Nine days in May: Preakness events

April 04, 1996

There's more to the Preakness than the horse race at Pimlico. Yesterday, Preakness Celebration Inc., the nonprofit group that runs the celebration, officially unveiled a weeklong schedule of events for the entire family. The festival will include:

When: Friday May 10, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

What: Media balloon flight

Cost: Free

Where: Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville

When: Friday, May 10-May 17 (except Sunday, May 12, and Monday, May 13), 5: 30 p.m.-11 p.m.

What: Bud Light Nights: the 9th annual Infield Party on Water Street

Cost: $3 and gain admission all week except Preakness Eve

Where: Water Street, two blocks north of Inner Harbor

When: Saturday, May 11, 6: 30 a.m.-8 a.m.

What: First National Bank Hot Air Balloon Race

Cost: Free

Where: Druid Hill Park

When: Saturday, May 11, 8: 30 a.m.

What: FILA 5-K Preakness Run

Cost: Free

Where: Around the Inner Harbor and Key Highway

When: Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

What: 23rd annual Preakness Parade

Where: Charles and Pratt streets

When: Saturday, May 11, 1 p.m.-9 p.m.

What: Crown Central Petroleum BalloonGlow and Concert

Cost: Tickets, $10 in advance; $15 at the gate, are available at TicketMaster and Metro Food Markets; children 10 and under free

Where: Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville

When: Sunday, May 12, 7 a.m.-8 a.m.

What: Mother's Day Balloon Launch

Cost: Free

Where: Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville

When: Tuesday, May 14, noon

What: Pee-Wee Preakness

Cost: Free

Call: (410) 837-4636

Where: Rash Field, Inner Harbor

When: Wednesday, May 15, noon

What: Preakness Frog Hop

Cost: Free

Where: Broadway Market Square in Fells Point

When: Wednesday, May 15, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

What: Coca-Cola Great Schooner Race

Cost: Free

Where: Inner Harbor

When: Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.

What: The Triple Crown Ball

Cost: $275

Call: (410) 243-9066, Ext. 164 for tickets and information

Where: Stouffer's Harborplace Hotel, Inner Harbor

When: Friday, May 17, noon

What: Preakness Crab Derby

Cost: Free

Where: Lexington Market

When: Saturday, May 18, gates open at 8: 30 a.m., post-time 11 a.m.

What: The 121st Preakness Stakes Call: (410) 542-9400 for ticket information

Where: Pimlico Race Course

Pub Date: 4/04/96

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