Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The 10th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be held May 11 and 12 at Woodmont Triangle, with more than 20,000 expected to attend.
The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will take place the weekend of May 11, with its 10th anniversary celebration featuring more than 100 artists from around the country. The festival, which is produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District, is slated to draw more than 20,000 attendees during the weekend. Last year, there were somewhere between 20,000 and 25,000 people on the streets of Bethesda partaking in the festival. The attending artists cover a wide variety of artistic mediums, such as ceramics, glass, printmaking and photography. A complete list of artists who will be at the event can be found online at the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s website. In addition to the 130 artists, the festival …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Landon School holds its 60th Annual Azalea Garden Festival May 3 through 5 to raise money for student financial assistance.
The 60th Annual Azalea Garden Festival will take place this weekend at the Landon School, with more than 15,000 flowers and a full schedule of events. The festival, which is held this year from May 3 to 5, includes the school’s 12th annual 5-kilometer race, Mark’s Run, on Sunday. Mark’s Run is held in honor of a Landon alumnus, Mark Ferris, who died from juvenile diabetes, and it raises money for the Joslin Diabetes Center. The weekend’s planned events also include a tour of the azalea gardens, which are spread out over 2.5 acres on the school grounds. Roses, wildflowers and vegetables will be on sale, in addition to many types of azaleas. More than 60 vendors will have specialty boutiques set up to sell jewelry, gifts and collectibles. A …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Looking for some Halloween-themed fun and other things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around the county.
Mystery Dinner 15th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival 32nd Annual Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Urban Haunted House in Rockville, MD World of Montgomery Festival Pineapple Fiesta Quilt Show Nightmare Screamplex Antique and Classic Car Show Pumpkin TrolleyFest
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fourth annual festival in Wheaton will showcase the county’s cultural roots in China, Ethiopia, India and El Salvador.
An International Village. A parade of nations. A whirlwind of song and dance. A culinary battle royale, Salvadoran-style. That and more will be in store on Sunday at the World of Montgomery Festival in downtown Wheaton, the fourth annual celebration of the county's far-flung roots. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive, one block from the Wheaton Metro station. Thanks to a partnership with Kid International Discovery Museum, it will be the largest free event Montgomery County has ever orchestrated. The festival is fit for all ages, but is especially kid-friendly. The county partnered with the KID Museum to create an International Village, with four large tents representing China, India, El Salvador …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Oct. 21 festival will spotlight the cultures of four of Montgomery County's largest immigrant populations—from China, India, El Salvador and Ethiopia.
The World of Montgomery Festival returns to Wheaton in a few weeks—but with new life breathed into it. In addition to the ethnic food, music and dance performances from years past, the free festival will highlight the cultures of four large immigrant populations in Montgomery County. The festival will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 5 p.m. in the large parking lot at the intersection of Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive in Wheaton. The county has partnered with the Kid International Discovery Museum to create an International Village, with four large tents representing China, India, El Salvador and Ethiopia. Children at the family-friendly festival can get a "passport" stamped at each tent for participating in different …
Friday, October 5, 2012
A guide to the 23rd annual Taste of Bethesda.
The highly-anticipated Taste of Bethesda is hitting the streets of downtown Bethesda Saturday, and Patch has got all the need-to-know info for you to make the most out of the feeding frenzy. When and Where Taste of Bethesda is set for Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray Avenues. The event is held rain or shine. Cost Admission is free. Stop by one of seven ticket booths to purchase your Taste tickets—they’ll be sold in bundles of four for $5. Food costs anywhere from one to four tickets. Drinks and face painting cost one ticket. There are no refunds on unused food tickets, so be sure to purchase only what you’ll need. The ticket booths will close at 3:30 p.…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Sample dishes from Friendship Heights restaurants at the Taste of Friendship Heights on Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Village Center.
With so many great restaurants in Friendship Heights, it's sometimes hard to decide where to eat. This Saturday, however, you can eat at them all—or at most of them—at the sixth annual Taste of Friendship Heights, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Village Center (4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD). Enjoy great food from local restaurants, food demonstrations by Lia’s and Whole Foods, music by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Jazz Band, a moon bounce, face painting, balloons, basketball games and a restaurant rafﬂe drawing. Participating restaurants include: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place. Visit www.tasteoffriendshipheights.com for more information.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.
Montgomery County will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from now until Oct. 15 with musical and dance performances, bilingual story time programs at public libraries, festivals, a health fair and more. Latinos comprise 26 percent of the student population within Montgomery County Public Schools, Superintendent Joshua P. Starr noted in a memorandum to the Montgomery County Board of Education last week. Here are some of the events scheduled for September and October:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The highly anticipated Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is among the 55 restaurants set to participate.
Get your taste buds ready for the 23rd annual Taste of Bethesda, which will return to the Woodmont Triangle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Seasoned festival participants and newbies alike will serve up food to more than 45,000 hungry event goers. This year, more than 55 restaurants will take part, including 10 restaurants that have recently debuted on the Bethesda food scene. They include the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, the Box Bar & Grill, Freddy’s Lobster, Kraze Burgers, Luke’s Lobster, The Majestic Bar & Grill, Nando’s Peri-Peri, Panas Gourmet Empanadas, Purée Artisan Juice Bar, and Tandoori Nights. Yes, you heard right -- the as-yet-to-open Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is on the roster, the much-anticipated new …
Monday, July 30, 2012
From fried Oreos to prize heifers, check out some of the best fairs and festivals in Maryland coming up in August.
August is just days away, and with it comes fair season. Check out some of the great fairs and festivals going on this month throughout Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Featuring over 40 rides, all your favorite carnival foods (think "fried Oreos") and tons of contests and exhibits, the annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair has something for everyone. The fair will take place on Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg from Aug. 10 through 18, and tickets are $10, but if you happen to be 11 years old or younger, admission is free. Prince George’s County Fair Where can you go to see a beautiful baby contest, a chain saw artist and pig and duck races, all in the same place? The Prince George’s County …