MLB All-Star Week opens with its first-ever beach event on Friday, July 15, 2022, when Capital One All-Star Oceanfront begins at the Santa Monica Pier & Beach.
Running through Sunday, July 17, 2022, with no admission charge, the Oceanfront will feature casual and instructional youth baseball & softball activities on the beach directly south of the pier. In addition to baseball and softball, the SoCal sand will also be home to a daily All-Star Yoga class with the Pacific Ocean offering a picturesque backdrop and baseball-themed sand sculptures.
On the pier deck above, fans can shop for Official All-Star merchandise, participate in batting and pitching cages, and play any number of interactive games and promotions in a baseball-themed carnival-like setting.
On Saturday, July 16, 2022, MLB will also partner on a beach clean-up in Santa Monica with Heal the Bay, a local nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. This MLB Green Team Event is part of the league’s continued efforts to promote sustainability and environmental awareness while also giving opportunities to take direct action through volunteerism.
How do I get to the All-Star Oceanfront event?
Parking can be tricky as many folks head to the beach after work and streets around the Pier can become congested between 3 and 8 PM. We strongly recommend taking the Metro: the Expo line drops you off at 4th and Ocean – a quick 10-minute walk from the Pier deck. If you must drive, plan to arrive early (before 4 PM) to take advantage of available parking. You can enjoy your time before the concert by grabbing an early dinner or enjoying the rides at Pacific Park. For driving directions to the Pier, check out pacpark.com/directions.
If you park north or south of the Pier and walk the bike, or scoot to the Pier, head to the “back” of the Pier located at 1600 Ocean Front Walk (across from Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe). You can access the Pier by the stairs and ramps behind the Carousel Building.
If you park at 3rd Street Promenade, the Civic Center garage, take Metro, or are walking, biking, or scooting from Downtown Santa Monica, take the Pier Bridge ramp down to the boardwalk from Ocean and Colorado. The security checkpoint is at the bottom of the ramp, so please plan accordingly.
Where should I park for the All-Star Oceanfront event?
If you absolutely must drive, point your GPS to 1550 Appian Way. This will take you to Lot 1 North, right next to the Pier. This city-owned parking lot has increased rates on event nights and you may be asked to pay $25 or more, so we recommend driving to the Civic Center Parking Structure at 333 Civic Center Dr. (corner of Olympic Drive and 4th Street). This is a 12-15 minute walk across Tongva Park to the Pier boardwalk. For more directions and parking tips, check out our guide to Parking at the Santa Monica Pier.
The Santa Monica Pier hosts events year-round so when planning your trip to Santa Monica or looking for things to do on the West Side of Los Angeles, be sure to check our calendar of events for Santa Monica. https://pacpark.com/calendar/