Sunday, October 6, 2024

The popular Takoma Park Street Festival returns for its 43rd year of music, vendors, food and fun in Takoma Park. This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, October 6, 2024 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 165 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 2024 sponsors and partners.

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Design by

2023 (Vendors will be updated Summer 2024)

Artists


Community Groups and Non-Profits


Small Businesses and Companies


Takoma Businesses in Booths


2023 Festival Food Vendors

and Check Out Takoma Restaurants along the festival route


International Grill

Thai Master Grill

Yummy Food Corner and Grill

Musicians:
We host 18 bands on 3 stages throughout the day! Interested in performing at the 2024 festival? Send your promo material to the event’s music coordinator David Eisner at [email protected].

2023 Music Schedule

TIMEWILLOW AVE STAGEGAZEBO STAGECOLUMBIA AVE STAGE
10:00amBele Bele Rhythm Collective
11:00 amThe ThrillsBig HowdyLocal Takoma Cream 
w/Annette Wasilik, Juels Bland and Susan Rowe
12:00 noonThe Bill Baker BandHazel Raven BandDjangolaya
1:00 pmThe SidleysCherry Blossom SpecialThe Natty Beaux 
2:00 pmBurt the DirtThe Wharf Rats, Live!The Beat Hotel
3:00 pmTommy Lepson & The Bad DawgsTower GreenJon Carroll Experience 
4:00 pmThe NighthawksProverbs Reggae BandChopteeth

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].

2024 Date: Sunday, October 6, 2024

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

FESTIVAL ENTRANCE
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.)

METRO
The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line. Festival is 3 blocks from Metro.

PARKING
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) 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.

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

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

DOGS
Leashed dogs welcome!

NO SMOKING
No smoking or vaping allowed in the festival.

Event is rain or shine.

UPDATE: April 1, 2024. Thank you for all of the interest! The 2024 Takoma Park Street Festival is full.

To be notified about the 2025 Application, sign up HERE

If you are a COMPANY or would like to be a SPONSOR, please reach out to [email protected]. We have opportunities still available.
If you are a TAKOMA-BASED BUSINESS that does not have a space, please contact [email protected] for assistance.


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.


2024 Booth Fees
For one 10’x10′ booth space or 15’x10′ space for food court vendors. The Booth Fees are for space only. 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.

Booth Fee – based on category (For vendor category definitions, see here) :Fee
Artist$275
Community Group$260
Food Vendor$575
Small Business$495
Company$855
OTBA Member- Non-Food$165
OTBA Member Food$495
Takoma-based Business$220

Shared Booth Space: $120 surcharge


Important Info

Festival Layout
We place booths on one side of the street only. The event sells 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.


Musicians:
We host 18 bands on 3 stages throughout the day! Interested in performing at the 2024 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].

2024 We need your help!

BLOCK CAPTAINS
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 form will be released in August 2024.

UNLOAD/SET UP VOLUNTEERS
Kids 12 years old and up are needed to help vendors unload and to set up tents. We’ve got SSL Hours available! Sign up below! Sign up form will be released in August 2024.

Date & Time

Sunday, October 6, 2024
10:00am - 5:00pm
Rain or Shine

Map

Location

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

E-mail

[email protected]