East Village to Host Padres Opening Day Block Party

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013  |  Updated 1:21 PM PDT
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East Village to Host Padres Opening Day Block Party

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The San Diego Padres held their annual FanFest Saturday at from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Petco Park. Padres fans got up close and personal with their favorite players at the free event and even got to check out Petco Park’s baseball field close-up.

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As if Padres Opening Day weren’t exciting enough for baseball fans, downtown’s lively East Village neighborhood is celebrating the big day with a block party.

The East Village Opening Day Block Party runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Apr. 9. The all-ages event is free to the public and will be held on J Street, between 7th and 10th Avenues (see map below).

The block party is organized by the East Village Association and will feature live entertainment from local bands and DJs, bites from local restaurants and food trucks, a micro-brew beer garden from Stone Brewing Co., a professional motorcross exhibition and an interactive game zone.

The outdoor bash is designed to bring together Padres fans in support of the team as they hit off baseball season in their home opener against the Dodgers.

An estimated 8,000 fans are expected to attend the block party.

For more details on the event, visit this website.


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