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Montgomery Parks Special Events & Festivals

May | June
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Wings of Fancy

Wednesday, April 27 - Sunday, September 25

10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Brookside Gardens

$8 ages 13 and up | $5 ages 3-12 | Free ages 0-2

Brookside Gardens is happy to announce the return of its premier Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit. The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Families, students, nature lovers, and everyone in between can get an up close experience of these brilliant butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia as they soar among colorful flowers. Visitors can learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in having healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens.

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Flocks and Farms

Saturday, May 22

1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Black Hill Visitors Center

FREE | All Ages

Join the Maryland Bluebird Society and Black Hills Nature Programs for a celebration of the conservation success stories of the Eastern Bluebird and Montgomery County's very own Agriculture Reserve.

Learn how you can help bluebirds and other cavity-nesters and meet vendors, farmers and organizations based in the Ag Reserve, which was created to benefit both people and wildlife.

We will have hands on activities, games, lectures, exhibits, crafts and more!


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Kid's Fishing Day

Saturday, June 11 and Saturday, June 25

8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. | Both Dates
Saturday, June 11: Lake Needwood Boats
Saturday, June 25: Black Hill Boats

$12 | Ages: At least 3, but less than 16

Get in on the fishy fun! Free cane pole to the first 25 kids registered, and prizes for the boy or girl who catch the biggest, smallest, and greatest number of fish. We'll teach the kids how to bait a hook with worms, put their line in the water, and pull those fish in. We'll also talk about the kinds of fish that swim in this lake, what they like to eat, and the best way to catch them. You'll receive an email if you are one of the first 25 registrants, otherwise bring your pole!

June 11 RegistrationJune 25 Registration


Summer Concert Series

Every Tuesday in June

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Brookside Gardens

FREE | All Ages

Enjoy music in our Gardens every Tuesday in June!

June 7th Crawdaddies-cajun, zydeco and blues band

June 14th Damon Foreman-blues and funk

June 21st Ocho de Bastos-Latin rock

June 28th U-Liners-Americana and roots rock


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We have lots of exciting events lined up for Spring! Check back soon as we're working on adding them to this page.

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More events are being added regularly. Please check back often!

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