We are thrilled to announce that the 40th annual Takoma Park Street Festival will be back live and in full swing on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine!
We’ve missed you and can’t wait to welcome our vendors and visitors this fall. The festival will follow the most up-to-date CDC and state protocols relating to Covid-19 and large outdoor events, so check back frequently for updates. We’re all in this together, so please get vaccinated and don’t come if you aren’t feeling well.
The festival will once again showcase original artwork, prints, ceramics, silk-screening, bath and body care, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, leather goods and more, plus food for days, and live music on three stages throughout the event. Come out and support your favorite local businesses, bands, artists and community groups as we celebrate 40 years of the festival.
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2019 Look Back:
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.
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
Stay tuned for the 2021 music line up!
Musicians: Interested in performing at the 2021 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
Stay tuned for the 2021 listing of participating food vendors.
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. Rates subject to change.
(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 ADA parking.
(4) Takoma Metro parking lot, with ADA 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 Columbia Avenue stage.
No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.
Check back later this summer for information on volunteering at the festival.
2021 Takoma Park Street Festival Application
Click HERE to apply to the 2021 Festival
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: once you have successfully submitted your application online, you will receive an automated confirmation of receipt from [email protected] 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.
Early June – Application is posted online. Mailing list is notified via email. Announcement made via social media.
June 25th – 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.
August 18th – Second round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants who applied after June 25th.
Early September: Remaining spaces are filled based on category availability and diversity of offerings.
September 15th — Deadline for cancellations with refund.
2021 BOOTH FEES (for one 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.
In an effort to support our vendors, for 2021 we will waive the shared booth fee ($50) for those who wish to share a 10’x10’ space.
Artist Booth Space: $200
Artist Shared Booth Space: additional $50 NO COST FOR 2021
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.
Note to all applicants: Prior participation in the festival is not a guarantee of acceptance into this or future festivals.
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.
Applications must include either a website or two images (or both) 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 2021 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].
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].
Health & Safety
We strongly encourage everyone in attendance (vendors, visitors, musicians, volunteers) to be vaccinated. This is for your safety and for those around you. Please don’t come if you aren’t feeling well; there’s always next year! Currently, we’re still planning on the accessories that help keep us safe: masks and clean hands. This may very well change by October, and we will follow the most up-to-date guidelines from the CDC and the state of Maryland, so check back here for updates.