Patriotic Roscoe, Takoma Park's rooster mascot in red, white and blue

Welcome to our 132nd Celebration

NO FIREWORKS POSSIBLE IN 2020, Join Us for a Day of Community Celebrations
Unfortunately due to ongoing construction at Takoma Park Middle School, it is again not possible to have fireworks there for the 2020 4th of July. The Takoma Park Independence Day Committee explored all other possible sites for fireworks in or near Takoma Park, including other local school sites, and were not able to find a solution with sufficient clearance to safely set off fireworks and host fireworks viewing. We regret that there will not be fireworks in Takoma Park, but would like to assure you that we explored all possible options before making this change. We also hope and expect to return to fireworks on the 4th in 2021, after construction at Takoma Park Middle School is complete.
2021 WINNING TICKET NUMBERS will be posted here on July 5.
Through July 4, Tickets are available at
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Today’s events are planned, directed, and financed mainly by the efforts of the all-volunteer Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, with the cooperation of the Departments of the City of Takoma Park and the Mayor and Council.
TPIDC is a small group of volunteers who work hundreds of hours each year to make the celebration a success. While a City grant covers about forty percent of the total cost of today’s celebration, TPIDC raises the remainder mainly by soliciting donations from local businesses, churches, civic and service organizations, and individuals like you. We also raise funds by selling raffle tickets and leasing vendor spaces.
Your financial support and volunteer help are greatly appreciated. You can make a donation through PayPal® at, or by check mailed to the Committee at 149 Ritchie Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Sign up for our email list to receive updates on next year's parade planning. If you would like to volunteer to help with next year’s celebration, contact us or (240) 863-8837.

Dine at Mark's Kitchen and support Takoma Park's 4th of July Celebration

Dine at Mark's Kitchen on Thursday, April 16th 2020 from noon - 9pm and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee.

Please Contribute to Takoma Park Independence Day Activities Through PayPal.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(4) civic organization funded by the community of Takoma Park and area residents like you. Note that 501(c)(4) donations are not tax deductible.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
"Community Heroes"
Community heroes are individuals who offer their courage, dedication, and strength in the service of our neighborhood. Takoma Park is a community rich in heroes, from the public servants who make our city run, to the individual resident who helps out by shoveling a neighbor's snow. Some residents devote themselves to a career making our world a better place. There are those that volunteer their time to continue building the diverse, progressive, passionate local community we love today. Today we celebrate everyone who makes a difference in Takoma Park.
Featured this year as Grand Marshals are members of Takoma Park's various First Responders which include the Takoma Park Police Department represented by Chief Antonio "Tony" DeVaul, the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department represented by Chief James Jarboe and the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Medical Services unit represented by Lieutenant Jorge Alfaro.
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A two column schedule with times in the first column and event names in the second column
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.