There are a lot of fun and unique events happening in College Park these days – from arts and music to exercise to celebrations. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the events and things to do that repeat or are ongoing!

Art Classes at UMD

The Studio A fall course and workshop listing is online now! Registration is open until classes are filled. Classes and workshops include topics from Airbrush Art, Drawing and Painting, Adobe Suite, Taekwondo, Ceramics, Dance, Yoga, Guitar, and Storytelling.

Location: Studio A, formerly known as The Art and Learning Center
Time / Date: Ongoing – See class listings online to see what classes are being offered and to sign up!

College Park Blues Festival

This is the 12th annual College Park Blues Fest! The FREE event features live bands, dancing (of course!), vendors, craft beers and more!

Location: Ritchie Coliseum, 7675 Baltimore Ave
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

College Park Day

Join your friends, neighbors and the entire City of College Park community at the 10th Annual College Park Day Festival. Enjoy a fun filled day of free activities, music all day, engaging community exhibitors, unique vendors, and fantastic food!

Location: College Park Aviation Museum
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

College Park parkrun

Join over 1000 people who have already taken part in College Park’s free, community-led 5k run/walk. Participants run for their own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Every week runners grab a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park.

Location: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD 20740
Date: Every Saturday morning
Time: 9:00 a.m.

The Community Yoga

Focuses on learning yoga positions and correct alignment to build strength and increase flexibility. The class includes mindful movements and stretches. The use of props is encouraged. Mindful breath work is also included to balance the practice. Perfect for all practitioners. The classes are FREE and open to College Park Residents.

Location: The Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Time: (1) Beginners YOGA @ 8:30 a.m – 9:30 a.m (2) Gentle YOGA Class @ 9:45 a.m – 10:45 a.m
Date: Saturday mornings, October: 12, 19 & 26 | November: 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 | December: 7, 14, 21 & 28

Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). The event brings together the College Park community to beautify shared spaces, educate and engage in sustainable practices, and take pride in Greater College Park. Join us for the 9th Annual Good Neighbor Day this spring!

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Location/ Time: TBD

Looney’s Pub of College Park

Head over to Looney’s Pub on Wednesday’s for weekly Trivia @ 7:00 p.m. and Karaoke at 10:00 p.m.
Co-Owners Bill Larney and Steve Litrenta brought together their vision of what the perfect bar would be like…a place with awesome food, lots of beer on tap, plenty to do while hanging out and any sports game you want to watch on the tube. They’ve also got great daily food and drink specials! Located directly across the street from Town Hall.

Location: 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740
Time: Trivia @ 7:00 p.m. & Karaoke at 10:00 p.m.
Date: Every Wednesday night

Maryland Day

The University of Maryland invites you come to College Park and celebrate Maryland Day, a day of learning, fun and discovery. At the 22nd annual edition, you’ll find a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities where you can explore our world of fearless ideas.

Location: The University of Maryland
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

NextNOW Fest

An inspiring experience that celebrates imagination, creativity, and community by amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and the country. NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms and shapes our future.

Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019 & Saturday, 14, 2019

Outdoor Performance Series

The series is meant to enhance public spaces in College Park with art and music, bring the community together, articulate the area’s history, and give cultural context to new development.

For more details on our latest shows, check out our Events Page on Facebook.

Location: (M) The Hotel at the University of Maryland, (F) Little Tavern Park
Time: Monday & Fridays, through October 25, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rally in 10 Adult Beginner Tennis Lessons

Rally in 10 is JTCC’s introductory fitness and tennis class, perfect for those who have never played tennis before and those returning after a long hiatus. All equipment is provided, so you don’t even need your own tennis racquet!

Location: 5200 Campus Drive, College Park, MD
Time/ Date: Various classes offered throughout the week in the morning and evening, check their website for more information.

The Together Program

The Together Program is a free program that helps Couples and families find relationship and financial success. This workshop series will take place every Saturday for 6 consecutive weeks.

Location: Family Science Department, School of Public Health, 4200 Valley Drive. College Park, MD 20740
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Date: Beginning Saturday, October 12, 2019 – Saturday, November 16, 2019

Yoga in the Parks

Yoga in the Parks is a FREE yoga program with classes that take place in the beautiful outdoors! Enjoy the peace and serenity of a yoga class in one of many of our scenic park settings. Try yoga by Lake Artemesia or near the quiet Henson Creek Trail at Tucker Road! Either way you are in for a relaxing experience. Namaste!


Checkout the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) online events calendar for more free events in College Park, like Fitness in the Parks: Family Yoga (Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m., through October, 2019).

Location: M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County
Time: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Time: 9:00 pm – 11:00 a.m.


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