Labor Day Parade

Gaithersburg will hold its 67th annual Labor Day parade at 1 p.m. Monday. The parade will feature marching bands, dance groups, clowns, floats and giant balloons. It kicks off at the 400 block of East Diamond Avenue and will continue through Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Free parking will be available at the Olde Towne Garage, at the corner of Olde Towne and Summit avenues. A shuttle bus will provide free rides for parade participants from 10:30 a.m. to noon, from Lakeforest Mall's commuter parking lot. The shuttle will provide spectators rides to the parade route from noon to 1 p.m. 301-258-6350 or

Labor Day Parade

And Festival

Kensington will hold its 38th annual Labor Day Parade and Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. The festival will feature the Liz Briones Band, the Tommy Lepson Band, Rita Clarke and the Naturals, and an autograph signing by Miss Maryland. The children's staging area will include a puppet show, a puppet-making workshop, face painting, balloon sculpting, and children's music. The teen staging area will include teen rock, pop and heavy-metal bands. The parade will start at the intersection of St. Paul Street and Plyers Mill Road and end at Howard Avenue and Fawcett Street. 301-942-9254 or

The Frog Prince

Adventure Theatre performs "Hyronomous A. Frog, The Frog Prince," a story by Edith Weiss about a prince-turned-frog who hates eating flies and is under a bad witch's spell. Hyronomous is trying to break the spell with a kiss from a handmaiden, but must do so before Sir Lancelot Pancelot catches him; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $7. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-5331 or

Julia Cope of Bethesda rides through Kensington during last year's Labor Day parade. About 4,000 people attended the 37th annual event.