Celebrate Takoma Festival

The Celebrate Takoma Festival features the culinary tastes, festive performances, visual and performing arts, crafts and games that originate from nations around the world.

The Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park is transformed into a world of fun and learning; the venue for this family festival that features a large stage of free live entertainment, food and craft vending, exhibit areas and game area (nominal fees charged for food and merchandise vendors). Incorporated into the festival again this year will be the Takoma Foundation’s Azalea Awards. Don’t miss the fun!

Celebrate Takoma 2016 is scheduled for Sunday, May 15.  For more information or to participate please email

Steel Drum Band playing at the 2014 Celebrate Takoma festival (content image)
The steel drum band was a huge hit at last year’s Celebrate Takoma Festival!

Celebrate Takoma 2014

Last year’s Celebrate Takoma was a huge success and City TV was there! Check out Snapshots #123 which opens with a wonderful segment about the Celebrate Takoma festival!

Important Celebrate Takoma Festival Information

  • Event will be held rain or shine.
  • Due to limited parking – walking is encouraged!
  • Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this family fun day.

Celebrate Takoma Festival Location

The Celebrate Takoma Festival Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park (behind Piney Branch Elementary School)

Celebrate Takoma Festival Vendors


The following food vendors participated last year:

  • Auntie Connie – Caribbean
  • BFF on Wheels – Italian Ice, Funnel Cakes, etc.
  • Chef Hogate’s – Thai
  • Helping Hands – Hod Dogs, Snow Cones, Fries, etc.
  • Jump for Youngsters – Carnival
  • Lastradamobile – Italian
  • Star Halai – Grilled Goat, Lamb & Chicken
  • Thai Master Grill – Thai and Beverages
  • Whim Pop – Popsicles


The following community vendors participated last year:

  • Cislin Duncan Foundation
  • City of Takoma Park Sustainability Office
  • Crossroads Community Food Network
  • Independence Day Committee
  • Maryland Insurance
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • Montgomery County Board of Elections
  • Takoma Foundation
  • Takoma Park Boys & Girls Club
  • Takoma Park Emergency Preparedness Committee
  • Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority
  • Toastmasters


The following merchandise vendors participated year:

  • Amy Marx  – Jewelry & Art Work
  • Bags & Beads – Handbags & Jewelry
  • Blessed Coffee – Coffee Beans & Ceremony
  • The Board Bus – Skateboards
  • David Camero – Masks
  • Furry Friends – Teddy Bears
  • Holly Russo – Authentic Beads
  • Mireya Vargas – Jewelry
  • Relay Foods – Grocery Gift Cards
  • Star Halai – African Wear
  • TBI Art – Art Work


The following is a list of entertainers who participated last year:

Time Entertainer
11:45 AM Community Band
12:25 PM Takoma Foundation Grant Awards
12:40 PM Roda Movements Capoeira Demo
12:55 PM Conjure Woman Band
1:15 PM Steel Pan Band
2:00 PM Thomas Young Ethiopian Dancers
2:40 PM PBES Kids with Rachna
2:50 PM TPES Kids
3:00 PM Wendy Lanxner and Kids
3:20 PM Princess Mhoon Dancers with the
Azalea Awards
4:00 PM Proverbs Reggae Band

Recreation Sections


Winter 2016 City Guide is Here!

The Winter 2016 City Guide is here! Full of classes, programs and info on great services in Takoma Park... the City Guide has it all!

Read the guide online or pick-up a copy at the Community Center.

Get the Guide!

Inclement Weather Line

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s Inclement Weather Line to check for weather closure information.

Call 301-891-7101 ext. 5605 to check for program cancellations due to weather.

Call The Inclement Weather Line