Jul 7, 2023 - Things to Do

Don't have All-Star Game tickets? Here are free events to check out

A colorful mural of Mariners player Julio Rodriguez is shown on a pillar of the Seattle Monorail with Fifth Avenue surrounding it.

As part of the All-Star Week festivities, Visit Seattle has sponsored murals on the Seattle Monorail pillars, including this one of Julio Rodriguez. Photo: Visit Seattle/ Rachael Jones

Much of the action for Major League Baseball's All-Star Week, which is being hosted in Seattle over the next five days, involves ticketed events, including tonight's HBCU Swingman Classic and next week's All-Star Game. But there's plenty else to do around town even if you don't have reserved seats.

  • Marc Jones, the director of marketing for Seattle Center, said the goal was to create "free activities that people can enjoy in conjunction with all the All-Star fun happening throughout the city."

Outside the stadiums

Outside T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field, there are free outdoor activities from Friday through Tuesday, including food trucks, batting cages, a DJ and entertainment stage, and a baseball diamond for kids to play on. (Any kid that plays on that diamond gets a free bat and ball set.)

Around Pioneer Square

Murals: Art installations, including murals, are set up in the Railspur Public Art Alley outside 419 Occidental Ave. South.

  • "All-Star Alley" will include baseball-themed artworks and interactive performances from Thursday, July 6 through Tuesday, July 11.

Outdoor roller skating: From Saturday, July 8 to Saturday, July 15, Occidental Square will be home to a popup rollerskating rink. Skates are available for use and skating is free. Rink hours are 11am-6pm.

Arcade games: Starting at 10am Saturday and Sunday, '80s and '90s arcade games will be set up in Occidental Square. A DJ will also be playing music.

Beer garden: Hours are 11am-6pm from Saturday, July 8 to Tuesday, July 11. This, too, will be set up in Occidental Square.

Mini-golf: Available from 11am-6pm on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 in Occidental Square.

Face painting: From 4-6 pm on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 in Occidental Square.

At Seattle Center

Drone show: On Sunday, July 9, hundreds of lighted drones will put on a show high above Seattle Center, forming baseball-themed images and scenes of Seattle in the sky. The 18-minute show is free and starts at 10pm. Organizers suggest viewing the show from the International Fountain Lawn in the middle of Seattle Center.

Outdoor movies: Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheater will show baseball-themed outdoor movies as part of the festivities.

Plus: Downtown visitors — or locals — can admire the murals of baseball players and fans painted on the pillars that support the Seattle Monorail along Fifth Avenue.


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