And Route One Fun’s Weekend Guides are back! This weekend’s a winner with fun events like Greenbelt’s Labor Day Festival (weekend-long event!), Hyattsville’s Hilltop House Rocks concert, Brentwood’s First Saturday at The Collective, outdoor yoga and more! Happy Labor Day, Route One!
Riverdale Park Farmers Market
One of my fave farmers markets! We love strolling around the Riverdale Park Farmers Market, buying some fresh, local produce, grabbing a bite from one of the vendors and then heading to Town Center Market for a tasty beverage.
Where: 6204 Rhode Island Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD
Cost: No entry fee.
Open Mic hosted by Mary Bowman
Mary Bowman is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, singer, and poet native to the Washington, DC area. Drawing from personal experience, both transparent and vulnerable whether, in poetry or song, her words allow her access to spaces that aren’t traditionally artistic. From local open mic nights to international conferences and beyond, Mary shares herself openly and proudly.When: 9pm
Where: Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville
Cost: $5 cover
Greenbelt Museum Exhibition
The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus.
Where: Greenbelt Community Center, Room 110
Yoga in the Parks
Designed for all levels. Certified yoga instructors. Come and see what the calm is all about!
Where: Ellen Linson Splash Park, College Park
Summer Concert Series
Come out and see local and talented musician Bradley Rhodes from Melodime! (We’ve enjoyed this before, especially when you bring or pick up some dinner to enjoy over the music.)
When: 6-8pm (weather permitting)
Where: Bear Square inside Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale Park
Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes
Catch this great blues band at the main stage!
Where: Greenbelt Labor Day Festival, 43 Lakeside Drive, Greenbelt
Greenbelt Museum Walking Tour
Join the Greenbelt Museum for a history-filled walking tour! Learn about Greenbelt’s unique design and why the community is a National Historic Landmark. Space is limited.
Where: 10B Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Yoga at Lake Artemesia
Where: Lake Artemesia, College Park
Here’s your chance to learn how to craft a beautiful espresso drink! We’ll discuss coffee from seed to cup in addition to learning fundamental steaming and pouring techniques.
Where: Vigilante Coffee Company, Hyattsville
First Saturday at The Collective
Browse a store full of locally sourced and created art, fashion and fun! From 2-5pm, meet the makers of the various products on display for sale!
Where: 4303 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free (no entry fee)
Patty Reese’s soulful expression and powerhouse pipes have prompted comparisons with the likes of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Dylan.When: 5-7:30pm
Where: Greenbelt, Main Stage
Tour de Greenbelt with the Mayor
Join us for our annual Labor Day ride with Greenbelt’s own Mayor Jordan. Mayor Jordan will lead a 2 part ride to show off our great biking in Greenbelt. We’ll do 2 one hour 6 mile loops: The first loop will leave at 9am to explore Greenbelt Station and the Indian Creek Trail. The second loop will depart around 10am (depending on when the first loop returns) and take a spin out to Schrom Hills Park. Maybe stick around afterwards to check out the Greenbelt Farmers Market?! When: 9am-11am
Where: Rides start and end at the New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt
Greenbelt Farmers Market
Check out this cool & big farmers market offering produce, pasture-raised meats, sustainable seafood, soaps, crepes, ice cream, breads and baked goods, goat cheese & more! When done shopping, head to the New Deal Cafe for some nosh and/or a coffee by Vigilante!
Where: 25 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt
Cost: No entry fee
Carnival and Booths
Rides by Sherwood Amusement; games, food and information booths by Greenbelt organizations.
When: Noon – 10pm
Where: Greenbelt Festival
Cost: Free (no entry fee)