A Smart
Place to Live

In 2012, the City of College Park began research to create a brand that would raise awareness of the City’s numerous assets and promote it as a great place to live and work. Upon completion of the research, a logo and tagline were selected to market the City to potential residents, businesses, and visitors.

Given a thriving university, an educated population, proximity to the nation’s capital, and a growing transit network, the City of College Park has been branded as “A Smart Place to Live.”

For more information, please visit our site.



Join the DC Blues Society as they host the 7th Annual College Park Blues Festival on Saturday, November 8th from 6:oopm to 11:30pm at Ritchie Coliseum. Memphis or Bust! The event is a fundraiser to send the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands winner to Memphis, TN.

The event is free to attend and features several great bands inside the historic sporting venue just off Route 1.



  • M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio – acoustic Piedmont Blues
  • DCBS Battle of the Band Winner – The Mojo Priests ‘playing the devil out of the blues’
  • DC Blues Society Band - this “high energy” band plays a mix of danceable Blues tunes with a heavy tip of the hat to typical Blues standards.
  • Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers - Hot combination of Blues and R&B packed with soul!
  • Vendors and raffles and giveaways and more including a chance to win a Guitar at the Festival Raffle. Fender Stratocaster Guitar and case – courtesy of Atomic Music, 11011B Baltimore Ave. (next to Old Line Bistro – former Circuit City), Beltsville, MD 20705, (301) 595-4190  
  • A large dance floor to show off your best moves.

Price Tag

  • Free entry and parking.
  • Food and beverages, including beer and wine, are available for purchase.

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

Business Beat:
October 2014 Edition

This month’s edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the latest pizza operation in Downtown, a medical spa in Campus Village Shopping Center, a sleek Korean BBQ restaurant, and the launch of the Hollywood Commercial District Facade Improvement Program.

College Park Think-A-Thon

Do you think the Route 1 corridor in College Park needs a facelift?
Do you think College Park is accessible? Do you frequent the local businesses?
What should a new Arts and Culture District along Route 1 look like?
What should it do? What should it have? How would it benefit the community?

Do you believe arts and culture can transform a community?

We want to know your thoughts. Join us for the College Park Think-A-Thon and let your voice be heard. This event is bringing together the larger
College Park community—residents, government officials, arts organizations, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and more—to discuss the role of arts and culture in the redesign of Baltimore Avenue. The College Park Think-A-Thon is a variation of the annual Baltimore Think-A-Thon—a “think and do” event where people come together to imagine and plan the ways in which arts and culture can address the city’s challenges.

Register Here
Registration is free and open to the public through Friday, October 3rd. Join us and let you voice be a part of change in College Park. For questions about the event, please contact arichers@umd.edu.

For further information about this project please visit the Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy.

In partnership with the City of College Park.

Development Update:
September 2014 Edition

The latest edition of the College Park Development Update includes news on property purchases by Monument Realty and Toll Brothers to make way for their developments, a major financing transaction for Metropolitan Development Group, and the results of WMATA’s Joint Development Solicitation.

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter please fill out this form on the City’s website and check the “Development News” list.

Season Kick-off Event
at The Clarice

For the first time ever, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at The University of Maryland is kicking off its season with four days of fun and frolic with the NextNOW Fest, this weekend from tonight, Thursday 9/11 through Sunday 9/14

Discover the next big thing in small, intimate and surprising environments: sonic massages, subway buskers, Terptastic jazz, deep theatre for your short attention span, dance mysteries, late-night art explosions, food frolics, an arts tailgate, and toast’ and then something curious’ and then’…

Most events are free….a few are ticketed or require free advance reservations.

There is also a special brunch on Sunday 9/14 where you can share a meal with UMD Symphony Orchestra musicians before they perform around the audience.  Tickets and info available here.



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Featured Independent Merchant
Upcoming Events
Hollywood Farmers Market on November 1, 2014
Downtown Farmers Market on November 2, 2014
Hollywood Farmers Market on November 8, 2014
More Events
Coming Soon