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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Hometown Holidays to Bring Rock, Restaurants, Remembrances to Rockville

City Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Music Fest, Ceremony and Parade

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville’s 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest offers something for everyone Memorial Day weekend, including entertainment from around the country, the Taste of Rockville and the 74th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.

The festival – a destination for music lovers – will feature performances by more than 30 local, regional and national performing artists, from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, on four stages across six city blocks, kids amusements and the return of “the beach” sand pile.

Taste of Rockville, which opens at noon on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, offers a taste of diverse offerings from Amici Miei, Armand’s Pizzeria and Grill, Botanero, Brooklyn’s Deli & Catering, Dawson’s Market, Fresh Baguette, Golden Samovar, Mellow Mushroom, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pandora Seafood House & Bar, Pinstripes, Saffron Indian Cuisine, Spice Xing and Trapezaria.

Food tickets are $1.25 each, with menu items costing one to five tickets each. Tickets can be purchased at one of three Taste of Rockville ticket booths along East Montgomery and Maryland avenues. Credit cards are accepted. Taste of Rockville is presented by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Community Ministries of Rockville.

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28, caps off the holiday weekend. The ceremony, in the plaza at Rockville Town Square, will feature performances by the Rockville Concert Band and the Rockville Chorus, a traditional wreath laying ceremony led by American Legion Post 86 and the presentation of the colors by the American Legion Post 86 Color Guard and the Rockville City Police Department Honor Guard.

Retired Air Force Col. David M. Rhodes, a Rockville resident, will speak during the ceremony and will serve as grand marshal of the parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature drill teams, marching bands, multicultural community groups, military units and more. NBC4 transit and traffic reporter Melissa Mollet, a Rockville resident, will serve as master of ceremonies. The parade will proceed east on Martins Lane to south on North Washington Street, turn left on Beall Avenue and right on Maryland Avenue through Rockville Town Center, before making a left on East Montgomery Avenue and ending at Monroe Street.

A new, mobile-friendly website at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH includes the festival lineup and performance schedule, Taste of Rockville menus, the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade schedule, and a map of parking options. The festival is just a five-minute walk from the Rockville station on Metro’s Red Line.

Follow “City of Rockville Hometown Holidays” on Facebook and use #HTH18 on social media.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
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