Special Events & Festivals
Spring Eye Spy Trains
Weekends in April | 10 am - 6 pm
(And April 17-22 - MCPS Spring Break)
Cabin John Miniature Train | Cabin John Regional Park
Wheaton Miniature Train & Carousel | Wheaton Regional Park
Can you find all the characters hidden along the tracks? Ride our miniature trains at Cabin John and Wheaton Regional Park throughout April with an Eye Spy card as kids mark off the characters they see from the train. Great for families & each child under 2 rides free with a paying adult.
Wings of Fancy at Brookside Gardens South Conservatory
Exhibit Open Now Thru September 22 | 10 am – 5 pm Daily
$8 ages 13+ | $5 ages 3-12 | Free ages 0-2
Brookside Gardens South Conservatory | 11500 Glenallan Ave | Wheaton, MD 20902
Surround yourself with hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia!
City Nature Challenge
Friday, April 26 - Monday, April 29, 2019
Throughout Montgomery Parks
Montgomery Parks is participating in the City Nature Challenge and we want you to participate with us! Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. Join us to find out just how easy it is to participate, including how to use the iNaturalist app to submit your observations.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | FREE
Meadowside Nature Center | 5100 Meadowside Lane | Rockville, MD 20855
Experience the thrill of seeing raptors - real owls, hawks, eagles and other predators - up close and face to face!
Family Archaeology Day
Saturday, May 4 | 10 am - 3 pm
Needwood Mansion | Rock Creek Regional Park
$20 per car
Bring a bag lunch and stay for the day! Explore 19th century Slave Quarters, Dig Exhibit, Mansion Tours, Simulated Archaeology Dig for Children, Storytelling, Old-time games, and crafts.
Registration is on-site only–pay cash or credit at the gate. Learn More
Sunday, May 5 | 3 pm - 6 pm
Flower Avenue Urban Park | 8746 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring
Join us for a Spring Picnic celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Long Branch community with food, music, crafts, and live music by Mariachi Norteño.
Thursday, May 16 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville
Join us for an evening of South Asian music as part of our Asian American Pacific Islander month celebration. In this tradition, music is closely tied to nature and green spaces. The ragas (melodies) and talas (rhythms) are chosen specific to the time of day, specific to the location, and specific to the season. Musician Alif Laila will present a Sitar concert welcoming Spring into Montgomery Parks.
Last Updated: April 25, 2019