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?

Pardon our dust as we keep prototyping KID City! Stay tuned for more details.

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. 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 construct an abstract house!

Maker Highway

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

Cardboard Court

Construct a sculpture out of cardboard and 3D printed bolts.

...and so much more!

Featured Exhibitors

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Silver Spring Civic Center & Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910


From Metro
Red line to the Silver Spring Metro Station
Exit on Wayne Avenue, and walk three short blocks north to the intersection
of Wayne and Fenton Street.
Turn left on Fenton and the festival will be at the next intersection with Ellsworth Drive.

From 495
Take 495 to Colesville Road South (Exit 30B).
After approximately 1.5 miles turn left onto Spring Street (which becomes Cedar
Turn right onto Ellsworth Drive.
Montgomery County Parking Garages are available at no cost on Ellsworth (Town Square Garage) and Bonifant (Bonifant-Dixon Garage). Click here for location information.