Things To Do in Montgomery Parks July 28-31

From puppets to play days! Discover programs happening this weekend around Montgomery Parks for Thursday, July 28, to Sunday, July 31.

Playtime

Explore nature with staff from Black Hill Visitor Center during Play Day at Germantown Town Center Urban Park(opens in a new tab) on Thursday, July 28, 11 am to 12 pm. The free program is for children ages six months to three years.

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Hike

Trek into local history on the Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 30, 9:30 am, at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Register online or at the park’s visitor center.

Parks Playhouse Junior event graphic. There is a red curtain pulled back to reveal text: Parks Playhouse Junior.

Performance

Parents, bring the children to the free performance of “Rapunzel” by The Puppet Co.(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 30, 10 am, at Edgewood Neighborhood Park. The puppet show is part of Parks Playhouse Junior’s summer program series.

And, later on Saturday, July 30, pack a picnic, chairs, and blankets, and enjoy Chamber Music in the Circle(opens in a new tab) at Warner Circle Special Park from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Free!

A green frog sits in a space covered with lots of pebbles.

Nature

What do turtles have for breakfast? Do frogs eat lunch? Find out during Nature Center’s Brookside Feed Me! Feed Me! (opens in a new tab)The free program is Sunday, July 31, at 1:30 pm.

Rows of people dancing salsa in a grassy field in a park.

Dancing

Just a reminder to mark your calendar for our next Salsa in the Park(opens in a new tab) on Thursday, August 4, 5 pm to 8 pm, at Wheaton Forest Local Park.

For these and other programs, visit the calendar of events(opens in a new tab) and “Things to Do(opens in a new tab)” on the Montgomery Parks website.

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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.

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