Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, Inc.

2021 FOURTH of July Parade OF HOUSES

Given the ongoing public health crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic, potential ongoing restrictions on crowd size, and the safety of all who join the celebration year, the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee will not present a traditional 4th of July parade or evening fireworks show in 2021. But, we will have a variety of other safe and creative ways for Takoma Park to celebrate Independence day. See below for information about this year's "Parade of Houses" and a variety of other fun and spirited events for the whole family.

Thank you for joining Takoma Park's 2021 Parade of Houses and to all participating homes and businesses. Below are the winners in each category:

The winners of the Parade of Houses are:

  • Most Creative: 104 Park Ave (Takoma Flock)

  • Most Engaging: 7112 Holly Ave (Red, White, and Rainbow)

  • Most Patriotic: 3 Valley View Ave (Tribute to Uncle Sam)

  • Best Capturing the Spirit of Takoma Park: 8001 Edinburgh Lane (Patriots and Pinwheels)

  • Best Overall: 7201 Holly Ave (CARVINGS R US)

  • Best Decorated Business: 7600 Holly Ave (Washington Adventist University Celebrating FREEDOM)

  • Best Decorated Street: Holly Ave

Be Patriotic. Be Creative. Be... Takoma Park!

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Music at the Gazebo

We couldn't plan for a traditional parade and evening fireworks this year, but with music from noon to 4.30pm we're making sure we've still got a mood of JOY. Come join the party at the Takoma Gazebo (7035 Carroll Ave) starting at NOON!


The day’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, or by check mailed to Committee at 149 Ritchie Ave, Silver Spring, MD, 90210. 



Be the first to know about next year's parade planning, or volunteer to help out with next year's celebrations.