The Preakness Stakes is a time-honored tradition, rooted deep within Maryland's history. From the bold, and daring fascinators to those classic Black Eyed Susan cocktails to the race for the coveted Middle Jewel of Thoroughbred Racing; there's something for everyone to enjoy during Preakness week in Baltimore.
Pee Wee Preakness
Your little ones will love competing for the Pee Wee Crown of racing! Head to Patterson Park this May 15th, to watch your young jockey compete! Enjoy performances by Baltimore Hoop Love and One-Step MagiCompany, hands-on crafts, and a host of activities planned for a fantastic afternoon in the park.
Nothing compares to the breathtaking scenery of Pimlico's race track during the early morning hours. Take in the full experience of this Baltimore treasure during the free Sunrise Tours at Old Hilltop. Tour guides come prepared with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and add a personal touch that makes the tour unforgettable! Book your tour for any morning between May 13th and May 17th. Tours are FREE and booked on a first come, first served basis.
Race to Preakness Inner Harbor Party & Fireworks Finale
Head to the West Shore Park, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a night of music, food, and fun! The night before the Preakness Stakes, join the Maryland Jockey Club for live music, dancing, food, drinks, drone racing, games and a spectacular fireworks finale by Pyrotecnico.
Preakness Party 2019
Couldn't snag those tickets in time for Preakness, but still want to put your bow ties and fascinators on full display in honor of the race!? This fun event in Towson includes lite hors d'oeuvres, games and a fun costume contest! Come in your Preakness best to compete in the Best Lady's Hat, Most Creative Overall Costume, Best Horse Themed Costume, and MD Flag Inspired Costume Contest!