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 .
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.
Proceeds from the event benefit the East Village Association.
The Padres will take the field against the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day.