Balloon Festival Howard County Fairgrounds

This Maryland Tradition Continues at even a bigger location Howard County Balloon Festival – The Hot Air Balloon Festival has a long and colorful tradition going back 40 years.
The Howard County Fairgrounds in Howard County, Maryland will brighten the skies this year as the Centerpiece Venue for the long-running balloon festival. Spectators will enjoy the wonder of hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and good food during this family-friendly festival.

May 11-12, 2018

Preakness Balloon Festival – Howard County

See hours & Parking details below!

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Howard County Fairground


 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794

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Balloon Festival with over 15 hot air balloons,
* Tethered balloon rides
* Live MUSIC
* a large kid zone
* a beer and wine garden
* Great Food !!!!

Balloons Glow AT NIGHT : )

 Hours & Days


Afternoon Activities:
4:00pm – 8:00pm – Vendor/Food Exhibits Open

Live Music / Bands throughout the day !


11am to 9pm

Live Music / Bands throughout the day!


PARKING FEE: $20 per car per day or $35 per car for a two-day pass.

Maryland Balloon Festival


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