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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022
Performances and awards recognizing Rockville community members who are carrying on King’s legacy.

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Lunar New Year Dragon

Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 2022

The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that includes cultural performances, lite refreshments and kids activities. Organized in partnership with Rockville’s Asian Pacific American Task Force, the Lunar New Year celebration is a source of pride for the city’s Asian community and an educational opportunity for neighbors to learn about Asian culture..

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Kids on a stage dressed in red

International Night 

April 23, 2021
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Social Hall 

Featuring performers drawn from Rockville’s diverse cultures, information tables and food from around the world.

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Table filled with ripe tomatoes

Rockville Farmers Market

Saturdays:  May 15-November 20
Jury Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe St. 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, bedding plants, cut flowers, preserves, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more.

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Guitarist playing on stage

CANCELED: Hometown Holidays Music Fest

Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30, 2021 
Rockville Town Center 

Local, regional and national performing artists, kids amusements, and the best food around from local restaurants at the Taste of Rockville.

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Memorial Day image

Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony 

CANCELED: Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 31, 2021
Posting online at 9:30 a.m.

Join Rockville's Mayor and Council for a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony featuring music, presentation of the colors, a guest speaker and wreath laying ceremony. The ceremony can be viewed starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31, on the City's YouTube channel or on the event webpage.
Suds and soles Start line

CANCELED: Suds & Soles 5K

Saturday, June 12, 2021
RedGate Park  

A 5K course through downtown Rockville and, a terrific post-race party where you can sample some great beverages.

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Blue and Red Juneteenth Flag


June 19, 2021

The City of Rockville will observe Juneteenth, Saturday, June 19, as a city holiday for the first time this year with a panel discussion and community service activities.

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LAR Logo

Live at RedGate 

Wednesday, June 23 - Saturday, June 26
RedGate Park, 14500 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20853

Live at RedGate is a free, ticketed four-day event series featuring live music, children's shows and yoga. Tickets are available to Rockville Residents starting Friday, June 4 and to non-residents starting Friday, June 19. There is a limit of six (6) tickets per event, per household.

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Rockville Pride

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Rockville Town Center 

Hosted by the Human Rights Commission this annual festival celebrates Rockville’s LGBTQ+ community. This free celebration features live intergenerational performances, educational booths, dialogue, kid's activities, food trucks and more.

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Independence Day Crowd

CANCELED: Independence Day

Sunday, July 4, 2021 
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park

Enjoy entertainment and food while watching Rockville light up the sky for Independence Day.

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Inflatable big screen for Movies in the Park event

CANCELED: Movies in the Parks

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Movies in the Parks will not be held in 2021. 

Spend an evening in the park watching a family-friendly movie on the big screen. Movies are hosted in parks around the city.

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National Night Out

National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021

An evening of community togetherness on the first Tuesday in August with the Rockville City Police Department.

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9-11 Park

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
Courthouse Square Park 

The ceremony will include a presentation of colors by members of the county fire and rescue service, police and sheriff’s office and remarks by County Executive Marc Elrich, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and County Council President Tom Hucker. Members of the County Council and Rockville city council will read the names of victims of the terrorist attacks.

Rocktobierfest Performer with Tuba

CANCELED: Rocktobierfest 

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Rockville Town Center 

Rocktobierfest features three stages of entertainment, including German, rock and children's music. Guests can also enjoy beverages for sale by local breweries and participants, food, and an artisan shopping area. This annual event attracts more than 3,000 people to Rockville Town Center.

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Yellow Corvette at the Antique and Classic Car Show

CANCELED: Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park

The show highlights antique and classic automobiles, and features a flea market, car sales area, food and music.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival

October 2021

Writing workshops, author conversations and music screenings, for writers and book lovers.

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Rockville 10K/5K Run

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
King Farm

Conducted by the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and hosted by the City of Rockville, the races offer challenging, certified, spectator-friends courses through King Farm.

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021
Veterans Park
Rockville honors the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.

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