Get Your 'Preak On' At The Preakness Parade | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Get Your 'Preak On' At The Preakness Parade

Play associated audio
Event organizers hope to draw 100,000 people this weekend to
the 2010 Preakness Stakes.
Rebecca Sheir
Event organizers hope to draw 100,000 people this weekend to the 2010 Preakness Stakes.

BALTIMORE (AP) It's almost time to ''get your Preak on'' at the Preakness Parade, which has been moved to a more popular Friday night time slot.

The parade along the touristy Inner Harbor begins at 8:30 p.m. and features balloons, bands, and floats including Fifi the pink poodle, a popular kinetic sculpture from the American Visionary Art Museum.

Last year marked the first time the parade had been held the Friday night before the race instead of Saturday morning the weekend before. And organizers say the crowds responded, with more 25,000 turning out downtown.

Race organizers are also using a new ''Get Your Preak On'' ad campaign to lure young fans to the race after a ban on bringing alcohol to the track's infield hurt attendance.

Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 22

Forget a white Christmas. This week, you can see an art exhibit and musical that explode with color.

WAMU 88.5

Where Are All The Deer? Hunters For The Hungry Report 17-Year Low In Donations

A Virginia organization that connects hunters in the commonwealth with local organizations that serve the hungry reports a major shortage in venison donated this year.

WAMU 88.5

Gray Expected To Wrap Up Tenure As Mayor By Signing Pair Of Bills

The term for Mayor Vincent Gray wraps up Jan. 2, and he's expected to sign some legislation into law before his time is up.

NPR

The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.