Cheryl Kagan | Maryland State Senator - District 17
Events in Rockville & Gaithersburg



Thursday Morning Kid’s Concerts @ City Hall Concert Pavillion
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – Jul 27 @ 10:30 am

The air will be filled with delightful sounds and important life lessons this summer as nine different entertainers sing, dance and otherwise captivate young audiences during Thursday Morning Kids Concerts, June 1 through July 27 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. From music to theater to dance, parents and children alike will enjoy the variety of free performances.

Jay Mattioli

Jay Mattioli

June 15, 2017 – Experience a unique combination of stunning visual magic with comedy, audience interaction, a touch of dance, and an unsurpassable style.
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Yosi in Concert

June 22, 2017 – Songs and stories to bring kids closer to understanding that being different can be fantastic.
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June 29, 2017 – Explore the the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance.
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Mark H. Rooney

July 6, 2017 – A dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition.
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July 13, 2017 – The premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia.
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Mark Jaster

July 20, 2017 – Brilliant gesture, playful interaction and witty surprises from an accomplished mime.
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Billy B

July 27, 2017 – Songs, dances, theatrical backdrops and improv comedy teaching the wonderful workings of our beautiful planet.
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Gaithersburg’s outdoor entertainment is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Evenings in Olde Town Concert: Scorpion Rose @ Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Scorpion Rose

Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy the music before dining in Olde Towne afterwards. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating.

Click here to see this year’s full Evenings in Olde Towne Concert season line up.

Scorpion Rose is a high energy, four piece, rock band. They cover a wide genre of music: alternative, rock, country & current pop hits.

For more information on the performer, please visit their website.

Gaithersburg Heritage Days @ Gaithersburg Community Museum | International Latitude Observatory
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

The Gaithersburg Community Museum and the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory are among numerous historical sites participating in Montgomery County Heritage Days on June 24 and 25, 2017. This annual event celebrates and showcases the County’s rich history, culture and natural beauty with activities, exhibits and performance for all ages. 

Explore Gaithersburg

Visit two historic sites–the Gaithersburg Community Museum and the International Latitude Observatory for science, scavenger hunt, games, and more. 

Gaithersburg Community Museum
9 South Summit Avenue
This year we are featuring the Gaithersburg Scavenger Hunt. Visitors may enjoy art in the making while local artists capture the historic landscape in and around the Rail Complex in Olde Towne. We will also be celebrating the fun of playing old-fashioned games and then, with a modern twist, the Imagination Playground blue building blocks. As always, play and learn in the Museum’s hands-on learning centers and, possibly, see a real train go by on the active CSX tracks next to the museum. On Saturday, Artist Leila Cabib will be here to explore optical illusion toys.

International Latitude Observatory
100 DeSellum Avenue
Discover Gaithersburg’s best kept secret at Observatory Park, our historic landmark, which is open for tours. Bryan Blundell, Architectural Preservation Specialist, will be in the observatory discussing the building and its restoration. Visitors can also take a self-guided tour of the park and its active geodetic monuments. Have fun with our STEM activities created by NASA and the NISE Network– about space and the upcoming solar eclipse. Additional activities including making your own solar viewer and model solar system. Find the Gaithersburg #1 geodetic marker, make a rubbing to take home.

For more information on Montgomery County Heritage Days please visit

Rockville Pride @ Montgomery College Rockville
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission joins Montgomery College and local organizations for a multigenerational program designed to inspire, empower and provide services to the LGBTQ community. The program will include: a panel of speakers sharing about their journeys as LGBTQ individuals; performances; interactive exercises; poetry; a mural; and information tables with resources for the LGBTQ community.

