Montgomery Parks: Things to do July 17-19

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery Parks:
My, oh, my! It’s mid-July! And, we have lots of summer fun this weekend! Check out these events around Montgomery Parks Friday, July 15, to Sunday, July 17.

Full moon in cloudy sky.


Bring the family for a full moon hike followed by a campfire during Full Moon Friday(opens in a new tab) at Locust Grove Nature Center on Friday, July 15, at 6:30 pm.

Trek into history on the Underground Railroad Trail Guided Hike(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 16, 9:30 am, at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. During the two-mile hike, you will learn about freedom seekers and their perilous journeys north.

People in warrior stance during a yoga class inside the Japanese teahouse at Brookside Gardens.


Take some time and focus on your wellness this weekend. Yoga at Brookside Gardens(opens in a new tab) has openings for the class on Saturday, July 16, at 9:30 am.


People sitting in camping chairs outdoors. They are laughing while attending a comedy show in a park.Laughter

Laughter is relaxing and relieves stress. We know you’ll be laughing with comics at Comedy As a Second Language (opens in a new tab)on Friday, July 15, 6:30 pm to 9 pm, at Long Branch-Arliss Neighborhood Park. The comics are all immigrants who will share stories and jokes about their work, family, and lives. The free event is a partnership with Montgomery Parks’ Park Playhouse and Improbable Comedy.

Two people paddling in a double kayak on a lake.


Experience (the) wildlife and peaceful environment of Little Seneca Lake by boat. Register your family members ages twelve and older for Black Hill Nature Programs’ Lake Tour by Kayak(opens in a new tab) on Sunday, July 17, at 9 am.

A child scales in a tree in climbing gear. There is a Montgomery Parks employee below her. Text on graphic: Latino Conservation Week. July 16 to 24.


We’re launching Latino Conservation Week(opens in a new tab) with our free Kick-off Fiesta(opens in a new tab) on Saturday, July 16, 5 pm to 10 pm, at Wheaton Regional Park. Free movies and activities! Bring the kids to see “Encanto!” And, free bus rides from Glenmont and Wheaton Metro stations to Wheaton Regional Park from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Latino Conservation Week runs from July 16 to 24 with many free programs, but some require registration.

A box turtle hides in tall grass.


What do Brookside Nature Center’s animal ambassadors eat? Join staff on Sunday, July 17, 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm, for Feed Me! Feed Me!(opens in a new tab)Learn what turtles and toads have for lunch. Free, but please register.

For more activities, 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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