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Takoma Street Festival

The Takoma Park Street Festival, held annually along Carroll Avenue in Downtown Takoma Park, welcomed people from all over the DC Metro area to enjoy live music, shopping, and food throughout the day. A town tradition, the festival was in its 29th year.

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Giant cats and dogs wander through the festival to cheer up, or scare away, young festival patrons.

Giant cats and dogs wander through the festival to cheer up, or scare away, young festival patrons. 1Picture by Molly EllisonA member of the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department talks with a teenage festival goer. The local police station also had a stand at the festival, along with many other businesses and groups. 2Picture by Molly EllisonA brightly decorated stand sells a variety of clever shirts, expressing different social and political views. 3Picture by Molly EllisonKids and their parents take a break from the festivities and play at a nearby park. 4Picture by Molly EllisonHandmade, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants are sold at a stand at the festival. 5Picture by Molly EllisonAn array of unique items are sold at the Street Festival every year, such as these printed dog collars. 6Picture by Molly EllisonA colorfully decorated ice cream truck sits on Carroll selling ice cream to the hot festival goers. 7Picture by Molly EllisonA street performer packs up after performing where the Street Festival and weekly Farmer's Market cross paths. 8Picture by Molly EllisonPedestrians crowd Carroll Avenue as they make their way between different craft and food stands. The festival stretched mostly along Carroll Avenue, tracing the Maryland/DC border. 9Picture by Molly EllisonA young festival patron waits for a smoothie at one of the festival's many food stands. Other food served at the festival included falafel and funnel cake. 10Picture by Molly Ellison

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