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Monster Bash

Monster Bash

Starting in the late summer, the Takoma Park Recreation Department staff starts preparing for the Monster Bash to include a host of events that are designed for the entire family. The Monster Bash event normally kicks off at 1:00 PM with dancing and fun, followed by the Costume Parade and Contest and we will end the festivities with the Costume Award Ceremony and Celebration.

In case of inclement weather:

  • Call the Inclement Weather Line at 301-891-7101 ext. 5605.
  • All Monster Bash activities will take place at Takoma Park Elementary School
  • Street closures/detours will be lifted

UPDATED Monster Bash 2018 Event Information

Monster Bash
Takoma Park Elementary School
7511 Holly Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 PM (ending time is approx.)

Monster Bash Volunteers Needed!

Calling all adults & teens: If you would like to volunteer for this event, please register through Montgomery Serves or call 301-891-7290.

UPDATED Monster Bash Street Closures/Bus Detours

Walking is encouraged due to limited parking.  Due to the event being moved to Takoma Park Elementary School previously planned road closures and no parking will not be in effect.

  • Limited parking will be available at the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave), Takoma Park Elementary School (7511 Holly Ave) and Piney Branch Elementary School (7510 Maple Ave)


Join us the last Sat. of Oct. for great costumes, games, music and more!


Save the Date:
Monster Bash 2019
Saturday, October 26th


About Monster Bash

Due to the impending weather, the City of Takoma Park Recreation Department will now host our annual Monster Bash on Saturday, October 27 inside at Takoma Park Elementary School (7511 Holly Ave) from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Please join us for the day’s event:

  • The kickoff for Monster Bash will be in the Multi-Purpose Room from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  There will be a DJ, and roving entertainment (mime, juggler, balloon twister) and face painter.
  • Costume Contest and Parade will begin lining up  at 2:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room and wind down the hallway to the Gymnasium.
  • Marsha & the Positrons will perform in the Gymnasium from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm along with announcing the Costume Contest winners, a photo booth and more roving entertainment.
  • An inflatable Corn Maze will be set up in the Multi-Purpose Room from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

For additional information or if you would like to volunteer for the event, please contact John Webster at JohnW@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7225.





Bad Weather?

Bad weather? Call the The Recreation Department’s inclement weather line to check for weather closure information.

301-891-7101 ext. 5605

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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