Downtown Bethesda Summer Events 2011

Summer is just around the corner – let the Downtown Bethesda event planning begin!

Downtown Bethesda Summer Events
Downtown Bethesda Summer Event 2011

Bethesda will be kicking off the season with a slew of family friendly activities, starting with Imagination Bethesda on June 4th. The 17th annual arts celebration features live entertainment and hands-on activities like face painting, arts & crafts and sing-alongs with live performers. The Little Maestros, the Funny Guy, and Mutts Gone Nuts are just a few names of performers who will take the stage from 11am to 4pm.

Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street, the urban core of Downtown Bethesda, will be lined with tents all day (21 in total!) featuring local interactive businesses like Audubon Naturalist Society, Bethesda Magazine, Gymboree Play & Music… the list goes on! The event is open and free to
families all day.

Downtown Bethesda Artist Market

The following weekend is the now famed Downtown Bethesda Artist Market on June 11th (and also on July 9th) Bethesda will be the center exhibit for local art with the Bethesda Artist Market. Located on Norfolk Avenue, 25 local and regional artists will sell their paintings, jewelry, and other fine crafts throughout the day’s event, accompanied by live music. The public can enjoy the sounds of Soul, Indie, Jazz, Folk, Light Rock and Pop music from local faves.

Movie Night in Woodmont Triangle (“old” Downtown Bethesda”)!

Toward the end of July from the 26th to the 30th, still on Norfolk Avenue, the public can watch all-time favorite movies for free, right on the lawn. Stars on the Avenue will feature The Breakfast Club, Rocky, and the Social Network for the 7th annual outdoor movie series, with show times beginning at 9pm. Movie-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs for comfort – there will be limited seats available!

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