2022 Schedule


All events, times, and locations are subject to change. Follow the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Friday, September 2               6–11pm

GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-9pm
Community Center, Room 110. “The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus.”

ADULT TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
6pm
Youth Center.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

CARNIVAL MIDWAY OPENS
6-10pm
Midway. Rides by Rosedale Attractions. Games, food sales, and information booths presented by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets are sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment shows, or events unless noted.

BINGO
6 pm–11pm
Community Center Lawn. Head for the picnic tables in front of the Community Center for BINGO. Sponsored by Greenbelt Youth Baseball

OPENING CEREMONIES
6:30-7:15pm
Stage. Police and color guard. Introduction of dignitaries. Presentation of Outstanding Citizen Award, the major civic event in Greenbelt each year, honoring all the outstanding citizens who make Greenbelt great. Sign language interpreter on stage. National anthem to be sung by Maeve Ballantine.

2022 OUTSTANDING CITIZEN RECEPTION
7:15pm
Municipal Building, Council Meeting Room. Public is invited.

FAST EDDIE AND THE SLOWPOKES
8-11pm
Stage. Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes’ playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock ’n’ roll in between. Their goal is to get you up on your feet, and they never miss their target!


Saturday, September 3, 2022.   9am–11pm

GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-5pm
Community Center, Room 110. “The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus.”

GREENBELT MUSEUM WALKING TOUR
9am
10-B Crescent Rd. Join the Greenbelt Museum for a history-filled walking tour. The tour will leave from the museum’s historic house at 10-B Crescent Road. Learn about Greenbelt’s unique design and why the community is a National Historic Landmark. The tour is free but space is limited, please register in advance via Eventbrite.

BINGO
9am–11pm
Community Center Lawn. Head for the picnic tables for BINGO benefitting Greenbelt Youth Baseball.

CHILDREN AND TEEN PET SHOW
9:30-10:30am
Community Center Lawn. All kinds, types, and sizes of pets. Children and teens bring their pets to register at 9:30am. Judging and awards at 10am. Greenbelt’s greatest pets get some well-deserved attention. Rain or Shine!
Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 23007 of Greenbelt

INFORMATION DAY & COMMUNITY EXHIBITS
10am-4pm
Roosevelt Center. Visit the information and display tables set up by local groups and learn about your community!

DIAPER DERBY FOR CRAWLERS AND TODDLERS
10am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

BOOTHS
10:30am-10pm
Midway. Games, food sales, and information booths presented by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. No charge for entertainment shows, or events unless noted.

3-LEGGED RACE (ALL AGES)
10:45am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

WATER BALLOON TOSS (ALL AGES)
11am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

CARNIVAL
11am-10pm
Midway. Rides by Rosedale Attractions. Ride tickets are sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. 

“AS THE WORM TURNS” TOUR
11am
Roosevelt Center. The City of Greenbelt Green Team offers their popular “As the Worm Turns” tour of the worm compost bins located behind the New Deal Café. Meet your tour guide at the Green Team table at Information Day.
Sponsored by the City of Greenbelt Green Team

PIE EATING CONTEST (ALL AGES)
11:30am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

KATY GAUGHAN DRUMMING FOR WELLNESS
Noon-1:30pm
Stage. Family-friendly community drum circle. All ages. No experience is necessary. Drums will be provided for participants, although you are welcome to bring your own!

SCAVENGER HUNT FOR FAMILIES AND ADULTS
1pm
Youth Center.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
1-6pm
Community Center Gym. View entries submitted by local artists and photographers – Vote for Community Favorites.

BASKETBALL CONTEST (12 and under)
2 BALL TOURNAMENT (15 and under, 16 and up)
2pm
Youth Center Gym.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

SOL Y RUMBA BAND
2-4:30pm
Stage. This musical ensemble is made up by some of the most talented Latin musicians in the D.C. metro area with extensive musical resumes. Founded in 1993 by singer-songwriter Maria Isolina, Sol y Rumba Band’s music ranges from cumbia, merengue, salsa and more.

