This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation. Takoma Park is an artsy enclave with tree lined avenues and Victorian Homes, the perfect setting for an annual patriotic Independence Day parade. This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation and the Takoma Park Community has had 121 years of practice!
On Monday July 4th 2011, enjoy what people living in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have have been enjoying for the past 121 years. This will be the 122nd annual Takoma Park 4th of July Celebration.
The parade starts at 10:00 am beginning at Carroll & Ethan Allen Avenues, follows Carroll Avenue towards DC, crosses over to Maple Avenue along Carroll Street, then returns along Maple Avenue.
Community BBQ - 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Hosted by Steve Francis - Lincoln and Maple Avenues
Wiffleball Tournament - 2:30 pm
Sponsered by Takoma Park Recreation Department
Lee Jordan Field - Takoma Park Middle School
Evening Program and Fireworks - Starts at 7:00 pm
Takoma Park Middle School - 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Md 20912
Master of Ceremonies: Howard Kohn
Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners
Announcement of Parade Winners
Greetings from the Mayor - Bruce Williams
Takoma Park Community Concert Band
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem - David Goettee