LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO? Why not
attend an outdoor concert or stop by a farmers market to pick up
a picnic before heading out to one of Montgomery County’s many
parks and playgrounds? Whatever you choose, there are plenty of
options and places to play year-round.
World-class drama, music and other arts and entertainment are
available at numerous locations throughout the county. The Music
Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda and several live theater
stages, including Round House Theatre and Imagination Stage,
are located within the Bethesda area.
Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring and Gaithersburg each
sponsor many events and festivals each year, including summer
concerts and movies, art shows and theatrical performances.
Those who like the outdoors can enjoy county parks with
man-made lakes, hiking trails and ball fields; hike in the
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park; or ride on
the historic Dentzel Carousel in Glen Echo Park. Nonprofit arts
organizations also offer classes in the park’s buildings.
For Bethesda-area residents, the Capital Crescent Trail
reigns supreme. The former railroad right-of-way, which runs
from Bethesda to Georgetown, is a popular route for walkers,
joggers and cyclists.
things to do
Paddle boats on the
6-acre lake at RIO
Washingtonian Center in