The Greenbelt Labor Day Festival was started in 1955 as a way of raising funds to build a Youth Center. It has been held every year since by the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Committee, one of the largest all-volunteer organizations in Maryland.
This year, 2014, will mark the 60th year of the Festival. It will take place Friday, August 29, through Monday, September 1, at the Roosevelt Center at 101 Centerway in Greenbelt, MD.
The weekend-long celebration includes
- Amusement Rides and Carnival Games
- Live Bands and Entertainment
- Food and Refreshments
- Sports and Recreation for All Ages
- Art Exhibits and Activities
- Art Show and Photo Show Contests
- Miss Greenbelt Pageant
- Used Book Sale
- Labor Day Parade
Carnival Midway Hours
Friday, from 6-11pm
Saturday, from 10:30am-10pm (Entertainment until 11pm)
Sunday, from noon-10pm (Entertainment until 11pm)
Monday, from 11am-6pm
Free admission to the Festival Grounds.
No charge unless otherwise noted for entertainment on stage; art and photo shows; exhibits; Greenbelt Recreation Department sponsored art activities, sports, and recreation; and Labor Day Parade.
Fees vary for rides, food, refreshments, activities at carnival booths, and other miscellaneous events.