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    KTown Rocks!

    KTown loves to Rock! Featuring blues/root rock by The Nighthawks, rockabilly by Dede & The Do-Rights, and dark melodic folk/rock of Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings.

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    Explore Kensington

    Kensington is a town with a rich, historic past and a vibrant present. The sound of a train whistle still permeates throughout the town, reminiscent of Kensington’s sleepier origins in 1873.

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    Location and Parking

    LOCATION The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington, Maryland, one block east of

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    La Rambla Stage

    Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente.  Special Guests:  Roye Okupe, Eve Zibart, Andrew Gifford, Jeffrey Blount, Rick Campbell Special Guests Master of Ceremonies – Steve Piacente Steve Piacente is an Executive

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    GIGS Kids Rock the Stage!

    Join the kids of Kensington’s own GIGS Guitar Studio for an afternoon of family friendly entertainment.  Also featuring The Great Zucchini and Rainbow Rock Band.   Also featuring: The Great

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    From Book to Plate: Cooking with Jonathan Bardzik and Friends

    Join Jonathan Bardzik and other cookbook and culinary authors for an afternoon of “food talk” and cooking demonstrations.

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    The Power of Poetry

    Poetry Power!   No, this won’t be your typical poetry event.   This tent will spotlight the Power of Poetry – the power to dream, to shout, to coo, to jump.  The

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Programs

La Rambla Stage

Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente.  Special Guests:  Roye Okupe, Eve Zibart, Andrew Gifford, Jeffrey Blount, Rick Campbell Special Guests Master of Ceremonies – Steve Piacente

Participants

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Authors

“We honor the talent and tenacity of our authors and the evolution of a simple sidewalk event into one that draws thousands who still cherish

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Organizations & Groups

“The Kensington Community is so fortunate to have its very own celebration for books!  Every Spring we re-connect with our community to meet new authors,

More Programs and Highlights!

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Rare Book Evaluations

Performed by Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. Dr. Sorenson founded Waverly Auctions in 1978 and served as its President until 2004 when he sold the business

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KTown Rocks!

KTown loves to Rock! Featuring blues/root rock by The Nighthawks, rockabilly by Dede & The Do-Rights, and dark melodic folk/rock of Eli August & the

Information

Volunteer

The Kensington Day of the Book is a festival created by the community for the community.  Our wonderful volunteers and festival team members are crucial

Become a Sponsor

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is created by the community for the community! 2017 Sponsorship Form See the Sponsorship Levels here Sunday, April

Participant Registration

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS DESCRIPTION:  The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is an outdoor street festival.  Participant tables line Howard Avenue for about 3 blocks

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Location and Parking

LOCATION The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington,

Sponsors


"The Mansion"

Pauli Bellet Foundation
Town of Kensington
Fitzgerald Auto Malls
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"The Armory"




"The Train Station"




"The Library"




"The Cabin"




"Kensington Business Friends"