Celebrate Takoma!

Celebrate Takoma Festival Logo

Sunday, May 15, 2016

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Takoma features the culinary tastes, festive performances, visual and performing arts, crafts and games that originated from nations around the world. Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park will be 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!

Take a sneak peak at all the fun we had last year!

PDF icon Celebrate Takoma Program (PDF)


Takoma-Piney Branch Neighborhood Park (behind Piney Branch Elementary School) (MAP external link icon)

  • 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


The following food vendors participated last year:

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

The following community vendors participated last year:

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

The following merchandise vendors participated year:

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



The following is a list of entertainers participated last year:

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


3:00 pm

Wendy Lanxner and Kids

3:20 pm

Princess Mhoon Dancers with the
Azalea Awards

4:00 pm

Proverbs Reggae Band

* Roving Entertainer - David Camero



Would you like to share a game that has been passed down over the years through your family? We are looking for Takoma Park residents to share a game with their neighbors. All age ranges welcome, active and board games as well. 

For more information please contact us at:

Email: celebratetakoma@takomaparkmd.gov
Phone: 301-891-7290



There's lots to do the day of! Whether it be set-up, information booth, games area, clean-up. We can't do it without your support! Consider volunteering for a shift or the whole day. Register online at http://www.montgomeryserves.org For more information please contact us at:

Email: celebratetakoma@takomaparkmd.gov
Phone: 301-891-7290
Website: www.montgomeryserves.org



So that all residents (including those allergic to and/or fearful of animals) may enjoy the Celebrate Takoma Festival we ask that you leave all pets at home (with the exception of service animals).

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