NatsFest scheduled for March 30 (updated)

The Washington Nationals have announced that the third annual NatsFest will take place on Wednesday, March 30.

In previous years, the Nationals hosted a winter caravan leading up to NatsFest in late January, but they are trying a new approach in 2011. The event is on a Wednesday, though the team believes fan participation will be higher than ever.

"Through this event, we hope to engage our fans like never before and get them excited for what is sure to be an electrifying baseball season," Nationals Chief Operating Officer Andrew C. Feffer said in a release.

The Nationals will open the season on Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. against the Atlanta Braves.

The cost of the NatsFest is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Season ticket holders will receive complimentary event tickets in their season ticket package.

We'll be sure to update you when we get more information.

Update: The event will likely take place in the afternoon.

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