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Big Kahuna of Christmas Lights are ON! – The Bishops House – Silver Spring/DC Border

This Huge Tudor style house at 1665 North Portal Drive has been attracting crowds and causing traffic jams for over 30 years.  It’s called “The Bishops house”.  The location is just 2 blocks South of Downtown Silver Spring MD, just over the DC line where Colesville Road crosses into DC and becomes North Portal Drive at the 16th Street Circle.  It is on the corner of Birch and North Portal Drive.  The first string of Lights went up in 1963 – the house has an interesting history and story.  There has been no photo taken that does it the justice it deserves.  There is no wide angle lens large enough to take it all in.  You just have to see it at night to appreciate it.

The best place to view the display is at the top of Portal Drive (not North Portal) and Primrose or Roxanna.  Drive down North Portal Street past the crowded display area and make a U Turn at the end of the street, this will put you on Portal Drive going up a hill.  From here you can look across a treed ravine down on the display and get the best view of the display in all it’s massive glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 
The best photo of the place at night that I’ve seen is Here at Holly’s Tacky Christmas Lights.

 

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Vintage Takoma – 127th July 4th Celebration Parade and Events 2016

This Old Fashioned Independence Day Parade is one of the oldest in the nation.  Takoma Park Marylandis with it’s tree lined avenues and Victorian Homes, the perfect setting for an annual patriotic July 4th parade.   The Takoma Park, Maryland Community has had 126 years of practice for this event and it does not disappoint.
On Monday July 4th 2016, enjoy what people living in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have have been enjoying for the past 126 years.   This will be the 127th annual Takoma Park 4th of July Celebration.


Parade
Master of Ceremonies:  Charlene Porter
Parade starts at 10:00 am beginning at Carroll & Ethan Allen Avenues, travels south on Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue, turns right onto Ritchie Avenue where the parade will disband.  The parade lasts for 2 hours.  More about this year’s Parade.


Evening Events and Fireworks
 – Starts at 7:00 pm

Takoma Park Middle School – 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Md 20912

Master of Ceremonies:  Jared Garelick

ilyAIMY (Acoustic Rock Band)
AcroAirs from Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park Community Band


Announcement of Parade Winners

Greetings from the Mayor – Kate Stewart
Drawing for Raffle Prizes

Patriotic Medley and National Anthem Vocals – Heather Aubrey Lloyd and David Goette

9:30 PM Fireworks!   by Bay Fireworks (rain date -first clear evening)

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Takoma Park’s 125th July 4th Independence Day Parade

This July Fourth celebration is one of the oldest in the nation.  Takoma Park Maryland is an artsy enclave with tree lined avenues and Victorian Homes, the perfect setting for an annual patriotic Independence Day parade.  This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation and the Takoma Park Community has had 123 years of practice!

takoma gazeboOn Friday July 4th 2014, enjoy what people living in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have have been enjoying for the past 124 years.   This will be the 125th annual Takoma Park 4th of July Celebration.

Parade
Parade starts at 10:00 am beginning at Carroll & Ethan Allen Avenues, travels south on Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue, turns right onto Ritchie Avenue where the parade will disband.  The parade lasts for 2 hours.

Evening Events and Fireworks – Starts at 7:00 pm

Takoma Park Middle School – 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Md 20912

Master of Ceremonies: Jared Garelick

The Polyphony Marimba Band

Acro-Airs – Washington Adventist University Gymnastics Team

Takoma Park Community Concert Band


Announcement of Parade Winners

Greetings from the Mayor – Bruce Williams
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem – David Goette

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Takoma Park MD July 4th Parade and Fireworks

This July Fourth celebration is one of the oldest in the nation.  Takoma takoma gazeboPark Maryland is an artsy enclave with tree lined avenues and Victorian Homes, the perfect setting for an annual patriotic Independence Day parade.  This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation and the Takoma Park Community has had 123 years of practice!

On Thursday July 4th 2013, enjoy what people living in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have have been enjoying for the past 123 years.   This will be the 124 th annual Takoma Park 4th of July Celebration. 

Parade
The parade lasts for 2 hours. The parade starts at 10:00 am beginning at Carroll & Ethan Allen Avenues, travels south on Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue, goes right on to Ritchie Avenue where parade disbands.
There will be food vendors at Memorial Park (corner of Maple and Philadelphia Avenue).
The Takoma Metro Station is within 1 block of the start of the parade route.

Evening Events and Fireworks – Starts at 7:00 pm
Takoma Park Middle School – 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Md 20912     

Master of Ceremonies: Jared Garelick

The Mystic Warriors (Andean Music)
Acro-Airs – Washington Adventist University Gymnastics Team
Takoma Park Community Concert Band
Announcement of Parade Winners
Greetings from the Mayor – Bruce Williams
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem – David Goette

Fireworks at 9:30 pm by Bay Fireworks!

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For a Real, Old Fashioned, Hometown Celebration on July 4th Hit Takoma Park, Maryland

This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation.  Takoma Park is an artsy Colonial House in Silver Spring with July 4th Decorationsenclave with tree lined avenues and Victorian Homes, the perfect setting for an annual patriotic Independence Day parade.  This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation and the Takoma Park Community has had 121 years of practice!

On Monday July 4th 2011, enjoy what people living in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have have been enjoying for the past 121 years.   This will be the 122nd annual Takoma Park 4th of July Celebration. 

Parade
The parade starts at 10:00 am beginning at Carroll & Ethan Allen Avenues, follows Carroll Avenue towards DC, crosses over to Maple Avenue along Carroll Street, then returns along Maple Avenue.

Community BBQ – 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Front Railing of House decorated for July 4th East Silver SpringHosted by Steve Francis – Lincoln and Maple Avenues

Wiffleball Tournament – 2:30 pm
Sponsered by Takoma Park Recreation Department
Lee Jordan Field – Takoma Park Middle School

Evening Program and Fireworks – Starts at 7:00 pm
Takoma Park Middle School – 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Md 20912     

Master of Ceremonies: Howard Kohn
Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners
Announcement of Parade Winners
Acro-Airs
Greetings from the Mayor – Bruce Williams
Takoma Park Community Concert Band
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem – David Goettee

                                               

Fireworks at 9:30 pm by Bay fireworks!

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