped by the park to chat with FOX 5’s Tony Perkins about all the excitement filling the city.

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“We’re really excited. Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals have really rolled out the red carpet in Washington, D.C.,” Bowser said. “Sports is more than just fun and games. It really adds to the vibrancy of a first-class city like ours and it helps us with all our priorities.”

All-Star FanFest also got underway at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will run through Tuesday. Fans will have a chance to celebrate the Washington Nationals, meet players and get autographs, photos and win giveaways. You can find a schedule of events at All-Star FanFest and get tickets here.

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The MLB Assembly also kicked off nearby at The Wharf. Fans can head over there to celebrate art, fashion, music and baseball. You can find a complete list of scheduled events and how to get tickets for the MLB Assembly here.

Friday evening, the MLB will host the Armed Services Classic, which is a co-ed softball tournament made up of teams compromised of active-duty soldiers from each military branch. The game begins at 5 p.m. at Nationals Park. Click here to learn more about the game and how to get tickets.

You can watch the 89th MLB All-Star Game on FOX 5 on Tuesday. Our live coverage begins at 5 p.m. and the action on the field starts at 7:30 p.m.

Find a complete list of activities planned for the MLB All-Star Game in the District here

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