Things To Do in Montgomery Parks August 12-14

Courtesy of Montgomery Parks: Get the family into the parks this weekend for nature, puppets, history, and more! Check out these five programs in Parks’ Picks for Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 14!

Full moon in the night sky with clouds encompassing it.


Discover amphibians and reptiles during Locust Grove Nature Center’s Full Moon Fridays(opens in a new tab) on Friday, August 12, 6:30 pm. Go for a hike then enjoy a campfire. Bring your own food to cook over the fire. Registration required.

Parks Playhouse Junior graphic. Red curtain pulled back to show a stage and the words: Parks Playhouse Junior.


The classic fairy tale “Rapunzel” comes to life through the artistry of The Puppet Co.(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, August 13, 10 am, at Falls Road Local Park. Bathrooms available. Dogs welcome. Free!

Drag queen stands outdoors in a blue dress and head wrap adorned with butterflies. She holds up an open book and shows to audience.


Enjoy tales and beauty of Brookside Gardens during the outdoor Drag Queen Story Hour(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, August 13, at 11 am. Free program! Cosponsored by WAM and FAM and Drag Queen Story Hour of Montgomery County.

A small group of people is getting a tour from a guide in front of the historic Oakley Cabin. There is a sign in front of the home which says "Oakley Cabin. Open."


Explore history in your backyard and take a free guided tour of the historic Oakley Cabin(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, August 13, 12 pm to 4 pm, at Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park.

Hike into history during the Twilight Trek(opens in a new tab) at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on Saturday, August 13, 6:30 pm. Register online or purchase tickets onsite.

For details, visit the calendar of events(opens in a new tab) and “Things to Do(opens in a new tab)” on our website.

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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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