CLEVELAND -- As the countdown to the Browns home opener continues, there are a number of events around town to celebrate as Cleveland gets back to football.

The Browns will have their presence felt at two major events, one Friday and one Saturday.

A tailgate party at the PNC Bank on Royalton Road in Strongsville features a live broadcast of the Browns Daily Radio Show.

Fans will be treated to free food and beverages, games, hourly drawings for pairs of Browns tickets, family fun, plus plenty of other bonuses.

It kicks off at 4 p.m.

Then Saturday is the big Browns Backers Bash. Browns Backers from all over the country will converge inside Cleveland Browns Stadium for food, drinks, games and a chance to meet Browns alumni.

That festival of football runs from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Regardless of how you celebrate kickoff, you certainly have options.

PNC Bank Browns Tailgate Party
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012
4 p.m.
PNC Bank
17300 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136

Browns Backers Bash
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
BrownsTown at Cleveland Browns Stadium
100 Alfred Lerner Way
Cleveland, OH 44114

For more information on these and other events,CLICK HERE for the Browns event calendar. Click each event for details.