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May 17
May 18, 2024

The 149th Preakness Stakes


The Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the iconic Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing, returns to Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Course—the second-oldest racetrack in the country—May 18. Now in its 149th year, Preakness has evolved from a singular horse race into a two-day celebratory event consisting of all-new luxury experiences, delicious food vendors and a stellar entertainment lineup! Keep an eye out for details regarding programming, tickets and Preakness Live!

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Preakness Tickets

Tickets for Black-Eyed Susan Day, Preakness and Preakness Live are now on sale!

Black-Eyed Susan Day tickets start at $81. Purchase here.

Preakness tickets start at $162. Purchase here. Experience the race from upscale dining areas, club boxes or outdoor box seats along the finish line.

Preakness Live tickets start at $69. Purchase here. General admission tickets get you access to all performances. Use code VISITBALTIMORE24 for 15% off tickets. 


Schedule of Events

Mark your calendars for these Preakness events and get to know this year's headliners.

May 17

Black-Eyed Susan Day & the 98th George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Day Stakes

May 18

The 149th Preakness Stakes

Preakness Live! 

This year’s performers include:

  • Jack Harlowe
  • Frank Walker
  • Gryffin
  • Chantel Jeffries
  • Channel Tres


Where to eat during Preakness

Those attending Preakness can purchase tickets in several dining areas:

  • Hall of Fame Room ($525)
  • Terrace Dining Room ($675-825)
  • Sports Palace Dining Room ($525)
  • Sports Palace Reserve ($750)

There are also several food options for InfieldFest attendees. Past vendors have included Ekiben, Island Noodles, Urban Oyster and Crust by Mack. Check back soon for more details regarding this year’s vendors.

Beyond Pimlico, there are many delicious dining options in the surrounding neighborhoods of Mount Washington and Roland Park:

  • The Corner Pantry
  • Bonjour
  • Mount Washington Tavern
  • Woodrow’s Bar-B-Que
  • Ethel’s Creole Kitchen
  • Earth, Wood & Fire
  • Le Bistro Du Village
  • Chiyo Sushi
  • Johhny’s
  • Petit Louis Bistro

More things to do in Mount Washington

Mount Washington is a charming, historic neighborhood originally designed as a suburb to house the summer homes of Baltimore’s upper-class citizens. It was annexed by the City in 1914, however, and has since served as a quiet, idyllic reprieve from Charm City’s busier neighborhoods. After a weekend spent partying at Pimlico, unwind and recharge by spending time in Mount Washington’s ample green spaces, including the Mount Washington Arboretum, Lake Roland and the nearby Cylburn Arboretum & Mansion.

In addition to its lush landscapes, Mount Washington is also home to several quaint shops. Begin your day with a delicious pastry from French bakery Bonjour before stopping in The Ivy Bookshop or Something Else, one of Baltimore’s oldest boutiques and vintage stores. Have time to get a little hands-on? Take a pottery class at Baltimore Clayworks and learn the art of throwing, sculpting and glazing.

Preakness FAQs

  • Where do I park for Preakness?

      Pimlico Race Course has several parking lots, including a VIP lot located 80 feet from the Grandstand entrance, all of which are accessible. However, Pimlico does not provide shuttles from the parking lots to the facility. Because of limited space and road closures surrounding the race course, Preakness attendees are highly encouraged to take public transportation.
  • How do I take public transportation to Preakness?

      Once you arrive in Baltimore City, there are a couple of ways to take public transportation in Pimlico. Metro SubwayLink: Take Metro SubwayLink to the Rogers Avenue Station. Then, take the connecting shuttle bus to the track. Shuttle bus service begins at 8 a.m. and return service ends two hours after the Preakness race. A $4.20 Day Pass is required to ride. Light RailLink: Take Light RailLink service to the Cold Spring Lane stop. Then, take the connecting shuttle bus to Pimlico. Shuttle bus service begins at 8 a.m. and return service ends two hours after the Preakness race. A $4.20 Day Pass is required. Marc Train: Take MARC Penn Line service to Baltimore Penn Station. Take the Penn/Camden Light RailLink shuttle bus to the Mt. Royal/MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) Light RailLink stop and transfer to a northbound train to the Cold Spring Lane stop. Take the connecting shuttle bus service to the track. Shuttle bus service to Pimlico begins at 8 a.m. and return service ends two hours after the Preakness race. A MARC Train ticket and $4.20 Day Pass are required.  
  • Where can I stay near Pimlico Race Course?

      There are four hotels near Pimlico Race Course: Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys, Hunt Valley Hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott - Hunt Valley and the Baltimore Hotel, Hunt Valley Inn. Find more hotels in Baltimore here.