September 16, 2021

Eighth Annual Free Friendship Picnic Returns to Wheaton Regional Park on Sunday, Sept. 19

The Montgomery County Committee Against Hate and Violence will host the eighth Montgomery County Friendship Picnic from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, at Wheaton Regional Park The free event brings people of diverse cultures and faiths together to make new friends and discuss ways to build a stronger community.

Wheaton Regional Park is located at 2000 Shorefield Road in Wheaton.

All are welcome to the celebration that will include traditional, Kosher, Halal and vegetarian lunch options. There will be a wide range of activities for children and adults including musical performances, train rides, carousel, Zumba, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

In addition to the recreation activities, there will be opportunities for small group conversations on how to move toward a nonviolent community peaceably and respectfully. Everyone’s thoughts are valued, and all will be heard.

Event sponsors include the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships, the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group, Montgomery Parks, the Montgomery County Police, the County Fire and Rescue Service and the Department of Health and Human Services’ African American Health Program 

While the event is free, registration is strongly encouraged. Register by clicking here. The event will follow all COVID-19 protocols in place in Montgomery County. For more information, call 240-777-8450 or visit the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights website.