Maryland Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds, Maryland

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May 18-20, 2017
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The Bob Lucido tether balloon on display for the record number of spectators in 2016

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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.

Live music on the main stage by Sir Rod - "One Hot Rod Stewart Tribute Show"

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PARKING FEE: $20 per car per day or $35 per car for a two day pass.
Purchase your tickets on line here using advanced ticket sales services

Tethers in Action

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Returning again -- the Roaming Railroad will be 'roaming' the grounds providing fun rides for all.

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--- 2016 in Pictures
--- 2015 in Pictures

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