MEMORIAL GATHERING
4 and 6pm
Grassy area behind Mother and Child statue. Come to honor those friends and relatives who have passed. There will be a motorcycle ride at 4pm, followed by a memorial gathering at 6pm. Please feel free to bring flowers to lay on the hill during the memorial service.

SISTA PAT’S ONE VIBE
5-7:30pm       
Stage. Entertaining audiences throughout the DMV for more than two decades, Sista Pat’s One Vibe offers a variety of musical flavors from blues, R&B, rock, pop, Motown, reggae, SOCA, latin and afrobeat. They appeal to every musical palette, so come get a taste of the band’s motto, “One TRIBE….One Vibe.”

THE NOWHERE MEN
8-11pm
Stage. Like to dance? Love that Motown sound, the great horn bands of the ’60s and ’70s and hits from artists like Earth, Wind & Fire; The Four Tops; Chicago; Stevie Wonder; The Temptations; Blood Sweat and Tears; Tower of Power and much more: Then you will love The Nowhere Men.


Sunday, September 4, 2022. 9am–11pm

“TOUR DE GREENBELT” BIKE RIDE
9-10:45am
New Deal Cafe. Join Mayor Emmett Jordan, Mayor Pro Tem Kristen Weaver, and Jeff and Laurie Lemieux from Proteus Bicycles on a bike ride around Greenbelt. The ride will take place in two stages, both starting at the New Deal Cafe. The first stage will leave at 9am and go to Greenbelt Station neighborhood in Greenbelt West. The second stage will leave at approximately 10am and go to Schrom Hills Park. NOTE: this is not a supported ride and may not be suitable for families with very young children.

GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-5pm
Community Center, Room 110. “The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus.”

BINGO
9am-11pm
Community Center Lawn. Head for the picnic tables for BINGO benefitting Greenbelt Youth Baseball.      

EGG SPOON RACE (ALL AGES)
10am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation          

SACK RACE (ALL AGES)
10:15am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

BADMINTON (ALL AGES)
10:30am         
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

CRAFT FAIR
11am-7pm
Roosevelt Center. Visit with local artists as they display their handmade crafts. 

WATER RELAY (ALL AGES)
11:30am
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation 

NEW BLUE SOUL FEATURING MARY SHAVER AND MIKE TASH 
Noon-1:30pm
Stage. Evolving from the Rogue Johnsen Trio (winners of 2017 DCBS Battle of the Bands), New Blue Soul’s line-up includes a powerhouse cast of veteran D.C. musicians. This sextet brings classic blues to the Festival.

CARNIVAL AND BOOTHS
Noon-10pm
Midway. Rides by Rosedale Attractions. Games, food, sale, and information booths presented by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets are sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment shows or events unless noted.

CHILDREN’S BINGO
1 pm
Youth Center.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT (ADULTS)
1pm                
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

RETRO TOWN FAIR
1-4pm
Greenbelt Museum, 10B Crescent. The Greenbelt Museum’s Retro Town Fair is much like those the earliest Greenbelters enjoyed starting in 1939. Ribbons will be awarded for the best entries in a number of categories, including flowers, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods, and needlework/sewing. Entries accepted 10-11:30am. Winners on display 1-4pm. All items must be picked up between 4-5pm.

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
1-6pm
Community Center Gym. View entries submitted by local artists and photographers – Vote for Community Favorites.

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR YOUTH
2pm
Youth Center.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT (ADULTS)
2pm
Braden Field.
Sponsored by Greenbelt Recreation

GREENBELT MUSEUM HOUSE
2-4pm
10-B Crescent Rd. The Greenbelt Museum’s historic home has been restored and furnished with objects from the period 1937-1952. See how Greenbelt’s families lived back then.

