Tuesday, July 14, 2015 will be a very special day in Cincinnati, Ohio – it’s the day of the MLB All-Star Game! Over 100,000 people are expected to travel to the city for a week of baseball mania. It will be a great time for Cincinnati to show off its great venues and restaurants as well as showcase the love of baseball and our Reds! Check out some of the updates that have been made to the ballpark to enhance the experience.
You don’t have to wait until Tuesday to start enjoying the festivities. Things get kicked off this Friday, July 10th with the first of five days of the All-Star FanFest. Check out all the other events below that lead up the Tuesday night’s 86th MLB All-Star Game.
Here is what is happening in Cincinnati all week long for our All-Star Week:
All-Star FanFest – Duke Energy Convention Center
July 10 – July 14, 2015 – 9am-6pm (Fri-Mon) 9am-6pm (All-Star Tuesday)
There will be all kinds of things to do at FanFest: All-Star Clubhouse, All-Star Dugout, game zone, collectibles, autograph sessions, batting practice, entertainment, pin trading, Home Town Heroes tribute and more! See more here.
The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K
July 11, 2015 at 9am
This run at Sawyer Point Park is a 5k “fun” paint race and will feature baseball mascots and legends! Read more here.
Budweiser MLB All-Star Concert at Paul Brown Stadium
July 11, 2015 – 8pm (Gates open at 5pm)
See Demi Lovato in concert. Her newest single is “Cool for the Summer”. (Note: The free tickets for this concert have all been claimed. You will need to know someone with a spare ticket to attend.)
All-Star Sunday at Great American Ball Park
July 12, 2015
SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, 3pm – See our future all-stars!
MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, (following All-Star Futures Game) – See Jordan Sparks, Chad Lowe, Snoop Dogg, Josh Hutcherson, Nick Lachey and many more celebs! Read more here.
All-Star Youth Hitting Challenge
July 12, 2015
University of Cincinnati – Marge Schott Stadium
Kids aged 10-16 will participate in this challenge. Read more here.
All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party
July 12 – 14, 2015 – 12pm-8pm
East Freedom Way (between Joe Nuxhall Way and Rosa Parks St.)
All-Star Workout Day
July 13, 2015 – 4pm
MLB Batting Practice
Home Run Derby
July 13, 2015
Home Run Derby (ESPN, 8pm)
Hitters will make it through elimination brackets to win! Each player will have 5 minutes to hit as many home runs as possible.
All-Star Game Red Carpet Show
July 14, 2015 – 1pm
Westin Hotel, 21 E. Fifth St., Downtown. All-Stars parade through Downtown in Chevy vehicles to Great American Ball Park.
86th MLB All-Star Game
July 14, 2015 – 7:30pm (Fox TV)
Twenty Reds-style handle-bar mustaches are located throughout Cincinnati. Go here to see the location map for where these staches are stashed!
Carew Tower Red Leg
If you go downtown after dusk through July 15th, be sure to stop and see the 20-story 19th century Reds player projected onto Carew Tower. See more here.
The American Legacy Tours has a special tour focused on baseball! This tour showcases the controversial 1919 World Series (Reds vs White Sox) which resulted in a scandal – aka the Black Sox Scandal. You’ll also learn about August Garry Herrmann – the Father of the World Series. Learn more about the tour here.
Those with nerves of steel can purchase a ticket to zip line above the Banks from the top of the National Underground Freedom Center to a platform near the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. It’s 80-feet high! Tickets will cost $35 in advance. Read more here.
Learn More About the All-Star Week in Cincinnati
- Go here to learn what else is going on in Cincinnati the week of the All-Star Game
- Follow the All-Star events and news here with the Enquirer.
- Read a Forbes article about the All-Star game here.
Did You Know?
Cincinnati has been the host of the All-Star games previously in 1938, 1953, 1970 and 1988. Read more here.