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From Baltimore's birthday to Ravens open practice, Baltimore is expected to be busy

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 15:22:17-04

BALTIMORE — If you're heading into Baltimore this weekend, there are plenty of events taking place for you to be a part of.

Friday

The night kicks off with Baltimore's 290th birthday. Baltimore's Birthday Bash begins at 7 p.m. and runs till 10 p.m. at The Assembly Room and will feature open bars with local brews and spirits, birthday desserts, a dance party and many birthday surprises.

Tickets are between $65 and $125 and can be purchased here.

Parking will be available for $10, with validation, in Mercy’s Bunting Garage, located at the corner of Pleasant Street and Guilford Avenue.

The fun continues Friday with a Billy Joel concert. The Piano Man will be performing in the first ever concert in Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The show is sold out and around 37,000 people are expected to attend. The gates for that show open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Several roads around Oriole Park at Camden Yards that were previously closed due to an underground water main break in Baltimore City will reopen from noon on Friday until Sunday morning. Traffic is expected to be heavy, and fans are encouraged to allow more time getting to and from Oriole Park for Friday night’s Billy Joel concert.

Two lanes of Pratt Street between Paca Street and Howard Street will be open, allowing motorists to utilize the full stretch of Pratt Street in the downtown area. Two lanes of northbound Howard Street between Conway Street and Lombard Street will also be open, allowing motorists coming into Baltimore from northbound I-395 to use both Conway Street and Howard Street to access downtown Baltimore. Southbound Howard Street will remain closed between Lombard Street and Conway Street.

Fans coming to the ballpark from the north and traveling through the city will be able to access the ballpark via Conway Street from the east or Lee Street (via Russell Street) from the west.

Fans entering Baltimore via I-395 North (Exit 53) can still access the ballpark parking lots and Lee Street via the Russell Street exit on the righ

Saturday

Saturday is the Super-Featherweight title bout where Gervonta Davis will become the first fighter from Baltimore in almost 80 years to defend his title in Charm City.

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Davis will face Ricardo Núńez at Royal Farms Arena. The fight will air live on Showtime with coverage starting at 9 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens returned to training camp on Wednesday and on Saturday night will have an open practice at M&T Bank Stadium.

Tickets are free and can be found here.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the practice will start at 6 p.m.

Following the practice, there will be an autograph session and a fireworks/laser show.

The autograph session is kids only and is first-come, first-serve. Wristbands will be available at marked locations on the main concourse.

PARKING LOTS OPEN: 4PM

  • $10 Cash or Credit
  • Lots A / B / C / G / H

All of these events happen while major construction continues on Howard and Pratt streets after a water main break created a sinkhole. These streets have been closed since last Monday.

Baltimore DPW said on Wednesday that the storm water bypass has been removed, and they are finalizing plans for limited road openings in the area.