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Celebrate the start of Spring Training at Springfest


Saturday, February 15 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Ed Smith Stadium

Free Admission

Enjoy a day packed with excitement for the whole family:

  • Watch the Orioles practice
  • Participate in a "Pitch for Charity" event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota
  • Free souvenir photos
  • "Have A Catch" on the Ed Smith Stadium field
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark
  • Enjoy free games
  • Local food trucks
  • Free parking in the East Lot
  • And more!
At approximately 12:45 p.m.: Q&A session with RHP Hunter Harvey

Parking & Access

Access to Springfest will be through the Left Field Gate adjacent to the East Lot off of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue, where free parking will be provided. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Spring Training game tickets, as well as Orioles merchandise, will be available for purchase during Springfest.

Event Highlights

All times are approximate.

Special guest Orioles outfielder TREY MANCINI in a Question & Answer session with fans (12:30 p.m.) - Mancini, 2017 American League Rookie of the Year finalist, grew up just 90 miles northeast of Sarasota in Winter Haven, Fla. In his breakout rookie season in 2017, the 25-year-old tied for the team's highest batting average and led all MLB rookies in hits, despite the challenges of switching positions at the Major League level. beat writer ROCH KUBATKO will emcee the Q&A session.

Have A Catch on the main field (10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.) - Field conditions permitting, fans can play catch on the main field during two scheduled sessions. Access is first-come, first-served, and participants must bring their own gloves and sign a liability waiver.

Ed Smith Stadium tours (every 20 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m.) - Orioles event staff will show fans areas not usually open to the public, including the press box, World Series Suites, Home Plate Suite, Third Base Lounge and visiting team's clubhouse.

Pitch for Charity to benefit All Faiths Food Bank (12:00 p.m.) - Fans may purchase balls, ranging in price from $3-$10, at the event entrance and test their skill by pitching from the Left Field Pavilion into a target on the main field. All proceeds support All Faiths Food Bank, an organization that focuses on providing healthy solutions to end hunger in the Sarasota community. Fans can also earn Orioles-themed prizes based on their pitching accuracy.

A variety of games and interactive activities (throughout the event) - The lower concourse will be lined with fun activities, including tests of skill in baseball and other sports, corn hole, giant Connect Four, and face painting.

Fans can also visit the photo booth provided by Magic Mirror SRQ - for a free photo featuring a custom Ed Smith Stadium background.

Booths of local partners - Sarasota County Parks and Recreation and the SunCoast Blood Bank will participate.


Terrific food options will be available for purchase