Released on October 14, 2022 - 3:15pm

The Coronavirus pandemic and Mother Nature’s wrath in May delayed the return of the Laurel Board of Trade’s Main Street Festival, but it is back this weekend, LIVE, with all the bells and whistles.

All the fun begins with a parade at 9 am, on Saturday October 15, 2022, and will continue until 4 pm along Main Street. 

More than 40 parade participants—including dozens of interesting vehicles, cool cars, walkers, and marchers will greet and entertain festival goers on Main Street between 6th and 8th Street. Beloved retired Laurel Police Corporal Joe Johnston is this year’s Grand Marshal along with the Laurel City Council.

The Laurel Senior High School drum band is marching, and so is the LHS Homecoming Court from all three grades, and the school’s cheerleaders.

Dozens of community groups, first responders, and your neighbors are also in the parade—too many to name, so come say hi tomorrow.

If you can’t come in person, Laurel TV and the City of Laurel-Government Facebook page will be broadcasting it LIVE. Laurel TV is on Comcast channels 996 and 71 and Verizon channel 12. You can also watch a Live stream at from anywhere!

Couple of quick reminders:

  • there is no designated parking area for the parade and festival. Find a spot along the side streets and stake out your viewing area early.
  • Leave your pets at home unless they are designated Service animals.
  • If your little one wanders off, check the Missing Children’s booth at 384 B on Main Street.
  • Bands will perform on two stages throughout the day: one is on “B” Street and the other is at 389 Main Street.

On behalf of Laurel Mayor Craig A. Moe, the City Council, City Staff, Laurel Board of Trade and the many sponsors and volunteers, we can’t wait to see you on Saturday, October 15th for this 40th Laurel Main Street Festival.     

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