Rockville Hometown Holidays

Rockville Hometown Holidays

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A-Z Guide

Looking for specific details about Rockville's Hometown Holidays? Our A-Z guide is designed to help answer your questions. If you have additional questions, call 240-314-8620 or email specialevents@rockvillemd.gov.

Admission

Entry into Hometown Holidays Music Festival (HTH), and the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade is free. Hours of operation are:

Hometown Holidays
Saturday, May 26: 2 - 10 p.m.*
Sunday, May 27: 2 - 10 p.m.*

*The Taste of Rockville will open at noon each day.

Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Monday, May 28:
9 a.m. - Musical Tribute
9:30 a.m. - Ceremony
10:30 a.m. - Parade

Access

Rockville strives to provide access to all programs and services regardless of ability. Contact the ADA Coordinator at 240-314-8137 or e-mail specialevents@rockvillemd.gov with questions regarding access to HTH.

Animals

Well-behaved, leashed, and licenced dogs are welcome at HTH. All other animals, other than services animals, should not be brought to HTH.
Beverages

Soda, water, assorted alcoholic beverages and the 2018 HTH collectors mug are available for purchase at beverage booths located throughout the festival. Beverage booths accept cash and credit.

Biking

Rockville is a bike-friendly community. The City also has several Capital Bikeshare stations located near town center. Bikes are not permitted to be ridden in the festival area. Learn more about biking in Rockville.
Cash/Credit

HTH Accepts cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). ATMs are location throughout town center.

Chairs

A limited number of chairs will be provided throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to bring beach/lawn chairs and blankets to ensure comfortable seating.

City of Rockville Information Booth

The City of Rockville will be onsite to answer your questions regarding City services and offerings. This booth is location next to the HTH information booth near the intersection of Maryland Ave., and E. Middle Ln.

Comments, Compliments, Concerns

To share your comments or thoughts with us contact us specialevents@rockvillemd.gov or call us at 240-314-8620.

Community Partners

Community partners are located along E. Montgomery Ave. near the Hungerford's Tavern Stage. Stop by and learn about some wonderful organizations doing great things in our community.

Directions
  • HTH is located in Rockville Town Center in the heart of Rockville, Maryland.
  • From I-270, take either exit 5 or exit 6 and head east into Rockville. Follow signs for parking.
  • From Route 355/Rockville Pike, going north into Rockville, turn left onto Route 28 and follow signs for parking.
  • From up county using Route 355/Rockville Pike, drive south into Rockville and use the parking garage located off of Route 355/Rockville Pike or turn right onto Route 28 and follow signs for parking.
Elected Officials and Political Candidates
Onsite Booth
Elected officials and those running for office may have a booth on site at HTH. Please download and complete an application, and submit payment to participate.

Parade
Current elected officials may participate in parades sponsored by the City of Rockville, including City of Rockville and other municipal, county, state and federal elected officials. Download an application.

Candidates for City of Rockville Mayor and Council offices may participate in parades if they are certified to appear on the ballot by the City’s Board of Supervisors of Elections. For the Memorial Day parade, participants must be certified by May 15.

Individuals who are not elected officials and are candidates for non-City of Rockville elected office may not participate in parades sponsored by the City of Rockville. Please review the City of Rockville Campaign Policy for additional information.

Entertainment Submissions

We are no longer accepting submissions for this year's event. To be considered for future events, please send information to specialevents@rockvillemd.gov or mail to: Events Specialist, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Facebook

"Like" HTH on Facebook and share your thoughts and photos and tag us at #HTH18.

First Aid

First aid is located near the intersection of Middle Ln. and Maryland Ave. outside of Starbucks Coffee.

Food

Food is available at the Taste of Rockville located along Maryland Ave. and Courthouse Sq. or at one of the many restaurants located in town center. The Taste of Rockville open at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
ID

Be sure to bring a valid ID if you plan on buying some alcoholic beverages at the festival. We do check IDs.

Information

The festival information tent is located on the corner of E. Middle Ln. and Maryland Ave. near Gordon Biersch. You can ask festival questions, look for lost items, turn in found items or just stop by to say hi.
Kids Activities

Kids amusements are located in the parking lot between Middle Ln. and East Montgomery Ave. There is a fee for these activities. Free kids entertainment is available on the Town Sq. Stage throughout the weekend. The Rockville beach, located near the Bud Light Beach Stage is also a lot of fun for the little ones.
Lost and Found

Did you lose something at HTH? Or find something at HTH? Come to the information tent near the intersection of E. Middle Ln. and Maryland Avenue and let us know and we will take it from there. If you are looking for an item after the event, call us at 240-314-8620 or e-mail us at specialevents@rockvillemd.gov and we will let you know if it was turned in.
Map

View the festival map

Memorial Day

Join the City of Rockville on Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day Ceremony and 74th annual parade. Learn more about the Memorial Day festivities.

Metro

Take the Metro red line to the Rockville station. Exit on the Rockville Pike side and follow the sounds of music across the street to Middle Ln. MARC train service will not be running over Memorial Day Weekend.

Music

There's plenty of it all weekend. Take a look at the line-up.
Parking
Free parking is available in the Metro lots (Sunday and Monday only) and City Hall lots.
Paid parking is available for $5 in the Town Sq. garages located off Rt. 355 or N. Washington St. from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, and from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28. Cash and credit accepted. Regular parking rates apply at all other times.
Dawson's Market parking spaces are reserved for customer only.

Parade
See Memorial Day

Prohibited Items
For the safety of our guests, please do not bring the following to HTH:
  • Glass containers
  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, etc.
Restrooms

Portable restrooms are located throughout the festival.

Road Closures

There will be road closures associated with HTH.
Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in City parks. If you choose to smoke, please be aware of those around you.

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring HTH? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Taste of Rockville

Some of Rockville's best restaurants will offer tastes of their dishes at the Taste of Rockville. Tickets can be purchased at a Taste of Rockville ticket booth for a $1.25 each.