Preakness Celebration '99 events:

May 08, 1999

Preakness Celebration '99 events:

Today

Hot Air Balloon Festival -- Balloon ascension begins at 7 a.m. in Druid Hill Park. Free.

First Mariner Bank 5K Preakness Run -- An all-ages, 3.1-mile run from Rash Field in the Inner Harbor to Fort McHenry. Start time is 9 a.m. Entry fee is $20. Call 410-377-8882 for details.

Preakness Fashion Classic -- A fashion show and luncheon at Pimlico Race Track. Begins at 9: 30 a.m. Cost is $60. Call 410-542-9400 for details.

Schmidt Baking Co. Preakness Parade -- 26th annual parade marches along Pratt Street from Charles to Market Place. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

9th annual Balloonglow and Country Concert -- Tracy Byrd, Wade Hayes and James Bonamy perform at Oregon Ridge Park. Noon to 9 p.m. Grand finale of more than 25 illuminated hot air balloons is planned. Tickets: $17.50 from TicketMaster (410-481-SEAT); $22.50 at the show; kids under 12 free.

The Pimlico Special -- Older thoroughbreds from around the country compete for $500,000 at Pimlico Race Course. First race post time is 1 p.m. Call 410-542-9400.

Tomorrow

Hot Air Balloon Festival -- Final balloon ascension begins at 7 a.m. in Oregon Ridge Park. Free.

For more details on events, call 410-837-3030.

Pub Date: 5/08/99

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