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September 2015 Festivals and Events

Montgomery County, Maryland hosts numerous of annual festivals and special events. Listed below are September 2015 Festivals and Events throughout the county. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change.

10 Festivals and Events You Should Attend in September

1. Silver Spring Restaurant Week

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Enjoy great dining deals and try some new restaurants in Silver Spring, Maryland during Restaurant Week. During Silver Spring Restaurant Week, restaurants will feature prix fixe lunch for $12 or $17 and dinner for $17 or $27. Silver Spring Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to dine out and try some new restaurants at reduced prices. In addition to these exclusive menus, most participating restaurants will also offer standard fare at regular prices. Some restaurants may offer specials for just lunch or dinner or may require reservations, so please call ahead to make reservations and confirm details.

Sept. 8-13, 2015

2. Silver Spring Jazz Fest


The Silver Spring Jazz Festival is a free annual event in Downtown Silver Spring featuring a variety of jazz performances. The performances are held outdoors so bring a blanket and/or beach chair. A wide variety of food will be available to purchase from local restaurants. Headlining this year is the Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Big Band. Performances will also include Marcus Johnson & the Urban Jam Band, Halley Shoenberg, Dani Cortaza and the Jazz Academy of Music.

September 12, 2015, 3 – 10 p.m. | Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place

3. Greek Festival

Join us for our 55th Annual Greek Festival!

Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington DC, offers the largest & oldest Greek festival in the Washington, D.C. area. We bring a “Taste of Greece” to the area’s neighborhoods and suburbs. The festival is open to the public! Credit cards are accepted. In addition to Greek food, the festival features authentic Greek coffees, beers, wines, and live Greek music. Our Greek Marketplace offers books, jewelry, trinkets and religious items. The festival offers FREE admission, FREE parking, authentic Greek cuisine, delicious Greek pastries, Greek dance, a bazaar, and a kid’s corner. You can find face painting, and balloon animals at the kid’s corner!

September 12, 2015, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | St. Anderw’s Ukranian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20905

4. Festival Salvadorenisimo

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The 10th annual grand celebration of the Salvadoran Independence Day Festival will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 13, 2015. The festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month and features a rich display of traditional food, music, and culture. Based on last year’s success, more than 20,000 people will congregate to support and enjoy the official independence festivities and it’s featured star performers. The “10th Annual Salvadoran Independence Festival” (10th Festival Salvadoreñisimo) will be this year’s main venue for organizations and companies to reach thousands of Salvadorians, Central Americans and Latino families from around the globe, conveniently, and cost effectively in one place – at one time.

5. AFI Latin American Film Festival


The Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America and celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections through the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal.

September 17 -October 7, 2015 | 8633 Colesville Road. Silver Spring, MD

6. Blue Grass on the Farm


This year marks the tenth anniversary of the day-long outdoor Bluegrass on the Farm festival at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, Maryland. The first event in 2006 was hosted by the Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park, Inc.  After that first year the traditional Music Foundation joined forces with the Friends of the Farm in 2007 and provided funds and expertise to help build the event into one of the most successful outdoor music festivals in the immediate Washington DC area.

This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2015, from noon until 6PM.  Plenty of lawn seating is available among the trees and there is a large tent area for covered seating.  There are lots of shady private areas for jamming before and after the concert so folks can bring their instruments and share some tunes and licks.

September 19, 12 PM | Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood MD 20855

7. Maker Faire

Robots, interactive art, flying machines, and so much to do and see –KID Museum, a new children’s
museum serving the Washington, D.C. area, is hosting Maker Faire Silver Spring on Sunday, September 20th at Veteran’s Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, from 12:00-5:00p.m.

A Maker Faire features family activities and innovative projects created by inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds. The festival demonstrates creative and unusual projects and pursuits to encourage attendees to explore their own curiosity and to make something new and different.

September 20th, 12 – 5PM | Veteran’s Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Building

8. Takoma Park Folk Festival


The Takoma Park Folk Festival is a free annual festival featuring music and dance from around the world on six stages in Takoma Park, Maryland. From old-time fiddle and bluegrass to acoustic folk-rock to Afro-Latin fusion, performers range from well-seasoned stage veterans to youngsters on stage for the first time. The festival also includes dance workshops, children’s activities, a crafts show and ethnic food from around the world.

September 20, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm | Takoma Park Middle School 7611 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD

9. Hometown Get Down

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Hometown Get Down, is an annual grassroots music and arts benefit event.  Our main purpose of The Hometown Get Down is to help families in crisis through promoting the arts.

Come out on September 25 & 26, 2015 for a party with a purpose! LIVE MUSIC, ART, FOOD, DRINK, CAMPING and MORE.

September 25 – 26 | 11820 Hawkes Road Clarksburg, MD 20871

10. Trucktoberfest

Join us at this free festival featuring live music, kids area and some of your favorite food trucks. Held every fall in Wheaton, Trucktoberfest features food trucks, a crafts market, live local music, and of course great local beer.

September 26, 12 – 7 pm | Wheaton Triangle, Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue

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