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MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023
Performances and awards recognizing Rockville community members who are carrying on King’s legacy.

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Lunar New Year Lion Dance

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 2023

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre 

The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that includes cultural performances, refreshments and kids activities. Organized in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture. 

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International Night - Encore Presentation 


Out of an abundance of caution, we will not be producing a live show this year, rather, will have an encore presentation from 2021 . 

Rockville is a city of diversity. Our residents come from around the world. Our International Night is a celebration of the living, breathing example of Rockville’s success as a truly cosmopolitan city, one that respects and encourages people of all cultures, creeds and colors.


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Rockville Farmers Market

Saturdays, May 14- November 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Jury Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe St. 

Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more.

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Hometown Holidays: A Community Gathering

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2022
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

RedGate Park, 14500 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20853
 
Reunite with neighbors at Hometown Holidays: A Community Gathering. This free festival features local flavor including two stages of entertainment by local acts, a Taste of Rockville, and activities for kids. 

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Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade 

Monday, May 30, 2022
Musical Tribute: 9 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
Parade: 10:30 a.m.

Rockville Town Center

Music groups, drill and pom pom units and floats take to Rockville's streets after a solemn ceremony featuring a wreath laying and military salute. 
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Suds & Soles 5K

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m. 
Rockville Town Center

A 5K course through downtown Rockville and, a terrific post-race party where you can sample some great beverages and listen to live music.

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Juneteenth

June 2022

The City of Rockville will observe Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19, as a city holiday for the first time this year with a panel discussion and community service activities.

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Rockville Pride

June 2022
Rockville Town Center 

Hosted by the Human Rights Commission this annual festival celebrates Rockville’s LGBTQ+ community. This free celebration features live intergenerational performances, educational booths, dialogue, kid's activities, food trucks and more.

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Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2022, 7 p.m.
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park

Enjoy entertainment and food while watching Rockville light up the sky for Independence Day.

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Movies in the Parks

August 2022, Movies begin at Dusk 
Various Rockville Parks  

Spend an evening in the park watching a family-friendly movie on the big screen. Movies are hosted in parks around the city.

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National Night Out

National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022

An evening of community togetherness on the first Tuesday in August with the Rockville City Police Department.

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9-11 Park

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 9 a.m. 
Courthouse Square Park 

The ceremony will include a presentation of colors by members of the county fire and rescue service, police and sheriff’s office and remarks by Rockville dignitaries. 

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Rocktobierfest 

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Rockville Town Center 

Rocktobierfest features two stages of entertainment, including German, rock and children's music. Guests can also enjoy beverages for sale by local breweries and participants, food, and an artisan shopping area. This annual event attracts more than 5,000 people to Rockville Town Center.


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Yellow Corvette at the Antique and Classic Car Show

Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park

The show highlights antique and classic automobiles, and features a flea market, car sales area, food and music.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

October 2022

Writing workshops, author conversations and music screenings, for writers and book lovers.

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10K-5K

Rockville 10K/5K Run

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
King Farm

Conducted by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and hosted by the City of Rockville, the races offer challenging, certified, spectator-friends courses through King Farm.

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony

Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 at 11 a.m.
Veterans Park
Rockville honors the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.

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