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

Welcome to our 130th Celebration

Unfortunately due to construction at Takoma Park Middle School, it is not possible to have fireworks there this year. 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 the possible options before making this change.
We encourage community members to join us for this year's evening celebration, which will take place beginning at 7pm in front of the Takoma Park Community Center and Piney Branch Elementary School. Our evening celebration will begin with a patriotic selection of music with the Takoma Park Community Band, followed by the National Anthem, a drawing of raffle winners, and performance with the Acro-Airs acrobatics troupe, and end with the music of MO'Fire, a tribute to Motown, Earth, Wind & Fire, and more. There will be food trucks, vendors, children's activities, and more. Please visit our facebook page for more information. We will miss the fireworks but we hope to see you there!
2019 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 Tuesday, June 11th 2019 from noon - 9pm and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee.

Visit Middle East Cuisine and Support Takoma Park's 4th of July Celebration

Visit Middle East Cuisine on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 11am-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.
Thursday, July 4, 2019
"Community Heroes"
The 2019 Grand Marshals will be Takoma Park’s First Responders.
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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.
The Evening Program will begin at 7pm:
This year we bring the 4th of July to the streets of Takoma Park! With a stage of LIVE MUSIC and the tumbling spectacle of the WAU Acro Airs, food trucks, children's activities, vendors and more, join us for our 130th celebration and come Party in the Streets of Takoma Park, right in front of the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave)!
At 7pm we begin with the Takoma Park Community Band performs a patriotic selection of classical, popular and show tunes...
then the show takes to the air with the Acro Airs : Washington Adventist University's high-flying acrobatics troupe!
....and THEN MO’Fire! Where the sounds of Motown ignite with the Elements of the Universe!
Come to this page for updates and day-of info, and please share with your friends!