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A Week at the Ball Park

This summer, the Washington Nationals will host an All-Star week of America’s favorite pastime in the nation’s capital. The fun begins for fans of all ages with the MLB All-Star Week beginning on July 13 and ending with the 89th All-Star game on July 17.

070917ESa 0859Festivities for this week include “PLAY BALL Park,” located at The Yards, at the intersection of First and M streets SE. This interactive experience will feature baseball and softball programs for attendees of all ages. Programs begin every hour and include instruction, full-field competition, and demonstrations. Play Ball Park is free for all ages.

Additionally, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host the MLB All-Star FanFest, where fans will have the opportunity to practice in the batting cages, take pictures with the World Series trophy, and with MLB players. Tickets for FanFest are $35 for adults and $30 for children ages 12 and younger. Senior citizens, military personnel, and children under 2 are free. Tickets for this event are sold based on a time-entry basis, so fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early to ensure their preferred entry times.

The All-Star games begin at Nationals Park on July 15 with a double-header with the SiriusXM All-Star futures game, which will present rising Minor League baseball players. Next, the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball game will feature notable icons from baseball, music, television, and movies. On July 16, the league’s top hitters will compete in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Finally, the exciting week of baseball concludes with the anticipated All-Star Game on July 17. Tickets for the All-Star Game, which will feature the league’s best players, start at $55 and include a single admission ticket for the All-Star FanFest redeemable for Monday or Tuesday.
For more information about these events, visit AllStarGame.com.

—Kelly Szalankiewicz

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