Best Things to Do This Summer in Montgomery County

There won’t be any sitting around indoors this summer in Montgomery County, Maryland. From outdoor movies to paddle boarding at Little Seneca Lake, this guide will be the key to help you plan the perfect summer outside of Washington, DC.

Watch a movie outdoors
The only thing better than watching a movie is watching one outdoors under the stars. Head over to the City of Rockville’s Movies in the Parks on Wednesdays in August or Bethesda Outdoor Movies located at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues at the end of July for a summer lineup of on-screen, family friendly entertainment.

Attend a summer concert or festival
Get your dancing shoes ready because Montgomery County has a variety of free concerts all summer long. From relaxing concerts by the water to lively street festivals, we promise you will find a summer event that is just right for you. Check out our complete list of how you can Spend Your Summer at These Montgomery Count Concerts, Festivals and Celebrations.    

Get in the water
Beat the summer heat by spending a day in or on the water. Check out Montgomery Park’s local outdoor pools — complete with waterslides and diving boards — like the Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool and the Sarah E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool. Looking for a more extreme day on the water? Sign up for a kayaking class with Calleva’s Liquid Adventures in Poolesville, Maryland or rent a paddleboard from Black Hill Boats at Little Seneca Lake.

Treat yourself to some Ice Cream
No summer day is complete without a delicious ice cream dessert! See our list of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Montgomery County, Maryland, we promise you are in for a treat. Try out some fun flavors like Orange Chocolate Chip and Honey Lavender from family owned shop, Moorenko’s or keep it classic with soft serve covered in sprinkles from Jimmie Cone. Want to enjoy your ice cream with some friendly faces? Head over to The Family Room for some conversation and sweets.

Cool down with a Brew
Get a taste of Montgomery County’s local craft beer scene at some of our favorite local breweries such as Elder Pine Brewing and Blending Co. and Waredaca Brewing Company. Take a look at our Q&A with Montgomery County Breweries to learn more about how these companies came to be and why they love being located in the area.

Looking to add more activities to your summer itinerary? Take a look at our Guide to Great Family Weekends in Montgomery County and how to spend 48 Hours in Silver Spring.