PREAKNESS BALLOON FEST Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD, will present the Preakness Balloon Fest on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. This event will light the skies over Turf Valley and feature 14 hot-air balloons. Activities will include tethered hot-air balloon rides, a closeup tour of the hot-air balloons and pilot demonstrations. Children's activities will include crafts and competitions. Delicious food and drinks will be available. Admission is free. Information: 410-465-1500.