Watching the Preakness Stakes in BaltimoreMay 17, 2023
Held in our very own Baltimore at the Pimlico Race Course, Preakness Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race that has taken place for over a century. There are tons of fun events and activities to keep you busy around and during the races. From breakfast to a music festival, Preakness Stakes is a celebration that lasts through the week. Check out these fun events!
Gather together with horsemen and media to celebrate Preakness and to start making race predictions at the Alibi Breakfast. Held on Thursday, May 18, from 9am-11:30pm, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast while speculating on the race and learning about all of the jockeys and their horses.
The 98th Black-Eyed Susan Day occurs on Friday, May 18, at 11am. This “ultimate girls’ day out” celebrates women and racing through a seminar-based event and tons of shopping options. Select from a wide range of women-owned businesses to make sure you are looking your best at Preakness Stakes while supporting women and their contributions to horse racing.
From May 16-19, from 6:00am to 9:00am, you can enjoy a guided tour of the venue! This Sunrise Tour offers special access to the world of thoroughbred horse racing during sunrise, so you can view the venue in the perfect morning light before the races. Complimentary bagels will also be offered to guests to give you a delicious breakfast to enjoy during the tour.
Get tickets now to enjoy Preakness Live, featuring live performances by amazing artists on Saturday, May 20. Ticket options range from general admission, MUG Club, and VIP options which provide access to the Pimlico Race Course with views of the Preakness Live Stage. Enjoy performances by Bruno Mars, Sofi Tukker, and more to get your body moving and excited during Preakness!
For the main event, held on Saturday, May 20, at 10:00am, Preakness Stakes will host the finest contenders in Thoroughbred horse racing in a competition for a multimillion-dollar prize. Get ready to bet on your favorite horses and wait in anticipation for the winner as you drink and talk with friends. For an event you cannot miss, make sure to get your tickets in advance and prepare for a weekend of fun!
Other Preakness Fun
R&R Preakness at the Pool
Can’t make it to Preakness? Head over to Raw and Refined on Saturday, May 20, at 12:00PM for their own personal Preakness celebration. With pool access, live DJs, a raw bar, games, and more, you’ll feel like you are at Preakness from the comfort of a refreshing pool. The horse races will be casted, so you can still enjoy the fun and anticipation of watching the races. Get tickets now and plan a fun hangout with friends to celebrate Preakness!
With so many fun events leading up to and during Preakness Stakes, you will have tons of ways to stay entertained. Eat, drink, and shop your way through the week before enjoying the races and live entertainment. Take part in one of Baltimore’s most historic and exciting events of the year by attending or tuning into the races from home!