San Diegans are stepping up to the plate this weekend for the annual Over The Line tournament.
The 63rd annual event, which runs for two weekends, will kick off Saturday.
The event typically attracts about 1,200 teams with three players on each team. Players are required to hit the ball over the line, which is about 55 feet out.
Attendees can expect some fun in the sun while players show off their batting skills, many of whom will be dressed up in costumes. This year, San Diegans are in for a real treat as three Council members — Scott Sherman, Chris Cate, and Mark Kersey — will be competing in their own team called “The Bald and The Beautiful.”
The tournament takes place at Fiesta Island in Mission Bay Park on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. Watching the game is free and open to the public.
Here are some other events happening this weekend:
MLB Fan Fest
The Major League Baseball FanFest will take place fom Friday through Tuesday with more than 40 legends coming to San Diego. The event, which will be hosted at the San Diego Convention Center, gives fans the chance to meet players, attend question-and-answer sessions and participate in baseball and softball clinics. Ticket prices range from $12 to $35. Be sure to check out the concert line-up for the MLB All-Star event too.
Club M at Fairmont Grand Del Mar
The horse races will soon kick off and what better way to celebrate than with a party. Club M at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar will host a kickoff party at 7 p.m. with Derby Downtown Dolls, a live band with tributes to Bing Cosby and track-themed cocktails. Guests are encouraged to dress in race attire. Ticket prices range fom $20 to $40. The 79th Del Mar Racing season officially kicks off on July 15.
Great American Food Fest
Foodies unite! More than 50 of the nation’s best food trucks will gather at Qualcomm Stadium so San Diegans can devour all that is good in the world. The Great American Food Festival will be complete with carnival rides, a beer garden, eating contests and live entertainment. Ticket prices range from $10 to $12.
Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Interested in trying the foods across the border? Wild Foodie Adventures is hosting a tour through Tijuana that includes tastings at five different food stops. Participants will also get to try drinks and desserts along the route. The trip takes about three to four hours across 2.5 miles. The adventure starts at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $69.
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