Special Events & Festivals
February is Black History Month
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
February 8, 23, & 27
Join Montgomery Parks' History in the Parks program at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park for three unique events celebrating Black History Month: Family Day, History Hour, and a special Black History Month Winter Walking Tour. Learn more about our special History in the Parks programs!
History in the Parks
Maple Sugaring Days
February | Various Times
Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | $7
February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll have an opportunity to experience an American tradition: maple sugaring! Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat. Join in the fun and activities and learn something new at this family-friendly program!
Parks Speaker Series: Championing Inclusion in the Outdoors
February 26 | 12 pm - 2 pm
Montgomery Regional Office Building Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Montgomery Parks welcomes Mikah Meyer and Sangita Chari to discuss "Championing Inclusion in the Outdoors."
Adventurer Mikah Meyer is closing in on the end of a three-year journey to experience all 418 National Park Service sites. He is set to become the first person to do so in a continuous journey. Along his journey he has shed an important light into the LGBT experience in the outdoors industry and become an inspirational voice encouraging people to live their dreams. Sangita Chari, oversees the NPS’s Office of Relevancy, Diversity and Inclusion. The office was formed in 2013 to address the underrepresentation of diverse racial and ethnic groups among National Park staff and visitors.
Forest to Fitness
Through February | Various Times
Black Hill Nature Center
Take a natural path to health and wellness with Black Hill Nature Programs! Numerous studies show the benefits of nature and being active outside on our bodies and minds. Join us from December to May as we explore the Forest to Fitness!
Brookside Gardens' Wedding Vendor Showcase and Open House
Sunday, March 3 | 11 am - 2 pm
Brookside Gardens | Wheaton, MD
Planning your dream celebration or wedding? Let us inspire you for your next big event at the Spring Open House and Vendor Showcase on March 3 from 11am-2pm! Enjoy samples from caterers, tour the formal garden, and meet vendors. Don?t forget to enter the door prize raffle for over $5,000 in prizes and services. Pre-register and receive a Swag Bag upon arrival including a free bonus raffle ticket! This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
Light it Up Blue: Autism Awareness & Acceptance
Saturday, April 6 | 5 am - 8 pm
Agricultural History Farm Park | Derwood, MD
Join Montgomery Parks, Takoma Park Recreation Department & City of Rockville Recreation and Parks in raising awareness and acceptance of Autism in our community. Help us celebrate inclusion and diversity in this fun-for-the-whole- family event that includes sensory friendly activities, music, meet-and-greet with farm animals, a dance warm-up by ZamDance, an all-inclusive walk and s’mores by the fire!
Bring a picnic dinner or support the Friends of The Agricultural History Farm Park and purchase burgers, hot-dogs and snacks! Wear BLUE to support the cause!
Last Updated: February 21, 2019