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Things to do in Baltimore this week: Preakness Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Cylburn Market Day and more

Things to do in Baltimore this week: Preakness Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Cylburn Market Day and more

Preakness Festival

The walk-up to Preakness 2019 begins in earnest May 10 with this three-day celebration at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road in West Friendship. With midway rides and games (including a Ferris wheel), a beer and wine garden, live music, helicopter tours and (weather permitting) a skydiving team and the ever-majestic hot air balloons, offering tethered balloon rides for those eager to ascend to the heights. There’s even a first-ever hot dog-eating contest, for those for whom lunch is simply not enough. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. May 10 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 11, with morning balloon viewing and rides set for 6:15 a.m.-9 a.m. May 10-11, 6:15...

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