Roscoe, Takoma Park's rooster mascot celebrates our 125th birthday

Welcome to our 126th Celebration

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WINNING TICKET NUMBERS
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WELCOME TO OUR 126TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Today’s events are planned, directed, and financed mainly by the efforts of the all-volunteer Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, with the cooperation of the Departments of the City of Takoma Park and the Mayor and Council.
TPIDC is a small group of volunteers who work hundreds of hours each year to make the celebration a success. While a City grant covers about forty percent of the total cost of today’s celebration, TPIDC raises the remainder mainly by soliciting donations from local businesses, churches, civic and service organizations, and individuals like you. We also raise funds by selling raffle tickets and leasing vendor spaces.
Your financial support and volunteer help are greatly appreciated. You can make a donation through PayPal® at TakomaPark4th.org, or by check mailed to the Committee at 8003 Park Crest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Sign up for our email list to receive updates on next year's parade planning. If you would like to volunteer to help with next year’s celebration, contact us or (240) 863-8837.

Olive Lounge Trivia Night to Support Takoma Park's 4th of July Celebration

Join us on June 21st for a special trivia night to support Takoma Park's 4th of July Celebration. Play Takoma and 4th of July themed trivia, compete for prizes, and support one of Takoma Park's most beloved traditions! Trivia starts at 6pm. 15% of all food & beverage sales from 5-8pm will be donated to the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee.

Dine at Mark's Kitchen and support Takoma Park's 4th of July Celebration

Dine at Mark's Kitchen on Tuesday, June 30th from 12-9pm and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee

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Evening Entertainment Sponsor
Please Contribute to Takoma Park Independence Day Activities Through PayPal.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(4) civic organization funded by the community of Takoma Park and area residents like you. Note that 501(c)(4) donations are not tax deductible.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
"Happy Birthday Takoma Park: 125 Years!"
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ORDER OF EVENTS
- PARADE -
A two column schedule with times in the first column and event names in the second column
Master of Ceremonies: Charlene Porter
9:00 am
Assembly of Parade Units
Streets close around Assembly Area and Parade Route.
10:00 am Parade will begin at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, travel South on Carroll Avenue, turn right on Maple Avenue, and continue to Ritchie Avenue where it will disband. Parade units will be judged throughout the line of march rather than at the reviewing stand. Click the Parade button above for more information.
- EVENING PROGRAM -
A two column schedule with times in the first column and event names in the second column.
7:00 pm
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd
Master of Ceremonies: Jared Garelick
Polyphony Marimba Ensemble
To Be Announced
Takoma Park Community Band led by Robert Palian, Vocal Soloist David Goette
Announcement of Parade Winners
Welcome from Mayor Bruce Williams
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem - Vocals by David Goette
9:30 pm
Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
(rain date - first clear evening)