Celebrate ‘Take a Walk in the Park Day’ in MoCo Parks on March 30th

March 30 is Take a Walk in the Park Day. But, every day is a good day to stroll, walk, or hike in the parks.

Montgomery Parks has put together six activities to help you step into parks.

Closeup of a person's hiking boots and pants. The person is on a trail in the woods.

Go on a guided hike through Wheaton Regional Park with a Brookside Nature Center staff member. The two-to-three-mile trek on Saturday, March 26, 9 am to 11 am, is for adults only.

Tall young trees on a hillside with a blue sky and white clouds above.

Tree Art Hike

Turn textures and patterns of the forest into art on Black Hill Nature Programs’ Tree Art Hike  on Saturday, March 26, 3 pm to 4:30 pm, at Black Hill Regional Park. Make bark rubbings, collages, and more during this event. This program provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities and is part of Montgomery Parks’ Nature for All campaign.

View of the pond and woods from the deck at Maydale Nature Classroom. In the foreground are two large sets of binoculars on stands for visitors to get a closeup look of nature around them.

Maydale Storytime

Bring the kids for a tale and a nature walk during Maydale Nature Classroom’s Storytime at Maydale on Tuesday, March 29, 10 am to 11 am. Staff will read Good Winter, Hello Spring, then go outdoors for a scavenger hunt to look for signs of spring and make a craft to take home.

People flying kites and other kites soaring in the sky at Ovid Hazen Wells Recreatinoal park.

Kites Over Clarksburg

Stroll around Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park to watch the soaring Kites Over Clarksburg  on Saturday, March 26, 11 am to 2 pm. Montgomery Parks is proud to cosponsor this free event with the Clarksburg Foundation. Bring your own kite or purchase one onsite.

White cherry blossoms at Brookside Gardens.

Cherry Trees

Walk through our parks this weekend and enjoy cherry blooms. Some cherry trees are blooming at Brookside Gardens. Locate other cherry trees in our parks with our online tree finder. And, remember about the Cherry Blossom Fun Run and Walk  at South Germantown Recreational Park on Saturday, April 2, 9 am to 11 am.

We hope you also take advantage of the Parks and Trail Directory and Heart Smart Trails resources on our website to help you find a location for Take a Walk in the Park Day.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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