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The Area’s Best Upcoming Spring Festivals

The sun is out and the weather is letting up — which means Spring has finally sprung! We’ve put together a list of the most fun and most entertaining spring festivals and events in the area. Take your family, go on a date, even take a stroll alone! These fun festivals have something for everyone.

Monthly Art Walk Dates Set!

Tour the public artwork of Silver Spring on a Summer monthly artwork that will kick-off on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8:00pm.  Organized by the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District, and Silver Spring Urban District, and Montgomery Planning Department, April’s tour will feature painted murals in Silver Spring. 

Festival Info:

When (and how to register):
Thursday, April 18 at 5:30PM – 8PM
Thursday, May 30 at 5:30PM – 8PM
Thursday, June 13 at 5:30PM – 8PM
Where: Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District

Takoma Egg Hunt!

Come down to Piney Branch Elementary School for an egg-tastic time with your kids. This free event has age categories for the little guys all the way up to the big kids. This event is sure to put a smile on everyone face!

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, April 20, 10:00AM
Where: Piney Branch Elementary School
Cost: FREE!

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Takoma Art + Wine Hop

A full weekend of art and live performances is planned in Takoma (MD and DC) for the 11th annual Art Hop Arts Fest. The work of over 100 artists will be installed INSIDE the shops, restaurants, galleries and cafes of Takoma creating a lively arts district.

Festival Info:

Saturday, April 27 from 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, April 28 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Where: Main Street Takoma
Cost: FREE!

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Old Town Kensington celebrates International Day of the Book with this fun book festival. There will be live music, food trucks, poetry reading, a children’s stage, and of course lots of books!

Festival Info:

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11am-4pm
Where: 3716 – 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
Cost: FREE!

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Image Via: Anniversary Festival Facebook


Come celebrate Hyattsville 133 years! There will be a parade to kick off the celebration and be sure not to miss out on the Anniversary Carnival happening the whole weekend. To top the day off there will be fireworks in the park!

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, April 27 starts at 11:00AM
Where: Magruder Park Recreation Center 3911 Hamilton St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Cost: Parade and Fireworks FREE!

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Come down to Old Town Takoma Park to listen to live music from the porches! There will be over 20 porches and 50 bands performing in the neighborhood. Come walk around, meet your neighbors, and enjoy live music.

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, May 11 from 2:00-6:00
Where: Old Town Takoma Park, on a porch near you! For exact locations and performances check out the link above.
Cost: FREE!

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Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville is putting on the second annual Spring Fest! There will be pizza, a large variety of beer, games, art and music. Come ready for great food, beer and company!

Festival Info:

When:Saturday, June 8 from 12:00-5:00 PM
Address: 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD
Cost: 10-50$

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Image Via: Silver Spring Blues Festival Facebook


Come down to Downtown Silver Spring for an all day block party with great music, food, vendors, and arts. This two stage music festival is great for a family day outing.

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, June 15 starting at 10:00AM
Where: 920 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Cost: FREE!

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Are these Local Hotspots on your Radar?

It’s great to see the influx of restaurants, markets, and breweries providing a variety of options for a quick bite, a happy-hour hang-out spot, or a nice dinner. If you are looking for a new place to enjoy food, drink, and friends, we’ve got you covered!

Here are a few of our favorites – local hotspots receiving rave reviews and new places we’re eagerly anticipating:

Cielo Rojo

Where: Takoma Park
Website: www.cielo-rojo.com

Cielo Rojo is a family owned fine-casual Mexican restaurant in the heart of Takoma Park, MD. David Perez & Carolina McCandless first met in 2012 at Gracias Madre, an organic vegan Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. 

El Sapo Cuban Social Club

Where: Silver Spring
Website: www.elsaporestaurant.com

El Sapo Cuban Social Club is a hip, festive, forward-thinking Cuban restaurant, and the first of its kind in the D.C. metro area: bright, open, and brimming with energy, fresh mojitos, upbeat music and bold island food.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Where: Hyattsville
Website: www.eatyourpizza.com

Chef/founder Ruth Gresser, started cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas in Dupont Circle over a quarter century ago. Founded on the spirit of laughter, Pizzeria Paradiso evokes the warmth one feels in the home of a close friend.

Silver Branch Brewing

Where: Silver Spring
Website: www.silverbranchbrewing.com

Silver Branch Brewing Company is a production brewery and taproom located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring immediately adjacent to the Silver Spring red line metro stop.


Where: Silver Spring
Website: www.paphaitiancuisine.com

Port-au-Prince (aka “PAP”) Authentic Haitian Cuisine! Hungry for Haitian food? Enraptured by Haitian art? Now you can savor the delights of Haiti’s culinary and artisan offerings right here in the DMV (DC,MD,VA) metropolitan area.

Coming Soon!

The Girl & Vine

Where: Takoma Park
Website: www.thegirlandthevine.com

The Girl & The Vine is a market, it’s a café and deli, and it has a bar component to it as well. The Girl & The Vine is where you go for your everyday wine, or a unique bottle of something a bit more interesting

Denizens Brewing Co.

Where: Riverdale Park
Website: www.denizensbrewingco.com

The Silver Spring-based Denizens Brewing Co. recently broke ground on construction on its second location. Coming to Riverdale Park in early Spring 2019!

Hyattsville Hotspots

Been to Hyattsville lately?
The Gateway Arts District and the surrounding area offers you lots of great opportunities for food, beverages, and more! Check out Go Brent agent and local resident Don Bunuan‘s favorite local hangouts.

Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

Address: 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: franklinsbrewery.com

Located in the heart of historic Hyattsville MD, Franklins is Prince Georges County’s first microbrewery, and the only combination restaurant, brewery, and toy store in the world. Franklins is a gathering place with deep roots in the Hyattsville community.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Address: 4800 Rhode Island Ave Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: eatyourpizza.com

Chef/founder Ruth Gresser, started cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas in Dupont Circle over a quarter century ago. She planted this latest restaurant in a former florist shop. The fully renovated space has 55 seats inside plus another 18 outdoors; a folding window connects a five-seat bar posted on the patio to the interior.

Maryland Meadworks

Address: 4700 Rhode Island Ave. Suite B, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: facebook.com/marylandmeadworks

Maryland Meadwork’s crafts the highest quality, best tasting mead possible using natural processes and locally sourced ingredients. Maryland Meadworks combines ancient wisdom with modern knowledge to bring you a tantalizingly diverse selection of delicious mead.

Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Address: 4824 Rhode Island Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: streetcar82brewing.com

Why did they choose Hyattsville for their brewpub? In one word – community. Community is very important to these Gallaudet University grads. After graduating, they left to start careers in different parts of the country but they returned to Hyattsville to be part of this unique community. 

Vigilante Coffee Company

Address: 4327 Gallatin St. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: vigilantecoffee.com

These local Maryland based coffee roasters source beans directly from farms all over the world and through our existing import/export relationships. Maintaining the highest standards when sourcing coffees, they seek to maintain farm direct, organic, and fair trade practices whenever possible.

Magruder Park

Address: 3911 Hamilton St. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: hyattsville.org

Hyattsville’s major park facility, Magruder Park. Located at 40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, the park offers 32 acres of fun.

Town Center Market

Address: 4705 Queensbury Rd. Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Website: towncentermarket.net

Whether enjoying a cold one on the patio or picking up staple groceries, you’ll love shopping at Town Center Market. After a century on Riverdale Road, the new Town Center Market (formerly known as Dumm’s Corner Market) opened in this new, ultra-modern location.

The area continues to grow with more businesses, including a new branch of Silver Spring’s own Denizens Brewery coming to Riverdale Park.