Parade

The 2018 Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Parade took place on Monday, September 3, from 10am to noon.

Here are the 2018 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade Winners:

Best in parade: (Trophy & $400 ) Greenbelt Boys and Girls Club
Best in parade: Fire Emergency ( Trophy & $100 ) Greenbelt Antique Fire Truck
Fire Emergency: First Runner Up ( $50 ) Berwyn Heights VFD Ladder Truck
Best in Parade: Car ( Trophy & $100 ) Beltway Plaza : 1922 Studebaker
First Runner Up : Car ( $50) Miss Greenbelt : 66 yellow El Camino
Most Humorous: ( Trophy & $100 ) Greenbelt Arts Center : Bearded Nun on Bike
Runner up : Most Humorous : ( $50 ) Greenbelt Youth Baseball Game Time Pantomine
Best Pet Unit: ( Trophy & $200 ) Greenbelt Dog Training
Runner Up Pet Unit: ( $100 ) Mowatt Memorial Church : Bring your dog to church
Best Performing Group : ( Trophy & $300 ) ERHS Varsity Cheerleaders
Runner Up Performing Group ( $200 ) ERHS JR Varsity Cheerleaders
Runner Up Performing Group ( $100 ) Greenbelt S.I.T.Y Stars
Best Novelty: ( Trophy & $100 ) Greenbelt Animal Shelter: Float and kissing booth
Runner Up Novelty ( $50 ) PG County Sheriff’s Dept Motorcycle Unit
Best Theme: (Trophy & $200 ) Greenbelt Elementary School PTA
Runner up Best Theme: ( $100 ) Greenbelt Makerspace : Drill Brigade
People’s Choice: ( Trophy & $100 ) Seabrook Seahawk Pathfinders: Marching Band
People’s Choice Runner up ( $50 ) Greenbelt Police : Bikes and Trikes
Best Community :(Trophy & $200 ) Girls Scouts of Northern PG : Troops 96 & 23007
Runner Up Community: ( $100 ) Cub Scouts Troop pack 202
Most Entertaining : ( Trophy & $100 ) Greenbelt Municipal Swim Team
Most Entertaining Runner Up ( $50 ) St.John’s Episcopal Church Beltsville: Trumpet Solo


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

Registration for the parade is now closed. All participants must have been pre-registered by August 24, 2018. Please contact GreenbeltLaborDayParade@verizon.net with any questions.

Click on this link to access a page that provides your group’s parade line-up position number and any special check-in instructions for your group. Prior to September 2, 2018 this listing may be subject to change, so please check back on September 2 for the final listing.

Parade participants are asked to check in between 8am and 9:30am, and to be in position by 9:45am. All large vehicles that are in the Parade (i.e., anything larger than a mini-van, such as large vans, buses, trucks, and fire engines) are required to be checked in no later than 9am or forfeit their original parade position and be placed toward the end of the parade.

Check-in Procedure (same as in previous years): Unless otherwise instructed, parade participants should check in by entering Crescent Road from Kenilworth Avenue. From 8am until about 10am on Monday morning, all vehicles entering Crescent Road off of Kenilworth Avenue must turn left at Ridge Road. Parade participants must then turn right at Ivy Lane and check in at the corner of Ivy and Lastner Lanes (C), where you will be provided with your parade line-up position number. If your vehicle will be in the parade, you will be instructed to proceed to the right on Lastner Lane and then turn left on Crescent Road to your line-up position. If your vehicle will not be in the parade, you will be instructed to proceed to the right on Lastner Lane and then turn right on Crescent Road and on to the Buddy Attick Park parking Lot (P) where you may drop off your parade participants and/or park. You may leave the area by proceeding down Crescent Rd toward Kenilworth Avenue.

The map below shows the organization of the parade and detour routes around the parade route and parade line-up area. The parade route is marked in green, and the parade line-up area is marked in blue. Line-up positions 1 through 100 are marked by numbers posted on telephone poles in the parade line-up area.

When you reach the end of the parade at the Reviewing Stand, please continue to proceed along Crescent Road to the vicinity of the Greenbelt Library (location L). A shuttle bus will be available at that location to take you back to the Buddy Attick Park parking lot (location P).

For more information, please contact the Festival Committee.

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