With the big game set for July 19, Major League Baseball is planning a series of “All-Star Week” events for Angelenos to enjoy. One of those events is a three-day beach-themed “All-Star Oceanfront” festival in Santa Monica from July 15-17
The festival is intended to be a celebration of Los Angeles’ beach and athletic culture and will feature a range of sporting and wellness programming. The activities, which are free and open to all, will be hosted on the Pier deck parking lot and adjacent beach area.
“There are certain things that naturally come to mind when you think of summertime, and among those are, of course, Major League Baseball and the Santa Monica Pier,” said Pier Corporation Executive Director Jim Harris. “So this opportunity for us to partner on this great event is going to make for a very, very special summertime experience here at the Pier!”
A baseball diamond will be set up on the Santa Monica beach to host a series of community and celebrity games. Youth leagues from Santa Monica and the LA area will be invited to participate in games and clinics, and members of the public will be able to sign up online to play on the diamond for free. There will also be a game with special guests including a former player and celebrity fan.
In the beach area, it will also include a yoga space, which will host a free class a day for approximately 200 people, in addition to photo opportunities and baseball themed sand sculpting.
Up on the Pier deck parking lot, there will be a series of baseball related activities as well as baseball themed food and drinks. The MLB intends on working with existing Pier vendors to supply the provisions and ensure that local businesses benefit from the festivities. Pier activities will include batting cages, pitching cages, Esports, a make your own custom baseball card station, MLB merchandise, giveaways and music from DJs and local artists.
July 15th-17th in Santa Monica.
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