KIDfest, presented by Montgomery County's KID Museum, brings together makers, scientists, artists, community leaders and families for a day of hands-on activities and presentations designed to spark imaginations and inspire the next generation of artists and innovators. Attendees experienced the latest in robotics, engineering, biotechnology, sustainability, interactive art and more. KIDfest is held every September, in Silver Spring's Veteran Plaza. Kid-Museum.org/KIDfest

Photography by Marketta Ebert