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March 2017 Events

Find things to do North of Washington DC in March! From a film festivals to history celebrations, here are 9 events in Montgomery County, Maryland to fill your March calendar.

The Capital Irish Film Festival

March 2-5, 2017 / AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
Five filmmakers will join us to engage the audience in discussions of Irish film-making. Opening the festival this year is “Born and Reared”, a moving documentary that explores contemporary Northern Ireland through the lives of four men living in the aftermath of violent conflict.

The New African Film Festival & Market Place

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March 9-19, 2017 / AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
AFI Silver is proud to host the 13th annual New African Film Festival, co-presented by AFI, Africa World Now Project and afrikafé. In between films, or before and after your show, shop local vendors selling African home goods, clothing, books, and art in the Atrium Lobby at AFI.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 11, 2017 / 11am – 2pm / RIO Washingtonian Center
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade, live musical performances, free family activities, giveaways and more!

Environmental Film Festival

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March 14 – 26, 2017 / AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center
Each March, the D.C. area hosts the largest environmental film festival in the U.S., presenting more than 150 films to an audience of over 27,000.

Bethesda Film Festival

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March 17 – 18, 2017 / Imagination Stage
The fifth annual Bethesda Film Festival will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers.

March Muttness


March 18, 2017 / 5-8 pm / 7 Locks Brewing
Join PetConnect Rescue at 7 Locks Brewing for March MUTTNESS. You’ll be able to watch all the best games, enjoy a good pint, play some cornhole and support adoptable dogs (who will be there as well!).

Ziplining Season Opens

Have you missed being in the trees? Our zipline parks, Go Ape in Rockville and the Adventure Park in Sandy Spring will be opening soon for the Spring season! The Adventure Park at Sandy Springs invites you to explore their aerial forest on March 11th. Each trail has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 190 unique challenges. Go Ape Rock Creek Treetop Adventure will open March 18th. Their course features 6 sections of treetop obstacles, each section leading you higher into the forest canopy.

History In The Parks: Spring Celebrations

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March 25 – April 30, 2017 / Various Locations
Join Montgomery Parks for free events including historic tours, children’s programming and more at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, the Underground Railroad Experience Trail, Agricultural History Farm Park, Oakley Cabin and more.

Events at Strathmore

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March 2017 / Strathmore Music Center
Check out Strathmore’s calendar of events to view all upcoming shows. This month features:

  • The Queen Symphony An homage to Freddie Mercury and QUEEN
  • Drumline Live Explosive percussion, and a powerful, positive message about history, unity, and pride
  • KODO Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko

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