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Montgomery Parks June special events and programs

Home / Montgomery Parks June special events and programs

WHEATON, Md.— Montgomery Parks is offering up an exciting assortment of events this June in celebration of Juneteenth and Josiah Henson’s birthday. Plus, the Summer Twilight Concert Series and Foodie Fridays return.

brookside Gardens summer concert series
Foodie Fridays Series
Roots to Rocks Youth Mountain Bike

Montgomery Parks’ June events highlights include:

Summer Twilight Concert Series | June 4, 11, 18 and 25 | 6:30 to 8pm

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton

Join us Tuesday evenings for a series of free musical performances set in the beauty of the gardens. Bring friends and family, chairs, blankets and picnics (allowed in the gardens on concert evenings only). Food will be available for purchase at each event. All ages. Free

Roots to Rock: Youth Mountain Bike Ride | June 6 and 13 | 5 – 7 p.m. 
Rock Creek Regional Park, 15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville

Learn the basics of biking from certified instructors. Limited supply of bikes and helmets available to use free of charge during session. Ages 6 and older. Registration required. Free.

Unveiling of the Oakley Cabin Augmented Reality Experience | June 8 | 11 a.m. –1 p.m.

Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park, 3610 Brookville Road, Olney

Enjoy a new way of experiencing the history of Oakley Cabin with Augmented Reality (AR). The experiences are accessed through a personal mobile device and are available in seven languages, including Spanish, Amharic, French, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The AR experiences were developed in collaboration with the Montgomery County government and the University of Maryland. All ages. Refreshments will be provided. Free.

Park Police Community Day | June 8 | 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Hillandale Local Park, 10615 New Hampshire Avenue, Hillandale
Meet the Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division, learn about their work, and enjoy a dunk tank, moon bounce, and other fun activities.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. All ages. Free.

Josiah Henson’s Birthday Celebration and Family Day | June 15 | 10 a.m. –4 p.m.
Josiah Henson Museum and Park, 11410 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda

Celebrate Josiah Henson’s birthday with historical cooking demonstrations, archaeology tours, film screenings, story times, games, crafts, food and a concert performance by Jubilee Voices.
All ages. Free.

Father’s Day Skate | June 16 | 12:30–2:30 p.m. (Cabin John); 2–5 p.m. (Wheaton)
Cabin John Ice Rink, 10610 Westlake Drive, Rockville
Wheaton Ice Arena, 11717 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton

Free admission (and skates) for Dad with a paid skating partner.

Foodie Fridays: Feed the Soul | June 28 | 6:30 –8:30 p.m.
Josiah Henson Museum and Park, 11410 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda

Discover the relationship between food, nutrition, eating behaviors and mental health with neuropsychologist Dr. Nicole Salman from Snapdragon Wellness. The registration fee includes light refreshments, one alcoholic beverage (21 and older), and a ticket to Josiah Henson Museum (redeemable during regular museum hours). Ages 18 and older. Registration required. $15 per person.

Heritage Days | June 29 and 30 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring

Heritage Days is a county-wide festival highlighting historic, cultural and outdoor recreation sites.
Woodlawn Museum is offering free admission during the 25th annual event. All ages.


Juneteenth Events

Special Opening | June 19 | 10 a.m. –4 p.m.


Parks Academy Series classes:

Breath and Movement Flow Yoga | June 1–29 (Saturdays) | 10–11 a.m.
Clarksburg Neighborhood Park, 22501 Wims Road, Clarksburg
Ages 16 and older. Five weekly classes-$50 per personRegistration is required; no walk-ins.

Nordic Walking | June 4–25 (Tuesdays) | 6–7 p.m.
Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park, 12121 Skylark Drive, Clarksburg
Ages 18 and older. 4 weekly classes-$40 per person. Registration required; no walk-ins.

Sunset Yoga | June 4–July 30 (Tuesdays, no class July 2) | 7–8 p.m.
Quince Orchard Valley Neighborhood Park, 12015 Suffolk Terrace, Gaithersburg
Ages 14 and older. 8 weekly classes-$80 per personRegistration is required; no walk-ins.

Toddler and You Yoga | June 6–August 1 (Thursdays, no class July 4) | 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Kensington Cabin Local Park, 10000 Kensington Parkway, Kensington
Ages 2-5 (plus an adult). 8 weekly classes-$96 per pairRegistration is required; no walk-ins.

Programs for 55+:
Socials for 55+: Archery | June 13 | 10–11:30 a.m.
South Germantown Driving Range, 18045 Central Park Circle, Boyds
Registration required. $10 per person.

55+ Nature Book Club: Book Review | June 18 | 6–7:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Hills Local Park Activity Building, 1615 East Randolph Road, Colesville
Registration required. Free.

Socials for 55+: Parks Game Night | June 27 | 6–8 p.m.
Quince Orchard Valley Neighborhood Park, 12015 Suffolk Terrace, Gaithersburg
Registration required. $2 per person.


Montgomery Parks is a co-sponsor of the following events taking place in parks during the month of June:


Try Ball Hockey (June 2 and 23); Learn to Inline Skate (June 23) @ Dewey Local Park

Annual Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival: (June 19) @ Cabin John Regional Park

Go to Montgomery Parks event calendar for a complete list of special events and programming and to learn how to sign up using ActiveMontgomery. Visit the Summer 2024 Montgomery Parks Program Guide.

About Montgomery Parks        
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is focused on promoting physical activity, social connectivity, and environmental stewardship, especially in diverse and urbanizing areas, with an emphasis on teens, working-age adults, and seniors. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. MontgomeryParks.org  

Accessibility  

 Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Program Access for more information.  ###