Saturday, June 29, 2019
5 - 11:30 p.m.
Celebrate America's independence at SummerFest, Gaithersburg's illuminating summer festival on the expansive grounds of Bohrer Park at Summer Hall Farm. The family-friendly event features live music, food and fun activities, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display and SummerGlo After Party.
Blue Area Activities
Activities️ run from 5 - 9 p.m. and include: Pop-up parades and aerialist performances, bubbles, sponsors, vendors, and the TapHouse Lounge, where you can buy beer, mead, or hard cider from any of our 6 local craft vendors.
Orange Area Activities
Activities️ run from 5 - 9 p.m. and focus on indoor fun for little ones! Get out of the hot sun and enjoy community the cool kids’ activities in our outer space themed children’s area. This year you’ll find a giant Space Shuttle Fun Park Inflatable, space crafts, planetarium shows every 30 minutes, balloons, face painting, DJ Sweetpea, and more.
Green Area Activities
Activities️ run from 5 - 9 p.m. and include: Touch-a-Truck activity, a construction vehicle bounce house, family-friendly food vendors, and interactive chalk art.
Red Area Activities
Activities️ run from 5 - 9 p.m. and include: Live music and DJ sets by Nation, inflatable zip line and giant inflatable slide, field games, drop-in volleyball, balloon twisting, a playground, festival food, and more.
Main Stage Schedule
5 - 6 PM: DJ Kick-Off
6 - 8 PM: Live music by NATION
8 - 8:30 PM: Mayor & City Council Welcome Ceremony
8:30 - 9:20 PM: Live music by NATION
9:20 PM: FIREWORKS!
10 - 11:30 PM: SummerGlo After Party with live music by NATION
Special LED performances, LED hoopers, jugglers, stilt walkers, glow balloons and giveaways. Student Union will be selling glow items, the playground will be fully lit, and the food court will be open!
Miniature Golf Course & Water Park
The Miniature Golf Course and Water Park open at 11 a.m. Note that the Water Park will be open for the exclusive use of City residents & aquatics members only. There are entrance fees for both.
The Skate Park will open at noon for regular operation, with best trick contests & giveaways starting at 5 p.m. A Hawaiian themed luau party will take place, so be sure to wear your favorite lei.
Please note that no skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are allowed at this event, except at the Skate Park. Smoking & vaping are not permitted in public spaces in Gaithersburg. Coolers are permitted, but all glass, outside alcoholic beverages & weapons, real or facsimile, are prohibited.
While dogs are allowed at the festival, we strongly suggest you leave them at home. The park will be crowded, and fireworks are disturbing to many of our canine friends. If you do bring your dog, it must be on a leash.
If the fireworks are cancelled due to inclement weather, select SummerFest activities will be moved inside the Activity Center at Bohrer Park on Saturday, June 29, and the fireworks only will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 30.
There will be no fireworks on July 4.