Suds & Soles 5K @ Rockville Town Center
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
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Suds & Soles will feature a great 5K course through downtown Rockville, a terrific post-race party where you can sample some great beverages, and receive a commemorative mug. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Rockville Youth Recreation Fund and Youth and Beginning Running Programs of MCRRC.  Learn more here
Registration is now open!
Permitting Stakeholder’s Forum @ Rockville City Hall Mayor and Council Chambers
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Everyone is invited to this outreach session for city officials providing updates on the permitting process. – Meet the CPDS director, ISD chief building official and staff – Division updates – DPW updates – Unveiling of ISD strategic plan – Roundtable discussion with all key city review departments – Recurring permitting issues – Process streamlining initiatives – Q&A, stakeholder feedback.

Click here to sign up and attend.

Evenings in Olde Town Concert: Hayley Fahey @ Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hayley Fahey Band

Wind down the workday with great music in a casual, outdoor setting at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Grab some local carryout to enjoy during the concert, or enjoy the music before dining in Olde Towne afterwards. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for lawn seating.

Click here to see this year’s full Evenings in Olde Towne Concert season line up.

Hayley Fahey is a prolific singer-songwriter, with a voice that captivates audiences: soulful, sweet, powerful. She is a multi-instrumentalist, and has a presence onstage that lights up a room. She draws influence from country, blues and folk, infusing storytelling and appealing to emotion. Hayley’s expertly crafted music and passionate live performances moves music lovers of all ages and makes for a memorable experience at every show.

The one-of-a-kind sound of her world-class band defies boundaries but connects leaving the crowd eager for more. The spontaneity of her shows and energetic interaction with her audience always results in a truly uplifting performance.

For more information on the performer, please visit their website.

Gaithersburg’s SummerFest (Festival & Fireworks) @ Bohrer Park
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

We’re combining the Celebrate! Gaithersburg Festival and our Independence Day Fireworks into a great big fun family event. Join us for SummerFest on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 5 to 11:30 p.m.

We’ve kept all the best highlights of our lively street festival, with multiple stages of live music, great food, unique crafts, and plenty of activities for kids, and now we’re keeping the fun going by capping off the evening with spectacular fireworks and an illuminating SummerGlo After Party.

You’ll be glad you’ll be in town the first Saturday in July!

Rockville’s Independence Day Concert & Fireworks Display @ Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm
Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its second year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm.  This location offers wonderful spectator viewing, and ample and convenient parking.  This event is hosted by the Mayor and Council of Rockville.  

Download a site map from the 2016 event. 

Schedule of Events 
All events take place at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park. Schedule subject to change.
*Please note that there is no rain date

2017 Event Schedule Time 
Rockville Concert Band  6 p.m. 
Shane Gamble  7 p.m.
Mayor and Council Greeting  8:45 p.m.
Fireworks Display  9:15 p.m.

General Information 

  • No barbecuing or open flames allowed at the event site
  • Recycle and garbage bins are located throughout the event 
  • Lost children should be taken to the first aid tent located along Piccard Dr. 
  • Please be courteous of those around you when smoking 
  • Drones are prohibited at the event site 
  • For inclement weather information, call 240-314-5022, or visit 
  • The dog park, tennis courts and playground are closed from dusk on Sunday, July 2 through 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5. 

Viewing Areas 
The entertainment and fireworks can be viewed from the park grounds. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and food and beverage. 

Parking is available for free in lots along Shady Grove Road, Gaither Road and Choke Cherry Road. These lots are conveniently located near the event site.  There is no parking available in the King Farm neighborhood.  

Please use main roads such at Route 355, Gude Drive, and Shady Grove Road to access these parking lots. There will be ample signage directing people to public parking. 

View the public parking map. 

Food and Beverage
Food and beverage will be not be available for purchase.  Guests may bring their own food and beverage.  Please note that there is no barbecuing or open flames allowed on the event site. 

Moonlight Movies at the Mansion @ Kentlands Mansion
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

On Fridays, July 7, 14 & 21, 2017, kick off your weekend with movie night on the front lawn of Kentlands Mansion. Grab your family, friends, lawn chairs, and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars.

Free admission. Movies begin after sunset.

July 7 – The Sandlot

Enjoy our concessions of light snacks, sweets, drinks, beer, and wine for purchase.Brought to you by Dart Homes, your neighborhood Realtor.

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