(May 24, 2013) Formerly known as the Council of Colts Corrals, the Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts has gathered in the resort area since 1968. The group even continued the festivities when Baltimore didn’t have a football team.
This year will mark the organization’s 49th celebration in Ocean City and it will include a convention, parade and a variety of other activities.
Thousands of football fans, donning purple and black, take part in the event annually, but last year, even more people converged on the resort as the Baltimore Ravens organization sponsored the inaugural Beach Bash, presented by Miller Lite.
“Last year was a huge success and a fun event for all involved,” said Heather Harness, marketing, advertising and game entertainment manager for the Baltimore Ravens.
Harness said several professional players, as well as several coaches, cheerleaders and Poe, the Ravens’ mascot, are scheduled to attend the second annual Beach Bash, set for May 30-June 1. Radio station 98 Rock, the broadcasting partner of the Baltimore Ravens, will conduct live broadcasts throughout the weekend.
Although activities, which are free and open to the public, will take place all over Ocean City, Ravens Beach Bash headquarters is the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel, on 101st Street.
The festivities will kick of Thursday, May 30, with a live broadcast from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clarion. Also on that day will be a Miller Lite welcome party at Seacrets on 49th Street. A tailgate event will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the Clarion. To purchase tickets for the tailgate party, call 1-800-638-2100 or 410-524-3535 and ask for the Reservations Department. The cost is $19.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 4-8 years old. Children 3 and younger admitted free.
Other events scheduled throughout the weekend include a family fun night at the Jolly Roger Amusement Park, the Ocean City Purple Friday Caravan, bar crawls, a beach bonfire and football tournament.
The Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts 49th annual parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, on Baltimore Avenue from 19th to 26th Streets.
To view the full list of activities planned, visit www.baltimoreravens.com/ Ravenstown/Beach_Bash.html
VIP weekend packages, which include a Ravens gift bag, commemorative T-shirt and Ravens players meet-and-greet are available by calling 410-524-3535 or 1-800-638-2100.
RAVENS BEACH BASH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, May 30:
6 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 98Rock Live Broadcast from Clarion Resort Hotel, 100th Street, Ocean City
3-7 p.m.: Miller Lite Welcome Party w/ 98Rock Live Broadcast from Seacrets, 49th Street, Ocean City
5-8 p.m.: 98Rock Tailgate at Clarion Resort Hotel – Purchase tickets at www.clarionoc.com
“Purple” Friday, May 31:
6-10 a.m.: 98Rock Morning Show’s Bacon & Beer presented by Miller Lite at the Original Greene Turtle, 116th Street, Ocean City
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Purple Caravan around Ocean City
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 98Rock’s Sara Live Broadcast at The Greene Turtle on Route 611 in West Ocean City
1-6 p.m.: Playmakers and Miller Lite Beach Bar Crawl in West Ocean City: Greene Turtle, Sunset Grille, Hooters, Hoopers Crab House, Crab Alley and Harborside.
3-7 p.m.: 98Rock Live Broadcast from Clarion Resort Hotel
7-10 p.m.: 98Rock Live Broadcast presented by Miller Lite at De Lazy Lizard, bayside First Street, Ocean City
7-10 p.m.: Jolly Roger Amusement Park, 30th Street, Ravens Family Fun Night presented by M&T Bank. Ravens fans get an exclusive $13 discounted ticket to ride all night plus interact with the Ravens official mascot Poe!
Saturday, June 1:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 98Rock Live Broadcast from Clarion Hotel
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Ravens Beach Bash at the Clarion Hotel. Register for Flag Football tournament, www.asgevents.com
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Ravens Roost Parade, 19th Street and Baltimore Ave., Ocean City to 26th Street
2-6 p.m.: Playmakers and Miller Lite Bar Visits: Macky’s, 54th Street; Bull on the Beach, 94th Street; Dead Freddie’s, 64th Street; The Crab Bag, 130th Street and Hooters, 123rd Street
7-10 p.m.: Miller Lite Finale Party at Fish Tales, 22nd Street, bayside
8-10 p.m.: Bonfire at the Clarion
*Players, talent, events and locations subject to change.