2023 Date is June 11th – details coming soon!
We are celebrating our LGBTQ+ community during Takoma Pride Day on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. This year’s theme is Just Say Gay. On Laurel Ave, outside of the Takoma Park Farmers Market, visitors are encouraged to take pics at the Just Say Gay rainbow flower wall and post with the tag #JUSTSAYGAYTKPK! Let’s send Florida a message of acceptance. Special thanks to Park Florist.
Visitors are also welcome to share messages of Pride on Laurel Avenue where there will be chalk available in the closed street. Takoma Park’s existing rainbow crosswalks are in place on Laurel Ave celebrating diversity and acceptance every day!
Events below take place on the Laurel Avenue Streetery (between Carroll Avenue and Eastern Ave. Google: 6929 Laure Ave):
Main Street Takoma will pass out free free tattoos and pins and host a Pride bracelet making station.
Q Youth will pass out stickers and pronoun buttons.
Historic Takoma will share Takoma Park’s role in LGBTQ history.
Councilmember Evan Glass’ office will share LGBTQ+ resources with staff available to meet with residents.
Rainbow Clubs of TPES and PBES: to connect the LGBTQ community and provide resources to teachers and families.
Busboys and Poets Books will share info on its new Queer Book Club and YA/Teen Book Club
G. Qulture A queer and black art shop.
Chalk the Block
Chalk available to write messages of Pride in the closed street.
10:00am – 1:00 pm
Face painting for kids of all ages by Jolie Faces
10:00am -11:00 am
Daniel the Juggler
Kids Pride Parade
Community organized, Kids Pride Parade, plans to march down Carroll Avenue. Parade starts at 10:00am at 201 Ethan Allen Avenue and ends on Laurel Avenue.
Drag Queen Story time The event is free and designed to inspire a love of reading, while teaching lessons of self-acceptance, diversity and respect. For children of all ages.
Sorry! CANCELLED The Tap Ensemble from Knock on Wood Studio taps for Pride on the Laurel Ave Streetery.