Fourth of July Road Closures in Takoma Park

Below is a list of scheduled road closures on July 4 in the City of Takoma Park:

For July 4, 2022 – 6:00 am to 2:00 pm NO PARKING at the following:

  • Both sides of Jackson Ave from Ethan Allen Ave to Sligo Creek Parkway
  • Both sides of Ritchie Ave from Maple Ave to Piney Branch Rd
  • Both sides of Maple Ave from the DC line to north to Lincoln Ave
  • All parking spaces behind City building-Library
  • All parking spaces to the rear of City building-Police Department
  • Grant Ave between Hancock Ave and Carroll Ave
  • Lee Ave between Hancock Ave and Carroll Ave
  • Sherman Ave between Hancock Ave and Carroll Ave
  • Hancock Ave between Grant Ave and Sherman Ave
  • There will be NO PARKING at any of the meters along the parade route and the staging area.
  • Note: No parking on Maple between 6:00 am to 10:00 pm due to parade and evening event.

The roads around the parade route will be closed off around 9:00 am and reopened around 2:00 pm.

  • The parade will begin at MD 410 (East-West Hwy) and Carroll Ave.
  • It will continue south on Carroll Ave to Maple Ave, where it will turn right.
  • The parade will continue on Maple Ave until it reaches Lincoln Ave where it will end.

The parade route roads will close at 9:00 am and most will reopen around 2:00 pm after the parade, except for the evening event that will be held on Maple Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Ritchie Avenue will remain closed all day until 10:00 pm.

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

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Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

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Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

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Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.



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