What: Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival at Turf Valley. Twenty balloons are expected, including two specialty shaped ones.

When: May 10-12

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Where: Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City

Cost: Admission is free. Tethered balloon rides are $15 for adults, $8 for children. To walk through balloons costs $2 per person.

Parking: All parking for events from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be at the Howard County Fairgrounds, with handicap accessible shuttle service. There is a $5 donation to the Elkridge Adult Athletic Association for parking. Parking for the 6:30 a.m. balloon launches will be at Turf Valley.

Weather updates/information: 410-465-1500, ext. 2874; http://www.turfvalley.com.

Schedule

Thursday

Festival: 4-9 p.m.

Balloon Launch: 6:30 p.m.

Balloon Glow: Dusk

Friday

Balloon Launch: 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Festival: 4-9 p.m.

Balloon Glow: Dusk

Saturday

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Balloon Launch: 6:30 a.m.

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