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Football is just days away and the Baltimore Ravens are gearing up for its annual Countdown to Kickoff Party and events. 

As players get ready for their first game of the regular season against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m., fans can enjoy a week of festivities and show off their home team pride. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Ravens staff will begin “painting the town purple” by literally painting the Ravens’ birdie head logo on the grass at Federal Hill park at 10 a.m. 

The first official Purple Friday of this season, Sept. 9, includes a caravan where the cheerleaders, Poe and the Marching Ravens Drumline will greet and entertain early morning customers visiting Dunkin’ in Elkton and Rising Sun in Cecil County. 

The caravan will continue Friday evening, making its rounds throughout the Baltimore area with former Ravens players Mike Flynn and Jamie Sharper. Stops include Mother’s Grille in Timonium, Top Hat in Parkville, and Looney’s Pub in Nottingham, where fans will have access to special giveaways and gifts.

To close out the week, fans can enjoy a free concert event Sunday, Sept. 11, at Power Plant Live! with platinum-selling country music star Chris Janson and country singer Shane Profitt. The concert will be presented by Miller Lite. Tailgate starts at 10 a.m.

After the performance, a watch party will take place where fans can cheer the Ravens to victory as they take on the Jets. This event will also feature appearances by former Ravens players, Ravens Cheerleaders, Playmakers, Poe and a halftime performance by Baltimore’s Marching Ravens Drumline.

Ravens fans are also encouraged to participate in Week of Winning, presented by Dunkin’, which includes daily prizes, such as free coffee for a year, autographed Ravens memorabilia, and more.

For more information on the Countdown to Kickoff events or to claim free tickets visit

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Latrice Hill

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...