Developing & Implementing Community Events
Annual events, typically on Whalen Commons, are developed and implemented by the Event Coordinator along with a volunteer committee.   Each event requires advertising, public works work orders, vendor registration, and entertainment solicitations. 

The Town of Poolesville sponsors the following Annual Events! 

Poolesville Day

September 23, 2023

10 am - 4 pm 

Don't miss this Poolesville tradition! Join family and friends along Fisher Avenue and in Whalen Commons to enjoy musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, food and beverages, kids activities, livestock displays, skateboarding demos, and an antique car show!

Visit the official website.

Poolesville Day

Poolesville Big Flea

September 30, 2023

8 am - 12 pm

Large Community Yard Sale and Recycling Event including paper shredding, paint disposal & electronics recycling. 

FREE Paper Shredding sponsored by Jim Brown, Turning Point Real Estate and Lakeside Title. 

Yuck Old Paint - Paint Disposal $2.00 per can. 

FREE Electronics Recycling through Montgomery County. 

Registration Forms

The Big Flea

Community Scarecrow Contest

Stroll through Whalen Commons for a scary good time. Our 2023 Scarerow Contest is right around the corner.  Online Registation is open through September 30th. Two entry categories: Business/Community Organization and Individual/Family. Register HERE. Scarecrows will be displayed on Whalen Commons from October 3rd to November 2nd. Online voting from October 16th to the 30th on the Poolesville Community Scarecrow Contest Facebook page.  Winners announced via FB live on October 31st.

top gun


October 21, 2023

  • Whalen Commons
  • 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Annual Fall Festival featuring live music, local breweries, and plenty of kids activities! No Stop Light under the tent from 2-4 and Front Page on the bandshell from 4-6!

Sponsorship Opportunities



October 31, 2023 6 - 9 pm

Little goblins & ghouls can prowl the streets of Poolesville in search of goodies from participating homes and businesses between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.Please only visit homes where the porch lights are on!

Trick or Treat

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

December 1, 2023  6 - 9 pm

Join us in ushering in the holiday season as Whalen Commons is transformed into a winter wonderland! Check back later for more details. 

Entertainment Schedule 

Town Hall Foyer

Whalen Commons 

For More Information Click Here


Holiday Lighting Contest 

December 15 - 17, 2023

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners.  


17910 Hickman Street & 17300 Fletchall Road


17428 Collier Way & 17300 Chiswell Road


17410 Hoskinson Road & 17658 Kohlhoss Road 


Calleva Farm Store

17910 Hickman Street


May 4, 2024

  • Whalen Commons
  • 2:00 - 7:00 pm

Annual  BBQ, Beer, & Blues Festival

Click here for more info


Richard S. McKernon Youth Fishing Tournament at Stevens Park Pond

May 11, 2024

9 - 11 am

All youths between the ages of 6 and 16 are invited to come on out and "catch some fun". Cost is $1.00 and the event is held rain or shine.
Congratulations to our 2023 winner, Jon Saunders, with an 18 1/2 inch Bass!

Click here for registration forms


Stevens Park Summer Recreation Program

June - August, 2024

  • Stevens Park
  • June - August
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Forms


Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
July 4, 2024  

Join our community in celebrating our national patriotism at the Soccer Fields off of Hughes Road! There will be music, food, fireworks and fun! Gates open at 5 pm.

Click here for more information