All-Star Summer Events and Free Watch Parties At Yards Park

Riverfest Family Fun Saturday and Sunday

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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!

Coca-Cola, The Capitol Riverfront BID and The Yards DC are hosting an All-Star Summer Event Series in celebration of the 2018 MLB All-Star Week. 

From Thursday, July 12 to Wednesday, July 18, events include an Instagrammable All-Star installation throughout Yards Park and Canal Park, outdoor baseball-themed movie viewings, concerts, free viewing parties, and the All-Star Summer Riverfest complete with a real-life sandlot, games galore, and live music from White Ford Bronco.

Read on below to get details on film showings, art installations and the Riverfest held Saturday and Sunday. Many are family friendly, and free!

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

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

THE COLOR RUN ALL-STAR 5K PRESENTED BY NIKE

Date: Saturday, July 14

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

ALL-STAR SUMMER RIVERFEST PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Date: Saturday, July 14 – Sunday, July 15

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: Presented by Coca-Cola, 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. 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 free leather monogramming on baseball gloves, instagrammable baseball swings, an activation presented by T-Mobile and a gaming area with DJ, oversized board games and picnic spots.

Host: Presented by Coca-Cola, Washington Nationals, 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

T-MOBILE HOME RUN DERBY WATCH PARTY

Date: Monday, July 16

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID will host a waterfront watch party for the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby telecast by ESPN at Yards Park and The Yards Boardwalk. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and games will be provided with incredible views of a megascreen to watch the game just steps away from Nationals Park.

Host: Presented by The Yards and Capitol Riverfront BID

MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD WATCH PARTY

Date: Tuesday, July 17

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Details: The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID will host a waterfront watch party for the 2018 Major League All-Star Game presented by MasterCard at Yards Park and The Yards Boardwalk. Food and drinks will be available and games will be provided with incredible views of a megascreen to watch the game just steps away from Nationals Park.

WHERE: The Yards Park, 355 Water Street Southeast, Washington, D.C. 20003