The 39th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are delaying application acceptances as our organization focuses on other activities during this difficult time. We are hopeful about our event in October and will not be making any decisions until summer on its status. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in attending. No payment is due at the time of application. APPLICATION
The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more.
Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN!
Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info booth across from 7000 Carroll Avenue.
Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!
A special thanks to our 2019 sponsors! Interested in joining this illustrious group? Details HERE
The Crawl – Please check back later this summer for details
APPEARING in 2019:
Gazebo Stage: All-ages Drum Jam led by Kristen Arant and the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective: everybody come play a drum!
Columbia Avenue Stage: Brian Weber
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: La Marvela
Gazebo Stage: Hannah Jaye and the Hideaways
Columbia Avenue Stage: Wicked Sycamore
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: Dave Chappell and Friends
Gazebo Stage: The Sweater Set
Columbia Avenue Stage: The Half Smokes
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: The Thrillbillys
Gazebo Stage: Amadou Kouyate
Columbia Avenue Stage: Cravin Dogs
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: King Soul
Gazebo Stage: Dan Hovey and Fausto Bozza
Columbia Avenue Stage: Carl Malcolm & The Positive Vibration Reggae Band
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: The Bob Band (performing the music of Bob Dylan)
Gazebo Stage: Djangolaya
Columbia Avenue Stage: Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: The Nighthawks
Gazebo Stage: MSG Acoustic Blues Trio
Lineup subject to change.
Musicians: Interested in performing at the 2020 festival? Send your promo material to music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].
Absolutely Abstract by RAE
Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington
Allison Street NW Designs
Amnesty International Group 297
Amy Marx Seaglass Jewelry
ArnicArt Functional Fiber Art
Art by Alexandra
Art by ODDREY
Art by Zachary Sasim
Beadage Jewelry Designs
Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects
Bespoke Not Broke
Billie Claire Handmade
Black Bear Leather
Bleecker & Pacific Designs
Boy Scouts of America – Cub Scout Pack 33
Busboys and Poets
Cheder Jewish Community
Cherry Blossom Creative
Cheryl’s Kitchen LLC
Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry
Chimera Ceramics & Sculpture
City of Takoma Park
Cocktail Party LLC
Colors & Gloss
Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research
CREATE Arts Center
DC Arts Studios
DC for Pete/MD for Pete Buttigieg
DC Office of Police Complaints
Earth Born Beauty
Early Learning Project, Georgetown University
Elite Dental Center
Erika Lee | Small Paintings & Cards
Fair Day’s Play
Falun Dafa Association of DC
Female Power Project (Black Lab)
Fetch! Pet Care of Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Fréres Branchiaux Candle Co.
Fresca Frankie Recycled Accessories
Geeda’s Hand Poured Candles
Georgetown University’s The Early Learning Project
Get Out! Excursions
Girasol unique gardens & ponds
Gnarly Artly Design Shop
Goin’ In Style!
Goldfish Swim School – Silver Spring
Grace Episcopal Day School
Great Hill Pottery & Gardens and Pots
Great Shoals Winery
Gus & Bean
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Handmade Especially for You
Hiram-Takoma Lodge No. 10, Free and Accepted Masons of DC Historic Takoma, Inc.
House of Musical Traditions
How YOU Heal
Infant and Child Studies at the University of Maryland
Inspire Us Designs – Hero Heads
joe shymanski photography
Jungle & Loom
Karla the Dog
kerry henry pottery
Kin & Care
Knock On Wood Tap Studio
Kris Krafts Stained Glass
Leaf Filter Gutter Protection
Legacy Quilts & Art
Linda Blackbourn Jewelry
Long and Foster Real Estate
Lost & Forged
Love, Lori Michelle
LuLaRoe by Katie Monge
Mann Made Designs
Marcella Kriebel Art & Illustration
Mathnasium of Downtown Silver Spring
Montgomery County Board of Elections
Montgomery County Green Party
Mundo Art Studio
Music for Life
Oasis Soul Scent
Old Takoma Ace Hardware
One Leg Up
Out to Tea
Plum Creative Studio
Power Home Remodeling Group
Pozē Candle Co.
Richardson School of Music
Rotary Club of Downtown Silver Spring
RuthieLine Jewelry Designs
S&K Roofing, Siding & Windows
Sara Baker Handmade Stoneware
Seeing in Fabric
Silver Oaks Cooperative School
Silver Spring Day School
Silver Spring Nursery School
Sligo Creek Tile Co.
Solar Empowerment Initiative
Souk & Soul
South African Bazaar Craft Cooperative
sparkle + rust
Spring Knolls Cooperative Early Learning Center
Stockbridge Sewing Works
Takoma Children’s School
Takoma Horticulture Club
Takoma Montessori School
Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School
Takoma Park Friends Meeting – Preparative
Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op
Takoma Wellness Center
Terry Pool Design
The Art of DionJa’Y
The Purple Kiln
Things From Egypt and Beyond
Up Close & Floral
Vivens Media Group
Willow Street Yoga Center
Yan’s Art Studio
A&B Soft Serve Ice Cream
Capital Kettle Corn
Carnivore BBQ and Mac Attack
The Dough Jar
International Grill Company
Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (V)
Lost Sock Roasters
Middle Eastern Cuisine
Namaste Donuts (V)
Philly Pretzel Factory – Crofton
Red Hook Lobster Pound DC
Roscoe’s Neapolitan Pizzeria
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets
Sherri’s Crab Cakes
Takoma Beverage Company
Thai Master Grill
The Girl & The Vine
Trattoria Da Lina
The festival takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD from the DC border at Eastern Ave, NW to the intersection with MD Rt. 410. You can put 7000 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD in your GPS to get here.
