The 126th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday, May 19. Several events are planned in the days leading up to the race. Here are today's:
BB&T; Hot Air Balloon Festival, 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park. (Exit 20-B off I-83)
All Preakness Week events are free, except the 5-K Digital Harbor Dash. For more information, call 410-837-3030 or visit the Web site www.preakness celebration.org.