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:
- Thursday, August 11, Flower Avenue Urban Park, featuring The New Orchestra of Washington Music Workshop
- Saturday, August 13, Falls Road Local Park, featuring The Puppet Co. giving a performance of “Rapunzel.”
- Tuesday, August 16, Edgewood Neighborhood Park, featuring Kidsinger Jim with his Kidsinger Jim Goes Green puppet show.
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
Black Hill and Lake Needwood Boats