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Races, Fairs, Runs and More in Montgomery County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.


Where: Inner Harbor, Light Street and Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

When:  August 31 – September 2

Description:  Downtown Baltimore is transformed into a high-speed raceway for Indy-style cars. The three-day event will feature the Indy 500 and IZOD Indy Car Series, as well as the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

Pricing:  $5-$895

Where:  Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD, 21093

When:  Daily thru Monday, September 3, 2012

Why to go:    Check out the LAST WEEKEND of the 2012 Maryland State Fair.

2012 Full Schedule of Events

LABOR DAY RIDE SPECIAL:  Monday, September 3rd, 2012 from 10 a.m. to Close.  Fairgoers pay $22 to ride an unlimited number of rides.

Pricing: Adult admission $8, Senior admission (62 & over) $6, Children (6 to 11) $3, children 5 and under are admitted FREE (Rides are not included).

Where:  7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812 

When:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Description:  Play for tiny tots, ages 0-4.  Shows are 30 minutes long, the lights stay on and there are no loud noises to scare young children.

Pricing:  $5.00

Where:  Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

When:  Friday, August 31, 2012

Description:  Magic and slight-of-hand with interactive theatre designed for ages 10 and up.

Pricing: $12.00 - $15.00

Where:  Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

When:  Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3, 2012, Opening Reception: Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday & Monday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Description:   The 42nd Annual Labor Day Art Show features the work of more than 150 artists from the mid-Atlantic region. Most artists have a connection to Glen Echo Park either as instructors, students, or resident artists. Works will include photography, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles, and more. Most of the work is for sale. 

Pricing: Free

Where:  1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD

When:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Why to go:   See a special exhibit and watch its A Big Job produced by Los Angeles Transit.

Pricing:  $5.00

Where: 255 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD

When:  Saturday, September 1, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Description:   Laid-back Fun Run/Walk through the Kentlands and surrounding neighborhoods.   Free and open to anyone at any pace.

Pricing:  Free

Where: 8227 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD

When:  Friday, August 31, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Why to go:   Say goodbye to summer and welcome the fall.

8:00 p.m.  - Tango and Swing Dance Lessons for beginners. Quickstep and Bolero lessons for intermediate dancers.

9:00 p.m. – Dance Party - enjoy a mix of Latin, ballroom, and swing dancing.

Pricing:  $15.00

Where:  1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

When:  September 1, 2, 3, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Description:  The 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival. 

Pricing:  $7.00 - $17.00

Where:  18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, Maryland 20841 

When:  September 1-3:  For full schedule click HERE.

Description:   McLean Youth Soccer and adidas hosts the 2nd Annual McLean Premier Soccer tournament. The tournament is open to U13-U19 boys and girls travel/select teams.

Pricing:  Free

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