‘Acoustics and Ales’ Outdoor Happy Hour Series Continues This Friday and Into May

Cool down with a cold one at Montgomery Parks’ Acoustic and Ales outdoor happy hour series! Enjoy  a night of live music, locally crafted beer, and food.

Adults and children welcome to Montgomery Parks’ ‘Acoustics and Ales’ Outdoor Happy Hour Series. Beer, food, and non alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Registration is not required. Parking availability may vary based on location, so please use the links provided to the right of the page to map out your arrival! Parks are accessible by public transportation. Please see below for additional information.

Event Dates, Times, and Locations: 


General Guidelines: 

  1. Alcohol vendors reserve the right to check identification of all guests purchasing alcohol. Anyone found to be underage and consuming alcohol will be removed from the event immediately. 
  2. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. 
  3. Dogs are welcome at each event but must be kept on leashes and picked up after. All dog rules must be followed for the entirety of the event.
  4. This event is free and registration is not required.  
  5. This event is stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Public Transportation: 

  • Elm Street Urban Park:
    • Red Line Metro to Bethesda, then walk south for 3 blocks on Wisconsin Avenue, turning left onto Elm Street.  
    • Bus #34to Wisconsin Ave and Elm Street. Stop ID: 27378 
    • Bus #34to Wisconsin Ave and Miller Ave. Stop ID: 27388 
    • Paid parking available on Willow Lane. 
  • Germantown Town Center Urban Park:
    • Bus #98 to Rexmore Drive and Pinnacle Drive. Stop ID: 25288 
    • Bus #97 to Middlebrooke Road and Germantown Commons SC. Stop ID: 24098 
    • Free street parking available on Locbury Drive.
  • Fairview Road Urban Park:
    • Bus # Q1, Q2, Q4, Y2, Y7, and Y8 to Georgia Avenue & Spring Street. Stop ID: 2000214
    • Bus # Q1, Q2, Q4, Y2, Y7, and Y8 to Georgia Avenue & Spring Street. Stop ID: 2000219
    • Bus # 28 to Fenton Street & Cameron Street. Stop ID: 28256. Exit the bus and walk Northwest on Fenton Street towards Cameron Street. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Cameron Street. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Spring Street. The park will be on the right side of the street.
    • Bus # 8, 9, 13, 14, 21, 22, Z2, Z6, Z8 to Colesville Road & North Noyes Drive. Stop ID: 2000235. Exit the bus and walk north on Colesville Road towards North Noyes Drive. Turn left onto North Noyes Drive, and after 0.2 miles, turn left onto Fairview Road. The park will be on the right side of the street.
    • Red Line Metro to Silver Spring station: Exit the metro station onto Wayne Avenue. Turn right onto Colesville Road, and walk for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Spring Street, and the park will be on the right side of the street.
    • Paid parking is available at the Spring Cameron Garage.

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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


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.



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



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