Cool sights everywhere on MLB All-Star Game weekend!

The finish at the MLB All-Star 5K Color Run this morning was a crazy scene! Different colored chalk was tossed and blown onto laughing, happy participants.
The finish at the MLB All-Star 5K Color Run this morning was a crazy scene! Different colored chalk was tossed and blown onto laughing, happy participants.

I walked a bit around downtown this weekend–both yesterday and today. Here are some fun photos that are (mostly) related to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game Week here in San Diego. The whole city seems to have gone into party mode. I’m sorry to say I didn’t get photos of the Soul Pose All-Star Yoga event yesterday. But, as you’ll see, I did stumble upon a number of other events and cool sights!

A young person checks out an All-Star Fanfest decal on the sidewalk behind the San Diego Convention Center. Promotional graphics have been placed in many popular walking spots.
A young person checks out an All-Star Fanfest decal on the sidewalk behind the San Diego Convention Center. Promotional graphics have been placed in many popular downtown walking spots.
Yesterday, Santa was hanging out by a Seaport Village sign that advertises All-Star Game merchandise. He told me he was there to spread smiles. Sounds good to me!
Yesterday, Santa was hanging out by a Seaport Village sign that advertises All-Star Game merchandise. He told me he was there to spread smiles. Sounds good to me!
These music lovers were heading toward Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday. They would enjoy one of the three MLB All-Star Concerts!
These music lovers were heading toward Embarcadero Marina Park South on Saturday. They would enjoy one of the three huge MLB All-Star Concerts!
The San Francisco Giants had the only National League flag wildly flapping at Petco Park when I walked by Sunday morning. Oh, oh. It's an even-numbered year. An omen, possibly...
When I walked by on Saturday morning, the San Francisco Giants had the only National League flag flapping wildly at Petco Park. Oh, oh. It’s an even-numbered year. Another omen, possibly…
This morning, the All-Star 5K Color Run appeared to be extremely popular. People covered with brightly colored chalk were all over downtown! I caught a bit of the finish near the County Administration Center.
This morning, the All-Star 5K Color Run appeared to be extremely popular. People covered with brightly colored chalk were all over downtown! I caught a bit of the finish near the County Administration Building.
Yes, you guessed it, the Color Run is mostly about different colored chalk being launched every which way. Getting your shirt splashed with color is part of the fun.
Yes, you guessed it.  The Color Run is mostly about different colored chalk being launched every which way. Even during the post-race concert! Getting your shirt splashed with color is part of the fun.
And then, when you're done and ready to go home, a couple of air blower guys blast the chalk right off you!
And then, when you’re done and ready to go home, a couple of air blower guys blast the harmless chalk right off you!
Friends posing for a photo on surfboards at Waterfront Park during the MLB All-Star 5K Color Run.
Friends posing for a photo on surfboards at Waterfront Park after the MLB All-Star 5K Color Run.
This All-Star belongs to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. It's the Spanish galleon replica, San Salvador. Walking along the water, I spotted it heading out toward the bay's entrance. I was told she's out on her 3rd or 4th test run. They're learning how to steer her with a rudder, just like they did centuries ago! I was also told she bobs up and down like a cork when out on the open ocean!
This All-Star belongs to the Maritime Museum of San Diego. It’s their Spanish galleon replica, San Salvador. Walking along the water, I spotted it heading out toward the bay’s entrance. I was told she’s out on her 3rd or 4th test run. They’re learning how to steer her with a rudder, just like they did centuries ago! I was also told she bobs up and down like a cork when out on the open ocean!
Festive All-Star graphics adorn a large stage on the Broadway Pier. I was told there will be a big Major League Baseball VIP party here.
Festive All-Star graphics adorn a large stage on the Broadway Pier. I was told there will be some sort of big Major League Baseball VIP party here.
Of course, I had to swing by PLAY BALL PARK once again. There were so many kids out having fun playing baseball this Sunday morning I couldn't believe it!
Of course, I had to swing by PLAY BALL PARK once again. There were so many kids out having fun playing baseball this Sunday morning I couldn’t believe it!
Right next to Petco Park, all sorts of special 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game merchandise was for sale. Lots of fans seemed interested.
Right next to Petco Park, every imaginable type of 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game merchandise was for sale. Lots of fans seemed interested.
And finally, late this morning about an hour before it officially opened, I strolled down J Street where the All-Star Week Block Party would be held.
And finally, late this morning about an hour before it officially opened, I strolled down J Street where the All-Star Week Block Party would be held.
Pepsi is the main sponsor of the block party, as far as I can tell. They had balloons all over the place.
Pepsi is the main sponsor of the block party, as far as I can tell. They had balloons all over the place.
Here's something you don't see every day. A guy is putting an All-Star Game cover on a trashcan!
Here’s something you don’t see every day. A guy is putting an All-Star Game cover on a trashcan!
Just walking down J Street, adjacent to the Park at the Park, while vendors prepare for the All-Star Game block party.
Just walking down J Street, adjacent to the Park at the Park, while vendors prepare for the All-Star Game block party.
Pink Padres pennants and small All-Star game commemorative bats are placed on a vendor table.
Pink Padres pennants and small All-Star Game commemorative bats are placed on a vendor’s table.
Kudos to COX for creating this unique sculpture made of baseballs. It was cool enough that I put a photo of it on this silly blog!
Kudos to COX for creating this unique sculpture made of baseballs. It was cool enough that I posted a photo of it on my silly blog!
And lastly, a huge All-Star Game banner that I spotted today near the front door of Alamo Flags in Seaport Village!
And finally, I spotted a huge All-Star Game banner today near the front door of Alamo Flags in Seaport Village!

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