The 2021 Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Parade will take place on Monday, September 6, 2021 from 10am to noon. This year will mark the 65th year of the parade. The first parade took place in 1956 during the second year of the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, and was not held in 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s parade will be limited to approximately 35 participants. Preference will be given to local community groups and performance groups, and applications from political office holders and candidates will not be accepted (with the exception of the Greenbelt City Council).

If you are interested in participating in the 2021 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade, please visit the Parade Participants section of this website. Your group must be pre-registered for the parade in order no later than August 27, 2021 in order to participate in the parade. Absolutely no late parade entrants will be allowed. Prospective non-registered parade participants WILL be turned away if you show up at parade check-in.

Parade participants are eligible for various parade awards, such as “Best in Parade,” “Most Humorous,” “Best Pet Unit,” “Best Performing Group,” “Best Community,” “Most Entertaining,” etc.

Please email with any questions or concerns.

The parade route is along Crescent Road, from Greenhill Road to Southway.Greenbelt_Parade_Map


You may also enjoy a YouTube video from 2020 of a variety of highlights over the years or the entire 2019 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade:


You can follow along the above parade video with this list of last year’s parade participants.

Over the past several years, Greenbelt Municipal Access Television has filmed each Greenbelt Labor Day Parade. The historical parade video was created by selecting excerpts from those videos taken over the past 20 years. The video was edited by Beverly Palau of Greenbelt Municipal Access Television with assistance from Jim Tilton, the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade Coordinator.

Please email with any questions or concerns.