All-Star Festivities


New Mobile Dental Unit for Washington, DC (photo courtesy of the office of the Washington, DC, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services)

The All-Star Week schedule is posted below, but there seems to be a whole lot more going on than just what’s on the official MLB schedule. MLB’s All-Star Legacy Initiative, along with the Washington Nationals and the Nationals Dream Foundation, has funded several projects throughout the city, and, as a result there have been several grand openings, ribbon cuttings, and other celebrations throughout the area. The All-Star Legacy projects funded around the area include:

  • All-Star Pavilion at Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Washington
  • Nationals All-Star Field at Walker Mill Regional Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Youth Baseball Complex at Fred Crabtree Park in Fairfax County, Virginia
  • USO-Metro All-Star Depot at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington — All-Star Teen Room at Richard England Clubhouse #14 in Washington
  • Mobile Dental Unit with Children’s National Hospital in Washington

In addition, on Thursday, MLB unveiled a mural outside of Ben’s Chili Bowl, an historic restaurant in Washington, DC. The mural honors Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh Gibson, two Negro League stars. On Saturday, MLB held its first “Culture + Code” event at the Blind Whino Arts Club Saturday.

Tonight, of course, is the Home Run Derby. But before that, at 3 pm, the annual Town Hall Meeting with the Commissioner of Baseball will be held at PLAY BALL Park, located at First and M Streets, SE, just down the road from Nationals Park. Today is also the final day of MLB Assembly at District Pier at The Wharf in DC. According to the website, this event “celebrates baseball at the intersection of art, fashion, and music.”

Whether you’re out and about in DC or watching this all from the comfort of home, enjoy All-Star Week!

~ baseballrebecca


7/13 – 7/17 Fri-Mon—
10:00am – 7:00pm
PLAY BALL Park: a 56,000-square-foot venue featuring a youth-sized turf diamond and daily programming for fans of all ages, is free and open to the public PLAY BALL Park (First and M Streets SE)
7/13 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All-Star Armed Forces Classic Nationals Park
7/14 8:00 a.m. MLB All-Star Color 5K Fun Run Anacostia Park/ Play Ball Park
7/15 4:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

All-Star Futures Game

Legends/Celebrity Softball Game

Nationals Park
7/16 3:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting with the Commissioner of Baseball PLAY BALL Park
7/16 8:00 p.m. Home Run Derby Nationals Park
7/17 2:00 p.m. All-Star Game Red Carpet Show Nationals Park
7/17 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. All-Star Pre-Game Celebration Navy Yard
7/17 7:45 p.m. 89th MLB All-Star Game Nationals Park