August Events Roundup

Updated August 13, 2014:

Due to the unfortunate temporary closing of Pennyworth Thrift Shop, the Silver Spring Crafty Hour on August 28th has been moved to Kefa Cafe.  Details below have been adjusted.


Friday, August 1, 4:30 – ­7:30pm: Drink Local (& Cheap). Start the month off right with a free Australian wine tasting at Fenwick Beer & Wine. Save $2 when you buy one of the tasting wines, so stock up for your barbeques. While you’re in the neighborhood, take at peek at this cool art installation at the Fenwick, Silver Spring’s newest apartment community.

Saturday, August 2, 10:00am­ – 3:00pm: Historic Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station Open House. Check out the restored train station, learn about how the railroad influenced Silver Spring history, and be mesmerized by model trains.

Tuesday, August 5: National Night Out takes place in multiple locations around Silver Spring, notably the Coffield Community Center. Officially promoted as a night of crime prevention, this is a great way to meet neighbors & find out about local community building efforts. Details about all activities in MoCo here.

Saturday, August 9: Go on vacation! The Fenton Street Market will be closed, so why bother staying in town?

Sunday, August 10: Shark Week.  Begin your boycott. WE WANT CHOMPIE! Chompie Jr. is not nearly good enough, Discovery.

Monday, August 11 & August 25, 8:30­ – 9:30am: Creative Boost at Creative Colony. Make your Monday mornings count by learning about social media from two of Silver Spring’s coolest cats. Susanna Parker from Mark Leisher Productions presents on Social Media DON’Ts on the 11th & our very own Pete Tan explains the elusive Google+. Free, but RSVP here.

Tuesday, August 19, 7:00­ – 9:00pm: Silver Spring Tweetup.  Meet the person behind that Twitter handle at Silver Spring Inc’s first Tweet Up. Hosted by our favorite summer drinking spot, Mrs K’s (@MrsKsBarrellBar), join us to sip happy hour craft cocktails in the finest garden this side of the Mississippi (or at least Colesville Rd). Follow and participate with #SSpringTweetUp. For more details, click here.

Saturday, August 23, 10:00am­ – 12:00pm: Tomato Tasting at the Silver Spring Farmers Market. Come down and vote for your favorite variety of tomato at this 7th Annual local tomato battle. Enter to win a basket of gardening goodies and pick up gardening tips & recipes, all sponsored by Washington Gardener Magazine.

Thursday, August 28, 5:00­ – 7:00pm: Silver Spring Crafty Hour at Kefa Cafe. Come in for some craft therapy at our favorite at Kefa Cafe. The Fenton Street Market and Pennyworth ladies will bring tons of craft supplies, or bring your own projects to work on in good company!


Thursdays, 7:00 – ­9:00pm: Silver Spring Summer Concert Series on Veterans Plaza

Saturdays, 9:00am­ – 1:00pm: Silver Spring Farmers Market

Saturdays, 10:00am­ – 4:00pm: Fenton Street Market

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

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