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, 2013, marked the 59th year of the Festival, which took place Friday, August 30, through Monday, September 2, at the Roosevelt Center at 101 Centerway in Greenbelt, MD.
The weekend-long celebration included
- 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 6:00 to 10:00pm
Saturday, from 11:00am to 9:30pm
Sunday, from noon to 9:30pm
Monday, from 11:00am to 6:00pm
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.