Long Branch Festival
September 9 & 10, 2022

The Long Branch Festival is a collaborative partnership of the Long Branch Business League, Montgomery Housing Partnership, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Housing and Community Development, with substantial support from Montgomery Parks and Purple Line Transit Partners.

The purpose of the Long Branch Festival is to celebrate the dynamic neighborhood, businesses and culture of Long Branch. Our goal is to bring communities together and celebrate our diversity, expand understanding of the crucial role of shared public spaces and highlight the value of locally-owned stores.

An additional goal is to help our community reimagine a future that includes both the current community and future changes.
The festival is also an experiment in placemaking — the process of adding small interventions to the built environment to make areas feel more walkable, accessible, and friendly. We want community members to start seeing the places they already use in a different light: maybe there are ways to increase support to local business by adding more seating in a certain area, or create more spaces for people to gather.

One of the several inspirations for this event came from a Montgomery Planning initiative in White Flint. We also want to reimagine the look and feel of Long Branch with a people-centered approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces while supporting the people and businesses who have called Long Branch home for many years.


Buy a mug. Get drink specials. Support small businesses. The Long Branch Business League, in partnership with The Takoma Torch , will continue their sale of Long Branch collector’s mugs and tumblers.

Buy OR bring your already purchased mug for drink specials at participating local restaurants during the event! Mugs will be for sale in Flower Avenue Urban Park. We hope you will join us for this Long Branch Business League initiative to support our restaurants. 


Check back for specials and updates.


Catalyst Hot Dogs (Friday Night ONLY)

Ocean City Seafood (Saturday ONLY: Oyster Shucking )

El Gavilan: Friday & Saturday

El Golfo: Friday & Saturday

La Casita: (Saturday ONLY)

Zinnia: (Saturday ONLY)

Takoma Station Wingery: (Saturday ONLY)

8746 Flower Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Friday 6-9pm Saturday 11am - 9pm