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Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival

May 19

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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until May 20, 2017

$20

The Long Running Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival is one of many events planned during the week-long series of special events celebrating the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore’s “Super Bowl” and the 2nd jewel in thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown. The Hot Air Balloon Festival has a long and colorful tradition going back 40 years.
The Howard County Fairgrounds in Howard County, Maryland will brighten the skies this year as the Centerpiece Venue for the long running balloon festival. Spectators will enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this family-friendly festival.

PARKING FEE: $20 per car per day or $35 per car for a two day pass.

Thursday, May 18
2:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendor/Food Exhibits open
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Sean Casey, Frank Luber with Bruce Elliott on STAGE
3:00pm – 9:00pm – Tethered Balloon Rides. Go up 60 to 80 feet in balloon – $20 adults & $10 children under 12. Pay on site.
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Beer Garden
3:00pm – 8:30pm – Walkabout Balloon – Fun for kids & adults – $3 fee
5:30pm – VIP Party in Tent on launch field. Invitation only.
7:00pm – Mass Balloon Ascension – book your flight now – $235 per person
7:00pm – 8:30pm – ROCKIN ROB on Stage
8:30pm – 8:50pm Balloons stand up and glow – 20 minutes. What a Show!
9:pm – Event Closes for the evening

Friday, May 19
Morning activities:
6:00am – Mass Balloon Ascension – book your flight now – $235 per person
Afternoon Activities:
2:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendor/Food Exhibits Open
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Steve Rouse & Compamy – On Stage and LIVE on WQLL (Q1370)
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Beer Garden
3:00pm – 9:00pm – Tethered balloon rides. Go up 60 to 80 feet in balloon – $20 adults & $10 children under 12. Pay on site.
3:00pm – 8:30pm – Walkabout Balloon – Fun for kids & adults – $3 fee
5:30pm – Corporate Tent Special Occasion.
7:00 – 8:30pm – Sir ROD “One Sizzlin Hot Rod Stewart Tribute Show”
7:00pm – Mass Ascension – book your flight now – $235 per person
8:30pm – 8:50pm Balloons stand up and glow – 20 minutes.
9:pm – Event Closes for the evening

Saturday, May 20
6:00am – Mass Balloon Ascension – – book your flight now – $235 per person
Festival ends at 9:00AM

Details

Date:
May 19
Cost:
$20
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Website:
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Venue

Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794 United States
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