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County Executive Marc Elrich to Kick Off FutureFest in Silver Spring

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place Silver Spring
Sunday, September 15, 2019
12 p.m.

County Executive Marc Elrich will give remarks during the inaugural opening of the FutureFest, a free family festival that showcases innovation, our collective power to invent the future, and the cultural ties that unite our community.

Elrich will join United States Senator Chris Van Hollen; United States Representative Jamie Raskin; County Council President Nancy Navarro; County Councilmembers Craig Rice; Hans Riemer; Gabe Albornoz; Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith; KID Museum Founder and Executive Director Cara Lesser; Hispanic Heritage foundation President and CEO Antonio Tijerino; and Beyond Meat Executive Chairman Seth Goldman.

The festival will focus on three main themes: hands-on building, culture, and innovation.  Kids, teens and families are invited to participate in a wide array of hands-on activities, discover new innovations and technologies, and explore cultures from around the world. 

There will be a playful and interactive KID City; Cultural Crossroads tents featuring traditional arts, games and more modern customs from China, India, El Salvador, Ethiopia and Korea; and an Innovation Expo where families will be able to discover cutting-edge technologies.

FutureFest is presented by KID Museum in partnership with Montgomery County and the Fund for Montgomery. It combines two popular local festivals, KIDfest and the World of Montgomery Festival, into one compelling community event that is expected to draw about 15,000 people. The festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at Veterans Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Building.

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Release ID: 19-030
Media Contact: Lorna Virgili  240-277-8072