Spring into the Preakness Stakes

May 14, 2024 | Events
Spring into the Preakness Stakes

Saddle up for the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 18th, an esteemed Baltimore tradition that has galloped its way into the hearts of millions. Held at the Historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore’s Pimlico neighborhood since 1873, this world-renowned horse race promises thrilling competition and unforgettable entertainment.

Beyond the race itself, Preakness Weekend is a spectacle of its own, boasting top-tier performers and a celebration of Baltimore’s vibrant culture. Preakness Live, featuring the chart-topping rapper Jack Harlow, will offer a front-row view of the action along with pop-ups showcasing the city’s rich heritage.

If you can’t attend the live event, fret not! Baltimore offers numerous venues to experience the Preakness excitement. Head to The Point in Fells for Preakness Weekend On Point, where you can savor Preakness-themed cocktails and catch the race on big screens.

Prefer to host your own viewing party with your Union Wharf neighbors? Whip up some Black Eyed Susans, the signature drink of the race! A delicious mix of pineapple, orange, and lime juice, this drink will be a staple in your home long after the horses cross the finish line. You can also introduce betting squares, a great way to up the ante and add some excitement to the watch party. Add some local cuisine favorites, like crab cakes and Berger cookies,  to infuse your Union gathering with authentic Baltimore flavor.

Whether you’re a passionate racing enthusiast or simply out for a good time, Preakness Weekend promises something for everyone. From time-honored tradition to electrifying performances and delicious libations, it’s an event that truly embodies the spirit of Baltimore.