Takoma Park Announces Street Closures, Parking Restrictions for Fourth of July Parade

The Takoma Park Fourth of July Parade will return this year on Monday, with the accompanying road closures and parking restrictions, according to an announcement on the city’s website.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at East-West Highway and Carroll Avenue heading south on Carroll to Maple Avenue, turning right to head to its ending at Lincoln Avenue.

The parade route roads will close at 9 a.m. and most will reopen around 2 p.m. after the parade. However, an evening street party will close Maple to Philadelphia to Ritchie avenues until 10 p.m.

The party will feature four live bands highlighted by the Nighthawks, food trucks, fire spinners and  kids’ activities.

In addition, there will be no parking on the following streets from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the announcement:

  • Both sides of Jackson Avenue from Ethan Allen Avenue to Sligo Creek Parkway
  • Both sides of Ritchie Avenue from Maple Avenue to Piney Branch Rd
  • Both sides of Maple Avenue from the District line to north to Lincoln Avenue
  • All parking spaces behind city building-Library
  • All parking spaces to the rear of city building-Police Department
  • Grant Avenue between Hancock Avenue and Carroll Avenue
  • Lee Avenue between Hancock Avenue and Carroll Avenue
  • Sherman Avenue between Hancock Avenue and Carroll Avenue, and
  • Hancock Avenue between Grant Avenue and Sherman Avenue.

Once again, there will be no fireworks show, as the Takoma Park Middle School is permanently not available, and the city hasn’t been able to find a suitable, safe location.

The parade’s theme this year is Takoma Park: Together Again and the Grand Marshal will be Jamal T. Fox, the new city manager.

Image by Petr Kratochvil published under CC0 public domain license

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