September 23, 2021

30th Annual Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, to Celebrate ‘Health Care Workers’ as Grand Marshals and Will Feature County Executive Elrich

“Better Together” will be the theme on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the 30th Annual Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival. The theme reflects the community’s strong diversity. County Executive Marc Elrich is expected to be part of the festivities and the grand marshals of the parade will be “Health Care Workers.”

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. from Paint Branch High School, which is located at 14121 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville, It will proceed to the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, and Marilyn J. Praisner Library, which are located at 14910 Old Columbia Pike. The festival will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at that site.

“Bloom by Strathmore” will provide live music ranging from Latin Pop to steel pan at the festival. Family activities will include face painting for children, rock climbing, inflatables, an obstacle course and youth games. Numerous health care and social service organizations will be at the festival providing information. There will be a Musa martial arts demonstration and Montgomery County Animal Services will be at the festival with information about adopting pets. The festival will include food and service vendors.

Old Columbia Pike will be closed from Old Briggs Chaney Road (Paint Branch High School) to Marilyn J. Praisner Library from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:30 a.m. to accommodate the parade route. Perrywood Drive also will be closed from Carson Drive to Old Columbia Pike from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m.

Those wanting to drive to the site of the parade are advised to arrive before 9:30 a.m. and park at Banneker Middle School, Paint Branch High School or on local streets. Old Columbia Pike also is served by Ride-On 39 or Metrobus Z6/Z8 routes.

Additional information about Burtonsville Day can be found on its flyer at