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Festivals, Tours, Races and More in Prince George’s County this Weekend

Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.


Need something to do this Labor Day?

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

Where:  101 Centerway, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 

When:  Friday, August 31 – Saturday, September, 1, 2012

Description:  A weekend-long celebration which includes: amusement rides, carnival games, live music, art exhibits and more.

Pricing: Free


Abbey Road on the River Festival

Where: 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland 20745 

When: Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3, 2012

Description:  Abbey Road on the River celebrates the music and legend of The Beatles. Live music performances and much more.

Pricing: $12.00 - $199.00.  For ticket information click HERE.


John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour

Where:   Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd, Clinton, Maryland 20735 

When:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Description:   Narrated bus tour on the trail of President Lincoln's assassin; advance reservations required.

Pricing: $75.00


Trains and Planes

Where:  1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, Maryland 20740

When:  Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Description:  Moving miniature trains, villages, tunnels, and depots help to depict different events in history.

Pricing:  $4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/ages 2-18, FREE/children under 2


Where:  1720 North Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD 

When: Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Description:  10 acres of corn maze that can be explored by day with 3D glasses or by night with flashlights.  Entrance also includes hay rides, petting zoo, pig races and more.

Pricing:  Free (*Additional fees are charged for moon bounce, pumpkin chuckin, barrel train and scarecrow making.)


Where:  1400 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC

When:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Why to Go:   Learn about the history of the monastery, the gardens and the friars who designed them, and the outdoor shrines from the Holy Land, Lourdes and other places.

Pricing:  Free


TNA Impact Basebrawl: Superstars of Wrestling

Where: Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie, MD 20716

When:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Description:  The superstars of TNA Impact Wrestling, as seen weekly on SPIKE TV come to Bowie, MD.

Pricing:  $12.00 - $52.00


Sunday Sunset Concerts at Allen Pond: The Electric Company (80’s Music)

Where:  Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie, MD 20716

When:  Sunday, September 2, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Description:  Each Sunday evening from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend, there is a concert at the Robert V. Setera Amphitheater.

Pricing: Free


Grand Prix of Baltimore

Where: Inner Harbor, Light Street and Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

When:  August 31 – September 2

Description:  Downtown Baltimore is transformed into a high-speed raceway for Indy-style cars. The three-day event will feature the Indy 500 and IZOD IndyCar Series, as well as the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

Pricing:  $5-$895


Maryland State Fair

Where:  Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD, 21093

When:  Daily thru Monday, September 3, 2012

Why to go:    Check out the LAST WEEKEND of the 2012 Maryland State Fair.

2012 Full Schedule of Events

LABOR DAY RIDE SPECIAL:  Monday, September 3rd, 2012 from 10 a.m. to Close.  Fairgoers pay $22 to ride an unlimited number of rides from 10AM to Close.

Pricing: Adult admission $8, Senior admission (62 & over) $6, Children (6 to 11) $3, children 5 and under are admitted FREE (Rides are not included).


Renaissance Festival

Where:  1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

When:  September 1, 2, 3, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Description:  The 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival celebrates the Renaissance era with period costumes, actors, games, food and more.

Pricing:  $7.00 - $17.00


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