The city of Greenbelt will celebrate its 59th Labor Day Festival with a mix of city history, county fair traditions and carnival flair.
The festivities begin Aug. 30 and continue through Labor Day, Sept. 2. All events will take place at the Roosevelt Center, located at 101 Centerway in Greenbelt.
Highlights on Friday include the opening ceremonies, an archery demonstration, and a concert by Johnny Seaton and Bad Behavior. Saturday features circus performances, roller skating, and a children’s pet show.
On Sunday, residents can travel back to 1939 at the Retro Town Fair, which will feature needlework, baked goods, and canned goods exhibitions. Other highlights include the second night of the Miss Greenbelt pageant and the Larry Noël Greenbelt 15K Race and 3K Fun Run.
Monday’s big event will be the 59th annual Labor Day Parade from 10 a.m. to noon. Community organizations and performers will walk down Crescent Road from Greenhill to Centerway.
Residents are encouraged to take shuttles to the festival due to limited parking at the Roosevelt Center. Shuttles will be departing from Greenbelt Elementary School, Green Ridge House and Eleanor Roosevelt High School every 30 minutes and arriving at the city offices.Wristband vouchers are already on sale at the Greenbelt Co-Op. The vouchers are $12 and can be redeemed for afternoon rides on Saturday or Sunday.
For more information, visit http://greenbeltlaborday.com/.