Day in the Park

About the Event

Although it is a heartbreaking decision to make, the board and members of Laurel Arts League believe that it is in the best interest of our community, organization, and it’s members to cancel our plans for a May 2, 2020 Day in the Park. For information please click here.

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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About Day in the Park


Race the 5K and Fun Run

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.


Enjoy Live Music

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!


Purchase Art from Regional Artists

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, barb

Grab A Bite

Festival concessionaires will offer a tantalizing array of Food including hamburgers, corndogs, barbecue, chicken-on-astick, funnel cakes, ice cream, lemonade and soft drinks.

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View the Local Student Art Exhibit

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.


Create Art and Crafts with your 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! 


Buy the T-shirt and support the arts in Laurel!

Every year a local arts designs a unique t-shirt.

They're for sale at Day in the Park or Misty's in Laurel.