2022 marks the 10th anniversary of College Park Day! This wonderful City hosted activity also marks its return since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of College Park’s signature event features a wide array of activities, entertainment, and fun to celebrate the community. There’s live music, food and drink vendors, a kids and family zone with a dedicated stage, attractions, games, community exhibitors, and free entry to the College Park Aviation Museum. The event is open to the public and free to attend.

This year there will be about 150 participating organizations including sponsors, merchants, food and drink vendors, entertainment artists, and community information booths and vendors. Helicopter crews also landed and displayed their equipment on the airport grounds. Close to 8,000 community members are expected to attend!

Live entertainment on the main stage features performances by the Wild Anacostias, East River Band, Groovalicious, and MONSOON & S.T.O.R.M Reggae Band. To view a full list of entertainment, along with a schedule of performance times here.

Main Stage 

Noon – 1 p.m.: The Wild Anacostias – marching brass band, cajun, zydeco and R&B.

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: East River Band –  is a four-piece rock band based out of the DMV area.

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Groovalicious – 70s Dance Band & Disco Revival

4:15 – 5:45 p.m.: MONSOON & S.T.O.R.M: – D.C. based ragged band

For Kids: 

This year, there is a dedicated kid’s zone with live music performances and activities. Performers on the Family Stage include: The Great Zucchini, Barry Louis Polisar, Sense of Wonder, and a Paper Airplane Competition. Pop-up performances include Terrapin Brass QuintetGymkana’s action-packed acrobatic performance, and EducArte Afro-Brazilian Drumming, presented by the College Park Arts Exchange.

Additionally, there are a number of kid-friendly activities – from Bounce Houses,  and Obstacle Courses to a Climb Wall and Arts & Crafts.

Family Stage

Noon – 1 p.m.: Sense of Wonder Family Concert

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.: The Great Zucchini Magic Show

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Barry Louis Polisar Family Concert

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Zumba

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: College Park Paper Airplane Challenge

4:00- 5:00 p.m.: Bridgette Michaels Children’s Music

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Zig Zag Magic Show

Pop-Up Performances

1:00 p.m.: Terrapin Brass

2:00 p.m.: Gymkana

4:30 p.m.: EducArte Afro-Brazilian Drumming

Food: There will be a plethora of food and drink vendors – many of which are local:

  • Taim Mediterranean Kitchen
  • Big D’s Wings
  • Jamaican Country Kitchen
  • Kodi’s Grill
  • Mr. Magic
  • Taqueria Habanero
  • Franklin’s Brewery
  • Bill’s Backyard BBQ
  • Amity Kitchen
  • Cocineros
  • Tatak Pinoy Fil-Asian Cuisine and Street Food
  • Cakelady Desserts
  • Turtle’s Tasty Treats
  • Denizen’s Brewery

When: Saturday, October 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: 

College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive

College Park, MD 20740

Transportation:

Free Parking is available at the following locations:

    • Corner lot at Corporal Frank Scott Drive and Lehigh Road
    • College Park – UMD Metro Station WMATA garage
    • Wells Ice Rink/Linson Pool.

Access by metro is available via the Green line at the U of MD stop. The event is a four block walk away. College Park Day is also accessible via College Park’s extensive bike/walking trail network.

Trolley Trail: Bike riders who don’t mind a little bit of on-street riding can cross under the rail tracks at the College Park METRO station (Calvert Road), and then cross campus Drive at River Road to access the festival.  Users who don’t want to ride on the street can take the Trolley Trail to Lake Artemesia, and then access the southbound Northeast Branch Trail around the College Park Aviation Museum to the signposted path leading behind the JTCC and to College Park Day.

Northeast Branch Trail: Accessing College Park day from the northeast branch trail is easy!  Watch for the signs from the Northeast Branch Trail segment between the College Park Aviation Museum and Campus Drive.  These signs will lead you down a side path behind the JTCC Tennis Center, and directly to the parking lot of the Aviation Museum where College Park Day is taking place.

Bike racks will be on location in a sectioned-off area with an event volunteer in place to monitor.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, click here. For more information, visit College Park Day’s website.

College Park Day Returns!