Hop on one of two free shuttles to the event: free parking and shuttle at the former 94th Aero Squadron 5240 Paint Branch Parkway; or the free shuttle from University of Maryland Stamp Student Union and come on over for some great food, good music, and fun for the whole family!
Come get some Grub! Our food vendors will feature savory delights from around the globe, and Curbside Cupcakes will bring cupcake bliss to all of your senses! Our food area will also feature award winning BBQ, Hot Dogs for the kids as well as delicious pupusas.
Are you a Harry Potter Fan? Watch the Quidditch exhibition on the grassy pitch by our own Maryland Flying Wizard Turtles! Maybe you are a budding tennis superstar? Head on over and hit some balls around at one of our sponsors, the Tennis Center at College Park’s mobile court at the event!
Be sure to stop by over 70 community or business exhibitor booths and get information on how to start your kids college savings account, buy some unique items, learn to to reduce your carbon footprint, or get some literature from our community partners!
Check out the finalists from the elementary school poster contest “The Unique Diversity of our Community” sponsored by Capital One Bank. Finalists from each elementary school in College Park in age categories grades 1-3 and grades 4-6 who submitted their artwork will face off for a chance to win $ towards a college scholarship account at the local Capital One Bank branch on Baltimore Avenue. A special panel of judges will select one overall winner who will be announced onstage by Mayor Andrew Fellows at 2:00pm! Come and see who wins!
On stage we’ll have a variety of entertainment for the eyes and the ears! Local community and University of Maryland bands, dance groups and martial artists will entertain you all afternoon!
We’ll also have a “green living” area that will help put you on the path to reduce your carbon footprint and bring sustainability to your home and the community. Behnke’s nursery will be talking about their Bay Safe program, handing out coupons to get a discount at their nursery and other surprises! Maybe you want to purchase a rain barrel to capture water for your garden next summer from Roll out the Rain Barrels; or stop by and talk with our very own Department of Public Works about composting or their wood mulch program and other ways to be Green in College Park!
Bring the kids so they can have fun on the giant inflatable castle or obstacle course, play some ring toss and get their faces painted. Ever want to try on firefighters gear or check out the cool officers on Segway’s?
You can do it all at this year’s festival!
Important Parking Information
Although parking restrictions will be lifted during the hours of College Park Day (11:00am – 3:00pm) in the Lakeland neighborhood, it is recommended that those driving to the event park at one of two locations and use our free shuttle service:
Shuttle Route #1 – 5240 Paint Branch Parkway/94th Aero Squadron Lot (Next to the Tennis Center)
Park in our free parking lot located at the home of the former 94th Aero Squadron at 5240 Paint Branch Parkway and take the free shuttle to the event.
The shuttle will run between the College Park Community Center, the College Park Metro Station, and the 94th Aero Squadron Parking lot approximately every 15 – 20 minutes in a loop depending on Rt. 1 traffic.
Shuttle Operation 10:45pm – 3:30pm
Shuttle Route #2 – Stamp Student Union to College Park Community Center
Park in any of the University of Maryland lots at the posted campus rate ($), and take the free shuttle from the Stamp Student Union to the College Park Community Center. We anticipate this shuttle to run between locations every 15- 20 minutes depending on campus and Rt. 1 traffic.
Shuttle Operation 10:30am – 3:30pm
Arrive via the METRO! Take the green line to the College Park – U of MD metro stop.
Meet our free shuttle route #2 at the bus stop outside the station and we’ll take you to the event.
Shuttle Operation 10:30am – 3:30pm