The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line. Festival is 3 blocks from Metro.
Parking is available in the public lots below.
(1) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day
(2) Lot at the corner of Laurel St, NW and Aspen St, NW. Rate: $6/day. *Pay by mobile app only*
(3) Lot at Carroll Avenue and Route 410 (Philadelphia Ave). FREE with H/C parking.
(4) Takoma Metro parking lot, with H/C parking available.
Parking available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways. Free metered parking on Sundays.
Leashed dogs welcome!
Bring your water bottles for free fill ups at our water bottle refill station (located at Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues, by the Gazebo stage).
Port-o-lets located on Willow Ave (across from Bank of America at Carroll Ave) and Park Avenue, by the kids’ inflatables and Columbia Avenue stage.
No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.
Volunteering at the Festival
Ever wanted to see how a street festival comes together? Now’s your chance! The 39th annual Takoma Park Street Festival is back this year on October 4th from 10 am to 5 pm and needs volunteers. With over 200 artists, local businesses, and community groups, along with three stages bursting with music, the hustle is on starting at 7:30 am. Not a morning person? Consider coming in the late afternoon instead. SSL hours offered!
Good at giving directions? Guide vendors to their booth spaces. Enjoy catching a first glimpse of their goods? Help unload. Handy with canopy tents? Vendors always love a helping hand with those. See the stages and food court come together while assembling tables and chairs.
Vendors need to pack up and head out by 6 pm, and always can use extra hands to do so after a long day. Tents need to come down, cars need to be guided out.
Look for the SignUpGenius in mid-September.
We’re going Zero Waste again at the festival this year! We’ll be composting, recycling and donating our way through another great event.
What is Zero Waste?
The goal of a Zero Waste is to reduce the amount of resources and food waste used at the festival. We’ve included resource reduction into the planning of the festival, educated our vendors on acceptable serviceware, and are offering our vendors resources to recycle or donate their post-event waste. We’ve also incorporated resource recovery and waste stations stations throughout the event so that our festival attendees can easily and properly dispose of any waste (also see What You Can Do Below).
What Our Vendors Will Do
- Offer only compostable dish and flatware and drinkware.
- Recycle/compost food and paperware that cannot be donated.
- Recycle any cardboard boxes used to transport their products in our cardboard recycling station, post event.
Festival Attendees – What You Can Do
- Bring your own refillable water bottle – we’ll have a water bottle refill station located at the event.
- Bring your own drinkware and seviceware.
- Follow the instructions of our 3 part waste receptacles located throughout the festival which will be separated by Recycling (plastic and cans), Composting (food waste and compostable packaging) and Garbage (landfill-bound – let’s minimize this!)
Click HERE to apply to the 2020 Festival.
NOTE: once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated confirmation from email address takomaparkstreetfestival.com. If you do not receive the auto confirmation (and remembered to check your junk folder) your application did not go through and you will need to resubmit.
Late January – Application is posted online. Mailing list is notified via email. Early bird rates in effect through July 15.
March 15th – First round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants. Those who are not accepted into the festival will also be notified at this time.
June 1st – Second round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants who applied after March 15th.
July 15th – Booth fees increase
Mid-June through September: Remaining spaces are filled based on category availability and diversity of offerings.
September 1st — Deadline for cancellations with 50% refund
2020 BOOTH FEES (for 10’x10′ booth space; 15’x10′ for food court vendors). Vendors must provide and assemble their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity is not provided.
Artist Booth Space: $200
Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50 ($250 TOTAL)
Corner Space: plus $100 (based on availability)
Community Groups Booth Space: $185
Company Booth Space: $725
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $400
Takoma Commercial District Business Rate*: $125
Local Food Vendor Booth Space: $475
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250
*To qualify for the Takoma business rate, businesses must be brick and mortar establishments within Takoma business corridor from 4th and Butternut Streets, NW, to the Takoma Junction in Takoma Park, MD.
In order to qualify for this rate, items must be hand-produced by you; no imports or pre-fab kits.
To maintain a diverse offering to festival goers, we will accept a limited number of vendors in popular categories (jewelry, clothing, bath/body products, etc). Once a category reaches its capacity, it will be closed and any new applicants in that category will be placed on a waitlist.
For Jewelry Vendors: Any application that includes jewelry will be evaluated in the jewelry category and subject to the limits on numbers of participating jewelers.
In your application, you must include either a website or three images of your items as well as an image of your booth setup. More vendor guidelines can be found here.
All Vendors: Check out our helpful FAQ section here.
Interested in performing at the 2020 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].
We are striving to be lean and green in 2020! In keeping with Takoma Park’s progressive environmental policies, the festival is striving to go Zero Waste this year. We have specific requirements for food packaging and trash disposal which will mainly impact the food vendors. Click here for details.
Any questions? Please email [email protected].