Events Calendar

Independence Day Parade

When: July 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Parade Start Route
Carroll Avenue & Ethan Allen Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Cost: Free
Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, Inc.
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The Takoma Park, Maryland community celebrates the Fourth of July with a full day of events including an Independence Day Parade, musical entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display. The parade kicks off at 10:00 AM from Carroll & Ethan Allen Ave., proceeding south along Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue, then turns right on Maple Avenue and ends at Sherman Avenue.

“Happy Birthday Takoma Park: 125 Years!”
Victorian curliques
Master of Ceremonies: Charlene Porter
9:00 am
Assembly of Parade Units
Streets close around Assembly Area and Parade Route.
10:00 am Parade will begin at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, travel South on Carroll Avenue, turn right on Maple Avenue, and continue to Ritchie Avenue where it will disband. Parade units will be judged throughout the line of march rather than at the reviewing stand. Click the Parade button above for more information.

7:00 pm
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd
Master of Ceremonies: Jared Garelick
Polyphony Marimba Ensemble
To Be Announced
Takoma Park Community Band led by Robert Palian, Vocal Soloist David Goette
Announcement of Parade Winners
Welcome from Mayor Bruce Williams
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem – Vocals by David Goette
9:30 pm
Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
(rain date – first clear evening)

The parade starts at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues and travels South on Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue, then turns right on Maple Avenue to Ritchie Avenue where the parade disbands. Note that this route forms a U which brings the parade back to within just a few blocks of its starting point – it is just 2 blocks along Philadelphia Avenue from Carroll Avenue at the Firehouse to Maple Avenue at the Municpal Building.

For more information on where to watch the parade and how to get there click here.