Saturday, March 22, 2014

Your Annual Community Celebrations (and more!) Planning Tool (a start)

If you are ready to celebrate all that is Silver Spring, mark your calendar*!

*BUT: Make sure you confirm all dates with sponsoring organizations. We are simply passing through this information. (Did we say confirm all dates?)

Here is a list of major events* we are aware are happening in the Silver Spring Regional Area.

*These are events that are open to the public and welcome everyone. Their common element is that they celebrate community. (Note that some are ticketed.)

IF YOU HAVE OTHERS (or have corrections to what is listed here) PLEASE LEAVE A POST (or e-mail )

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENTS, do NOT e-mail us.  Get to the folks doing the event. If it is not clear below, Google them.



For the balance of this year (a growing list!)

Please Note:

  • Events listed below are larger COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS, FESTIVALS, AND MAJOR FUND-RAISERS events only.
  • This is NOT intended to be a comprehensive list – it is constantly changing.
  • The Silver Spring Regional Center assumes absolutely NO RESPONSIBILITY for the accuracy of this information. This is provided only as a service to indicate the level of activity in the Area.
  • You are encouraged to contact the event directly for any information or question. (The Regional Center has no further information on these events.)

(Series and On-Going events appear at the end. Scroll all the way down to see them.)

AUGUST 31 – Sunday
World Music Festival
3-9 pm – Veterans Plaza
More info:

SEPTEMBER 6 – Saturday
Montgomery County’s Official Jazz Festival
3-10 pm – Veterans Plaza
More info:

SEPTEMBER 13 - Saturday
Flower Fiesta - A Celebration of Art and Place
11:30 - 2pm - Flower Ave Park

SEPTEMBER 13 - Saturday
Salvadoran Sister Cities Fundraiser
Evening / Night – Civic Building

SEPTEMBER 14 – Sunday
Silver Spring Mini Maker–Fair
All Day – Veterans Plaza
For info on last year’s event:

SEPTEMBER 18 – Thursday
Executive Hispanic Gala
7-11 pm  -  The Fillmore
More info:

SEPTEMBER 21 – Sunday
Celebracion de Maria, Virgen de Urkupina
1-4pm - Veterans Plaza
More info to follow

SEPTEMBER 27 - Saturday
Pan African Cultural Festival
Info on last year’s event and more:

SEPTEMBER 27 - Saturday
South Silver Spring Street Fest
All Day – TBD
More info on last year’s event:

OCTOBER 5 – Sunday
SSTCi’s* Harvest Moon Festival
All Day – Veterans Plaza
*Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
More info at SSTCi’s newsletters

OCTOBER 5 – Sunday
Takoma Park Street Festival
All Day – Downtown Takoma Park
More info:

OCTOBER 18 – Saturday
Senior Connection Annual Gala
6-10pm  – Silver Spring Civic Building
More info:

OCTOBER 12 – Sunday
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
All Day – Veterans Plaza
For more info on sponsor:

OCTOBER 16 or 23 (tbd) – Thursday
Class Acts FIESTA!
Evening – Civic Building
More info on sponsoring organization:

NOVEMBER 1 - Saturday
Cameroon Economic and Cultural Forum
6pm – Civic Building

NOVEMBER 12 – Wednesday
Mu Nu Foundation Ceremony
Evening – Civic Building
No more info available at this time

NOVEMBER 22 – Saturday
Thanksgiving Parade
10 a.m. – Throughout Silver Spring’s Downtown
Stay tuned for more info


YEAR ROUND - Saturdays
FreshFarm Farmers Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.Ellsworth Dr. (Downtown Silver Spring)
More info:

YEAR ROUND – Sundays
Takoma Park Farmers Market
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Laurel Ave. (Takoma Park)
More info:

YEAR ROUND – Select dates throughout the year
AFI Film Festivals
American Film Institute
More info at:

YEAR ROUND - Every Last Friday of each Month
Ethiopian Poetry Reading
7pm – Civic Building
More info on sponsoring organization:

Twilight Tuesdays
7-9 pm - Veterans Plaza
Coordinated by:
Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

THROUGH SUMMER - Every 2nd Thursday
Contra Dancing
7-9 pm – Civic Building
More info on sponsoring organization:

THROUGH SUMMER - Every 1st Monday
Salsa Dancing
7-9 pm – Civic Building
More info on newsletters
APRIL 26 – OCTOBER – Saturdays
Fenton Street Market
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Veterans Plaza
More info:

MAY - NOVEMBER  – 3 locations
MarVa Harvest Farmers Market
More info:
  • The Essex House  Saturdays, NOON to 3:00pm (starting May 10, ending November 22, 2014) 7777 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • St Camillus Catholic Church  Sundays, 10:00am to 5:00pm (starting May 11, ending November 23, 2014) Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Holy Cross Hospital  Thursdays, 11:00am to 2:00pm (starting May 15, ending November 20, 2014) 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

MAY 6 - AUGUST 26  – Tuesdays
ZUMBA by Washington Sports Club
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Downtown Silver Spring (Ellsworth Dr)
See more at:

MAY 12 - JULY 28  – Mondays
Lunchtime Lounge
Noon – Downtown Silver Spring (Ellsworth Dr)
See more at:

JUNE 6 - JUNE 30 – Fridays &Saturdays
Live Music on Plaza Fountain Stage
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Downtown Silver Spring (Ellsworth Dr)
See more at:

JUNE 26 – AUGUST 14 – Thursdays
Silver Spring Summer Swing Concert Series
7-9 pmVeterans Plaza
Stay tuned for more info

JUNE 4th – OCTOBER – Wednesdays (11-3)
Crossroads Market
Anne St. at (1021) University Blvd. in Takoma/Langley Park, directly across from the Rite Aid

JUNE through OCTOBER - 3RD Saturday
Mid Summer Wine Festival
Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station
More info:

MAY 11, JUNE 8, SEPTEMBER 14, OCTOBER 12 - Sundays
Grant Avenue Market (Takoma Park)
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grant Ave (Takoma Park)

1 comment:

YMCA- Youth & Family Services said...

April 26- Saturday
Healthy Kids Day- 2014 (10-1pm)
New Hampshire Estates Elementary School
More info:

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