2023 Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival

By Editorial Team on October 3, 2023

Sun, October 15 2023 — Sun, October 15 2023

Collage of the Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival 2021 & 2022 – Photo credit to; Paige Friedeman, Eric Sherar & Busy Graham
Event: Sunday, October 15 from 10am-5pm

The theme for the 2023 parade is “Art to Action.”

Before we can make our world a better place, we need a vision of the future that inspires us to act. Give us your vision, your call to action in a float or parade art. And if you just want to make something beautiful, bring it!

It will inspire us to want more beauty in our world.


It’s free to walk in the Arts Parade!

On this day everyone can be an artist. Just make some art and join the parade. Just push, pull, carry, wear or perform your art! Artists, friends, neighbors, and community groups will parade the triangle through Wheaton’s town center to the Marian Fryer Town Plaza at 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902.

Exhibit and Perform at the Arts Festival

The festival has more than 50 booths of artists displaying and selling their original work in all media. The afternoon is filled with continuous performances on 3 stages by MoCo’s top talent, including Strathmore artists, local dance companies, choral groups, musicians, and showcases by area high schools.

Free children’s art activities, including face painting & balloon art. More than 50 artists & arts organizations exhibit and sell their original art from 10am-5pm.

Enjoy fine food & beverages from the Wheaton area

Enjoy food from the Wheaton area’s famed restaurants, Salvadoran pupusas from Los Cobanos Restaurant, burgers and fries from Frank’s Burger Place, and Vezuelan cachitos from Panateca, or enjoy a beverage from Denizen’s Brewing Co or the Urban Winery of Silver Spring in our tented beer garden.

Marian Fryer Town Plaza at 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD.