Special Events & Festivals
Salsa in the Park
Tuesday, September 17 | 5:30 PM
Fairview Road Urban Park | 8900 Fairview Road, Silver Spring, 20910 MD
Grab your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of live music and dancing under the stars!
Toma tus zapatos de baile y disfruta una noche de música en vivo y baile bajo las estrellas!
Apple Festival & Campfire
Friday, September 20 | 6-8 pm
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane | Rockville, MD 20855
It's apple harvest time! Join us for apple cider pressing, apple lore, hands-on activities, live music & making s'mores at our campfire ring. Please register & pay for all attending on ActiveMontgomery.org. Program # 71326. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Monarch Fiesta Day
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11 am - 3 pm | FREE
Black Hill Visitor Center | 20926 Lake Ridge Drive | Boyds, MD 20841
Come celebrate the monarch butterfly's inspiring metamorphosis & incredible journey. We'll have exhibits, face painting, storytimes, crafts, movies, monarch tagging and more! All programs are free & first-come, first-served. No registration required. We'll post a schedule of events & more information closer to the time of the event on our Facebook page & at www.BlackHillNature.org.
Annual Children's Day Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11 am - 4 pm | FREE
Brookside Gardens | 1800 Glenallan Avenue | Wheaton, MD 20902
Join us for a fabulous family fun-day! The annual event is held each year to offer the community an active and engaged experience in Montgomery Parks. Focused on children’s games, crafts and education, you can explore Brookside Gardens and participate in numerous different activities throughout the day. With live music, food trucks and plenty of green space, you are sure to enjoy a full day of entertainment. This event is free.
Saturday, September 21 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Various Locations in Burtonsville
Join Montgomery Parks at Burtonsville Day 2019! A parade kicks off the celebration at 10 am at Paint Branch High School. Come out and enjoy a full day of fun activities, including live music and entertainment, vendors, food, arts and crafts, games and more!
Honey Harvest Festival
Sunday, September 22 | 12-4 pm | FREE
Brookside Nature Center | 1400 Glenallan Avenue | Wheaton, MD 20902
Join Brookside Nature Center & the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honeybees & other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested, buy local honey & bee products and enjoy family friendly activities & crafts. We'll be buzzing about pollinators all day long!
Montgomery County Friendship Picnic
Sunday, September 22 | noon - 5:00 pm
Wheaton Regional Park | 2000 Shorefield Road | Wheaton, MD 20902
Gather your best friends and join Montgomery Parks for the 7th annual Montgomery County Friendship Picnic. This free event celebrates our diverse communities, cultures and faiths. There will be plenty of food and beverages (including kosher, halal and vegetarian options), ice cream, music and dancing, Zumba, live performances and so much more.
Opera in the Park
Sunday, September 22 | 4:30 - 7 pm
Warner Circle Park | 10231 Carroll Place| Kensington, MD
Join the Friends of Warner Circle and Montgomery Parks for an evening of opera in the park. Enjoy musical performances led by acclaimed conductor Giovanni Reggioli and experience romantic operatic scenes in the form of solo arias, as well as duets and trios, singing music by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart and others. Bring your friends, family, and don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and picnics.
Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, September 29 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Locust Grove Nature Center | 7777 Democracy Boulevard | Bethesda, MD 20817
Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.
Celebración de la Herencia Hispana
sábado 28 de septiembre • Saturday, September 28
12–3 pm | GRATIS • FREE
Meadowside Nature Center | 5100 Meadowside Lane | Rockville, Maryland 20855
¡Bienvenidos a Meadowside Nature Center para celebrar la herencia hispana! Vengan a conocer cómo la naturaleza nos une a todos como latinos. Toda la familia puede disfrutar de comidas típicas, música, manualidades y juegos en nuestro bello parque. ¡Nos vemos en la fiesta!
Welcome to Meadowside to celebrate Hispanic Heritage! Come find out how nature unites us all. The entire family can enjoy traditional Hispanic foods, music, arts & crafts, and games in our beautiful park. We’ll see you at the party!
Featuring: Grupo Quimbao • Latino Health Initiative • Corazón Latino
Intended for ages 2 and up More
Saturday, September 28 | 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
A new tour guide-led living history program introduces visitors to Woodlawn Manor's 19th-century residents and guests while learning about the impact of slavery and quest for freedom from some of Maryland's residents.
Montgomery County Active Aging Week Kick Off Event
Wednesday, October 2 | 10 am - 1 pm
Brookside Gardens | Wheaton
Visit Brookside Gardens to kick off International Active Aging Week! Take a stroll around the grounds of Brookside Gardens on “Walk Maryland Day” and celebrate our official state exercise–walking! Doctors from “Walk with a Doc” will inspire you to through movement and conversation! Participate in one or more demonstrations including Zumba, Yo- Chi, and others! Food trucks will be available on-site for purchase. FREE to attend but advanced registration is encouraged.
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Saturday, October 5 | 11 am - 4 pm
Agricultural History Farm Park | Derwood, MD
Come to the Agricultural History Farm Park to learn how Montgomery County’s farms and communities work together this year’s Harvest Festival. Interact with living historians in historic costumes; participate in hands-on farm skills activities such as tin-smithing, making apple butter; paint pumpkins and build scarecrows; enjoy traditional music and dancing; experience farm equipment exhibitions and demonstrations; meet heritage farm animals; and partake of food, crafters, hayrides, and tours of the historic Magruder-Bussard Farmstead.
Toast to Taste
Saturday, October 12 | 1-5 pm
Germantown Town Center Urban Park | 19840 Century Boulevard | Germantown, MD 20874
$24 Early Bird Tickets | $30 Advance Tickets | $35 Day Of
Take advantage of EARLY BIRD pricing until 9/13!!
Sip, savor and enjoy an afternoon of craft brews and delicious food. Local breweries will be on hand to showcase their signature beers alongside specifically paired dishes. Each ticketed guest will receive a souvenir glass and an opportunity to toast and taste!
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MoCo Epic Bike Ride
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13 | 10 am - 8 pm
South Germantown Recreational Park | 14501 Schaeffer Road | Boyds, MD 20841
Registration fee varies
Prepare to experience some of the best singletrack in the Mid-Atlantic in an all new way. Showcasing over 75 miles across 11 different parks in Montgomery County, the possibilities for an epic adventure are endless with the MoCo Epic. Montgomery Parks is a proud co-sponsor of MoCo Epic 2019!
Native Plant Sale
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13 | 10 am - 2 pm
Locust Grove Nature Center | 7777 Democracy Boulevard | Bethesda, MD 20817
Beautify your backyard with native plants! Fall Native Plant Sale- find fall blooming and other fabulous native perennials, trees and shrubs at the new Fall sale. Local Ecotypes grown by our own Pope Farm in Montgomery Parks. Ask the experts your questions about growing low maintenance and pest-resistant varieties that help attract wildlife to your garden. Shop a unique selection of the highest quality plants and seeds. Free Admission. No Registration Required. * Sales support educational programs at Locust Grove Nature Center.
Last Updated: September 16, 2019