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Laurel Lakefest 2024
May 24, 2024 | 11:00am-3:00pm
Granville Gude Park & Lakefront 

Join us for the opening weekend of our boating operations with our annual Lakefest. Games, food, hayrides, moon bounces, face painting, music, and much more will take place, Enjoy a day of free outdoor fun! 


You’re definitely in for a treat at Lakefest in Laurel, Maryland! Here’s a breakdown of the fun:

  • Games: Various games to suit all ages and interests. 

  • Food: Indulge in fest fare like burgers and fries from local vendors. 

  • Hayrides: Enjoy scenic hayrides around the lake inside the beautiful park

  • Moon Bounces: Bounce for around in inflatable moon bounces.

  • Face Painting:. A variety of characters, designs & colors  available

  • Music: There’s something for everyone to groove to throughout the day.

    Street parking is available on Mulberry street.  
    Additional information on Laurel Lakefest 2024 can be found below. 

Granville Gude Park is a 29-acre park that was dedicated to the City as part of the Laurel Lakes Development in 1984. The Lakehouse was constructed in 1986.

The Park features a lakehouse with a snack bar, two lakes, picnic pavilions, grills, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, a state-of-the-art playground, a boat dock with paddle boat rentals, 1.25 miles of hiker/biker trails, open play areas, and an outdoor stage.

Nearby Lake
In 1900 the City completed a public water supply system from “Cull Lake” (Laurel Lake) as a source. The history of the Lake goes back to the beginnings of Laurel.

The park hosts many community events, such as the July 4th Celebration, Movies in the Park, Eggstravaganza at Easter, etc.  The picnic pavilions and lakehouse are available for rental to private groups or organizations.