Date & Time

Sunday, October 2, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm
Rain or Shine



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


About The Festival

The 35th Annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 10am-5pm in Takoma on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC.

The festival will 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, green companies and a variety of food trucks and 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.

Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. See MUSIC tab.

Check out the photos from the 2015 festival HERE!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

You can become a Sponsor too! More HERE.

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The Crawl

The Crawl is back at the 2016 Takoma Park Street Festival! Festival attendees may use their reuse their commemorative TAKOMA beer mugs good or purchase a new mug at the event for discounted pours (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) throughout the day at Takoma’s cafes, restaurants and bars.

Capital City Cheesecake: $2.25 Iced Tea | $2.50 Iced Coffee | $3.00 Iced Latte | $3.50 Iced Mocha

Kin Da: $2.00 Thai Tea | $2.00 Thai Coffee

Middle East Cuisine: $3.75 Draft Beers

The Olive Lounge: $3.75 Draft Beers

More participating businesses coming soon!

Music Schedule

Stage locations:
Columbia Ave Stage: in front of One Columbia Ave
Gazebo Stage: 7035 Carroll Ave
Willow Ave Dance Stage: in front of 6950 Carroll Ave

Gazebo Stage: Drum Circle with Katy Gaughan

Columbia Avenue Stage: Carol Ann Bosco Band
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: Coming soon!
Gazebo Stage: Nicole Saphos

Columbia Avenue Stage: South Rail
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: The Rock-A-Sonics
Gazebo Stage: Esther Haynes

Columbia Avenue Stage: Johnny Bombay and the Reactions
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: The Beat Hotel
Gazebo Stage: Joe Uehlein

Columbia Avenue Stage: Billy Coulter Band
Willow Avenue Dance Stage:  Urban Funk
Gazebo Stage: Sirens of Song (Annette Wasilik, Nicole Belanus and Lynn Hollyfield)

Columbia Avenue Stage: Black Masala
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: Dave Chappell
Gazebo Stage: Gina DeSimone and Pat Quinn

Columbia Avenue Stage: Chopteeth
Willow Avenue Dance Stage: The Nighthawks
Gazebo Stage: Patty Reese

Visitor Info

Location: Event takes place on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD from the DC border at Eastern Ave, NW to the intersection with MD Rt. 410.

The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s Red Line.

Parking Map
Parking is available in the public lots below:

(1) Lot behind the shops on Laurel Ave -enter through Eastern Avenue exit. FREE

(2) Lot the corner of Carroll and Willow Ave, enter via Willow Ave. Rate: $5/day

(3) Lot at the corner of Laurel St, NW and Aspen St, NW. Rate: $5/day.

Plus free metered street parking and at the Takoma Metro parking lot.

Parking available in residential neighborhoods – be sure to follow all signs and do not block driveways.

Leashed dogs welcome!

Zero Waste

We’re going Zero Waste 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

Food vendors:

  • Offer only compostable dish and flatware and drinkware.
  • Donate unused, unsaleable food to our event partner, Shepherd’s Table following the event.
  • Recycle/compost food and paperware that cannot be donated.

All vendors:

  • 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!)

2016 Application: APPLY HERE

Rates After 8/1/16:


Artist Booth Space: $185
Artist Shared Booth Space: plus $50
Corner Space: plus $100 (SOLD OUT)
Community Groups Booth Space: $140
Companies Booth Space: $695
Small Company or Start-Up Booth Space (5 employees or less, start up – 12 months or less): $375 (limited availability)
Takoma Business Booth Space: $140 (for businesses based in Takoma Park, MD or Takoma, DC)
Local Food Vendors Booth Space: $520
National Chain Food Vendors Booth Space: $1,000

Vendor Info

Limited spaces left.  Click here for application.  Applicants will be advised of acceptance into the festival within 1 week of submission. For rates, please click on the Application tab.

Food Vendors: We are going Zero Waste in 2016! Please review updated food vendor guidelines here. Polystyrene and other non-recyclable serving ware and packaging is not permitted per the City of Takoma Park.

Artists: Items must be hand-produced by the artist – no imports, please.

Please review updated guidelines for all non-food vendors here.

Musicians: Interested in performing at the festival? Send your promo material to the festival’s music coordinator David Eisner at

Zero Waste — We are striving to be lean and green in 2016! 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.