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Experience the 2019 San Diego Padres hype during Opening Day Block Party

Posted: 11:40 AM, Mar 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 13:30:18-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — This season of Padres baseball is already proving to be electric for fans.

Between a strong Spring Training, the signing of Manny Machado, and development of young stars in the making at training camp, fans have a lot to be excited about.

That hype will surely be on display next week in the East Village during the 9th annual Opening Day Block Party .

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The free two-day block party kicks off on Thursday, March 28, on J Street, between Sixth and Tenth Avenues at 10 a.m. on Thursday and at 12 p.m. on Friday.

Activities planned include autographs with Padres players, a "swing batter, batter, swing" game zone, a pet expo and fashion show, live music and entertainment, adult activation zone with baseball-themed cocktails and a beer garden, a pizza eating contest, and Lucha Libre wrestling.

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Proceeds from the event benefit the East Village Association.

The Padres will take the field against the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day.