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From a press release:

“In celebration of the 2018 MLB All-Star Week activities hosted this year at Nationals Park, guests can enjoy the All-Star Summer Event Series held along the Anacostia waterfront at Yards Park

WHAT: The Capitol Riverfront BID and The Yards, Washington, D.C.’s premier waterfront neighborhood located next to the Washington Nationals Ballpark at the Capitol Riverfront, announces they’re hosting an All-Star Summer Event Series in celebration of the 2018 MLB All-Star Week. Taking place from Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15, events include an instagrammable All-Star installation throughout Yards Park and Canal Park, outdoor baseball-themed movie viewings, concerts, and the All-Star Summer Riverfest complete with a real-life sandlot, games galore, and live music from White Ford Bronco.

YARDS PARK ALL-STAR INSTALLATIONS

Date: Thursday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 18

Time: All Day

Cost: Free!

Details: Larger than life-sized inflatable installations will be featured throughout Yards Park and Canal Park, including 15 eight-foot baseballs repping all MLB teams and two 12-foot baseball gloves offerings baseball lovers the perfect instagrammable photo opportunities to enjoy before or after a game or dinner along the riverfront.

Host: Presented by The Yards and Capitol Riverfront BID

CAPITOL RIVERFRONT OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES SHOWING OF ‘A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN’

Date: Thursday, July 12

Time: Sundown at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: There’s no better way to enjoy a summer evening than watching an outdoor movie along along the Anacostia riverfront! Bring your picnic baskets and lawn chairs for an evening of family-friendly fun for an outdoor viewing of ‘A League of Their Own’ on Yards Park.

Host: Presented by the Capitol Riverfront BID

CAPITOL RIVERFRONT FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES IN YARDS PARK

Date: Friday, July 13

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: 19th Street Band will offer a live waterfront concert for people of all ages to enjoy. Make a perfect summer evening of it by eating dinner at one of the beloved restaurants at The Yards.

Host: Presented by the Capitol Riverfront BID

THE COLOR RUN ALL-STAR 5K PRESENTED BY NIKE

Date: Saturday, July 13

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Cost: Tickets can be purchased online here.

Details: Presented by Nike, The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K is coming to D.C. for the 2018 All-Star Game. A pre-race party will be held at the start line with music, dancing, warm-up stretching and giveaways. This event is open to the public and will feature an untimed run around the Anacostia River, through Anacostia Park and Yards Park.

Host: Major League Baseball

MLB’s “PLAY BALL Park”

Date: Friday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 17

Times: Varied

Friday, 7/13 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, 7/14 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, 7/15 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, 7/16 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 7/17 – 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: 2018 PLAY BALL Park will be located at The Yards at the Intersection of First and M Streets SE near Nationals Park. PLAY BALL Park is a 56,000 square feet interactive area where MLB and its programming partners will provide fun, engaging and educational activities for youth baseball and softball players and their families – all in the backdrop of the Midsummer Classic. There will be “FREE PLAY” hours throughout the schedule, but the majority of programming will come from various partners including USA Baseball, USA Softball, The Positive Coaching Alliance, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and others.

Host: Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, USA Baseball & USA Softball

ALL-STAR SUMMER RIVERFEST

Date: Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID will host an unforgettable family-friendly All-Star Summer Riverfront Festival at Yards Park and the Boardwalk all weekend on July 14-15. The Yards Park will be transformed into a real-life sandlot where attendees can enjoy live music, pop-up bars, tasty food, photo booths, baseball-themed activities, and games including bocce, sand art and oversized board games such as scrabble and chess.

Host: Presented by The Yards and Capitol Riverfront BID

OUTDOOR SHOWING OF ‘THE SANDLOT’

Date: Sunday, July 15

Time: Sundown at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: There’s no better way to enjoy a summer evening than watching an outdoor movie along the Anacostia riverfront! Bring your picnic baskets and lawn chairs for an evening of family-friendly fun for an outdoor viewing of ‘The Sandlot’ at Yards Park.

Host: Presented by The Yards and Capitol Riverfront BID

WHERE: The Yards Park, 355 Water Street Southeast”

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