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Celebrate Takoma Festival

About the 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.

Maple Avenue 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 vendors, exhibit areas and game area (nominal fees charged for food vendors). Incorporated into the festival again this year will be the Takoma Foundation’s Azalea Awards. Don’t miss the fun!

Celebrate Takoma 2017 was Saturday, May 20 from 4:00-7:00 PM.  See below for more detailed information or email celebratetakoma@takomaparkmd.gov.


Save the Date for next years Celebrate Takoma Festival: Saturday, May 19, 2018



We are turning 50 this year so celebrate with us! We will be giving away free ice cream (while supplies last) at Celebrate Takoma!
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!


The Takoma Park flag is in the background. Grab yours at the Celebrate Takoma Festival while supplies last!

Important Celebrate Takoma Festival Information

  • Event will be held rain or shine.
  • Due to limited parking – walking is encouraged!
  • Bring your lawn chair and enjoy this family fun day.
  • Maple Ave (from Philadelphia Ave to Lee Ave) will be closed from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Grant Ave will be closed at Hancock Ave from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Detours will be set in place including bus routes to ensure smooth traffic flow. Please check with Metro or Ride-On for specific detour routes and times.
  • Parking at Piney Branch Elementary School during this time is unauthorized as well.

Celebrate Takoma Festival Vendors


Food Vendors for 2017:

  • Chef Hogate (Thai)
  • Curleys BBQ Food Truck
  • El Sol Restaurant
  • Farafina Island Restaurant
  • La Strada Food Truck (Italian)



Community Vendors for 2017:

  • Casa
  • C.H.E.E.R.
  • Cislin Duncan Foundation
  • Crossroads Community Food Network
  • Educational Foundations
  • Independence Day Committee/Community Band
  •  International Rescue Committee
  •  Maryland Physicians Care
  • Safe Water
  • Sunrise Senior Living
  • Sustainable Takoma Park
  • Takoma Foundation
  • Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority
  • Takoma Park Board of Elections
  • Takoma Park CO-OP
  • Takoma Park Emergency Preparedness – Public Works
  • Takoma Park Urban Forestry – Public Works
  • Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department
  • TP Mobilization
  • Village of Takoma



Entertainment Line-Up

3:30 pm Community Band
4:00 pm Panquility Steel Band
4:50 pm Piney Branch Elementary Dancers
5:05 pm Ethio-American Eskista Group
5:30 pm Azalea Awards
6:00 pm Black Masala

 In Case of Inclement Weather

We will make every attempt to hold the event outside on Maple Ave.  At the time of set-up we will make the final determination. In case of inclement weather we will set-up inside Piney Branch Elementary School with food vendors outside the main entrance.

2017 Day of Program

Check out the day of program!

Check out all the fun we had last year!



Save the Date for next years Celebrate Takoma Festival: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Check back in early 2018 for more details!



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