Local Favorites: Things to Do in Rockville, MD

There’s so much to do in Rockville! Not only is it a great place to work and live, but it’s also an outstanding place to play. You don’t have to make a trip into DC to have fun—just check out all these great things to do right here in town!

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Woman walking in the city streets doing shopping in downtown.Rockville is known as a retail hub in Montgomery County, and it’s not hard to see why. There are plenty of options to choose from, from grocery and convenience stores to upscale shopping centers. A particular favorite is, of course, Rockville Town Square, home to shops, boutiques, local restaurants, a movie theater, a library, and even an ice skating rink in the winter.

Catch a Live Show

ballet performanceTired of the on-screen movies and want to enjoy the true talent of a live theater performance? Fortunately, Rockville has some options. Enjoy professional theater and dance performances at Montgomery College at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. Or, head to the city’s own F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, which is home to performance groups like Rockville Musical Theatre, Rockville Little Theatre, Rockville Civic Ballet, and the Victorian Lyric Opera Company.

Enjoy Outstanding Music

local music performancesWant to experience a wealth of diverse and wonderful music? Head to the new Music Center at Strathmore, a music and arts center located at the Strathmore Mansion. It’s home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and hosts performances that range from classical piano concertos to jazz to a capela. You can also enjoy free concerts on the first Sunday of every month at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery and music in many of Rockville’s local parks during spring and summer.

Partake in an Arts Program

take a painting classRockville is home to the arts! Join an organization through the city, like Chorus, Ballet, or Concert Band. Or hone your skills (or learn something new) with art and culture classes that include dance, pottery, painting, music, ballet, and much more.

Attend an Event

Family Enjoying Cupcakes At Outdoor Summer EventYou’ll find outstanding events to enjoy throughout the year! Annual favorites include Hometown Holidays, the Antique and Classic Car Show, “Uncorked”, the Hometown Holidays Music Festival, and seasonal favorites like farmers markets and movies in the park.

Explore Acres of Parkland

beautiful parksWith acres of parkland and rolling green countryside, it’s not hard to get outside and enjoy sunny days in Rockville. Local parks such as Woodley Gardens Park, Calvin Park, College Gardens Park, Dogwood Park, Friends Park offer a nearly endless list of amenities that includes nature centers, skate parks, fields and courts, miles of trails, scenic waterfronts, playgrounds, picnic areas, and much more.

Get Active at a Community Center

Exercising at the gymCold weather got you down? You don’t have to go outside to enjoy some active recreation in Rockville. Just head to a local community center, like the Swim and Fitness Center or the Thomas Farm Recreation Center, to enjoy a wealth of programs and classes, work out on your own in the gym, take a dip in the pool, or even play a sport.

Ready to Come Have Fun in Rockville?

The good life is waiting in Rockville! Come explore all that the exceptional community of Montgomery County has to offer. Learn more about buying a home in Rockville. Search homes for sale. And contact me when you’re ready to schedule a showing or if you have any questions!

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