2010 Takoma Park Street Festival
October 3, 2010 from 10:00am-5:00pm
It is time for the 29th annual Takoma Park
Street Festival! On October 3, 2010 from
10:00am-5:00pm Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC to Carroll Avenue in Takoma
Park, MD is closed to traffic and transformed into a community celebration. Hosted by the Old Takoma Business
Association, the festival brings an eclectic mix of live music, artisans, community
organizations, children’s activities and food vendors to this daylong event.
This year’s festival will feature a new Bike
Zone, located across from the Gazebo Stage, including Takoma Park’s
own, Takoma Bicycle and The Green Commuter which will be offering bike tune-ups
and demonstrating E-BikeKit installations throughout the day. Bike advocacy organizations, including WABA,
Potomac Pedalers and goDCgo, will be in attendance offering commuting tips,
trail maps and other biking information.
Attendees are encouraged to ride
their bike to the festival and park at one of the many bike racks along the
festival route! Also new this year is
Zone, located near the Dance Stage, featuring Takoma DC’s own Big Bad
Woof, and a variety of other pet related organizations.
Over 150 artisans will be participating in this producer-
only festival. Handmade works include
jewelry, fabric arts, paintings, photography, pottery, skin care products and
glassworks to just name a few. Bring the
kids to this day of fun too! A moon
bounce, slide and other fun activities are available in the children’s area of
the festival. Many community
organizations round out this event by providing the opportunity for festival
attendees to learn about area schools, political parties, churches and other
There are three stages – at each end of the festival and
one in the middle – which will play host to 18 popular, local bands performing
music from indie folk, big band, jazz, blues, reggae and everything in between.
Many of the performers have their roots
in Takoma Park – a town known for its musical talent. Hometown favorites
include Englishman & The Shango Band, Natty Beaux, Chopteeth, The Sweater
Set, and Joe Uehlein and the U-liners.
The event is accessible via the Takoma Station on Metro’s
Red Line. More information may be found
online at www.takomafestival.com.
2010 Takoma Park Street Festival Sponsors include: TPSS Coop, Takoma Voice, Mix 107.3 Radio,
Comcast, EcoBeco, DrinkMore Water, Douglas Development, Washington Adventist
Adventist University, Power Windows and Siding, CVS, Leo Sunergy, Dixie
Homecrafters- Gutterguard and Long and Foster Realtors -Takoma Park Old Town Office.
About the Old
Takoma Business Association (OTBA): The Old Takoma Business Association’s
mission is to bring together businesses, residents and community organizations
dedicated to developing a vibrant market center, from the Takoma Junction,
Maryland, to the Takoma Theatre, DC, and to enhance its unique and historic
town setting. OTBA created its Main Street Takoma program 6 years ago as a
vehicle to move this mission forward.