The Dodgers will hold their annual DodgerFest on Saturday, February 3 at Dodger Stadium, a chance for fans to see several players up close. This year, for the first time in the 10th iteration of the event, the Dodgers are charging fans to get in the door.
DodgerFest will be Shohei Ohtani’s first official Dodgers appearance in public, as he’s expected to be a part of what the Dodgers are calling “a 90-minute stage presentation” that will include interviews with Ohtani and fellow newcomer Tyler Glasnow. Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, Dave Roberts, and Joe Kelly are among the Dodgers mentioned as part of the event.
Tickets for DodgerFest are $10, though parking will be free, as it has been in every year of the event, which started in 2013, the first year under the current Guggenheim Partners ownership group. The Dodgers held FanFest every year through 2020, and then again in 2023, skipping 2021 coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic and 2022 was a casualty of the MLB lockout.
All of the previous nine Fan Fests (which they were called before this year’s new branding) were free to attend, though some of the events — like autograph sessions and “VIP” events — came with a price.
Among other things at DodgerFest include live entertainment, a “yard sale” by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation with “one-of-a-kind Dodger items, including jerseys, T-shirts, and more” as well as a mystery bag fundraiser that will include autographed baseballs, jerseys, and photos.