Like carnival rides? Face painting? Corndogs? Vegan mac-n-cheese? Then this is your weekend.
For nearly 60 years, Greenbelt residents have been able to celebrate the contribution of the nations workers at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival.
This year, the festival will run from Fri., August 30 – Mon., September 2 at the Roosevelt Center at 101 Centerway.
There will be a used book sale, the Miss Greenbelt Pageant and games along with plenty of entertainment.
For the adventurous:
Ride until you can’t stand up with $12 all you can ride wristbands, available at the Co-op Supermarket until Noon on Friday.
For the arts-minded there will be plenty of arts exhibits and related events at the Community Center:Art Show and Photo Show
Saturday, August 31, 2013 1 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 1, 2013 1 to 6 p.m.
Monday, September 2, 2013 1 to 4 p.m.
Artists Studio Open House
Sunday, September 1, 2013 1-4 p.m.
Art Quilt Exhibition
“Meditative and richly-textured abstract works created by a former Artist in Residence at the Greenbelt Community Center.”
Adoption Photo Exhibition
“The Freddie Mac Foundation’s Heart Gallery features photographic portraits of local children in need of adoption”
Greenbelt Museum House, 10-B Crescent Road
“See how Greenbelt’s families lived in the 1930s and 1940s”
For the music lovers, four days of live music including (from the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival website):
- The Midnight Movers,, authentic soul and Motown sounds, led by the dynamic trumpeter and vocalist Curtis Pope.
- The Bruce Swaim Quartet is one of Washington DC’s premier jazz groups. They perform standards as well as original compositions.
- CPR Band, a mix of rock and soul that’s been packing dance floors in the Washington/Baltimore area for 20 years.
- Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes’ is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock ‘n’ roll in between.
- Johnny Seaton and Bad Behavior play the music of Elvis Presley.
- Mary Shaver Band features high-energy vocals, gutsy guitar riffs, and soulful drumming.
- Fabulous Hubcaps have been touring for 40 years. They continue to be the nation’s most sought after Nostalgic Classic Rock & Roll band.
- Jackie Scott and the House Wreckers combine blues and r&b packed with soul.