WASHINGTON - As the best baseball players on the planet prepare to play in the MLB All-Star game, here's a look at the schedule of festivities taking place in the District and how to score tickets to the coveted events. The 89th MLB All-Star Game airs on FOX 5 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17.
HEADLINE EVENTS :
Friday, July 13
Armed Services Classic - The co-ed softball tournament is made up of teams compromised of active-duty soldiers from each military branch. This game begins at 5 p.m. at Nationals Park. Click here to get tickets.
Saturday, July 14
The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K - Fans will have a chance to participate in a 5K color run which will begin at The Yards Park, located at the intersection of First and M Streets SE. The event is slated to begin at 8 a.m. You can learn more and register here.
Sunday, July 15
All-Star Futures Game - The top minor league prospects take the field at Nationals Park. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the action begins at 4 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Legends and Celebrity Softball Game - Baseball and softball legends take the field with celebrities at Nationals Park. Gates open at 2 p.m. and will take place after the All-Star Futures Game. Click here to purchase tickets.
Monday, July 16
All-Star Workout Da y - MLB All-Stars will be at Nationals Park working out prior to Tuesday's main event. The workout runs all day. Click here to purchase tickets.
Home Run Derby - MLB's biggest sluggers, including Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, will swing for the fences at Nationals Park. The event will begin at 8 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets.
Tuesday, July 17
89th MLB All-Star Game - MLB's biggest stars take the field at Nationals Park. Watch FOX 5's coverage of the big game beginning at 5 p.m. All-Star Game action begins at 7:30 p.m. on FOX 5. Click here to purchase tickets.
EVENTS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT WEEK :
All-Star FanFest - Fans will have a chance to celebrate the Washington Nationals, meet players and get autographs, photos and win giveaways. All-Star FanFest will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center every day from Friday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 17. It will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. You can learn more about events taking place during All-Star FanFest and how to get tickets here.
MLB Assembly - Fans can celebrate art, fashion, music and baseball at the Wharf. The event will run from Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. The MLB Assembly will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 13 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. the remaining days. You can find a complete list of scheduled events and how to get tickets here.
PlayBall Park - Youth baseball and softball players, along with their families can enjoy fun, engaging and educational activities at The Yards, located at the intersection of First and M Streets SE. This will be held every day from Friday, July 13, through Tuesday, July 17. You can register and find a schedule of times here.
You can find more information about the MLB All-Star Week in the District here.