April 26, 2016
Preakness at the Piazza returns to celebrate the 141st Preakness Stakes on May 21. This year will be the fourth Preakness at the Piazza, with proceeds supporting the National MS Society.
The Preakness Stakes is held on the third Saturday in May each year in Baltimore, Maryland, where fans gather to watch thoroughbreds race in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Just because the race takes place in Baltimore, however, doesn't mean Philly can't get in on the action. At Preakness at the Piazza in Northern Liberties, attendees can watch on a 400 square-foot LED screen.
Besides big-screen viewing, the event will have an open bar, food buffets, music, dancing and raffles. Tito’s Handmade Vodka, one of the event sponsors, will be offering the Preakness Stakes’ signature drink: the Black-Eyed Susan. The vodka brand will also have its own RV and there will be an InstaShack Photo Booth trailer, each of which is new for 2016.
Attendees should dress in their derby best -- big hats, bow ties, dresses, suits -- for the event, especially since there will be a fashion contest.
Tickets begin at $75 per person for general admission, however, groups that order together will receive a discount. VIP tickets are $150 per person and include a private bar, VIP cocktails and other perks.
Last year the event raised over $120,000 for the National MS Society.