City Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Music Fest, Ceremony and Parade
Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – Rockville’s 31st annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest offers something for everyone Memorial Day weekend, including entertainment from around the country, the Taste of Rockville and the 75th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.
The festival – a destination for music lovers – will feature more than 30 performances by local, regional and national performing artists, from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, on four stages across six city blocks, kids amusements, and the return of “the beach” sand pile.
Taste of Rockville, on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, offers a taste of diverse offerings from Amici Miei, Armand’s Pizzeria & Grill, Bibibop Asian Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, California Tortilla, Catering by Pike Kitchen, Dawson’s Market, Kusshi Sushi, La Tasca, Mahshad Modern Persian Kitchen, Momo’s Café, Not Your Average Joe’s Kitchen & Bar, Pike Kitchen, Pinstripes, Saffron Indian Cuisine, Spice Xing, Thai Pavilion, and Trapezaria.
Food tickets are $1.25 each, with menu items costing one to five tickets each. Tickets can be purchased at one of two Taste of Rockville ticket booths along East Montgomery Avenue. Credit cards are accepted. Taste of Rockville is sponsored by and benefits the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Community Reach of Montgomery County.
The annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 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. To mark the 75th anniversary of the ceremony and parade, Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will read the names of Rockville residents who have died in military service to our country.
The parade 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 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.
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Director of Communication