SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- Fan events leading up to Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium began Friday with the Capital One All-Star Oceanfront at Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica State Beach, All-Star Week's first beach event.
The event will feature casual and instructional youth baseball and softball activities on the beach directly south of the pier, along with daily yoga classes. There will also be baseball-themed sand sculptures.
There will be batting and pitching cages on the pier deck above, along with interactive games. Official All-Star merchandise will be available for purchase.
All-Star Oceanfront will be open from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. daily through Sunday. Hourlong yoga classes will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
In downtown Los Angeles, Play Ball Park is scheduled to open Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Organizers are describing it as the largest indoor and outdoor baseball theme park.
There will be batting cages, pitching mounds and opportunities to meet and get autographs from softball superstars and MLB legends. You also won't want to miss the world's largest baseball, sitting at a massive 13-feet wide.
To experience Play Ball Park inside the Convention Center, fans will need to purchase a ticket. However, all of the outdoor activities are free, including the batting cages located in the Fieldhouse.
City News Service contributed to this report.