Category Archives: Things to do

Weekend Events: December 1-3

As we say farewell to November and welcome December, it is time to begin the countdown to the holidays. There are several events in Montgomery County this weekend to help you kick off the month including Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland, Gaithersburg’s annual Jingle Jubilee and the Holly Trolleyfest in Silver Spring. Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and...

Weekend Events: November 24-26

We have a lot to celebrate this weekend between spending Thanksgiving with loved ones and, of course, Black Friday shopping. This weekend in Montgomery County, we are ending November on a bright note with our traditional celebrations including the annual Winter Lights Festival and the first ever Snow on the Row. Winter Lights Festival This...

Weekend Events: November 17-19

Thanksgiving is just one week away, which means the holiday festivities are in high gear. This weekend in Montgomery County, we have a number of celebrations happening, including tree lightings throughout the area as well as the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. Pike & Rose Holiday Light Spectacular Head to Pike & Rose for its...

Weekend Events: November 10-12

Here in Montgomery County, it seems like this week we have jumped over fall right into winter. The temperature drop won’t stop us from having great fun though! This weekend there are several events to enjoy, including a Veterans Day tribute, tree lighting and stage performances. Art On the Ice The ice rink at Rockville...

Rockville Town Square

Weekend Events: November 3 – 5

In case the colder temperatures and gorgeous foliage weren’t already clear indicators, but fall is in full effect. And now that we’re entering the month of November, we can also begin the countdown to the holidays. There are several events this weekend to help you kick the month off on the right note, including historical...

Rockville Town Square Tree Lighting

November 2017 Events & Festivals

It seems almost instantaneous – as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween and the trick-or-treaters finish counting their spoils, we swap the spider webs and jack-o-lanterns for festive turkeys and Christmas lights. We officially enter November and also the holiday season. Ring in the holidays and celebrate with friends and family at some...

Pumpkin Panache Festival

Weekend Events: October 27-29

The countdown to Halloween has begun. If you haven’t found the perfect costume yet or still need to gather candies and sweets to hand out to all the trick-or-treaters, don’t worry – there’s still time left this weekend. As you’re out and about, why not stop by some of these fantastic events happening across Montgomery...

Maryland Emancipation Day 2017 Celebrations

November 1, 1864 marked a pivotal day in Maryland’s history when a new state constitution freed all those held in bondage within its boundaries. The decision made Maryland one of the earliest states to abolish slavery – a full year ahead of the 13th Amendment. In celebration of this landmark day – known as Emancipation...

Haunted House

Haunted Places in Montgomery County

Halloween is almost here and friendly neighborhood trick-or-treaters aren’t the only things going bump in the night. From ghostly apparitions to unexplained noises – it’s primetime for the ghoulish and spooky. And while you won’t find the Lizzie Borden House or Stanley Hotel here in Montgomery County, we do have our own hotbeds of paranormal...

Art Gallery

Weekend Events: October 20 – 22

In addition to delicious restaurants, outdoor adventures and fantastic shopping, Montgomery County is also a great hub for the arts. Notably, we have several distinct arts and entertainment districts, stretching across Silver Spring, Bethesda and Wheaton. These include art galleries and performance halls featuring both international and local musicians and dancers. Celebrate the arts, literature...