March 27, 2024

Spring has Sprung: Come Out and Play in the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District

Spring has Sprung: Come Out and Play in the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District

The Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District has fun activities and playful destinations to entertain adults and children this season.

“If there is any place that knows how to celebrate spring, it’s one that has it engrained in its name,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I appreciate the efforts of the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District to offer a diversity of fun and free activities over the upcoming months. As the weather warms up, I hope everyone throughout our County and region consider exploring Silver Spring this season.”

Adult fun around the District includes a variety of recreation, entertainment and eating and drinking options. This spring marks the five-year anniversary of Silver Branch Brewing. Along with its anniversary celebration, Tuesday Night Pizza and Trivia and Wednesday Braniac events continue throughout the spring. Big Escape Room is a puzzle-based game room to solve with friends. Its Basketball room is suited to first timers (or older children) and the creepy Clown and Outbreak rooms are better suited to experienced or enthusiastic escapers.

If music is your jam, Bump ‘n Grind at the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Library offers coffee and records; The Record Exchange, Joe’s Record Paradise; and MojoMala all have stacks of vinyl to peruse and purchase. For live shows, The Fillmore Silver Spring has national acts traveling through every night, The American Legion presents free local bands on most Saturdays and the Quarry House Tavern is just one example of the many bars and restaurants across Silver Spring that showcase live bands and entertainment. If you want to learn to play your own instrument from classical to rock, Silver Spring has two great options: Levine Music and School of Rock offer music lessons.

If brunch, strolling through a farmers market and watching a foreign film are more your speed, Silver Spring has a number of great options. The Breakfast Club serves brunch all day (and an occasional midnight brunch) and McGinty’s Public House serves a full Irish breakfast all day. All Set has an upcoming jazz brunch and drag brunch, as well as an intricate rope art installation by the Broco Loco brothers that is fascinating any day of the week. Silver Spring hosts the Freshfarm Market weekly and Downtown Silver Spring has an upcoming Spring Makers Market. AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center offers the latest releases in art films and retrospectives like its upcoming Western and Fabulous 50s films and international film festivals. The Majestic Silver Spring offers blockbusters and IMAX showings.

If you are looking for ideas of things to do with the kids, Round House Education Center offers a Days Off! program to entertain children whenever school is not in session. Dave and Buster’s has video and arcade-based games that are a good time for adults and children. Create Arts Center and Arts on the Block offer visual art classes and craft workshops.

For more energetic pursuits, the new Silver Spring Recreation and Aquatic Center has a splash area and slides for kids, a climbing wall and lap lanes for serious swimmers. It also offers drop-in sessions for children and adults including basketball, pickleball, volleyball, badminton and futsal. For bad weather days, there is an indoor play area.

Silver Spring has three parks with choices of play equipment and exercise options: Woodside Park, Woodside Urban Park and the Ellsworth Urban Park. The Ellsworth Urban Park has a dog enclosure for your pet to play. There are also a number of urban parks that are great for hangouts or to eat lunch.

Whatever your interests, find varied entertainment, dining, events and arts offerings in Silver Spring.