Montgomery County hosts world-class documentary festival

AFI-Silver-Theater-Montgomery-County,-MD AFI DOCS, a renowned international documentary festival, kicks off this June in the nation’s capital. The festival, which reaches millions of people annually, shines a bright light on documentary film and issues addressed in the work of America’s storytellers. It aims to connect real people with real stories, which range from the man impersonating President […]

History comes to life during Montgomery County’s Heritage Days

Tom-and-Vivian-2 Heritage Days, the annual free county-wide festival, offers visitors the chance to explore historical sites in Montgomery County, from Silver Spring to Poolesville, Bethesda to Clarksburg – and everywhere in between. Visitors will discover that history comes in many forms. In addition to Civil War and War of 1812 connections, learn about the history of […]

Famous Faces from Montgomery County

64394442 Take a look at the Hollywood stars that grew up in Montgomery County!   MICHAEL EALY Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland Michael Ealy is an actor best known for his roles in Barbershop, its sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Seven […]

Summer is for biking in Montgomery County

085Bikeshare With the weather improving, bicyclists are out and about, taking advantage of Montgomery County’s robust number of trails and routes. To make it easier for residents and visitors to plan a ride, the county has published a Bikeways Map, a go-to resource that lays out the location of bike lanes and scenic trails alike. Riders […]

Montgomery County welcomes new hotel, festivals and more

Fotolia_63685420_Subscription_1MB EVEN HOTELS Visitors to Rockville, Maryland will now be able to maintain their healthy and active lifestyle when traveling for business or pleasure with the grand opening of the EVEN Hotel, the first of its kind in the world. Opening in Summer 2014 , the hotel is designed to enable guests to stay on track […]

MoCo eats: Can’t miss food festivals

TasteWheaton-64 D.C.-  area foodies looking to explore uncharted territory need look no further than Montgomery County, Maryland, home to more than 900 restaurants from a diverse range of cultures and cuisines. Food festivals are an annual celebration in county, taking place in its most popular districts and showcasing its local restaurants. Here’s a look at the […]

Championships in Montgomery County, Maryland

Fotolia_57340418_Subscription_XL_2000px Montgomery County, Maryland will be the host for two very popular championships in 2014. Quicken Loans is the new title sponsor of the previous tournament named the AT&T Tiger Woods Foundation Golf Tournament. The 2014 Quicken Loans National will consist of 132 top PGA TOUR professionals from around the world, competing for their share of […]

Brookeville, MD: U.S. Capital for a Day

Dolly-and-James-Dinner-2 As the British burned the capital in 1814, refugees from Washington D.C. and Georgetown fled to Brookeville, a small town in upper Montgomery County, Maryland – approximately 18 miles north of D.C.  President James Madison spent two nights in Brookeville as he sought refuge at the Market Street home of Postmaster Caleb Bentley, known today […]

County Classics

county-fair Montgomery County, Maryland holds numerous festivals all year long. The following spring and summer events are county classics: HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS The Hometown Holidays is Rockville’s premier event and one of the DC areas best music festivals. This year’s event features five stage of music with more than 30 FREE live performances, the Taste of Rockville […]