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MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
Performances and awards recognizing Rockville community members who are carrying on King’s legacy.

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Lunar New Year Dragon

Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 2022

The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that includes cultural performances, lite 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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Kids on a stage dressed in red

International Night 

April 23, 2021
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Social Hall 

Featuring performers drawn from Rockville’s diverse cultures, information tables and food from around the world.

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Table filled with ripe tomatoes

Rockville Farmers Market

Saturdays:  May 15-November 20
Jury Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe St. 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

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

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Guitarist playing on stage

CANCELED: Hometown Holidays Music Fest

Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 2021 
Rockville Town Center 

Local, regional and national performing artists, kids amusements, and the best food around from local restaurants at the Taste of Rockville.

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Memorial Day image

Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony 

CANCELED: Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 31, 2021
Posting online at 10 a.m.

Join Rockville's Mayor and Council for a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony featuring music, presentation of the colors, a guest speaker and wreath laying ceremony. The ceremony can be viewed starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31, on the City's YouTube channel or on the event webpage.
Suds and soles Start line

CANCELED: Suds & Soles 5K

Saturday, June 12, 2021
RedGate Park  

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

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Blue and Red Juneteenth Flag

Juneteenth

June 19, 2021

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

Saturday, June 26, 2021
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 Crowd

CANCELED: Independence Day

Sunday, July 4, 2021 
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park

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

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Inflatable big screen for Movies in the Park event

Movies in the Parks

Wednesdays, Aug. 4- 25, 2021
Various Locations

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. 3, 2021

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 Ceremony 

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
9/11 Memorial Park 

Rockville’s Mayor and Council mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with an remembrance ceremony.

Rocktobierfest Performer with Tuba

Rocktobierfest 

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Rockville Town Center 

Enjoy a beer tasting, German music and cooking demonstrations from the comfort of your home,

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Yellow Corvette at the Antique and Classic Car Show

Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Rockville Civic Center Park

Antique and classic automobile, a flea market and car sales area, food and music.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

October 2021

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

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10K-5K

Rockville 10K/5K Run

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
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

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans Park
Rockville honors the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.

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