Things To Do in Rockville, MD

Rockville may be smaller than nearby Baltimore and Washington D.C., but the city offers big options in festivals and activities.

On Monday, September 9, 2013 - 16:38
Rockville MD

Though an abundance of tourist attractions, nightlife, and major sports can be found in nearby cities Baltimore and Washington, D.C., visitors can also find plenty to do in Rockville.


The city’s premier event is Hometown Holidays, which has been held every Memorial Day weekend since 1988. The downtown event features free concerts on five stages, a Taste of Rockville, and other activities and entertainment for young and old alike. Other popular events include the Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show, and the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest.


Players of all skill levels can pick from numerous private and public golf courses that are either in the immediate vicinity or within a short drive. Rockville’s “home course” is RedGate Golf Course, which has a park-like setting with no homes or other developments.

Walking Tours

Rockville is ideal for strolling, and there are guided walking tours that take visitors to some of its more significant sites. The Explore Rockville tour provides a good overview of the city’s history and includes a stop at St. Mary’s Church, built in 1817 and Rockville’s oldest church, still in use. Other tours include the city’s African American Heritage and Historic Cemetery.


There is no need to leave Rockville to find a variety of dining options. Among the choices are IL Pizzico (Italian), Cava Mezze (Mediterranean) and Yuan Fu Vegetarian (Chinese), and many more styles and ethnicities are represented in Rockville.