The City of Laurel, 44th Annual Day in the Park

44th Annual Day in the Park

Mason Park 9:00 a.m. until 3:00

5K Race and Fun Run

Day in the Park begins with a 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run for participants of all ages. The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Fun Run. Entry fee is $2o (pre-register) or $25 (day of event). $10 Fun Run – with t-shirts for those who pre-register.

Artists and Craftsmen

After enjoying the performances, patrons can stroll the oak-lined paths and purchase hand-crafted goods from over 50 regional vendors. All artists and craftsmen may participate in the juried booth competition where they can win up to $500. Interested vendors must complete this registration form by April 22, 2016.

Student Art Contest

Attendees can admire the Student Art Competition, which features works from elementary through high-school aged students. Students from public, private and home-schooled children may participate. Click here for more information.


Guests can revel in a variety entertainment acts on Mason Park’s main stage throughout the day including dancing, blues, rock, country and local show choirs. For more information on entertainment, click here.


Festival concessionaires will offer a tantalizing array of food including hamburgers, corn dogs, barbecue, chicken-on-a-stick, funnel cakes, ice cream, lemonade and soft drinks. Interested concession vendors must complete this registration form by March 25, 2016.

Children’s Activities

Children can enjoy a variety of crafts including sand art, face painting and marble art. The Laurel Tree Board, Gamma Iota and the Lauren Rogers Museum will delight kids with the many supervised activities before they enjoy pony rides, a dunk tank and fun jumpers.