The 2018 MLB All-Star Game is coming up on July 17th. For the first time in 50+ years the game is returning to Washington DC to be played at the home of the Washington Nationals, National Park.
The 89th MLB All-Star Game schedule of events is below:
Tuesday, July 17th:
MLB All-Star Game (Nationals Park)
The All-Star Game is the main attraction of the week. It’s a unique chance to see all of the best players in baseball on the same field for 3 hours. Aaron Judge, Jose Altuve, Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Mookie Betts, and of course DC hometown hero Bryce Harper. The game may start out with lots of smiles, but these players get serious about winning as it goes on because home field advantage in the World Series on the line for the winning league. There are also bragging rights on the line and the National League would like to end the American Leagues dominance in this game. The AL has won the last 5 all-star games and 17 of the past 20. There are a lot of great places to sit in Nats Park, but for the All-Star game seats down the line in Sections 108-112 or 132-136 are a great place to see all of the action.
Monday, July 16th:
All-Star Game Home Run Derby (Nationals Park)
MLB All-Star Game Workout Day (Nationals Park)
The Home Run Derby is one of the most exciting events during All-Star week. It’s a chance to be amazed by the power of the biggest sluggers in baseball. The home run derby is a great event for kids to attend because it’s all choreographed to provide a lot of chances for the crowd to get into it. Best places to sit at the Home Run Derby are either behind home plate, which provides an up-close view of these sluggers in action. Or the most popular spot is to sit in the outfield seats for a chance to catch a home run ball.
Sunday, July 15th:
All-Star Game Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (Nationals Park)
All-Star Game Futures Game (Nationals Park)
An entertaining day of fun which includes celebrities and MLB’s next generation of stars.
MLB All-Star FanFest (Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 9am to 8pm daily)
MLB All-Star Play Ball Park (The Yards at Capitol Riverfront, 10am to 7pm daily)
Both of these fan fest are great for kids with lots of fun activities. Just make sure to get there early in the day as the crowds swell as the day goes on. FanFest tickets are available on MLB official website here.