Greenbelt Labor Day Festival


Greenbelt Museum Exhibition
Community Center, Rm. 110. The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus. FREE.
Sponsored by Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Prince George’s County Councilmember for 4th District – Todd M. Turner, The Estate of Sue Hoya Sellars, City of Greenbelt, and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum

63rd Annual Greenbelt Labor Day Parade
The parade will entertain you with a variety of groups, demonstrating our community spirit and accentuating our city’s diverse cultural background. There will be bands, fire trucks, color guard, numerous community organizations and more. The Grand Marshal is Greenbelt’s Outstanding Citizen. Parade Route: Down Crescent Rd. from Greenhill to Southway. Parade is marshaled by the Prince George’s County Emergency Radio Association (PGCERA) with assistance from the Prince George’s County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (PG-ARES) and the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society.

Carnival and Booths
Midway. Rides by Sherwood Amusements. Games, food, sale and information booths organized by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment, shows, or events unless noted.

Tours of the Greenbelt Museum House
10-B Crescent Rd. Immediately following the parade, stop by the Museum house for a quick tour. The Greenbelt Museum’s historic home has been restored and furnished with objects from the period 1937-1952. FREE.

Luncheon on the Lawn
Greenbelt Community Church, Corner of Hillside and Crescent Rd. After parade. Barbeque sandwich or hot dog, baked beans, slaw, chips, drink and dessert for one reasonable price.

Craft Fair
Roosevelt Center. Visit with local artists as they display their handmade crafts.

Face Painting Fundraiser
Various locations throughout the festival.

Alight Dance Theater
Stage. Interweaving storytelling with dance, Alight Dance Theater will present an excerpt from Faerie, which puts a lens to centuries of storytelling to feature the multidimensionality of these mythical creatures and celebrate the notion of individuality.

Art Exhibition
Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, Room 112. Where Two Worlds Touch: Drawing and Sculpture by Mary Baum, Jim Doran and Annie Farrar. Three artists explore edges and portals connecting physical and metaphysical realms.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation with support from the Maryland State Arts Council

Youth Scavenger Hunt (Teams of 2)
Youth Center. Can you find them all? Team up with a friend and see if you can find all Greenbelt has to offer. Ages 15 & under. Registration begins at 12:45pm in front of the Youth Center entrance. Trophies awarded to winners and runners-up.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

Art Show and Photo Show
Community Center. See displays of art and photographs by local artists of all ages.
(Exhibitors pick up their items between 4-5pm.)

Award Presentations
Stage. Presentation of awards for the Art Show, Photo Show, Best Entry in each parade category and Best in Parade.

Johnny Seaton
Stage. Johnny Seaton wows audiences with his performance of the music of Elvis Presley.

Greenbelt American Legion Family Picnic
After enjoying Labor Day Festival activities in Roosevelt Center, have fun at the Greenbelt American Legion Labor Day Family Picnic. Fun events for children and adults.