ROCKVILLE – Music echoed through the streets of Town Square and white tents filled the streets with children’s activities for this weekend’s Hometown Holidays event.
The Hometown Holidays event started in the 1980s. The mayor at the time, Doug Duncan, began the tradition to celebrate the city of Rockville and Memorial Day.
“It was a way to celebrate Memorial Day, it was a way to celebrate the City of Rockville and it was to give people an alternative (for) those who didn’t go to the beach something really fun to do in their hometown,” said Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton.
Newton also said this event is the most widely attended and community supported event in the city. She also mentioned the parade on Monday is the largest parade that occurs in Montgomery County.
“We bring people from all over. It’s just a great way to celebrate all that makes Rockville great,” Newton said.