Spend Your Summer at These Montgomery County Concerts, Festivals and Celebrations

Summer is heating up and that means it is officially outdoor concert season! Montgomery County, Maryland is jam packed with concerts, festivals, and celebrations all summer long with activities for you and the whole family. With so many to pick from, where does one start? Here are some of the most rocking free events happening near Washington, DC this summer.

rio Summer Concerts
Dates Vary
Grab some friends and enjoy a quaint evening by the water with live music every Friday at Nando’s Fiery Night Concerts and Saturday at Bands on the Boardwalk. Looking to get out of the office at lunch time? Enjoy music under the summer sunshine on your break at the Lunchtime Lounge from 12:30-2:30pm on Thursdays.

Silver Spring Summer Concert Series
June 20th – August 8th, 2019 7-9pm
Gather the whole family for a fun free night out in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Silver Spring concert series includes kids’ games, face painting, and various genres of live music. The concerts take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

SummerFest in Gaithersburg
Saturday, June 29th 5-11pm
Soak up the season at SummerFest in Gaithersburg. By day, you can enjoy the lively street festival filled with live music, great food, fireworks, and fun activities. By night, you’ll find yourself watching the spectacular fireworks and partake in an illuminating SummerGlo After Party.

Summer Concerts at Glen Echo Park
Every Thursday, June 6th – August 29th, 2019 7:30pm
Spend an evening at the historical Glen Echo Park for a free concert experience in the Bumper Car Pavilion. Plus, don’t miss out on a ride on the historic carousel for just $1.25.

Whalen Commons Summer Concert Series
Every Friday
Kick off your weekend with family and friends in Poolesville, Maryland at their summer concert series and jam out to various music genres like soul, rock and roll, and bluegrass.

Strathmore Lawn Series
Dates Vary
Grab a blanket and head over to the Strathmore for their Live from the Lawn concert series. Listen to an array of summer sounds including funk, soul, jazz, and blues.

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