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Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Celebrate, honor and remember those who courageously gave their lives and for those who bravely fight today this Memorial Day Weekend.

hometown holidays

Hometown Holidays is this weekend in Rockville

The city of Rockville’s Memorial Day Event is a three-day street festival with live music, children’s entertainment, a parade and more.

Hometown Holidays is one of Rockville’s most popular annual events.

The event takes over Rockville Town Square with more than 20 live music acts ranging from local rock band The Nighthawks to the U.S. Navy Band playing on four stages Saturday and Sunday. 

The Taste of Rockville, which will showcase the city’s local restaurants, also takes place Saturday and Sunday with restaurants offering small plates for tickets that cost $1.25 each. The Taste of Rockville begins at noon both days, while the music runs from 2 to 10 p.m. both days.

The three-day event concludes Monday with the 72nd annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade. This year’s ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and features the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus as well as local veterans and police groups. Marching bands, majorette units, dance troops, floats and elected officials are scheduled to participate in the parade, which kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of North Washington Street and Martins Lane.

Glow in the park

glowin sandy

Enjoy a Night-Climb Celebration like no other! Featuring music, glow sticks, laser lights, and more!
This Glow In The Park will feature 88 new lights that will be glowing throughout Sandy Springs Adventure Park! The park will stay open until 11 PM on May 27th!
Tickets are $36 per person for 2 hours of climbing starting at 6 PM!
Tickets are selling fast but there are still spots available. Make your reservation today!

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with an adventure!
The Park hours have been extended this weekend so you can zip through the trees! Make your reservation today!

head to the pools

With seven outdoor pools, four indoor swim centers and a spraypool, Montgomery County is ready for summer!

Montgomery County pools will be opening on Memorial Day weekend.

Check out our outdoor pools:

Germantown Outdoor Pool (GOP)

Facilities include an eight lane, 25-meter Main Pool with one-meter and hald-meter diving boards, a separate Leisure Pool featuring two water slides and two cross walk features, Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas.
18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown
240-777-8067
Long Branch Outdoor Pool (LB)
Includes a six lane, L-shaped 25-meter Main Pool, a Teach Pool, a Tot Pool, and a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas.
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
301-431-5700
Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool (MLKO)
This facility features a six lane, 50-meter L-shaped Main Pool, with an eight lane, 25-meter course into the diving area, which offers one half-meter and one-meter boards. The separate Leisure Pool consists of a shallow water lagoon with slides and water play features, surrounded by a circular “Lazy River” for riding inner tubes with the current. Als provided are a bathouse with showers and First Aid areas; a separate Tot Pool and lawn areas with shade structures.
1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
240-777-8066

Upper County Outdoor Pool (UC)
This facility includes an eight lane, 25-meter Main Pool with two one-meter diving boards; a separate shallow water Leisure Pool with a water slide, Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas.
8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD
301-840-2446
Western County Outdoor Pool (WC)
Facilities include a six lane, 25-meter Main Pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water Leisure Pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An Activity Pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided.
20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
301-349-2217
Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool (GL)
Facilities include a six lane, 50-meter Main Pool and an eight lane, 25-meter swim course, with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. A separate shallow water Leisure Pool has fountains, sprays and kiddie slides. An Activity Pool has two flume slides and crosswalks. A Tot Pool, snack bar, bathhouse, and lawn areas are also provided.
12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton
301-929-5460

 

Bethesda Outdoor Pool (BOP)

  • Main pool will be closed for repairs through June 3.
  • Lap, training and tot pools will open at noon on Saturday, May 28.
  • $2 admission for May 28 – May 30 at Bethesda Outdoor Pool only.

Facilities include a six-lane wide 50-meter long Z-shaped Main Pool with a six lane 25-meter course into the diving well, which features one half-meter and one-meter boards, and a “drop” slide; a separate Tot Pool; a shallow water Teach Pool, and a six-lane Lap Pool. Also included area a snack bar, bathhouse and lawn areas with shade structures.
Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Road, Bethesda
301-652-1598

 

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