Labor Day Festivities Top Our Weekend Planner, Sept. 1 – 4

Glen Echo Park is the place to be this weekend with the 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Saturday’s open house featuring free classes and demonstrations, and Monday’s  showcase of Irish music and dance. Kensington celebrates the Labor Day holiday weekend with their annual art show and on Monday, the 50th rendition of their Labor Day Parade and Festival. The popular Kentlands/Lakelands 5K race takes place Saturday. Gaithersburg hosts their 79th Annual Labor Day parade in Olde Towne Monday at 1 p.m.

Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County:

Friday, Sept. 1

6 – 9 p.m., Matt Hutchison, Friday Night Live, Rockville Town Center
6 – 9 p.m., Speed of Sound, Rio Summer Concert Series, Rio Washingtonian Center
6 – 9 p.m., last summer  Art Walk, Glen Echo Park
7:30 – 9 p.m.,  47th Annual Labor Day Art Show opening reception, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park
8 p.m., School of Rock, Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring
8 p.m., rapper NBA YoungBoy, The Fillmore, Silver Spring

Saturday, Sept. 2

Seniors Ride Free Ride On bus program expands hours to include Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

8 a.m., 24th annual Kentlands/Lakelands 5K, Kentlands Market Square Plaza, Gaithersburg
noon – 6 p.m.,   47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park
11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Kensington Paint the Town Art Show, Town Hall, Kensington
noon – 4 p.m., Glen Echo Open House, locations of free classes and demonstrations, Glen Echo Park
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Scorpion Rose Band, Nando’s Spicy Saturday Night Concerts, Fountain Plaza Stage, Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring
6 – 9 p.m., Quiet Fire, Rio Summer Concert Series, Rio Washingtonian Center
3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Summerhill Polo exhibition match, Elgin and Jerusalem Road, Poolesville
7:30 p.m., National Players’ Othello, Free Summer Shakespeare, Root Family Stage, Olney Theatre Center (this is outdoors, reserve free tickets)

Sunday, Sept. 3

noon – 6 p.m.,   47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park
11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Kensington Paint the Town Art Show, Town Hall, Kensington
7:30 p.m., National Players’ Othello, Free Summer Shakespeare, Root Family Stage, Olney Theatre Center (this is outdoors, reserve free tickets)

 

Monday, Sept. 4

Kensington’s 50th annual Labor Day Parade and Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Commemorative coins will be handed out along the parade route which starts at St. Paul Park and travels down Connecticut Avenue toward Town Hall. Former Mayor Jayne Plank serves as the Grand Marshal. Following the parade, Armory and Mitchell Avenues will be filled with food trucks, vendors, games and activities.

Gaithersburg’s Labor Day Parade returns to the streets of Olde Town. The parade begins at 1 p.m.

 

noon – 6 p.m.,   47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park
1 – 6 p.m., Irish Music and Dance Showcase, Bumper Car Pavilion, Glen Echo Park

Gusto Farm to Street opens it third location at Westfield Montgomery mall. Come out for a free meal from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

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