12 - 5 PM



Be a part of FutureFest—where kids can spark their imagination and families can celebrate their collective power to invent the future! One of the DC region’s largest, free family festivals has it all: Real fun. Real tools. Real skills for the future. Join us!

Dive into KID City, where kids and families will build a city of the future—from the ground up—for a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience. Experiment with different tools and materials, build new skills from coding to design engineering, and help a city rise through this unique communal project.

Exhibits, demos, and live performances will inspire kids and adults alike and show the ties that unite us. Check out:

  • Cultural Crossroads: Explore cultures that shape our community—from China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Korea, and beyond—through hands-on, creative activities, music, and dance and get creative at our community mosaic installation.
  • Innovation Expo: Discover technologies and innovations that are transforming our world and inspiring the next generation of innovators. Glimpse the future of Work & Play, Space & Exploration, Food & Sustainability, and more.

FutureFest™ takes place Sunday, September 15, 12pm – 5pm at Veterans Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Center — One Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD 20910.

FutureFest, presented by KID Museum in partnership with Montgomery County and Fund for Montgomery, merges two beloved festivals, KIDfest and the World of Montgomery Festival. This free community event reflects our shared mission to empower the next generation of creative and compassionate change-makers through the power of innovation.

Enter a drawing for raffle prizes by September 14!

Explore the Future of...

Work & Play

Work & Play

Explore new developments in game design, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and 3D printing.

Learning & Discovery

Learning & Discovery

From the classroom to makerspaces, experience the future of learning and discovery in the 21st century.

Health & Well Being

Health & Well-being

Get a glimpse of the future of biotech, and the latest in wearable technology and personal health devices.

Cities & Transportation

Cities & Transportation

Electric vehicles, self-driving cars, hyperfast trains, drone deliveries–what will cities of the future look like?

Food & Sustainable Living

Food & Sustainable Living

From urban farming to plant-based living–how will we reduce our carbon footprint and protect life on this planet?

Space & Exploration

Space & Exploration

Designing and engineering new rockets, establishing colonies on Mars, pushing the boundaries of our solar system —  what possibilities await us in space?

KID City

Join us for KID Museum’s playful, immersive, and interactive experience where kids and families will build a city of the future from the ground up. Experience the latest technologies in sensors and engineering from Pepco and origami engineering from Georgia Tech. Get creative and practice new skills in electronics, woodworking, and design engineering and watch as the city rises throughout the day.

Electronics Alley

Create a unique light sculpture and add it to our mirrored infinity room.

Woodley Way

Learn how to use a drill press and help us build an abstract house!

Maker Highway

Design & build a vehicle to race down our 18′ track.

Cardboard Court

Construct a massive sculpture out of cardboard.

...and so much more!

Featured Speakers

In Partnership With

Sponsored By

Special Thank You To

City of Rockville, Home Depot, Honest Tea, Kid Up and Go, KIND, Lunchskins, Montgomery College, Not Your Average Joe’s Bethesda & Silver Spring, Presco, Washington Gas, Xometry, and Dr. Glaucio Paulino of the Structural Engineering Department at Georgia Tech.

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What will I see at FutureFest?
From KID City to Korean Origami, Pepco’s VR drone flying to Chinese wedding displays, Pella’s “Tiny House” to Salvadoran hammock making, this is going to be a festival with lots to see and do.

What ages should attend?
All ages are welcome, activities for kids ages 4+,

Does it cost anything to attend?
FutureFest is a FREE family festival.

How do I get there?
By car: Free parking is available in Montgomery County Parking Garages on Ellsworth Street (Town Square Garage) and Bonifant Street (Bonifant-Dixon Garage).

By Metro: Take the Red line to the Silver Spring Station. Exit the station and walk ¼ mile northeast on Colesville Rd. Turn right on Georgia Ave., and take first left onto Ellsworth Dr. Walk ¼ mile to Veterans Plaza.

Will food be available?
Yes, Silver Spring offers many family-friendly eating options!

Do you need to register in advance?
No need to register. Drop by anytime from 12 PM to 5 PM, and get ready for an exciting day!

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