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Weekend Round Up - Festival

Weekend Round Up for May 19-21

If you’ve about had it with this heatwave we’re experiencing in Montgomery County, you’ll be happy to hear we won’t be dealing with record-breaking temperatures this weekend. Albeit cloudy, the weather will settle back to normal for this time of year, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70-72 range.

So give the A/C a break, get out the house and check out some of these awesome events going on in our area this weekend!

SerbFest DC


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Zdravo! Go experience authentic Serbian food, culture, crafts and entertainment at SerbFest DC. There will be something for everyone, including traditional Serbian dishes, beverages, dance and music performances, gifts and boutique items, and lots of family-friendly activities. Admission is free, while all proceeds will benefit the Saint Luke Serbian Orthodox Church—the epicenter of Serbian religion and culture in and around Washington, D.C.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

WHERE: St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church
10660 River Rd
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Jolly Shows Carnival at Lakeforest Mall

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This is the first weekend of the Jolly Shows Carnival at Lakeforest Mall, which is now open this week until May 28. For decades Jolly Shows has been entertaining families from the Mid-Atlantic region with high-quality amusement rides, challenging games and classic carnival food. This year, Jolly Shows will bring over 40 attractions to our area. Click here for more information on tickets and pricing.

WHEN: May 18-28
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday, 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday, 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, 3 p.m.-11 p.m.

WHERE: Lakeforest Mall
701 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Celebrate Takoma Festival

The Celebrate Takoma Festival features food, performances, crafts and games from nations around the globe. Maple Avenue is transformed into a world of fun and learning, featuring a large stage of free live entertainment, food vendors, exhibit areas and game area (nominal fees charged for food vendors). Don’t miss the excitement!

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

WHERE: Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Now in its eighth year, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation’s top literary events. The festival is an annual celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. The festival will feature best-selling and award-winning authors, as well as local authors, a Children’s Village, announcement of the high school short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares and on-site sales of new and used books. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive, hands-on writing workshops.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

WHERE: Gaithersburg City Hall Grounds
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Fiesta de las Madres

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One day a year is certainly not enough to dedicate to mom! Continue from Mother’s Day last weekend and celebrate the women who give everything for their children and family, filling the heart of those who surround them with love and tenderness. Go and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities and also learn about health care services available to women.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans Plaza – Downtown Silver Spring
1 Veterans Pl
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Taste the World in Fenton Village

Taste The World in Fenton Village is the largest restaurant crawl in the D.C. area. Held annually in the spring, this marquee event brings over 30 restaurants representing dozens of countries from five different continents. Taste The World provides a great opportunity for attendees to try delicious food from across the globe, while supporting locally-owned, small businesses and exploring the wonderful Fenton Village neighborhood in Silver Spring. Check out tastings from participating restaurants for only $2-5!

WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Fenton Village
8203 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Keep an eye on our Events Calendar and blog page to stay up-to-date on all the fun, local events going on in Montgomery County!

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