With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we are reminded of those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. In addition to taking a moment of silence for those who have fallen, we should also celebrate their lives and the ultimate sacrifice they have made so that we may enjoy our freedoms.
So this weekend, commemorate our fallen soldiers by spending some quality time with your loved ones and friends. We have a host of events and activities going on in Montgomery County this weekend to do just that.
Here is your weekend round up for Memorial Day weekend 2017.
It’s that time of year again – Hometown Holidays kicks off this weekend with activities for kids including live entertainment on the Town Square Stage, the beach, as well as inflatables and amusements. The event also offers the opportunity to meet with several community groups who are doing great things for Montgomery County.
From noon to 10 p.m. on Maryland Avenue, the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Community Ministries of Rockville will also be holding the Taste of Rockville. Enjoy food, beverages and desserts from some of Rockville’s best restaurants. Also, the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29.
WHEN: Saturday–Monday, May 27–29
WHERE: Rockville Town Square
200 E. Middle Ln
Rockville, MD 20850
Nando’s Spicy Saturday Night Concerts – Joseph Monasterial Band
Don’t forget, from May 6 to Sept. 30, Nando’s Peri Peri in Downtown Silver Spring is hosting their Spicy Saturday Night Concert series at the Fountain Plaza Stage. The weekly concert event features top local acts. Memorial Day weekend will bring the sounds of Joseph Monasterial, a pop vocalist and acoustic guitarist based in the Washington, D.C. area, to the stage.
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fountain Plaza
916 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Whoopi Goldberg at Strathmore
You’ve seen her in films including the Color Purple, Ghost, Sister Act and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, now see her live and in person at the Strathmore. Celebrated comedian, author, humanitarian, and star of stage and screen, Whoopi Goldberg will delight audiences with an evening of laughter-filled storytelling. This is a rare opportunity to catch the star in an intimate setting as she entertains and inspires with her thought-provoking stand-up comedy, including a Q&A with the audience. For more information on pricing and to purchase your tickets, click here.
Note: Tickets were still available as of Wednesday, May 24. Check the Strathmore website for updates
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Strathmore Music Center
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Homefront Street Cars
The National Capital Trolley Museum will honor Memorial Day with a special exhibit, “Homefront Street Cars,” which recalls the impact of World War II on the men and women of the Capital Transit Company who supported the efforts of the armed forces with their labor. Take a trip to the 1940s and see the role of the transit industry during wartime via World War II-era films produced by transit companies: Tilley the Trolley and Billy the Bus, a wartime production of the Capital Transit Company, and Ten Seconds to Go, a wartime production of Kansas City Public Service. Note: $7 admission for adults and $5 for children ages 2-17 and seniors 65+.
WHEN: Saturday–Monday, May 27–29, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
WHERE: National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville, MD 20905
Keep up to date on all events and activities happening in Montgomery County through our Events Calendar page!