City Anniversary Festival

See the Award Winners from the City's 132nd Anniversary Parade Here!
¡Vean Aquí la Lista de Ganadores de Premios del Desfile del Aniversario 132º!

Parade - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11 AM

This year's Anniversary Parade will step off at 11 a.m. from Hyattsville Middle School (6001 42nd Avenue) and follow 42nd Avenue, Jefferson Street, and Hamilton Street until it reaches the reviewing stage at Magruder Park. You can see a map of the parade route with more details in English and in Spanish here.

We're looking for groups of all ages and sizes to participate! We'd love to see your community groups, church groups, scouts, school and other youth groups, classic cars, marching bands, majorettes, step teams, fire & police units. So gather your friends and make banners, flags and t-shirts; decorate bikes, wagons and baby strollers; build a float that represents your group and join in the fun!

To participate in the parade, please complete the online Parade Participant Form..

Interested in the behind-the-scenes planning for the parade?  Take a look at our video.

Parking restrictions will be in place before and during the Parade.  For details, please review the City's Parade Parking Restrictions Notification.

Anniversary Carnival - Thursday, April 12 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Carnival will be back in Magruder Park!

Days & Times

  • Thursday, April 12, 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13, 5 - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 12 Noon - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, 12 Noon - 5 p.m.


  • Carnival Amusements for the whole family! Rides, games &. food concessions 
  • Live Music from Timbason La Original, Beer and Food Sales, Saturday, April 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Mandy the Clown all day Saturday & Sunday
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Northwestern High School Community Day: April 14, 2018, 1 - 4 PM

Learn more about the community resources and cool performances, all brought to us by the students of Northwestern High School, here!

FIREWORKS! Saturday, April 14, 2018, at dusk

Bring a blanket & all of your friends to Magruder Park and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show to cap off the Festival!

Questions? Please contact the Department of Community Services by phone at 301-985-5021 or email .

Interested in Volunteering? Visit our Volunteer Services page for information on volunteering for the Anniversary Festival and other volunteer activities.