Things To Do in Montgomery Parks from June 9 – June 12

by MCS Staff

Outdoor comedy show, puppet theater, skateboarding, and more! We have events this week for teens, children, families, and adults. These are this week’s Parks’ Picks!

ComedY: Montgomery Parks teams up with Improbable Comedy to celebrate Pride Month with Pride in the Park: An LGBTQ Comedy Show(opens in a new tab) on Thursday, June 9. Seating begins at 6 pm and show at 7 pm. Free admission! Recommended for individuals seventeen and older. Food and beer vendors onsite. Bring chairs and blankets. This program is part of our Parks Playhouse summer performance series.

Two skateboarders in the foreground and another skateboarder in the background. They are at a skatepark at Woodside Urban Park in Silver Spring.

Skateboarding: Grab your boards and helmets and head to Olney Manor Skate Park for Skate Night(opens in a new tab) on Friday, June 10, from 6 pm to 8 pm. This open skate event also features local skaters Shreddie Mercury and Deja Brown. Free admission! Disc jockey, food trucks, and giveaways!

Three marshmallows on a metal forked rod toasting over a campfire.

Nature: Locust Grove Nature Center invites you to welcome summer during its Full Moon Friday(opens in a new tab) on June 10 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy the magic of the full moon with a hike and campfire. Bring your own hot dogs or food to warm over the flames. Staff provide marshmallows. Register, please.

You’ve probably seen an Eastern box turtle in our parks. Learn more about the reptile during Brookside Nature Center’s Turtle Talk (opens in a new tab)on Saturday, June 11, at 10:30 am. FREE, but please register.

Milo the Magnificent puppet leans over a table with a small mouse on it. Sign to his right has his name and the text "Sawed in half."

Puppets: Everyone loves a puppet show! Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater will have not one—but TWO—FREE puppet performances on Saturday, June 11! The Puppet Co.(opens in a new tab) presents “Rapunzel” at 10 am. And, Alex and Olmstead(opens in a new tab) perform “Milo the Magnificent” at 3 pm. Bring chairs and blankets

Adult on yoga mat has one knee bent and back leg extended but bent at the knee. Adult is in a garden with a small pool behind her.Wellness: Self-care is important for persons of all ages. Adults can stretch and destress during Yoga at Brookside Gardens (opens in a new tab)on Saturday, June 11, at 9:30 am. Registration required. Adults with children two to six can unwind during Black Hill Visitor Center’s Outdoor Kids Yoga(opens in a new tab) on Sunday, June 12, at 9 am.

Book cover for "Before She Was Harriet." The cover is on a graphic with text: Copresented by Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and The Noyes Children's Library Foundation. "Before She Was Harriet" StoryWalk. June 11 to July 3. Open sunrise to sunset. Free. Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland.

History: Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park marks Juneteenth with Before She Was Harriet” StoryWalk(opens in a new tab)™, a partnership with Noyes Children’s Library Foundation. Stroll with your children and read the story about young Harriet Tubman to mark her bicentennial. The StoryWalk™ is open free to the public Saturday, June 11, to Sunday, July 3, from sunrise to sunset.

And, we have many seasonal activities to enjoy around parks, like our miniature trains and carousel(opens in a new tab), boats(opens in a new tab), splash park and miniature golf(opens in a new tab)! You also can go ice skating(opens in a new tab) or play tennis(opens in a new tab) at our indoor facilities now and year-round!

Check out the calendar of events(opens in a new tab) or “Activities’

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