Day in the Park is the Laurel Arts League’s largest annual event, which takes place the first Saturday each May in Mason Park. The day begins with a 5K race followed by a Fun Run. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy live music, student and juried art competitions, delicious festival cuisine, children’s activities, and the works of skilled craftsmen from across the region.
Please contact the Laurel Arts League with any questions about Day in the Park.
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May 7, 2022
Mason Park, Laurel MS
The Day in the Park Races kick off the day with the
annual 5K race that starts at 8:00 a.m. in the park on 18th
Street (rain or shine), followed immediately by the one-mile
fun run. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and awards will be
presented at 9:00 a.m.
Entertainment begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a variety of performances including rhythm, blues, country,
variety, popular and jazz. Bring your Lawn chair and come enjoy!
Join us at 9:00 a.m. by visiting and shopping with our Arts and Crafts vendors who will be located throughout the park. Shop for those one-of-a-kind creations, Mother’s Day gifts, Christmas gifts or something special for the kids!
Day in the Park Juried Booth invites arts and crafts vendors to participate in juried art. Entries will be judged and cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st place - $500; 2nd place - $250; and 3rd place - $150.
In addition to the registration fee of $75, there will be a non-refundable fee of $25 for a juried booth.
Festival concessionaires will offer a tantalizing array of Food including hamburgers, corndogs, barbecue, chicken-on-astick, funnel cakes, ice cream, lemonade and soft drinks.
May 7, 2022
Students from Kindergarten to 12th grade exhibit their art in a large tent at Day in the Park. Judged by local artists and art educators, the winners are given a small scholarship and ribbon. We welcome
the participation of students from public and private schools
as well as home-schooled children.
Local civic organizations, churches and businesses provide fun opportunities for children to get hands-on with art and crafts throughout the day! Make sand art, get your face painted, and much more!
Every year a local arts designs a unique t-shirt.
They're for sale at Day in the Park
and select retail locations around Laurel.
Check back for a list of retailers!