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Soul in Motion at MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 

Saturday, January 13, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Rockville High School 

This free event kicks off a weekend of service and celebration of King’s legacy and founding principles and features a screening of "Finding Fellowship," performances, service project opportunities and more. 

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Lunar New Year Lion Dance

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rockville High School

The City of Rockville celebrates Lunar New Year by offering a free event that celebrates Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, interactive displays, kids’ crafts, and to-go snack boxes (while supplies last). 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

March 2024
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville is a city of diversity. Our residents come from around the world. Our International Night is a celebration of the living, breathing example of Rockville’s success as a truly cosmopolitan city, one that respects and encourages people of all cultures, creeds and colors.

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Rockville Farmers Market

Saturdays, May 18 - November 23, 2024
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Jury Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe St. 

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

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Hometown Holidays

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2024
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

RedGate Park, 14500 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20853
This free music festival features local flavor including two stages of entertainment by local acts, a Taste of Rockville, and activities for kids. 

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People dancing in a parade

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade 

Monday, May 27, 2024
Musical Tribute: 9 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
Parade: 10:30 a.m. 

Rockville Town Center

Music groups, drill and pom pom units and floats take to Rockville's streets after a solemn ceremony featuring a wreath laying and military salute. 
Suds and soles Start line

Suds & Soles 5K

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Rockville Town Center

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

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Blue and Red Juneteenth Flag


June 2024
BlackRock Center for the Arts

The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when the Union army arrived in Texas bearing federal orders proclaiming the end of slavery. The orders arrived nearly two-and-a-half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared that enslaved people living in the secessionist Confederate states were now free.

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Rockville Pride

June 2024
Rockville Town Square 

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

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2024, 7 p.m.
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

Movies in the Parks

August 2024 (movies begin at dusk) 
Various Rockville Parks  

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. 6, 2024

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2024 at 9 a.m.
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 Rockville dignitaries.



Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rockville Town Center

Rocktobierfest features two 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 nearly 5,000 people to Rockville Town Center.

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Yellow Corvette at the Antique and Classic Car Show

Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2024, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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 2024

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

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Rockville 10K/5K Run

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2024, 8:30 a.m.
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

Monday, Nov. 11, 2024 at 11 a.m.
Veterans Park
Rockville honors the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.

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