Updated: 07/15/2014 6:00 PM
Created: 07/15/2014 2:40 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan
If you've been anywhere near downtown Minneapolis Tuesday you've probably encountered the huge crowds.
Tens of thousands of people have attended the All Star festivities since they started last week.
There are some trying to avoid the downtown area all together including those who were told they didn't have to come to work, because of multiple street closures and big crowds.
Olson, an ad and public relations agency near Target Field offered employees the option to work from home on Tuesday. Company officials tell us most employees still came to work.
There was also excitement on the Nicollet Mall Tuesday as all of the Major League Baseball All-Stars rode through downtown Minneapolis to Target Field.
Thousands of people packed the sidewalks and skyways hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite players for the MLB All-Star red carpet show.