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January 2020

Anniversary Kick-Off

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Celebration begins! The Mayor & City Council of Laurel, MD kick off the City’s 150th Anniversary Celebration at their first meeting of the year on January 13, 2020.  The 150th Committee will reveal the celebration’s theme and highlight some of the year’s events.  These will include the Laurel Museum 150th Exhibit Opening, a Scavenger Hunt, Time Capsule Opening, 150th Anniversary Gala, A Day at the Races, Laurel Anniversary Run/Walk, and many others, culminating in Celebrate Laurel Today, a multicultural…

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February 2020

Laurel Historical Society Exhibit Opening: Unpacking Laurel’s Past: 150 Years on Display, 1870-2020

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Laurel Historical Society celebrates 150 years of Laurel’s history by unpacking some of the best, biggest, and most beautiful items in our collection. Many have never been on exhibit before. Learn about the people, places, and things that make our community unique. Free admission and group tours available. Open hours Wed/Fri 10-2 and Sunday 1-4 from February – December. 150th Passport books and first Passport stamp available.

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Laurel at 150

February 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Laurel History Boys will present a lively and sometimes amusing recap of Laurel’s 150 years using photos, artifacts, and documents at the Laurel Police Department's Partnership Activity Center. How much do you know about Laurel’s history?

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March 2020

City of Laurel Open House

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This annual event on the first Sunday in March highlights Laurel’s many businesses and civic organizations, including faith-based organizations, environmental, service and community groups, sports and other activities.  It’s a great way to learn more about what Laurel has to offer every family member. This anniversary year, the City of Laurel’s Open House will feature special displays and giveaways for all who attend.

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Laurel High School International Night Show

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Laurel High School students represent 50 countries or more – a true mini United Nations. International Night celebrates this diversity with a medley of music, poetry, song and dance from around the world showcasing ethnic costumes and preceded by an International Flags ceremony. Featured student performers will include members of the African, Hispanic, and Caribbean student associations and honor societies. Poetry and story readings in the intimate Black Box theater beside the auditorium add to the evenings’ cultural richness.

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POSTPONED: Digging up the 1995 Time Capsule

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Due to the Laurel Museum CLOSING their exhibit from March 15 - March 27, in light of the State's recommendations from COVID-19, this event has been POSTPONED. Please continue to follow our website for updates as they become available. Before we create a new time capsule, we’ll discover how the one buried during the 125th Anniversary survived. Join us as we dig up the two time capsules buried 6 feet deep in the front lawn of the Laurel Museum in…

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POSTPONED: Family Scavenger Hunt: Historic Laurel

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Due to the Prince George's County Memorial Library System CLOSING ALL LIBRARIES from March 16 - March 27 due to the recommendations of the State of Maryland from COVID-19, this event has been POSTPONED. Please continue to check back to our website for any other updates as they become available. Say cheese! Charge your cell phones, put on your walking shoes and bring water in preparation for this fun, interactive exploration of Historic Laurel. In this self-guided tour that starts…

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April 2020

150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk Benefiting Diabetes Awareness

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Diabetes is life changing!  In addition to millions of people diagnosed with diabetes, there are millions unaware they are diabetic or prediabetic.  The City of Laurel 150th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk/Fun Walk will raise funds for a new Laurel diabetes awareness initiative. Online Registration at bluecheetahtiming.com

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Patuxent River Clean Up

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the pavilions at Riverfront Park where volunteers will be issued tools and equipment to help remove trash and debris from the river bank and the adjoining parkland. This volunteer effort is part of a State wide program coordinated by the Patuxent River Keepers to help improve the water quality and flow of the Patuxent River and the surrounding Chesapeake watershed   All ages welcome.

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Laurel Historical Society Gala

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Sure to be the don’t-miss event of the year, this year’s Laurel Historical Society Gala theme celebrates the City’s 150th on the actual anniversary day.Held in partnership with the Laurel 150th Committee, this year’s Gala returns to Laurel Park with its expansive and newly renovated spaces. It will be an evening filled with surprises, music, dancing, live and silent auctions with lots of added touches to commemorate this important Laurel anniversary. This formal but festive affair, which raises funds for…

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