All eyes on All Star Game events and activities

 
The eyes of a baseball nation turn to Cincinnati over the next week as we welcome the 86th Major League Baseball All Star Game back to town for the first time since 1988. The game’s stars pop in for two days of public activities July 13-14, but the All Star experience is much more than just a homerun hitting competition and an AL-NL exhibition game.
 
If you need help navigating the city’s sure-to-be-hyperactive urban core, download the updated Downtown Cincinnati app. If you want to know everything about the Reds’ history with the All Star Game, check out The Enquirer’s special section.

MLB has released its list of community events here.
 
Below is a rundown of the official All Star Game events as well as related baseball activities and general festivities from Friday through the game itself.
 
F = free events and activities
T = ticketed events or requires paid registration
 
 
Official All Star Events
ASG website is here.
 
Friday July 10
T T-Mobile All Star FanFest (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center)
 
Saturday July 11
T T-Mobile All Star FanFest (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center)
T The Color Run All Star 5K (9 a.m. Sawyer Point)
F Budweiser All Star Concert featuring Demi Lovato, who replaces Ariana Grande (8 p.m. Paul Brown Stadium)
 
Sunday July 12
T T-Mobile All Star FanFest (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center)
F MLB All Star Pepsi Block Party (12-8 p.m. East Freedom Way)
T All Star Futures Game (3 p.m. Great American Ball Park)
T All Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (follows Futures Game)
 
Monday July 13
T T-Mobile All Star FanFest (9 a.m.-8 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center)
T All Star Workout Day (Great American Ball Park)
T Home Run Derby (8 p.m. Great American Ball Park)
 
Tuesday July 14
T T-Mobile All Star FanFest (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Duke Energy Convention Center)
F All Star Game Red Carpet Show (1 p.m. Fountain Square)
T 2015 MLB All Star Game (8 p.m. Great American Ball Park)
 
 
Baseball Related Activities
 
F All Star Mustache Statues: 20 oversized mustaches decorated with All Star Game or Reds imagery/text and placed mostly in downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Covington and Newport. Each statue measures 8 x 2.5 ft. and weighs 850 pounds. Check out the map here.
 
T Baseball and Beer Tours: Cincinnati Brewery Tours is offering special baseball-themed walking tours of the city’s historic brewery buildings, finishing with a beer tasting (3 p.m. July 10, 13, 14; starts at Findlay Market)
 
T An Evening With Pete Rose: Cincinnati’s own Hit King live on stage (8 p.m. July 11 at Taft Theatre)

F Heart of Vintage Base Ball Tournament: area vintage teams compete under 1869 baseball rules (11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12 at Coney Island Amusement Park)
 
F All Star Vintage Popup Shop: local online collectibles stores host an Over-the-Rhine popup shop selling sports memorabilia from the ’80s and ’90s (11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 13-14 at Brick OTR, 1327 Vine St.)
 
 
General Festivities
 
Metro Fan Shuttle: free shuttle bus will run a loop from Fountain Square to Government Square to Duke Energy Convention Center to Washington Park every 10-12 minutes (7-10 p.m. July 10, 12-10 p.m. July 11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. July 13)
 
Friday July 10
F Live music, food, concessions (11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fountain Square)
F Batter Up Bash: entertainment and fireworks followed by MidPoint Indie Summer concert with headliner Saint Motel from Los Angeles (5:30-11 p.m. Fountain Square)
F Live music, food, concessions (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Washington Park)
F Friday Fusion: R&B concert with headliner Zapp Band (7 p.m. Washington Park)
 
Saturday July 11
F City Flea All Star Market (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Washington Park)
T Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood House Tour (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Church of Christ, Covington)
F Live music, food, concessions (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Washington Park)
F Live music, food, concessions (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fountain Square)
F All Star Bright Ride: decorate your bike and join the meandering parade through downtown (8 p.m. starts at Washington Park)
T The Pop-Up hosted by Cal Scruby, music by DJ E-Trayn (9 p.m.-2 a.m. Christian Moerlein Taproom, Over-the-Rhine)
 
Sunday July 12
F Sunday Sing: Choral performances a la World Choir Games (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Washington Park)
F Live music, food, concessions and watch party for All Star Futures Game (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fountain Square)
F All Star Game Baseball History Slow & Steady Ride: bike ride down Cincinnati baseball past, from the site of the Sinton Hotel and its 1919 Black Sox scandal to the Crosley Field exhibition at Cincinnati Museum Center, ending at Taft's Ale House, William Howard Taft being the first sitting president to throw out a baseball at a game (12 noon starts at Fountain Square)
F OTR Performs: Brent Gallaher Quintet (6-9 p.m. Washington Park)
T The Pop-Up with music by DJ Scene (9 p.m.-2 a.m. Christian Moerlein Taproom, Over-the-Rhine)
 
Monday July 13
F Live music, food, concessions and watch party for Home Run Derby (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fountain Square)
F Live music, food, concessions (11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Washington Park)
T The Pop-Up hosted by Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton, music by DJ Irie (9 p.m.-2 a.m. Christian Moerlein Taproom, Over-the-Rhine)
 
Tuesday July 14
F Live music, food, concessions (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fountain Square)
F All Star Red Carpet Show (1 p.m. Fountain Square)
F All Star Game watch party (8 p.m. Fountain Square)
 
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