SOULFIED VILLAGE
2-4pm
Stage. “Soulfied”; Spirit-filled, brimming of feeling.   “Village”; a community, a group of people, family who have come together to play and sing from the heart.…. This is Soulfied Village. They bring to the Festival a bit of the old, new, and original music too! Funk, Rock, Pop, R&B, Neo-Soul, Gospel.…  Soulfied Village delivers the music you know and love while introducing you to their “home-grown” material.

RISING STARS PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
4:30-7:30pm
Stage. Performers will have the chance to display their talent. Come cheer on their performance.

LARRY NOEL 15K RACE AND 3K FUN RUN
5pm and 5:10pm
The DC Road Runners Club is conducting its annual Larry Noel Greenbelt 15K Race and 3K Fun Run. As in past years, the race will start on Northway at 5pm, and the Fun Run will start near the Youth Center at 5:10pm. Complete information and online registration are available at https://www.dcroadrunners.org/sign-up/greenbelt.
Sponsored by DC Road Runners

JOHNNY SEATON
8-11pm
Stage. Johnny Seaton wows audiences with his performance of the music of Elvis Presley.


Monday, September 5, 2022 9am–6pm

GREENBELT MUSEUM EXHIBITION
9am-5pm
Community Center, Room 110. “The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus.”

66th ANNUAL GREENBELT LABOR DAY PARADE
10am-Noon
The parade will entertain you with a variety of groups, demonstrating our community spirit and accentuating our city’s diverse cultural background. The Greenbelt Police Department Color Guard will lead off the parade, which will include a pipe and drum corps, numerous local community groups and businesses, fire trucks and local politicians. The Grand Marshal is Greenbelt’s Outstanding Citizen. Master of Ceremonies will be Dave Zahren, host of “It’s Academic.” Parade Route: Down Crescent Rd. from Greenhill to Southway. Parade is marshaled by members of the Prince George’s County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (PG-ARES) with assistance from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society.

CARNIVAL AND BOOTHS
11am-6pm
Midway. Rides by Rosedale Attractions. Games, food, sale, and information booths presented by Greenbelt organizations. Booths constructed and wired by Greenbelt Public Works Department. Ride tickets are sold by volunteers from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School National Honor Society. No charge for entertainment shows, or events unless noted.

BINGO
11am-6pm
Community Center Lawn. Head for the picnic tables for BINGO benefitting Greenbelt Youth Baseball.

TOURS OF THE GREENBELT MUSEUM HOUSE
11am-2pm
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
Noon-2pm
Greenbelt Community Church, Corner of Hillside and Crescent Rd. After parade. This annual event offers Festival goers a barbeque sandwich or hot dog, baked beans, slaw, chips, drink, and dessert for one reasonable price.

AWARD PRESENTATIONS
NOON -1pm
Stage. Presentation of awards for the Art Show, Photo Show, Best Entry in each parade category, and Best in Parade.

ART SHOW AND PHOTO SHOW
Noon-4pm
Community Center Gym – View entries submitted by local artists and photographers – Artists and photographers: pick up artwork and photos at 4:00.

CRAFT FAIR
Noon-7pm
Roosevelt Center. Visit with local artists as they display their handmade crafts.

ROCKABILLY REBELS
1-3pm
Stage. The Rockabilly Rebels are a four-piece group with two members who grew up in Greenbelt. Their show features the music of an era whose performers are as well known today as they were in their own time. Music from artists like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Johnny Rivers, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and bands like The Ventures, Santo and Johnny, The Surfaris, and many more.

PATTY REESE AND FRIENDS
3:30-6pm
Stage. Known for her Americana Blues style, Mid-Atlantic favorite Patty Reese has won 17 Washington Area Music Association Awards, (Wammies), including Artist of the Year and two-time Songwriter of the Year. Her virtuosic, dynamic vocal ease, solid guitar work, and engaging stage presence have audiences, critics, and DJs giving high praises and international airplay.

GREENBELT AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY PICNIC
3-7pm
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.