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East Village Hosts Padres Opening Day Block Party

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    The East Village Opening Day Block Party, like the one seen here from 2014, will continue this year April 4.

    The opening of the San Diego Padres season is more than just a game; it's an all-day block party.

    Downtown San Diego's East Village is hosting its sixth annual Opening Day Block Party from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 4, ahead of the Padres Home Opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    The free community event will close J Street between 6th and 10th to allow fans to watch live entertainment, taste local craft beers, dine at food trucks and nearby restaurants as well as participate in various activities throughout the party.

    When going to the event, party-goers can utilize the Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) increased services and mobile ticketing as well as the Coaster’s North County game day specials.

    However, there are even more options.

    For those braving the traffic, there are several paid parking lots surrounding the event that range in price from $10 to $30 for parking. San Diego’s Free Ride also allows people already in downtown to receive a ride by texting (619) 821-0520.

    Skipping a car altogether is possible by taking advantage of San Diego's Deco Bikes. There are also bike racks for personal bikes on streets near the event.

    More detailed information about transportation to the event can be found here.

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