It’s the week before the July 4th weekend. And like most weekends ahead of a major holiday, you probably think there’s not a lot going on. People are trying to wrap up loose ends at the office or stocking up for a long road trip. Local venues and restaurants are probably gearing up for the upcoming festivities.
But here in Montgomery County, there’s never a dull moment. So if you’re trying to find fantastic and fun events happening in the area this weekend. Look no further. Here’s your weekend round up for June 23-25, 2017.
This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Heritage Days. Hosted by the Heritage Montgomery organization, Heritage Days is a countywide festival that celebrates the local history, culture and nature of Montgomery County. It features 40 parks, museums, and historic sites throughout our area that will be open for FREE admission. Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many sites that are not regularly open to the public. A special focus this year is heritage food traditions with activities including cooking demonstrations, farm and garden displays, and food trucks. Other programs will highlight Civil War and agricultural history, historic African American communities, the stories of local railroads and trolleys, and much more. Many venues offer live entertainment, activities and crafts for children, and refreshments.
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
WHERE: Locations County-wide
Click here for full map and schedule
Field and Fiddle Festival
Go enjoy the 3rd annual Field & Fiddle Festival. The event was created by the Montgomery Countryside Alliance to help support the Agricultural Reserve, a 93,000-acre land reserve designed to protect the farmland and agriculture of our area. The Field & Fiddle Festival celebrates the beauty, bounty and history of the Agricultural Reserve through live music and great food courtesy of 3rd Alarm BBQ, Cipolla Rosa woodfired pizza, Waredaca Beer & Rocklands Wine. There are also equestrian demos, games, raffle, a baked sale and much more!
WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
WHERE: Two Farms
19731 Bucklodge Road
Boyds, MD 20841
Into the Woods
Here’s a show perfect for the whole family. Montgomery College will be putting on its production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. This show takes everyone’s favorite storybook characters and brings them together for an enchanting and touching musical adventure. With characters from “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella,” the musical is tied together by the story of a baker and his wife and their quest to start a family, a witch whose curse stands in their way, and their interactions with the storybook characters during their journey.
Click here for tickets and pricing. Ticket price includes a full buffet meal featuring locally grown produce, hot entrees, dessert, coffee and hot tea served before the show.
WHEN: Saturday–Sunday, June 23–25 & June 30–July 2
Friday/Saturday – Buffet at 6 p.m., Curtain at 7:45 p.m.
Sunday – Buffet at 12 p.m., Curtain at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Montgomery College Rockville Campus – Theatre Arts Building (TA)
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Everyone loves a good game – no matter what your age. Bring the whole family to the Rockville Senior Center for an afternoon of classic board games like Escape Room, Jenga, BananaGrams, Twister, Checkers and Spades. And weather permitting, try your hand at bocce and other outdoor games. There will be snacks too! Purchase your tickets here. All proceeds will support the Community Ministries of Rockville’s (CMR) Elderly Ministries Program. Established in 1983, Elderly Ministries provides homecare services to our valued senior community such as light housekeeping, laundry, and personal hygiene by skilled staff.
WHEN: Sunday, June 25, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
WHERE: Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive
Rockville, MD 20850