Looking for experiences that will delight everyone in your family? Check out the Department of Parks and Recreation's festivals! We offer a variety of fantastic events designed to amuse kids of all ages and the young at heart. Be sure to mark your calendar for these great events.
  1. Hispanic Festival

    Bring the family and celebrate the rich heritage of our Hispanic communities.

  2. Kinderfest

    Families from all around the Washington metropolitan area are invited to participate in Kinderfest - a day focused on children featuring festivities, programs, and entertainment for the whole family.

  3. Festival of Lights

    This spectacular holiday drive-through event features more than one million twinkling lights, wonderful themed displays, and one of the tallest tree displays in the state.

  4. Black History

    Celebrate and honor African American heritage during Black History Month in February.

  5. Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

  6. Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Teas & the Arts

    Whether you need to relax or rejuvenate, this festival has something for everyone.

  7. Beltway BBQ Showdown

    The 11th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown contest highlights the art of barbecuing in Prince George’s County and the Mid-Atlantic region.

  8. American Indian Festival

    Celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native Americans at the American Indian Festival, featuring live performances of traditional and contemporary music, dancing, drumming, singing, and storytelling.

  9. STEAM Festival

    STEAM Fest is a hands-on, stimulating, fun and enriching day of play. Young people get to test their minds and creativity through exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in more ways than you can imagine. Click to find out more details!

  10. War of 1812

    Celebrate the exciting story of America’s “Second War of Independence” also known as the War of 1812.