Laurel Arts League

Day in the Park

44th Annual Day in the Park

Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m
Mason Park - Laurel, MS

Day in the Park is the Laurel Arts League’s largest annual event, which takes place the first Saturday each May in Mason Park. The day begins with a 5K race followed by a Fun Run. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy live music, student and juried art competitions, delicious festival cuisine, children’s activities, and the works of skilled craftsmen from across the region. 

Please contact the Laurel Arts League with any questions about Day in the Park.

5K Race and Fun Run

Day in the Park begins with a 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run for participants of all ages. The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m., immediately followed by the Fun Run. For more information, click here.

Artists and Craftsmen

After enjoying the performances, patrons can stroll the oak-lined paths and purchase hand-crafted goods from over 50 regional vendors. All artists and craftsmen may participate in the juried booth competition where they can win up to $750. Interested vendors must complete this registration form by April 2016.

Student Art Contest

Attendees can admire the Student Art Competition, which features works from elementary through high-school aged students. Students from public, private and home-schooled children may participate. Click here for more information.


Guests can revel in a variety entertainment acts on Mason Park's main stage throughout the day including dancing, blues, rock, country and local show choirs. For more information on entertainment, click here.


Festival concessionaires will offer a tantalizing array of food including hamburgers, corn dogs, barbecue, chicken-on-a-stick, funnel cakes, ice cream, lemonade and soft drinks. Interested concession vendors must complete this registration form by March 2016.

Children's Activities

Children can enjoy a variety of crafts including sand art, face painting and marble art. The Laurel Tree Board, Gamma Iota and the Lauren Rogers Museum will delight kids with the many supervised activities before they enjoy pony rides, a dunk tank and fun jumpers.

2015 Sponsors

Day in the Park could not happen without the support of our local sponsors.
We thank them for helping us continue this time-honored, Laurel tradition.

Sanderson Farms
Gilchrist Sumrall Yoder & Boone
Taxodium Energy Trustmark Bank Magonial State Bank Bush Construction
Bancorp South Jefferson Medical Associates Rasberry Financial Services Lori Hearn State Farm
 Hortman, Harlow, Bassi, Robinson & McDaniel 
 Gholson Burson Entrekin & Orr Tanner Construction 
Thermo-Kool Chris Albritton Construction  Ear Nose and Throat Surgical Clinic   The Chancellor Group 
Lee's Coffee & Tea Laurel Machine & Foundry  North Laurel Family Dentistry  King Tree Farm
ASR Consulting  Brian Ginn State Farm Family Dental Center of Laurel 
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