Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Get Out! Whether You March or Watch - There's a Fourth of July Parade for You!

by Peggy Robin

I hope you've already taken note of the two prior messages on the Listserv about the annual Fourth of July Parade in Palisades, DC. Message   on July 2 has all the details of the march and the picnic afterward for those who'd like to come and watch. Message   on July 3 is for anyone who's up for joining the parade. Mayor Bowser has invited you to join her contingent.

The Palisades Community Association Presents:

The 58th 4th of July Parade & Picnic 2024
Thursday, July 4
Parade at 11:00am | Picnic at 12:00pm

Parade starts at 11am at Whitehaven & MacArthur Blvd, heads northbound on MacArthur, left on Edmonds, left on Sherier, and ends at Palisades Park.

Here are a few pix from previous years:

Though I'm a regular at the Palisades Parade (I like staying within Ward 3), I thought I'd give a shout-out to another fun community parade for anyone who's up for going just a bit farther afield:

Want something quirkier, more whimsical, and with a bit of granola crunch to it? Then the Annual Takoma Park Parade is the one for you!

What: The Takoma Park 2024 Fourth of July Parade
When: July 4 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: The parade will begin at Ethan Allen & Carroll Aves, travel down Carroll Ave (becoming Carroll St NW), turn right at Maple St NW (becoming Maple Ave), and travel down Maple Ave to end at Ritchie Ave.

The Takoma Park 4th of July parade is followed by:

 Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of Live Music * Food Trucks * Beer & Wine Garden (Takoma Bev Co.)* Kids' Activities with Let's Play America and more!

Where:  Maple Ave between Philadelphia Ave & Ritchie Ave

               Master of Ceremonies: Jared Garelick

When:    6:00 - 9:00 pm


Entertainment provided by the following bands:

6:00-6:45pm Takoma Park Community Band

7:15-9:00pm The JoGo Project

Want more choices? NBC News4Washington has a good round-up of things to do on and around the National Mall, plus a listing of community parades: 
The "Get Out" event of the week usually comes out on Thursdays but this week is out on Wednesday in time to highlight the events for the 4th of July. This column is also available on the Cleveland Park Listserv.

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