Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival at Turf Valley
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.
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. Saturday activities include:
–>> This is a grand opportunity to pack the kids in the car and come out to enjoy the fun.
Festival Activities include:
>>Four mass ascensions of hot air balloons. Balloon rides are available for $225 a person for a 30-45 minute balloon flight – weather and proper wind direction are required for safe flight. Book your flight NOW! Call Nancy on 410-442-5566.
>>Balloon Glow on Thursday and Friday evenings.
>>Tethered Balloon Rides. Go up 60-80 feet for up to 2 minutes. $20 for adults & $10 for Children ubder 12. Experience the thrill.
>>Walkabout Balloon for children and adults – fee $2
>>Craft and Food Vendors