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August Events and Festivals 2017

OUTDOOR MOVIES

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Movies in the Parks

Get outside this summer and get into Rockville’s free outdoor movies in the parks on the big screen. Bring chairs, blankets, food and beverages and enjoy four different movies at four different neighborhood parks throughout the city.
When: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017

AFI Silver Screens

All screenings will take place on Veteran’s Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring and films will be shown with subtitles on. Screenings begin after sundown, at approximately 8:00 p.m.
When: August 11, 18, 25, 2017

Comcast Film Festival

Take a seat on the lawn for three nights of free flicks benefiting the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities. Blankets, low-rise chairs, and small coolers welcome outside only. No pets, please. Location: Gudelsky Gazebo at Strathmore.
When: August 24, 25, 26, 2017

MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR

MoCo Ag Fair

It’s back! Since 1949 the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the largest county fair in the State of Maryland, has been a showcase of farm life in Montgomery County. This week-long county fair is a family event with carnival rides, live animals, a variety of entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages.
When: August 11-20, 2017
Where: Montgomery County Agricultural Center – 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

BETHESDA RESTAURANT WEEK

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Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner out during Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week. This year, participating restaurants can choose how many courses to offer and the price for their prix fixe menus.
When: August 11-19, 2017
Where: Multiple locations. Click to view all participating restaurants.

FEST AFRICA

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The festival will feature music by local and international African artists and dance performances, African cuisine, vendors, games for children, and many more highlights. Come with your lawn chair or stand and enjoy great performances, rain or shine!
When: August 12-13, 2017
Where: Veterans Plaza – 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

SHOP TAX FREE WEEK

The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included.
When: August 13-19, 2017

I LOVE BACHATA FESTIVAL

The I love Bachata Festival will highlight Tropical and Latin Culture, including Art, Music, Folkloric Dance, Cuisine and much more while bringing all Latin cultures together.
When: August 27, 2017
Where: Veterans Plaza – 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

LAST CALL FOR OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Sadly, Summer is coming to an end. Find free outdoor concerts for family entertainment throughout the month in various destinations around Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda and Gaithersburg. Most outdoor concerts will end the last week in August.
Click to view all locations

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