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.


Takoma Park's Fourth of July Parade is coming home this year. Make your home or business a part of it.

We couldn't plan ahead for a normal parade. But, Takoma Park always has a way to celebrate Independence Day.

Watch this site for a map of registered houses and businesses. Come July, tour our streets and see the pride.

Register and decorate your house or business to be eligible for a prize!

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most Creative

  • Most Engaging

  • Most Patriotic

  • Best Capturing the Spirit of Takoma Park

  • Best Overall

  • Best Decorated Business

  • Best Decorated Street

Houses outside Takoma Park may register so people can know to visit them, but only those inside city limits can win. Registrations close July 1.

Have your decorations up by July 1 so people can visit over the Independence Day Weekend.

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


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.