Sunday, October 1, 2023

The popular Takoma Park Street Festival returns for its 42nd year of music, vendors, food and fun in Takoma Park. This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC. Festival goers will enjoy the day exploring over 150 vendors booths, live music from 18 local bands, food trucks and more. Takoma’s unique shops, restaurants and cafes are all open and welcoming visitors.

Event is rain or shine.

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Special thanks to our 2023 sponsors and partners.

Want to join us in 2023? Please see our sponsorship opportunities here

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UPDATE: March 30, 2023:
The festival is almost completely filled. THE ARTIST CATEGORY IS CLOSED. There are limited spaces in all other categories. Artists, please fill out the application and it will add you to the waitlist as well as the mailing list for 2024.

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. 

Application Timeline – Apply early!

February –> Application is posted online. Mailing list is notified via email. Announcement made via social media.
April 1 –> First round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants. Vendors will need to pay within 14 days in order to confirm space (alternate payment plan offered to food vendors, if requested). Those not offered a space will be notified at this time and placed on a waitlist.
June 1 –> Second round of acceptances are extended via email to applicants and will continue until spaces are filled. Vendors will need to pay within 14 days in order to confirm space (alternate payment plan offered to food vendors, if requested).Those not offered a space will be notified and placed on a waitlist.
August 15th –> Deadline for cancellations with 50% refund. After this date, refunds are not offered.

2023 Booth Fees

For one 10’x10′ booth space or 15’x10′ space for food court vendors. All vendors must bring a tent. Vendors must provide and set up their own tents, tables, chairs, etc. Electricity and WiFi is not provided. Quiet generators are considered, by request.

Artist Booth Space: $250
Community Groups Booth Space: $235
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $450
Company Booth Space: $775
OTBA Member (Non-Food): $150
OTBA Member (Food): $450
Takoma Business Rate (non-food business)*: $200
Local Food Vendor Booth Space (or food truck): $525
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,250
Shared Booth Space: $100 surcharge

For vendor category definitions, see here.

Important Info

Festival Layout
We will use the same layout as in 2021 – one side of the street only which is a reduced number of vendor spaces. The event will sell out quickly. Click here for Festival Map.

Selection Process
We are looking for a diverse mix of high quality vendors. In order to achieve this goal, we limit the number of vendors in any given category. Past participation and early application submission will be noted, but does not guarantee acceptance.

Vendor Guidelines
Available here. For State of MD Sales Tax info, click here

Food Vendors Guidelines
Available here. For Montgomery County food permits, click here.

We host 18 bands on 3 stages throughout the day! Interested in performing at the 2022 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].

Zero Waste:
In keeping with Takoma Park’s progressive environmental policies, the festival strives to be Zero Waste. 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].



Community Groups and Non-Profits

Small Businesses and Companies

Takoma Businesses in Booths

2022 Festival Food Vendors

International Grill

Thai Master Grill

Yummy Food Corner and Grill

2022 Music Schedule (UPDATED)

TimeColumbia Ave StageGazebo StageWillow Ave Stage
10:00 amBele Bele + Friends present DRUMSPIRATION! Opening Rhythm Jam
11:00 amPhil Wiggins with performance by tapper
Baakari Wilder
Haroon AlamPaisley Tonk with Colonel Josh
12:00 pmThe YachtsmenQuiet the MountainThe Sidleys
1:00 pmDanger BirdBobby ThompsonIsn’t That So
2:00 pmBilly CoulterGrupo FenixThe Bob Band
3:00 pmProverbsilyAMYDave Chappell
4:00 pmThe GrandsonsFunkloreThe Nighthawks

Stage Locations:

Columbia Ave Stage: at the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Columbia Avenue, next to The Girl and the Vine, 7071 Carroll Avenue

Gazebo Stage: at 7035 Carroll Avenue at Westmoreland Avenue, across from Roscoe’s Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Avenue

Willow Avenue Stage: at Carroll Avenue and Willow Avenue at 6950 Carroll Avenue, backs to Eastern Avenue, NW

Musicians:  Interested in performing at the 2022 festival? Send your promo material to music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].

2023 Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

The festival takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD. Click HERE for festival map.

While there are gaps throughout the festival that visitors may enter, there are two main festival entrances:
(1) Carroll Avenue at Eastern Avenue: Take Metro’s Red Line to the Takoma station or park in the Metro parking lot. Entrance is 3 blocks away.  (GPS 6950 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park)
(2) Carroll Avenue at Philadelphia Avenue: Free parking lot hosted by the TPSS Co-op at 201 Ethan Allen Avenue. Festival is entrance is .5 block away. (GPS 7201 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park)

(Note: Vendor Festival Entrance is ONLY at 7201 Carroll Avenue, where Philadelphia Avenue meets Carroll Avenue.)

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) TPSS Co-op parking lot, 201 Ethan Allen Avenue: FREE with ADA parking available.
(2) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day
(3) Takoma Metro parking lot, 327 Cedar St, NW with ADA parking available.

Street parking is available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways. Metered parking is free on Sundays. Additional ADA spots on Laurel St, NW at Eastern Avenue.

Bring your water bottles for free fill ups at our water bottle refill station (located at Carroll and Westmoreland Avenues, by the Gazebo stage).

2 Locations: Port-o-lets located on Willow Avenue (across from the former Bank) and on Park Avenue, by the Columbia Avenue stage.

Leashed dogs welcome!

No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.

Event is rain or shine.

We need your help!

Adult Block Captains are needed to manage sections of Carroll Ave during vendor arrival. They will make sure that vendors get in their correct spaces, ensure that traffic continues to move and manage the kids on the block who will help vendors unload so that they move their cars off of the festival route. SIGN UP HERE

Kids 12 and up are needed to help vendors unload and to set up tents. We’ve got SSL Hours available! Sign up below! SIGN UP HERE

Date & Time

Sunday, October 1, 2023
10:00am - 5:00pm
Rain or Shine



Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC


[email protected]