Thursday, July 12
Pilates and Pool Happy Hour: VIDA Fitness instructor Andrea Van Zile will lead a free poolside Pilates demonstration at 6:30 p.m., and guests can enjoy happy hour afterwards. Attendees can dine on light fare provided by Mighty Meals and enjoy their first drink on the house. Guests also have the opportunity to win a drawing for a free, two-week unlimited Pilates package at VIDA Fitness. Free to attend.
Jeff Foxworthy in D.C.: Catch the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history and best-selling author of more than 26 books at the Kennedy Center. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and his style has been compared to Mark Twain’s. Expect an act that goes beyond his celebrated redneck jokes to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. Tickets start at $39.
A League of Their Own viewing: Get in the baseball mindset with a showing of the classic ballgame flick, "A League of Their Own." Whether you need a refresher on the cardinal rule ("There's no crying in baseball!") or you're just a a huge Tom Hanks/Geena Davis/Madonna/Rosie O'Donnell fan, this feel-good film is the perfect way to kick off All-Star week. Free to attend, movie starts around 8 p.m.
Yards Park All-Star Installations: Larger than life-sized inflatable installations will be featured throughout Yards Park and Canal Park, including 15 eight-foot baseballs repping all the MLB teams and two 12-foot baseball gloves. It's the perfect instagrammable photo opportunity for baseball lovers to enjoy before or after a game. Free to attend.
Britney Spears Concert: Legendary pop icon Britney Spears is bringing her show "Britney: Piece of Me" to the East Coast for the first and last time, for fans that were not able to see the show in Las Vegas. Catch her at MGM National Harbor Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. Tickets start at $136 Thursday and $200 Friday.
Friday, July 13
The Nextival: The third annual "Nextival" returns to Maryland's Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.This three-day music event features a diverse lineup of more than 40 bands representing multiple music genres on two stages, more than 25 food trucks and 30 vendors, and family-friendly activities including a 68-foot obstacle course, inflatable rock climbing wall and pony rides. The proceeds from the festival will benefit three non-profits: Capital Gazette Families Fund, Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians, Inc. and Juice Box Jams. Tickets start at $10.
MLB Geico All Star Fan Fest: This five-day festival is occurring at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. This is an opportunity for fans to meet D.C. legends, get autographs, win free giveaways, and take part in theme days. Each of the five days has a different line-up of players to get autographs from, so make sure to get tickets to the day that maximizes the players you most want to see. You can purchase single-day, mutli-day, or family packs of tickets for this event. Tickets start at $35.
Play Ball Park: Play Ball Park is a free event at the Yards, Parcel A. This is a huge outdoor interactive area for different types of baseball and softball activities for players and their families. There is a Play Ball baseball diamond and multiple different training areas, which will be host to full-field competition and interactive demonstrations. Friday and Saturday, this event runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.. Free to attend.
All-Star Armed Services Classic: Co-ed softball teams from each of the five branches of the US military will compete in the first annual Armed Services Classic. The tournament to decide who will play on the 13th took place from June 2-3. On the 13th, the championship game is open to the public at Nationals Park. Free tickets are provided for service members and families. This is the first event of the week that is occurring at Nationals Park, and it will also be streamed live on MLB.com. Free to attend.
DC Scoop: This free ice cream social, taking place at Neal Place, will feature free scoops from Dolcezza, Trickling Springs Creamery, 2017 winner Love 'n Faith and Ice Cream Jubilee, as well as treats for purchase like gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, soda shoppe-style scoops and more surprises from Puddin’, Bun’d Up, Toli Moli, Suburbia and other Union Market favorites. Free to attend.
White Ford Bronco: If you're heading to Nats Park for any of the All-Star weekend festivities, catch your favorite 90s cover band at The Bullpen from 7-10 p.m. They even have a few new songs from the same awesome decade!Tickets are $18.
Saturday, July 14
Color Run All Star 5K: This 5K run benefits the National Cherry Blossom Festival. There will be a pre-race party the night beforehand. The race starts at the Yards, Parcel A. The start line window is between 8-8:45 a.m., so make sure to plan ahead with D.C. traffic. Make sure to sign up for this great event to receive a unicorn hero medal, All-Star 5K Nike t-shirt (which is the real reason we all run 5Ks), and appearances from mascots and other MLB legends. Registration starts at $37.99 for team runners and $42.99 for individual runners, but use promo code FIREWORKS for a $5 discount.
All-Star Summer Riverfest: The Yards and the Capitol Riverfront BID combine to transform Yards Park and the Boardwalk 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. Free to attend.
Macarons & Mimosas: Kick off Bastille Day with Pastry Chef Kelsey Burack as she demonstrates how to make classic macarons. Guests will have the chance to make the macaron shells, fill them with various ganaches, buttercreams and jams while snacking on house-made bite-sized desserts. As a parting gift, guests can take home a recipe book to replicate the treats as well as a box of their very own creations. Tickets are $85
Opening Game at Audi Field: Audi Field's brand new fan plaza opens at 4 p.m. and is your place to party befoe the game starts at 7 p.m. Celebrations include live concert by White Ford Bronco, food trucks, a beer garden and free swag. Tickets start at $75.
Salute the Sunset: The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. Free to attend
Sunday, July 15
All-Star Futures Game: Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado, Starlin Castro, Michael Conforto, Gary Sanchez, Mike Trout and even our own Bryce Harper. All of these All-Stars have competed in the All-Star Futures Game. Prospects of the best teams will compete at Nats Park as a showcase of the future All-Stars of the MLB. The first 15,000 fans of this event even get an awesome Teddy Roosevelt Garden Gnome. Tickets start at $55.
All Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game: This fun-filled event is the second-half of the Sunday doubleheader. This is a softball game, with a much smaller field, with teams comprised of celebrities and MLB legends competing. This is a great opportunity to see some fun softball at Nationals Park with All-Stars of yesteryear and other celebrities. Tickets start at $55.
The Sandlot viewing: Not sick of America's favorite pastime just yet? Grab a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy the childhood favorite, "The Sandlot" against the backdrop of the Anacostia River. Free to attend, movie starts around 8 p.m.