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MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 

Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

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

Feb. 20, 2021
Posting at 11 a.m. on YouTube.

Rockville Celebrates its Asian cultures with performances.

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Kids on a stage dressed in red

International Night 

March 12, 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

Special Edition Winter Farmers Market

Saturdays:  Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and Feb. 20
Jury Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 28 and Monroe St. 
9 a.m. - Noon 

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

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Guitarist playing on stage

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

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

Monday, May 31, 2021 
Rockville Town Center 

Marching bands, drill and pom pom units and floats take to Rockville’s streets after a solemn ceremony featuring a wreath laying and military salute.

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Suds and soles Start line

Suds & Soles 5K

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Rockville Town Center

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

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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

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

Movies in the Parks

Wednesdays, Aug. 4- 25, 2021
Various Locations

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 Ceremony 

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
9/11 Memorial Park 

Rockville’s Mayor and Council mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with an remembrance ceremony.

Rocktobierfest Performer with Tuba

Rocktobierfest 

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

Rockville Town Center 

Enjoy a beer tasting, German music and cooking demonstrations from the comfort of your home,

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Yellow Corvette at the Antique and Classic Car Show

Antique and Classic Car Show

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Rockville Civic Center Park

Antique and classic automobile, a flea market and 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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10K-5K

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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