Published on: Thursday, May 2, 2024 News

TKPK Independence Day Committee Request for Proposals: 2024 “Weird and Wonderful” Parade Entry Grants

Takoma Park’s 4th of July Parade is seeking new parade entries that embody and amplify the Parade’s “Weird and Wonderful” history. We are seeking proposals from anyone who has a new idea that would bring something creative, artistic, funky, or otherwise awesome or unexpected to this year’s parade.

Application details:
  • Award amount- Selected applications will be provided up to $500
  • How to apply- Please email a 1-2 page informal proposal to by Tuesday, May 22, 2024.
  • Chosen applicants will be notified no later than Thursday, May 24, 2024.
Eligibility criteria
  • Who: can be an individual or any kind of group – a group of friends, family, an organization, or anything else. You don’t need to live or work in Takoma Park. You cannot have participated in the parade before with this specific idea.
  • What: you must participate in the parade as a parade entry (“group”) executing the creative idea you propose. Your idea could be building something new or repurposing something existing. It could be a “float” or vehicle, or a group of folks walking, rolling, bicycling, or anything else. We’re open to your ideas!
  • Where & When: Takoma Park’s 4th of July Parade takes place on July 4, 2024 from 10:00am until 11:30am. You must be able to participate in the parade as a parade group at this time.

Applications are due by Tuesday, May 22, 2024. For more information about the Independence Day Committee grant, check out the full Request for Proposal (PDF).