The Preakness Balloon Festival
May 11 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
WCBM and WQLL present the annual Preakness Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Bring the whole family to enjoy new attractions in 2019 including midway rides & games, a Ferris wheel, helicopter tours, an afternoon parachuter jump, and of course the best hot air balloons* and tethered balloon rides* in Maryland. Also enjoy our beer and wine garden, Maryland’s finest vendors and Baltimore area’s best food, a balloon glow after dusk, and as always live music on the main stage throughout the day. Come and experience all that the 2019 Preakness Festival has to offer this May.
*Balloon activity is weather dependent and subject to change. Please see schedule for estimated balloon activity times. Balloons may not be present outside of activity times and are not guaranteed.