Get ready for a full day of free wholesome activities for the entire family, as the Town of Poolesville will host is 25th Annual Poolesville Day celebration on Saturday, Sept 16. This year the Town of Poolesville is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. The day will include a morning parade, an electric vehicle car show, rides and games, food and vendor booths, and live entertainment.
The event will take place along Fisher Avenue (Rt. 107) in Poolesville, with the main stage and other activities being held at Whalen Commons, in front of Poolesville Town Hall.
Poolesville Day has grown rapidly since its inception and typically attracts more than 12,000 attendees – double the town’s population – from all over Montgomery County, Frederick County, and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The free event, which is held rain or shine, runs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and kicks off with a 5K run sponsored by the Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce
The 5K is followed by the Historic Poolesville Day Parade with Town Commissioner, Jerry Klobukowski serving as the Grand Marshal; appearance by Washington Wizards’ mascot, G-Wiz. More than 150 artisans, exhibitors, service and food vendors including Poolesville businesses are expected to be supporting Poolesville Day.
There will also be a Skateboard contest at the Skateboard Park at Dillingham Park at 10:30 am.
Live entertainment will be provided all day long by Bad Influence Band, Gina’s Soul Party, The Montgomery Warlocks, The Radiographers, including local young band The Nauseous Hippos, The Wild Turkeys, Touch of Grey, Doug Bell, Fantle Geshen Duo, and The Mojo Priests. A variety of local entertainers and community and school groups will also be performing.
Another highlight of the day will be the 2017 Car Show, sponsored by Poolesville Green, in commemoration of National Drive Electric Week. Also, children can enjoy a wide range of activities, including amusement rides, moon bounce, pony rides, face painting, skate contest and more.
For more information about Poolesville Day, visit www.poolesvilleday.com. Go to the Town’s website for details on the Sesquicentennial Anniversary celebrations at www.poolesvillemd.gov or call (301) 428-8927.