Preakness Balloon Festival –


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You might get carried away at this year’s Preakness Balloon Festival, May 10-12, 2019!

This exciting weekend event is perfect for all ages! With hot air balloon ascensions, afternoon and evening balloon glows, live entertainment, and even the Fastrax Skydiving Team, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this beloved method of air travel!

What: Preakness Balloon Festival
When: May 10-12, 2019; find the time(s) here
Where: The Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, MD 21794
Event Details: Find them here

Families and little ones will also enjoy the carnival rides, midway games, contests, and helicopter tours available at this year’s high-flying event. A beer and wine garden is on-premises for of-age guests, and the music line-up includes beats from The Dale Toliver Band, Hypnotic Willie, and Over Under!

Admission to this event is free; however, parking is fee-based. The Preakness Balloon Festival will be open to the public 6:15 am-9 pm on May 10 & 11, 2019, and 6:15 am-7:45 am on May 12, 2019, with Preakness Festival festivities following throughout the day. Find the full schedule online.

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