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Get Out: July 1-4

We've got some ideas for how to spend your holiday weekend.

Friday, July 1:

Lasting all weekend, the free festival will celebrate the culture of Colombia, the efforts of the Peace Corps and the general awesomeness of rhythm and blues. All of the proceedings will take place on the National Mall. For a full schedule of events, go here

Saturday, July 2:

The Kensington Historical Society's concert series continues Saturday in Howard Avenue Park with Christina and Dan, who play American and Celtic music. Across the street is the farmers market, so you can get your local produce and local music on the same block. The show starts at 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 2:

Trek down to Bethesda to hear local comics tell their best jokes at the . Tickets are $10, and one funny audience member will walk out with a $25 prize for winning the joke contest. The riot starts at 8 p.m.

Monday, July 4: Annual Bike Parade

The kids of Kensington are once again invited to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons or strollers and parade through town. Participants will follow a KVFD firetruck through the the streets of Kensington before returning to St. Paul Park for more festivities — which, of course, include free ice cream. The town is asking paraders to show up to St. Paul Park by 9:45 a.m. to line up.

Monday, July 4:

It's not really summer until you gather with your neighbors and celebrate your Americanness with some loud sounds, bright colors and distant explosions. Head to Einstein High School this Fourth to hear Bobby and the Believers and then sit back for a firework show. The fun starts at 7:30.


Richard Rice July 01, 2011 at 03:26 PM
You forgot to memtion the annual chidren's bike pararade on July 4th. @ 9:00 a.m. always overseen by the mayor. As the poet laureat of Kensington I will be there and may even read a short piece on being young at heart.
Damian Garde July 01, 2011 at 04:27 PM
Thanks for the reminder, Richard. I just added it. And here I had no idea Kensington even had a poet laureate. See you Monday.

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