Heritage Days

Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts the FREE Heritage Days Celebration on the last weekend of June. Sponsored by HM since 2004, this countywide festival offers visitors the opportunity to discover venues from Silver Spring to Poolesville, Bethesda to Clarksburg – and everywhere in between. Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public. Learn about the history of dairy farming, railroads, and trolleys; African American communities, astronomy, local arts & culture, and outdoor recreation. Many venues offer live music, games and crafts for children, and refreshments.

Heritage Days 2017!
Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25
noon to 4pm

Please join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Heritage Days Weekend!

Heritage Days features 40 parks, museums, and historic sites throughout Montgomery County open with FREE admission. Activities for all ages include history exhibits & programs, walking tours, children’s games & crafts, live music, & FUN!

This year, many sites are celebrating heritage food traditions with unique cooking demonstrations, presentations by acclaimed chefs, farm & garden displays, and food trucks.

Keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks for more details about this year’s programs. Our 2017 Heritage Days brochure will be available in May. This extensive guide includes the locations, contact info, and program details for each of our 40 Heritage Day attractions so that you can begin planning your weekend!

Heritage Days Weekend 2016

Heritage Days 2016 Brochure

What a great weekend we had for Heritage Days! Our sites outdid themselves with fun and fascinating programs – and the weather was perfect. Thanks to our partners for all of their hard work – and to the many visitors who joined us. Heritage Days is only a success because of you! A few photos from the weekend:

Silver Spring Bike Tour
Silver Spring Bike Tour
C&O Canal Mule
C&O Canal Mule at Swains Lock

 

St. Paul Church Picnic
St. Paul Church Picnic
Piscataway Conoy Tribe at Monocacy Aqueduct
Piscataway Conoy Tribe at Monocacy Aqueduct
King Barn Dairy MOOseum
King Barn Dairy MOOseum