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Wings of Fancy

Wednesday, April 27 - Sunday, September 25

10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Brookside Gardens

$8 ages 13 and up | $5 ages 3-12 | Free ages 0-2

Brookside Gardens is happy to announce the return of its premier Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit. The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Families, students, nature lovers, and everyone in between can get an up close experience of these brilliant butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia as they soar among colorful flowers. Visitors can learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in having healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens.

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Climb-A-Tree at Wall Park

Wednesday, July 6

9 a.m.-Noon | Wall Park | FREE

Come climb a giant tree in Montgomery Parks! Join our arborists as they provide safety gear, assistance and encouragement to help kids put their heads in the clouds and see our parks from a new perspective. Tons of fun and free for all! Let’s see how high you can climb!

Join us at any of the following dates, times and locations for a fun adventure among the trees:

  • Wednesday, June 22nd, 9am - noon – Fairview Park 8900 Fairview Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Wednesday, July 6th , 9am- noon Wall Park 4901 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, MD 2085
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2016 Great Outdoors Festival

Saturday, August 20

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. | Free! | Little Bennett Campground

School starts on August 30th so make sure you get some sun and fun before heading back to class!

Celebrate the outdoors at Little Bennett Great Outdoors Fest!  This free family event features our new pedal carts, jumping pillow, tours of the yurts, along with hay rides, live music, S’mores, hikes and fun at Little Bennett Campground! 

Get ideas on how to protect and enjoy our great outdoors from local organizations and retailers, conservation groups and Montgomery Parks. Little Bennett Campground features 91 campsites (including 3 yurts) just steps away from the more than 20 miles of trails at Little Bennett Regional Park!
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Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 1

11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. | $15 per car | Agricultural History Farm Park

Experience farm life from the 1850s to the present at the 25th annual Harvest Festival!  Folks of all ages will enjoy hands-on activities, games and farming demonstrations. Montgomery Parks' Agricultural History Farm Park is situated on 455 acres of land in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve, and serves as a historic farm site as well as a modern farming activity center.

Enjoy some down-home fun on the farm with old-time crafts, activities, music and food

  • Hayrides
  • Live farm animals
  • Candle making
  • Scarecrow making
  • Corn maze
  • Farm hours tours
  • Antinque farm equipment
  • Working farm animal demonstratrions
  • Archaeology dig
  • Garden tours

Admission is $15/car (additional fees for some activities)

No pets please (service animals welcome)

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We have lots of exciting events lined up for summer! Check back soon as we're working on adding them to this page.

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More events are being added regularly. Please check back often!

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