Fourth of July Festivities in Montgomery Village

Per the Montgomery Village News:
Are you ready for the first great event of the summer? Montgomery Village Foundation is hosting our annual July 4th Celebration, and you’re invited! Join the Montgomery Village community in celebration of America’s birthday! Activities are scheduled on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4 for all to enjoy.

Start the holiday weekend with the 5K Race/Fun Run at Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue. This fun 5K through East Village and around Lake Marion is the perfect way to get your heart rate up for the festivities to come! Register by Wednesday, June 29 to secure your spot and get your race t-shirt!

Participation is only $25/Resident and $30/Non-resident for the 5K or $15/Resident and $20/Non-resident for the Fun Run. Sign up now at

After you recover from running and weekend picnics, head over to the Apple Ridge Recreation Area, 10101 Apple Ridge Road, on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a few hours of free family fun! Join the community parade down Apple Ridge Road—bring a chair or sit on the curb and watch the parade, or consider marching or building a float. The parade will feature fire engines, classic cars, community groups, eyecatching floats, music and more!

Participants drop-off, register and line up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints parking lot, 20020 Montgomery Village Avenue beginning at 9:30 a.m. Enter the parade and strut your stuff down Apple Ridge Road. It’s a free and fun way to show your creativity and community spirit. Parade entries that best reflect the theme “May The Fourth Be With You” will be judged and one award will be given in each of the following categories:

  • Best Decorated Bicycle, Scooter, Wheelchair, Stroller or Motorized Toy Vehicle
  • Best Costume
  • Best Motorized Float
  • Best Hand-pulled Float
  • Best Marching or Performing Group
  • New this year – the best overall entry – judged on the parade route – will receive a trophy

After the parade, walk over to the Apple Ridge Recreation Area for a celebration with music, food, games and rides! Highlights include pony rides, a petting zoo, BMX Slide, Ballistic Swing, 26’ Rock Wall, Sand Storm ride, field games and more. Food for sale will include Kona Ice, Bruster’s Ice Cream D’s Smokehouse, DMV Empanadas and Pop-Up Poutine. 45 RPM will provide live music as you enjoy the festivities.

We’re ready to celebrate America’s independence with you! Grab a friend and enjoy the celebration all weekend! For more information, visit

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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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