Takoma Park Independance Day Celebration .
Takoma Park Independance Day Celebration
Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, Inc. (often abbreviated TPIDC) is an independent, non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Maryland. Its members are all volunteers who are not appointed or recommended by the City and who receive no payment for their many hours of dedicated service.
The Committee seeks to provide an entertaining day of activities in celebration of the birthday of our nation's declaration of independence. We strive to make it both enjoyable and safe. We exclude no-one unless they are not in keeping with the positive, festive spirit we try to achieve. Those who are drunk, on drugs, abusive, obscene, disruptive, unruly or committing offensive or illegal acts will be introduced to the City Police Department.
The Independence Day Celebration in Takoma Park is believed to be one of the oldest along the Atlantic coast. 2016 marks our 127th consecutive year holding some form of 4th of July celebration. It is possible that our history goes back further than that, but we have found newspaper records to back up this claim only that far. There have been years when either the parade or the fireworks have had to be cancelled, due to the weather or wartime conditions, but there has always been some celebration. In fact, one year when we were forced to cancel the parade due to rain, and after the participants left and the weather perversely cleared up, the residents along Maple Avenue held their own impromptu parade.
Raffle River has helped Takoma Park Independance Day Celebration
raise $14 and
host 1 raffle.
Jeffrey P. Silverstone, Main Contact
Jeffrey P. Silverstone
Join The Team