Monster Bash Returns to Takoma Park

by Patrick Herron

Monster Bash returns to Takoma Park on Saturday, October 29. The event begins at 1pm in the Takoma Park Middle School Parking Lot (7611 Piney Branch Rd) with a “Trunk or Treat” and magic show. A costume contest and parade will begin at 2pm that travels to the Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Ave).
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The City of Takoma Park Recreation Department will host our traditional Monster Bash on Saturday, October 29!

Please join us for the day’s event:

  • The Kickoff for Monster Bash will be in the parking lot of Takoma Park Middle School from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.  There will be a DJ and roving entertainment, Trunk-or-Treat and a magic show. (See below for information on our new Trunk-or-Treat component.)
  • The Costume Contest and Parade will begin lining up  at 2:00 PM  and wind down Piney Branch Road to Philadelphia Ave., traveling all the way to Maple Ave in front of the Community Center.
  • A local band will perform from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM along with announcing the Costume Contest winners, a selfie station, games and more roving entertainment.

For additional information or if you would like to volunteer for the event, please contact John Webster at or 301-891-7225.

Trunk-or-Treat at the Kickoff Event

New for 2022, the Recreation Department is looking for businesses/non-profits that would like to participate in a Trunk-or-Treat event as part of Monster Bash. Decorate the trunk of your vehicle or a table and hand out treats to the kids as they walk by. Set up by 12:30pm as event starts at 1pm. To reserve your space email



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