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Preakness Celebration 

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Preakness Celebration is a series of events leading up to the 140th running of the Preakness, the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015 (always the third Saturday of May.)

The Preakness is one of the nation’s largest, single-day, annual sporting events! Baltimore's Old Hilltop comes alive with the running of the Preakness Stakes, where the finest three-year old thoroughbreds compete for $1 million.

The region's biggest party is at Preakness InfieldFest! Armin van Buuren, the world's most popular electronic music DJ and producer, will headline the 2015 Preakness InfieldFest Concert. Childish Gambino,  Easton Corbin Trampled By Turtles  and  A Thousand Horses will perform as well.

The Cadillac Three Kicks Off Preakness Concert Series at Rams Head Live!
Saturday May 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM
The Cadillac Three is a high-energy trio who describe their sound as “countryfuzz.” Composed of three Nashville natives – Jaren Johnston (Guitar & LeadVocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) – all three guys have weathered wild adventures as a country group with a rockin’ edge. They have opened for acts like ZZ Top, LynyrdSkynyrd, Eric Church and the Eli Young Band. More information can be found at www.thecadillacthree.com. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of show and are available at Rams Head Live http://www.ramsheadlive.com/.
Rams Head Live
20 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 244-1131

Sunrise at Old Hilltop
May 12-15, 2015
The 20-minute walking tours run from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m..
After enjoying sunrise on the Grandstand apron while watching the Preakness contenders’ morning workouts, you will get an insider's perspective on racing during an escorted tour of the stable area. You never know whom you may run into on the backside...trainers, owners, exercise riders, and jockeys can be found there! The Barn area is one place you can count on an interesting story!
Pimlico Grandstand Apron
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(410) 542-9400
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Hot Air Balloon Festival at Turf Valley
Thursday May 14-16, 2015 at 
Experience the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival perfect for young children and those young at heart, hosted Thursday, Friday & Saturday of Preakness® Weekend. Enjoy family activities, handmade crafts, retail and food vendors, and live entertainment. Balloon related activities include tethered hot air balloon rides, a walk-through of an inflated hot air balloon, pilot demonstrations, balloon launches and the nightly Balloon Glow at dusk.
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Black-Eyed Susan Day - "Ultimate Girls Day Out" 
Friday May 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM
One of Pimlico's oldest stakes races, the Black-Eyed Susan was first run at Pimlico in 1919. The mile and one-eighth test, for three-year-old fillies is traditionally run the Friday before the Preakness and has long been recognized as the middle jewel of the traditional filly Triple Crown, which also includes the Kentucky Oaks Stakes and the Acorn.
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Tel: (410) 542-9400
More info...

140th Running of the Preakness Stakes
Saturday May 16, 2015
One of the nation’s largest, single-day, annual sporting events! Once again Baltimore's Old Hilltop comes alive with the running of the 140th Preakness Stakes, where the finest three-year old thoroughbreds will compete for $1 million in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. 

The region's biggest party is at Preakness InfieldFest! This multi-entertainment festival features nationally-recognized musicians and bands, two stages, MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day as fans await the running of the Preakness Stakes.  Armin van Buuren, the world's most popular electronic music DJ and producer, will headline the 2015 Preakness InfieldFest Concert. Childish Gambino, Grammy-Nominated rap artist, joins the main stage lineup as a "Special Guest" at InfieldFest. Country Music’s  Easton Corbin will join the line-up. Hear Trampled By Turtles as they push the outer limits of punk, bluegrass and alt-country and A Thousand Horses, known for its southern rock, will perform as well!
 More info...

 Visit www.preakness.com for more information.

 


Date:5/9/2015  - 5/16/2015 

Location:
5201 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore ,  Maryland  21215 

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Phone:1-877-BALTIMORE 
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WebSite: http://preakness.com
County:Baltimore City
Region:Central
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Handicap Accessible:Yes 

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