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A fireworks show at Takoma Park Middle School will close the 129th Takoma Park Independence Day celebration tomorrow.

The school at 7611 Piney Branch Rd. is also the site of the evening program that starts at 7 p.m.

The celebration will include performances from Elena & Los Fulanos (a bilingual folk-rock band), AcroAirs from Washington Adventist University and the Takoma Park Community Band conducted by Marcia Diehl.

Weather permitting, the fireworks will start at about 9:30 p.m. (rain date is the first clear evening after tomorrow).

The celebration will start with the annual parade at 10 a.m. Units will start at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allan avenues, march south on Carroll, turn right onto Maple Avenue and will end at Ritchie Avenue. This year’s Grand Marshall is the city’s new police chief, Chief Antonio “Tony” DeVaul.

Parade winners will be announced during the evening program.

The celebration is organized and financed by the all-volunteer, nonprofit Takoma Park Independence Day Celebration Committee Inc. One of the ways the group raises money for the parade is with a raffle held on the Fourth. Tickets are available at the Old Takoma Ace Hardware, and the drawing for prize winners will be held during the evening program.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Fireworks Show to Close Takoma Park Independence Day Celebration