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Montgomery County -- Annual County Events


There are numerous events throughout the year in every community in Montgomery County. The events give neighbors, communities and all county residents a chance to experience the culture of the county.






February

Discover Strathmore

June 8, 2014
301-581-5100
www.strathmore.org




March

Gaithersburg St Patrick's Day Parade

March 2015
301-258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov




April

Bethesda Literary Festival

April 11-13, 2014
The annual weekend program, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, celebrates the diversity of literature.
301-215-6660
http://www.bethesda.org/specialevents/

Pike’s Peek 10K

April 27, 2014
Rockville Pike from Shady Grove Metro to White Flint
301-353-0200
pikespeek10k.org

Washington Adventist University Family Fun Festival

April 2013
301-576-0105
www.wau.edu




May

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration — Rockville

May 2012
240-777-8320

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

May 12-13, 2012
301-215-6660
http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-fine-arts-festival

Landon Azalea Garden Festival

May 2-4, 2014
301-320-3200
www.landon.net

Olney Days Celebration

May 17-18, 2014
301-774-6774
www.goca.org

Potomac Hunt Races

May 19, 2013
301-428-8316
www.potomachuntraces.com

Rockville Hometown Holidays

May 24-25, 2014
240-314-8620
www.rockvillemd.gov/events




June

Annual Strawberry Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum

June 7, 2014
301-774-0022
www.sandyspringmuseum.org

Imagination Bethesda

June 7, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Children and their families come out every year for this June festival featuring street performers, dance troupes, actors and roaming characters in costume. The annual children’s street festival, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, highlights Bethesda’s arts in an entertaining and educational way.
301-215-6660
http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/imagination-bethesda

Montgomery College-Rockville Summer Dinner Theatre

240-567-7676
www.montgomerycollege.edu/sdt

Silverdocs Film Festival

June 18-22, 2014
Silver Spring, www.silverdocs.com

Takoma Park Jazz Festival

P.O. Box 5833
Takoma Park, Md. 20913
240-487-6400
www.tpjazzfest.org

The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award Reception and Exhibition

June 10, 2014
301-565-3805
www.creativemoco.com/haimovicz




July

Celebrate Damascus

July 11-12, 2014
The event features a parade, fireworks and community celebration organized by local organizations, businesses and churches.
Second weekend in July
301-253-3464, Tammy Newman

Gaithersburg Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
301-258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events

Montgomery County Farm Tour

July 26-27, 2014
301-590-2823

Montgomery General Women’s Board Annual Picnic and Bazaar

July 22, 2014
www.medstarmontgomery.org/

Rockville Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Montgomery College — Rockville
240-314-5022
240-314-8620
www.rockvillemd.gov/events

Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

July 19, 2014
rockvilletwilighter.org

Takoma Park Celebration

July 4
Parade, concert and fireworks
301-588-1635
www.takomapark4th.org




August

Bethesda Artists Markets

301-215-6660
www.bethesda.org

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

Aug. 8-16, 2014
301-926-3100
www.mcagfair.com

National Night Out

Aug. 5, 2014

Uncorked Wine Festival

Rockville Town Square
Aug. 23, 2014
www.rockvillemd.gov/events/uncorked




September

Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Town Street Festival

June 8, 2014
301-258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Damascus Community Fair

Sept. 5-7, 2014
The fair is a reminder of the community’s agricultural heritage with livestock, poultry, plants, exhibits and a livestock and cake auction.
www.damascusfair.org

Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade

Sept. 1, 2014
301-258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov/events

Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival

Sept. 2, 2013
301-949-2424
www.tok.md.gov

Poolesville Day

Sept. 20, 2014
Outdoor festival featuring crafts, food, rides and music. Staged on a Saturday in late September along Fisher Avenue.
301-349-2123
www.poolesvilleday.com

Silver Spring Jazz Festival

Sept. 13, 2014
240-777-5300
www.silverspringdowntown.com

Takoma Park Folk Festival

Sept. 7, 2014
Takoma Park Middle School
301-589-0202
www.tpff.org




October

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Oct. 18-19, 2014
301-637-5715
www.bethesdarowarts.org

Germantown Oktoberfest

Oct. 5, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Upcounty's biggest community event, featuring games, crafts, live entertainment, food and fireworks.
Ridge Road Park
240-777-8000
www.germantownoktoberfest.org

Oktoberfest

Oct. 12, 2014
Kentlands Village Green
301-258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov

Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show

Oct. 18, 2014
Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park
240-314-8620
240-314-5022
www.rockvillemd.gov/events

Taste of Bethesda

Oct. 11, 2014
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 40,000 people attend this annual October food and music festival in the heart of Woodmont Triangle to try Bethesda restaurants’ best dishes, listen to live music and enjoy activities for children.
301-215-6660
http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/taste-bethesda




November

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov. 22, 2014
240-777-6962
301-565-7300
www.silverspringdowntown.com

Museum Shop Around/Strathmore

Nov. 13-16, 2014
301-581-5200
www.strathmore.org

Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Park, Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road
www.rockvillemd.gov/events




December

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland

Dec. 6, 2014
1-4 p.m.
301-215-6660
http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/winter-wonderland

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Festival of Lights

Nov. 30, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013
301-587-0144

Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

Nov. 29, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014.
The event is closed on Dec. 24. and Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and Jan. 2
Hours are: Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. The venue is open New Year's Eve until 9 p.m.
The last car is admitted 30 minutes before closing each night of the show.
The annual train exhibit is open during the light show and also Sat. Dec. 7 to Sun. Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
301-962-1453
www.brooksidegardens.org

Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park

Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2014
301-258-6350
www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights