Sandlot-themed weekend coming to Derby City

We’re not kiddin’ you, Smalls.

Giant baseball bat in front of a brick building.

A ticketed VIP experience at the Louisville Slugger Museum will kick off the festivites.

Photo by Bruce DiMattia

“The Sandlot” 30th anniversary block party weekend is happening Saturday, July 1-Monday, July 3. It’s the first fundraiser by Play Forever, a nonprofit working to remove access barriers in youth sports, which was started by members of the 1993 cult-classic movie.

Here’s the low down:

Louisville Slugger Museum Vip Experience | Saturday
See a “The Sandlot” exhibit, attend a Q+A with cast members, and shop limited edition merch and collectibles. Two timed entries will be available for this ticketed event at three different price levels.

Louisville Bats Kids Day | Sunday
Take your fandom to the place that started it all — the baseball field. Hang out with cast members in a private suite party during the Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians game. Tickets start at $50.

“The Sandlot” at Waterfront Park | Monday
End the three-day baseball party with a free screening of the movie with and option to purchase a pre-show VIP event with cast members + followed by fireworks at Slugger Field.