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Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

Reasons to Catch a Washington Nationals Baseball Game

An action-packed schedule, home runs and Racing Presidents add up to one exciting baseball experience in the District.

The Washington Nationals, who have four National League East titles, five postseason appearances and a World Series championship since coming to DC in 2005, are one of the city's main attractions throughout the spring and summer. The sheer joy of watching pro baseball players compete is a big reason to catch a game, but it’s not the only one.

Before we dive in, a special discount: Make sure to use the code VISITDC for up to 20% off single-game tickets.


An exciting schedule

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals’ schedule delivers can't-miss matchups throughout the season. Look forward to showdowns with former Nationals All-Stars Juan Soto and Bryce Harper when the New York Yankees (Aug. 26-28) and Philadelphia Phillies (Sept. 27-29) come to town. And if you thought the National Mall’s Independence Day fireworks display was something to behold, wait until you see the sparks fly during the Nats' July Fourth matchup against a heated division rival in the New York Mets. The Nats also offer deals and steals every Tuesday night, including tickets starting at just $9, $10 parking and $3-$4-$5 menu items like pretzels, hot dogs and pizzas.

Note that backpacks and bags that exceed 16"x16"x8"are now prohibited inside Nationals Park. Make sure to read the full Nationals bag policy before heading to the game.


Amazing food

DC is a culinary capital and Nationals Park is one of the best ballparks for food in the MLB. Down a Ben’s Chili Bowl half-smoke, DC’s signature take on a hot dog, inhale a burger and shake from Shake Shack or try plenty of other delicious bites. Check out our full guide of where to eat and drink at the ballpark.


The Racing Presidents

Held in the middle of the fourth inning, the GEICO Presidents Race features a footrace with Mount Rushmore all-stars Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and the oft luckless Teddy Roosevelt.


Kids run the bases for free, Pups in the Park and more promotions

The Nats have a robust promotions schedule featuring exciting events for the whole family. Bring your canine to Pups in the Park, or catch a Sunday regular season home game where kids between the ages of 4 and 12 can run the bases for free. The details: each child must be accompanied by an adult, participants must exit the ballpark through the Right Field Gate, the line forms outside of the park on the sidewalk along First Street starting in the seventh inning. Kids 12 and under can also get a free meal during every home game this season.


The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood

Bluejacket Brewery on the Capitol Riverfront - Brewery and Restaurant in Washington, DC

Nationals Park was built along the Anacostia River, and is situated within the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. There’s lots to do before and after games in the area, from kayaking at the Ballpark Boathouse to sipping suds from Bluejacket Brewery and vino at District Winery to walking through The Yards Park.

Check out other exciting sporting events and outdoor activities in Washington, DC. 


Blowout weekends & themed nights

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

The Nationals are hosting three exciting “blowout weekends” in addition to an array of other themed nights throughout the season.

Time to head to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters at Hogsmeade and catch that Hogwarts Express right to … Nationals Park. Celebrate Harry Potter Day when the Nats take on the Milwaukee Brewers for a 4:05 p.m. Saturday game. The first 10,000 fans to arrive receive one of four Mystery House jerseys (sizes and styles subject to availability) and an array of Potter-themed activities and media are offered throughout the day, including photo booths, sand art potion-making, balloon twisters, caricaturists, face painters, content on the HD board and a themed GEICO Presidents Race. Visit the Nats' website for more details.

Last but certainly not least: did you know that the Washington Senators won the World Series 100 years ago? Join the Nats organization as it celebrates the 1924 World Series Championship during a weekend  series against the division rival Miami Marlins from Sept. 13-15. There will be fireworks and fun fan giveaways all weekend. Stay tuned for more details!


Summer Concert Series

Nationals Summer Concert Series

For the first time in a decade, the Nats are bringing back their postgame Summer Concert Series with some fantastic artists on the docket. Flo Rida starts the series with a bang on June 7. He'll be followed by Carly Rae Jepsen (July 19), Teddy Swims (Aug. 9), and Lady A (Sept. 27). With the purchase of a ticket, fans will be able to enjoy the full concert after the game. On-field passes will be available as an upgrade a few weeks before each concert, so get your tickets now so you can stay in the loop.

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