Marlborough Day is the annual Festival held in the historic town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on the Saturday before Mother's Day. This year, it falls on Saturday, May 11th, 2013.
This year's Parade Grand Marshall are the members of the 4-H Youth Development of Prince George's County.
Marlborough Day is a street festival with things for all ages; we kick off with a parade at 10am and continue through the day with live music, dance and martial arts performances, clowns and magicians, a moon bounce, library book sale, an animal show, arts and crafts vendors for last-minute Mother's Day gifts, information booths from government and non-profits and lots of great food.
Guests should take MD Route 4 to the Water Street exit towards the Prince George's Equestrian Center / Show Place Arena. If you are coming from US 301, take the MD 4 exit to Upper Marlboro. If you are coming from MD 202, turn right at MD 725, then there is an immediate left on Race Track Road that will take you to the Equestrian Center parking lots.
It's a short walk from the Equestrian Center to Main Street, but there is also a shuttle bus available.
Guests needing handicapped parking should take the Water Street exit towards the Town of Upper Marlboro, and park in the courthouse parking lot, across from Church Street and the 7-1.
Road closures will be the same as for 2010 and 2011 : Road Closures Maps
Gov. Oden Bowie Drive will be available as a detour around Main Street after the Parade is finished and we have verified that pedestrians are no longer in the street. We hope to have it re-opened by noon.
For those attempting to get from MD Route 4 to Old Marlboro Pike or Old Crain Highway you will be forced to turn at Church Street, but expect delays due to handicapped parking and police telling people to turn around to go back to the Equestrian Center to park.
For those attempting to get from Old Marlboro Pike or Old Crain Highway to MD Route 4; if you are heading east, you should take Old Marlboro Pike to access Route 4 at Richie Marlboro Road. If you are heading west, you can either use the access from Richie Marlboro Road or Old Crain Highway.
Members of St. Mary's church should have received parking passes for Saturday morning services. You should turn into the church's driveway on Main Street as the gate from Gov. Oden Bowie Drive will be blocked. Gov. Oden Bowie Drive should be re-opened at noon, and no parking passes necessary for evening services.
Parade partipants should arrive around 9am. The parade starts moving at 10am. If you did not provide the two 3x5 index cards with your submission, please come early as we need them completed as part of the check-in process.
For vendors & information booths, important times are:
Parade Participants and Vendors should approach the Town from the east on MD 725 (Main Street).
Parade participants should turn right on Gov. Oden Bowie Drive and park in the County Admin. Building parking garage, on the left. (Please note -- we only have permission to use the middle and upper levels; floats and oversized vehicles should remain on the street)
Vendors should stop at the checkpoint near Pratt Street to verify their vendor location, then continue on Main Street to unload their vehicles, and then move their vehicle to off-street parking. Main street will be one-way for vendor setup and teardown.
Vendors may park at :
Entertainers should approach as per the instructions for Guest Handicapped parking. Entertainers at the Food Court Stage or Water Street Dance Stage may wish to park at the old school building across from the Post Office on Elm Street. (this would require approaching the town via Old Crain Highway or Old Marlboro Pike).
Vehicles must be off the streets by 9am. Vendors may not move their vehicles back onto the streets until 5pm. Normal traffic resumes at 6pm.
Volunteers will have lists of the space assignments to be able to direct you to your location.
(although, it's really late at this point)
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