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Hometown Holidays 2014 – City of Rockville’s Memorial Day Event


Hometown Holidays 2014 – City of Rockville’s Memorial Day Event © City of Rockville

Hometown Holidays is Rockville, Maryland’s annual street festival celebrating Memorial Day. The three-day event features dozens of entertainers performing on seven stages, children's rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts Festival, an environmental expo, the Taste of Rockville, and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and Chorus, a wreath laying led by American Legion Post 86, and 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade includes drill teams, marching bands, community groups, military units, and more. See Photos of the Parade

Dates: May 24 - 26, 2014


Hometown Holidays is located in Rockville Town Center and is walking distance from the Rockville Metro Station.


Free parking is available at the jury parking lot at the corner of Jefferson and Monroe streets and the Metro parking lots. Parking garages are located at 255 Rockville Pike, 51 Monroe Place and on Fleet Street behind the Council Office Building.

Taste of Rockville

Participating restaurants include Ambrosia, Armand's, Bean Bag, Bob's Noodles, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carmen's, Cava/Sugo (Saturday only), Chef Geoff, Dawson's Market, Fresh Market, Happy Popping, Hilton Twinbrook Grille, La Tasca, Matchbox (Sunday only), Oro Pomodoro, Potomac Pizza, Rocklands, Seasons 52 and Spice Xing. Tickets for food will be $1.25 each, with most menu items costing between one and four tickets each.

Hometown Holidays Schedule

Saturday, May 24, and Sunday May 25, 2-10 p.m. Market Place, Taste of Rockville, Kids Activities, Live Entertainment.

Monday, May, 26, 2014
9 a.m. Rockville Concert Band & Chorus
9:30 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Memorial Day Parade

Ceremony and Parade Viewing Location: Courthouse Square at Martins Lane and North Washington Street.

Musical Performances Throughout the Weekend

Saturday - The Shack Band, Jah Works, Green River Ordinance, Brothers Osborne, Mike Surratt and the Continentals, Throwing Wrenches, B Side Shuffle, Elenowen, The Morrison Brothers Band, US Royalty, La Unica, The Sweater Set, Patuxent Partners, The Woodshedders, Sofia Zhong Dance Group, VLOC, Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres, Bach 2 Rock and RTC Dancers

Sunday - High Five World Wide, Kelly Bell Band, Lionize, John Brown's Body, Hillbilly Gypsies, Ted Garber, NEULORE, Fighting Jamesons, DC Casineros, Lloyd Dobler Effect, American Aquarium, The Nighthawks, 19th Street Band, South Rail, Patty Reese Band, Chin Hamaya Daiko Rockville, American Dance Institute, Groovy Nate, Reptiles Alive, Shadiyah Dances and RTC Dancers

For a more detailed schedule of entertainment, see the Rockville, Maryland website

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