When is the Dodgers’ FanFest? A brief FYI.

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Dodger Stadium will host the fourth annual FanFest on January 30. (Staff photo)

The fourth annual FanFest at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking gates open at 9:30 a.m. Parking and admission are both free of charge.

For the first time, fans will require a ticket to obtain the event. Anyone planning to attend will need to go online and download the free ticket from www.dodgers.com/fanfest.

Here’s more about the event, per a team press release:

Autograph session tickets will go on sale soon. An announcement will be made on the player schedule and the sale of these tickets. All autograph session ticket proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF). Donations will support LADF programs and provide assistance to community organizations in the areas of education and literacy, health and wellness and sports and recreation. There will also be VIP Experiences fans can purchase from Player Meet-and-Greets and Q & As, Batting and Pitching Lessons, and Clubhouse and Press Box tours.

In addition to autograph sessions with current and former Dodger players and coaches, FanFest will feature various family friendly activities, including interactive games and activities and all fans will be able to partake in a run the bases experience. FanFest’s main stage will feature interviews with current and former Dodgers. Fans can hang out in the @Dodgers social media lounge which will also feature a charging station, photo area with oversized MLB.com Clubhouse stickers and RBI Baseball on Xbox.

Photo opportunities inside the Dodger dugout and with the World Series trophy will also be part of FanFest. Dodger merchandise will be on sale and Levy Restaurants will provide various food and beverage offerings for purchase. Dodger partners State Farm, Budweiser, Montejo, Chef Merito, Coca-Cola, Welk Resorts, Hi-Chew, Sunrun, Blue Prints, Gazillion Bubbles, LA Times, Marika and broadcast partners Sportsnet LA and AM570 LA Sports will partake in FanFest with family-friendly activations and giveaways.

LADF will host its second annual Yard Sale with one-of-a-kind Dodger items for budgets of all sizes, including jerseys, T-shirts and more. LADF will also have a Mystery Bag Fundraiser where fans can purchase an official Major League baseball autographed by a current or former Dodger for a $40 donation and autographed jerseys for an $80 donation while supplies last. Proceeds benefit the programs and charitable giving of LADF.

This event will take place rain or shine; although in case of inclement weather some on-field activities may have to be curtailed.

Fans will be able to buy Opening Day mini plans and individual game tickets, excluding Opening Day, at FanFest.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.