Rockville Celebrates 25th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Festival

The best Memorial Day party this side of the Bay Bridge is coming soon. Rockville’s Hometown Holidays will celebrate 25 years of music, food, and fun in town center next month. The weekend will include five stages with more than 30 bands, the Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Rockville event with area restaurants participating, amusements and entertainment for children, and the Memorial Day ceremony and parade. Events start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and continue through Monday, May 27.  In the 25 years since Hometown Holidays began, 1.2 million people have enjoyed the event.

Performing on Saturday will be:

Performing on Sunday will be:

  • Christylez Bacon, a progressive hip-hop artist from Washington, D.C., performing at 6:30 p.m. on the Town Square Stage.
  • The Waiting, a tribute band to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • The Nighthawks, an award-winning DC-based blues and roots rock band

Watch Rockville’s Channel 11 for Hometown Holidays All Access, a show previewing some of the musical talent coming to Rockville this Memorial Day weekend. For updated information, visit

The City’s Hometown Holidays Facebook page ( will be updated as the celebration nears, so stay tuned there for announcements of more bands and food vendors.

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  1. It is wonderful that we have reached 25 years with this. When we started this back then, the M &C has no idea if it would catch on with the public. if you recall the first, we had the event set up near the fountain in front of Rd Brick Courthouse. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were our first headline group. I think we had 5k people in that small space!

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