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Preakness Balloon Festival

May 10 @ 6:00 am - May 12 @ 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.


May 10 @ 6:00 am
May 12 @ 9:00 pm