Events Taking Place in Montgomery Parks September 9-11

by MCS Staff

Per Montgomery Parks: Outdoor happy hour, storytimes, nature walks, and history treks! It’s a weekend packed with programs and events in the parks!

Three adults sitting at a picnic table. There are two dogs. The adults have cups of beer on top of the table.

Beer Garden

Raise a cup of craft beer to toast the end of your hard work this week at Acoustics and Ales(opens in a new tab). The event at Germantown Town Center Urban Park on Friday, September 9, 5 pm to 7:30 pm, features live music, beer vendors, food trucks, and games. Free admission!

A child sits in the lap of an adult listening to a drag queen read a story. The reader holds the book high for the audience to see. The program is outdoors on a sunny day.


Bring the kids for tales and more to Drag Queen Story Hour(opens in a new tab) at Brookside Gardens on Saturday, September 10, 11 am, and Nature Story Time(opens in a new tab) at Maydale Nature Classroom, on Sunday, September 11, 3:30 pm. Drag Queen Story Hour is free, but Nature Story Time requires registration.

People walking on a path through a green wooded area.


Explore history in your backyard with a free tour of the nineteenth century Oakley Cabin(opens in a new tab) at Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park on Saturday, September 10, 12 pm to 4 pm.

Learn about Maryland history during the Underground Railroad (UGRR) Experience Trail Guided Hike(opens in a new tab) at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on Saturday, September 10, 10 am, and find out about freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, techniques they used to navigate north, as well as challenges and opportunities.

A bee on a goldenrod flower.


Take a leisurely stroll through Cabin John Regional Park and enjoy last show of colors of the season during Wildflower Walks(opens in a new tab) on Sunday, September 11, at 10 am. Best for ages sixteen and older. Register, please.

Finally, check out these weekend events cosponsored by Montgomery Parks: Long Branch Festival(opens in a new tab), Bluegrass on the Farm(opens in a new tab), Parks Half Marathon(opens in a new tab), and Damascus Freedom 5K(opens in a new tab).

For other activities, visit The Montgomery Parks 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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