City celebrates 133 years with return of parade, carnival

The Hyattsville Anniversary Carnival starts Thursday, April 25. Photo by Krissi Humbard

By MAYA KOEPPEN — Throw some confetti and get ready to celebrate Hyattsville’s 133rd Anniversary this weekend at Magruder Park with nonstop fun from April 25th through April 28th. With a parade, food, rides, fireworks and so much more, this is sure to be a weekend you’re not going to want to miss.

Thursday, April 25- Sunday, April 28

No party is complete without fried food and some ring tossing! Check out the Anniversary Carnival on April 25th, 5-9 p.m.; April 26th, 5-10 p.m.; April 27th, 12-10 p.m.; and April 28th, 12-5 p.m.

Be on the lookout for Mandy the Clown both Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday, April 27

The weekend festivities will kick off with the Anniversary Parade at 11 a.m, starting at Hyattsville Middle School. The route will then pass through 42nd Avenue, Jefferson Street, and Hamilton Street before finishing at Magruder Park. Local organizations are invited to sign up to participate in the parade.

Special parking restrictions will be in effect before and during the parade along the route from Hyattsville Middle School along 42nd Avenue (starting at Oliver Street), Jefferson Street, and Hamilton Street (between Gallatin Street and 40th Place up to 37th Place) until it reaches the reviewing stage at Magruder Park. The parade route will be designated a NO PARKING area between the hours of 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

After the parade, residents can stop by Northwestern High School’s Community Day fair from 1-4 p.m. featuring performances and local resources put together by students.

Residents will also be given to chance to participate in early voting throughout the day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Magruder Park Recreation Center.

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for the DMV’s N2N band to take the park stage from 6:30-8:30 p.m with their mix of old and new R&B, soul, pop and Motown. Residents can also enjoy a local craft beer from Calvert Brewing Company, one of Maryland’s largest breweries. Last but not least, sit back, relax and enjoy the fireworks show starting at dusk!

Interested in volunteering? Check out the Volunteer Services page for opportunities to help out throughout the weekend.

Visit the city’s anniversary festival page for more details. Any additional questions? Call (301) 985-5000.

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