Assortment of events on tap including pub crawl, flag football and bonfire
(May 24, 2019) Thousands of Ravens fans, donning their signature purple and black, will flock to Ocean City next weekend for the eighth annual Ravens Beach Bash sponsored by Miller Lite.
“It’s a great weekend to bring in fans and add to the economic impact of Ocean City,” Deandra Duggans, manager of advertisement and branding for the Baltimore Ravens, said. “We go to the beach and have a good time.”
Festivities will kick off Thursday, May 30, with a 98 Rock live broadcast and happy hour along with a cornhole tournament from 3-6 p.m. at Ropewalk on 82nd Street, followed by the Ravens Beach Bash Tailgate Party on the deck at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on 101st Street from 6-9 p.m.
There will be a live WBAL-AM broadcast, a deejay and free giveaways at the Clarion.
Ravens cheerleaders, alumni players, and the Ravens’ mascot, Poe, will make appearances throughout the evening.
The all-you-can-eat buffet includes pulled pork, jerk chicken, fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, salads, fruit, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, and buffalo chicken dip with toasted pretzel bread as well as Miller Lite draft, house wine, iced tea and lemonade. There will also be a cash bar.
The cost for the tailgate is $34.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 4-12 years old and children 3 and under get in free.
Events will take place at various venues throughout Ocean City, although the Clarion will host a majority of the Beach Bash activities.
Attendees can look forward to a parade, live broadcasts, a pub crawl, a flag football beach tournament, a light show and bonfire next weekend.
This year, current and former players Orlando Brown Jr., Mark Andrews, Brad Jackson, Edwin Mulitalo, Mark Clayton, Willis McGahee and Qadry Ismail are slated to attend the Beach Bash.
“This gives Ravens fans an opportunity to engage with the Ravens in a different way,” Duggans said. “They get to see our players outside of the element of competing on a field and have fun with other fellow Ravens fans.”
Next Friday, aka “Purple Friday,” fans can meet at the Original Greene Turtle on 116th Street from 6-10 a.m. for a Bacon & Beer breakfast and to check out the live 98 Rock morning show broadcast.
The Purple Friday Caravan, will travel all over Ocean City bringing Ravens cheerleaders, mascots, playmakers, alumni and the pep band to different establishments, schools and other locations in the resort area.
As per tradition, the Ravens hold this event every Friday there is a home game in Baltimore.
“We get the kids pepped up and give them good words of motivation,” Duggans said.
During the afternoon next Friday, a West Ocean City bar crawl with Ravens playmakers will commence with stops at Hooters, Sunset Grille, Harborside, Crab Alley, Micky Fins and the Greene Turtle. The event will take place from 1-6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance or $35 the day of at the Clarion, although the event has sold out the last couple years.
A bus will transport participants to and from West Ocean City for the bar crawl.
Next Friday night, Ravens fans can check out the Flock party at Dead Freddies on 64th Street from 7-10 p.m. or watch the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet” on the Clarion beach starting around 7:45 p.m.
Next Saturday, activities kick off at 7 a.m. with sunrise yoga on the Clarion beach with Sara Ashley for an hour. Participants will receive a free mimosa after the class.
Starting at 10 a.m., the 55th annual Ravens Roost parade will make its way up Baltimore Avenue from 19th to 26th streets followed by lunch with Ravens playmakers at Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill on 54th Street, next Saturday from noon to 1 p.m.
In addition, the Ravens Beach Bash will be in full swing until 5 p.m. with an inflatable obstacle course and bounce house, tailgate games, Coke samples, photo opportunities with current players, the annual Flag Football Tournament, and music throughout the day.
To register for the football tournament, visit www.corrigansports.com/ beach-bash/.
A goodbye party will take place at Fish Tales on 22nd Street, bayside, from 5-8 p.m. next Saturday night in addition to the “Ravens Light the Night” event on 101st Street which includes a bonfire, live music from local band Rick & Regina, a Miller Lite portable, fireworks, and laser light show on the beach at the Clarion from 7-10 p.m.
For a full list of Beach Bash activities, visit www.baltimoreravens.com /fans/beach-bash.