MCPS Dates to Remember (Spring 2024)

MCPS has a few important dates to remember for its traditional calendar (Arcola Elementary School and Roscoe Nix Elementary School follow the Innovative School Year Calendar). The dates for Spring 2024 can be seen below:

March 25th, 2024: Spring Break–No School For Students And Teachers (ALL SCHOOLS)

March 26th, 2024: Spring Break–No School For Students And Teachers (ALL SCHOOLS)

March 27th, 2024: Systemwide Closure–Schools And Offices Closed (ALL SCHOOLS)

March 28th, 2024: Systemwide Closure–Schools And Offices Closed (ALL SCHOOLS)

March 29th, 2024: Systemwide Closure–Schools And Offices Closed (ALL SCHOOLS)

April 1st, 2024: Holiday–Schools And Offices Closed (ALL SCHOOLS)

April 10th, 2024: Grading And Planning For The End Of Term; No School For Students (ALL SCHOOLS)

April 22nd, 2024: Asynchronous learning day for all students. The day is designated as a professional development day for teachers and possible make-up day for students in the 2023-2024 Traditional School Year Calendar. Students will engage in learning experiences and complete work asynchronously. Additional information here.

May 14th, 2024: Primary Election Day–School And Offices Closed (ALL SCHOOLS)

May 27th, 2024: Memorial Day–Schools And Offices Closed (ALL SCHOOLS)

June 13th, 2024: Last Day Of School For Students; Early Release Day For Students (ALL SCHOOLS)

June 14th, 2024: Grading And Planning For The End Of Term (ALL SCHOOLS)






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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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