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

join us on July 4th, 2022!

We are delighted to share that after a 2 year hiatus, Takoma Park's 4th of July Parade will be returning for 2022. ​Please spread the word!

We are pleased to announce that this year's parade theme is Takoma Park: Together Again and our Grand Marshal is Takoma Park's new City Manager Mr. Jamal T. Fox.  

Please note that as of February 2022 we plan to follow the same parade plan as in previous years - including parade timing, route, and other logistics. Of course, we stand ready to make any adjustments that might become necessary to follow public health guidance or ensure community safety. Please visit this website to find any updates should our plans change. 

Please follow the link below to register your group to participate in the parade. Registration will close on or after June 15th.

Parade 101

Find out when and where to watch the parade.


See who is going to be in this year's parade.

Prize Winners

Check if you hold the winning raffle ticket. 

Photo Gallery

See past photos and videos of the parade.


Learn how to register your group for the parade.


Read about local support, parade order and more.

Health & Safety

See how we make sure our community stays safe.


Apply to become a vendor for our next parade.