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Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival

May 18 - May 20, 2017
Dates subject to change. Please check the official site before making plans.



Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD United States 21042
3rd weekend in May
Number of balloons: 20
Year began: 1973

The Annual 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 over 30 years.

Turf Valley in Ellicott City, Maryland brightens the skies again this year as the Centerpiece Venue for hosting the long running balloon festival. Spectators will enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this fun, family-friendly festival.


FREE ADMISSION to each event.

A fee of $10.00 per car load will be asked for parking on Thursday and Friday afternoon at the Howard County Fairgrounds bus pick up point.

Activities begin at 4PM and end at 9PM on Thursday and Friday. The only activity on Saturday will be a 6:30AM balloon launch.

This is a grand opportunity to pack the kids in the car and come out to enjoy the fun.

Web Site: http://ballooningusa.com/preakness
Ron Broderick
Email: flights at ballooningusa dot com





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