The Orioles today announced the return of the club’s ‘Birdland Caravan,’ a four-day winter tour, that will take place from Thursday, February 2, through Sunday, February 5, at multiple locations throughout the region. The first such weekend-long celebration since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will include autograph sessions and happy hours with current Orioles players, top prospects, broadcasters, members of the front office, and the Oriole Bird.
New in 2023, the caravan will make stops at Bowlero College Park and Topgolf Baltimore to give fans a unique and fun opportunity to interact with Orioles players and staff as they bowl and tee off with fans. The tour will also feature a community service project with the Maryland Food Bank, closed to the public, as well as fan rallies at Bel Air High School, Wilde Lake High School, and Winters Mill High School that are open to fans of all ages. Designed to take the Oriole Park experience directly to the fans, the Birdland Caravan will make stops throughout Maryland in Baltimore City, Bel Air, Bowie, College Park, Columbia, Frederick, Odenton, Salisbury, Towson, and Westminster, as well as York, Pa. Fans in Elkridge and Owings Mills will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with the Oriole Bird.
“We are excited to reintroduce the Birdland Caravan to our fans throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and engage with them beyond the ballpark,” said JENNIFER GRONDAHL, Orioles Senior Vice President, Community Development and Communications. “The weekend’s events will feature unique opportunities to interact with players, prospects, and staff, in a larger geographical circle than ever before. We’re eager to get back out into our communities and celebrate the exciting present and future of Orioles Baseball.”
Current Orioles participating in select events include BRYAN BAKER, FÉLIX BAUTISTA, DL HALL, AUSTIN HAYS, GUNNAR HENDERSON, JOEY KREHBIEL, DEAN KREMER, RYAN McKENNA, JOHN MEANS, RYAN MOUNTCASTLE, ADLEY RUTSCHMAN, KYLE STOWERS, RAMÓN URÍAS, TERRIN VAVRA, and NICK VESPI, along with Orioles prospects HESTON KJERSTAD and GRAYSON RODRIGUEZ. Additionally, Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager MIKE ELIAS, Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Analytics SIG MEJDAL, Assistant General Manager, Baseball Operations EVE ROSENBAUM, and Manager BRANDON HYDE, a BBWAA American League Manager of the Year finalist, Baseball America Manager of the Year, and the Sporting News AL Manager of the Year, will attend select events throughout the weekend.
Tickets are required for autograph signings, Bowlero, and Topgolf events. Fans must purchase tickets in advance as availability will be limited. Tickets will go on sale online this Wednesday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET, at Orioles.com/Caravan.
Birdland Caravan will begin with a kickoff fan rally, featuring a Q&A session with Elias and Hyde, open to fans of all ages on Thursday, February 2, in Bel Air High School’s auditorium.
Friday will feature a private community project at the Maryland Food Bank where players and staff will be packing food for local families. Fans are then invited to join players and staff at Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Salisbury for a guest-bartending happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The caravan will continue on Saturday, February 4, when one bus will participate in an autograph session at Frederick Community College, followed by a fan rally at The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. A group of players and staff on a second bus will bowl alongside fans at College Park’s Bowlero and will then participate in an autograph session at Bowie State University. The two groups will end the day at Checkerspot Brewing Company in Baltimore City for a guest-bartending happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The caravan will wrap up on Sunday, February 5, when one bus will visit Topgolf Baltimore, followed by an autograph session at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson. A second bus will participate in an autograph session at the York Expo Center, featuring O’s Alumni AL BUMBRY and JOE ORSULAK, and a fan rally in the auditorium of Winters Mill High School in Westminster. The two buses will meet at Crooked Crab Brewing Company in Odenton for the caravan’s final event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A full schedule of the caravan’s stops, including times and locations, is available below. For more information, to purchase tickets, and for further details, please visit Orioles.com/Caravan.