Montgomery Parks Announces August Events Across MoCo

Montgomery Parks has announced its August lineup of special events, including Salsa in the Park and this year’s Parks Playhouse/Parks Playhouse Junior series. Summer’s almost halfway over, but there’s still so much fun to be had at Montgomery Parks! August Events at Montgomery Parks Include:

Salsa in the Park | August 4 | Wheaton Local Forest Park

Join us on Thursday, August 4, at Wheaton Local Forest Park, for a fun night of dancing and music. The event begins at 5 p.m. with salsa dancing instruction provided by Yoii Moore of Salsa with Silvia. Musical guest, La Colombopercutiva, serenades dancers from 6 to 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Charlie’s Empanadas, Churros, Inc., Clayboys Shave Ice, and True Respite Brewing Co. The Latin American Youth Center will be on hand to provide information to the community. This event will feature an ASL interpreter for dance instruction from 5 to 6 p.m. Free

Kingsley Schoolhouse Tour | August 7 | Little Bennett Regional Park

The 1893 Kingsley Schoolhouse is a historical gem and one of the best remaining examples of a one-room schoolhouse in Montgomery County. Tours are offered the first Sunday of the month through October from 1 to 4 p.m. Free

Parks Playhouse Junior | August 11, 13, and 16 | Various locations

The popular Parks Playhouse Junior series ends in August with a slate of performances kids will love:

All performances are from 10 to 11 a.m. and are intended for ages three and up. Free

Oakley Cabin Open House and Guided Tours | August 13 and 27 | Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park

Visit Oakley Cabin and learn about the African American roadside community that grew at this historic site after emancipation and well into the 20th century. The cabin was inhabited until 1976 and is now a living history museum. The culture and traditions of this community influenced those in the surrounding areas and their story is deeply woven into Montgomery County’s history.

Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park offers an open house and guided tours from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday through October. The outdoor areas of the park are open year-round, from sunrise to sunset.Free

Parks Playhouse | August 19 | Cabin John Regional Park

Parks Playhouse ends its successful season with a comedy show:

  • Friday, August 19, 6 to 9 p.m., Cabin John Regional Park will host Seltzer: A Sober Comedy Hour. Enjoy mocktails and laughs with a lineup of comedians, hosted by D.C.-based comedian, filmmaker and writer Jenny Cavallero. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Hardy’s BBQ and Sobar. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Free

August is the last full month to enjoy Montgomery Parks’ summer water amenities!

South Germantown SplashPark and Mini-Golf

  • Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 21. Open Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 from 10 am to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday through Monday, September 3 through 5.  For more information on admission fees, please visit the website, SplashandGolf.org

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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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