ROCKVILLE- Hometown Holidays has been a cherished annual tradition for county residents for decades, and this year’s festivities in Rockville Town Center from Saturday May 24 to Monday, May 26, promise patrons a great deal of entertainment, activities, and food.
The Holidays’ five stages will host free performances by over 30 bands and other acts, including the Kelly Bell Band, the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, and Reptiles Alive! an interactive educational show featuring snakes and lizards.
Taste of Rockville, a festival sponsored by the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and Community Ministries of Rockville, allows patrons to sample offerings from of a variety of area restaurants. Tickets are $1.25 each, and can be exchanged for samples from this year’s participating merchants, which include Armand’s Pizzeria, La Tasca, and Nantucket’s Reef.
A kid’s amusement area, featuring a variety of rides, games, and activities for the younger set, will be at Middle Lane and Monroe Street. Additioanally, the Bud Light Beach Stage, will feature a new attraction: a sandbox open to kids of all ages.
On Monday, the Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., featuring a performance by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, followed by a laying of a wreath by American Legion Post 86.
The 70th Annual Memorial Day Parade will begin after the ceremony at 10:30, featuring over 70 marching bands, pom pom squads, floats, and other units.
ABC 7 meteorologist Brian Van de Graff will serve as Parade Emcee.
For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/hth