What To Do On All-Star Weekend

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All Star Weekend

This upcoming weekend will mark the third time the Twin Cities have hosted the MLB All-Star events. Tickets for the main events like the game and the Home Run Derby are still available on individual ticketing sites, for those willing to pay a price. While you may be lucky enough to find tickets to the All-Star game for around $200, most extend up to and above $2,000. Similarly, prices for the Home Run Derby extend up until the thousands.

If you’re not willing to pay that much for a ticket, there are other ways you can still participate in the All-Star festivities.

Friday, July 11

Movie Night:

Target Field Station will host a FREE movie night to start off the weekend. The Sandlot will play at 5 pm followed by Moneyball at 7 pm. There will be free popcorn and other giveaways.

Fanfest:

The All-Star Fanfest will be held from Friday to Tuesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for children, and will be buy one, get one free on opening day Friday. Fanfest is a place for fans to work on their own skills at clinics, view medals and other memorabilia and meet former players.

Sunday, July 13

Live Music:

Target Field Station will host live music performances throughout the day. Trailer Trash will play at 1 pm, followed by Chris Hawkey at 2 pm.

Futures Game:

The game featuring top minor league players will start at 4 pm. If you don’t have tickets, you can watch it on the big screen at Target Field Station.

Summer Block Party:

The All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party will be held from Sunday until Tuesday. Admission to the block party is free and food and drinks will be available to purchase. Events start at noon and go until 7 pm. Events include live music, demonstrations by celebrity chefs and baseball themed activities outside the ballpark. Target will run a pop-up store selling MLB merchandise.

Monday, July 14

Live Music:

Target Field Station will host performances by Alex Rossi and The Root City Band at 3:30 pm followed by Sonny Knight and The Lakers at 4:45 pm.

Home Run Derby:

You can watch the Home Run Derby on the video board at Target Field Station. Pre-Show starts at 6 pm.

Tuesday, July 15

Live Music:

Target Field Station will host performances by Young Ry at 4 pm followed by Belfast Cowboys at 5:15 pm.

Red Carpet Parade:

Starting at 1 pm, the All-Star game players will be in a parade down Nicollet Mall between 7th and 13th Streets.

All-Star Game

The Pre-Game starts at 6:30 pm. The entire show can be watched on the video board at Target Field Station.

 

Photos via: Randy Stern

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Rebecca Mariscal is a student at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Communication and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. She was born in California and has lived in four states since then, finally landing in Minnesota (maybe not for good). She loves to travel and studied abroad in London and Ireland last year with another planned trip to Argentina this upcoming year. She hopes to continue her travels after graduation without the excuse of class credit. She is an avid reader who enjoys anything she can get her hands on, from literature classics to popular trilogies. She enjoys writing in all forms, contributing to not only Minnesota Connect but also St. Thomas’s student-run online news source TommieMedia and the School of Social Work’s Perspectives.

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