Special Events & Festivals
February is Black History Month
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
February 8, 23, & 27
Join Montgomery Parks' History in the Parks program at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park for three unique events celebrating Black History Month: Family Day, History Hour, and a special Black History Month Winter Walking Tour. Learn more about our special History in the Parks programs!
History in the Parks
Maple Sugaring Days
February | Various Times
Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton | $7
February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday you’ll have an opportunity to experience an American tradition: maple sugaring! Watch the whole maple sugaring process from start to finish. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat. Join in the fun and activities and learn something new at this family-friendly program!
We Speak Weddings Workshop
February 17 | 10 am - 1 pm
Brookside Gardens | Wheaton, MD
Kick start your wedding planning this winter with Montgomery Parks! Brookside Gardens is offering an exciting wedding workshop. From creating your budget to selecting the right vendors, we'll guide you through this fun and exciting process with helpful tips and tricks.
Hockey Weekend Across America
Friday through Sunday, February 15-17
Cabin John Ice Rink & Wheaton Ice Arena
Our ice rinks will have fun hockey games and lessons, giveaways, and special offers throughout the weekend. Skate 2-for-1 when you wear your favorite hockey jersey to the 4:45-6:15 pm public session at either facility on Friday, February 15 for our "Wear Your Favorite Jersey" Day!
Montgomery Parks' Ice Rinks
Parks Speaker Series: Championing Inclusion in the Outdoors
February 26 | 12 pm - 2 pm
Montgomery Regional Office Building Auditorium, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Montgomery Parks welcomes Mikah Meyer and Sangita Chari to discuss "Championing Inclusion in the Outdoors."
Adventurer Mikah Meyer is closing in on the end of a three-year journey to experience all 418 National Park Service sites. He is set to become the first person to do so in a continuous journey. Along his journey he has shed an important light into the LGBT experience in the outdoors industry and become an inspirational voice encouraging people to live their dreams. Sangita Chari, oversees the NPS’s Office of Relevancy, Diversity and Inclusion. The office was formed in 2013 to address the underrepresentation of diverse racial and ethnic groups among National Park staff and visitors.
Forest to Fitness
Through February | Various Times
Black Hill Nature Center
Take a natural path to health and wellness with Black Hill Nature Programs! Numerous studies show the benefits of nature and being active outside on our bodies and minds. Join us from December to February as we explore the Forest to Fitness!
Last Updated: February 12, 2019