and ;ve stages of entertainment. In good
weather, more than 40,000 people attend,
sampling food, enjoying the live entertainment
and heading to the kids’ corner for face painting
and arts and crafts. Admission is free and taste
tickets are sold in small bundles for a set price.
When: Oct. 7, 2017, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Woodmont Triangle
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands
What: The 26th celebration of Oktoberfest
includes a wine terrace, a traditional beer
garden, food vendors and live performances.
There are also horse-drawn carriage rides,
apple-pressing demonstrations, and other family-friendly activities. Admission and parking are
free. There are walking paths and a festivalwide
When: Oct. 8, 2017, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Kentlands Village Green, the grounds
of Kentlands Mansion, Main Street and Market
Bethesda Row Arts Festival
What: One of the leading ;ne art and craft
festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, the Bethesda
Row Arts Festival features 190 artists who work
in a wide array of media, including ceramics,
drawings, pastels, ;ber, glass, graphics/
printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media
2D, mixed media 3D, oil/acrylic painting,
photography, digital art, sculpture, watercolor
When: Oct. 14, 2017, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Bethesda Row, along Woodmont and
Bethesda avenues and Elm Street
Rockville Antique and
Classic Car Show
What: Thousands of car enthusiasts ;ock
to the grounds of the Glenview Mansion in
Rockville to check out over 550 antique and
When: Oct. 14, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.
Where: Glenview Mansion
What: A parade, pony rides, a petting zoo,
pizza, a classic car show, a business fair
and a children’s festival are all part of this fall
festival in Potomac Village that began in 1982.
When: Oct. 21, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The parade starts at the intersection
of Potomac Manors Drive and River Road.
The festival takes place at the Potomac
Promenade shopping center.
What: On the Saturday before Thanksgiving,
rain or shine, downtown Silver Spring hosts the
Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. The
lineup includes ;oats, bands, balloons, dancers,
mounted police, politicians and Santa’s sleigh.
About 15,000 spectators line the route, and the
parade is usually televised live on NewsChannel
8 from 10 a.m. to noon, and then rebroadcast
several times on Thanksgiving Day.
When: Nov. 18, 2017, 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: The parade begins at the Silver Spring
Civic Building at Fenton Street and Ellsworth
Drive, and then heads south on Georgia Avenue
to Silver Spring Avenue.
What: Nearly 10,000 runners work up a holiday
appetite by participating in Bethesda’s Turkey
Chase. The event began in 1982, and is now
the largest 10K race in Montgomery County, with
the net proceeds bene;ting youth and families
in Montgomery County through YMCA programs
and local Rotary charities. There is also a 2-mile
race and a 50-meter kids’ run.
When: Nov. 23, 2017; 10K begins at 8: 30 a.m.
Where: The race starts at 9401 Old
Georgetown Road in Bethesda.
things to do
We’ve been entertaining, educating and bringing together
audiences in Maryland for 80 years. Located in Montgomery
County, just minutes from the ICC, Olney Theatre Center is
dedicated to presenting a theatrical season that has something
for everyone – from our Theatre for Young Audiences Series to
cutting-edge dramas in our 150-seat Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab,
Broadway-style musicals in the 440-seat Mainstage, and
free Summer Shakespeare on our Root Family Stage.
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