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Welcome to 20912
Takoma Park

Takoma Park is known for a variety of cultural events, most notable of which is the Takoma Park Folk Festival, which attracts an audience from across the Mid-Atlantic region.

Other annual festivals include the Takoma Park Street Festival, the Takoma Jazz Fest, the Takoma Park Independent Film Festival, the Institute of Musical Traditions (a performance society founded by House of Musical Traditions), and the Takoma Park Fourth of July Parade, which is attended by residents and participating politicians from across the metropolitan region. The parade typically includes dance groups representing a wide variety of global cultures, neighborhood performance troupes, and groups supporting causes, such as LGBTQ and fair-trade, reflecting Takoma Park's historic reputation for political activism.

The Takoma Park Folk Festival is a music festival held annually in the city. It has been in existence since 1978, founded by Sam Abbott, former Mayor of the city and civil-rights activist. In addition to hosting concerts on several stages by musicians from around the world, the festival also celebrates cultural diversity of the region, with a wide variety of ethnic food and crafts.

The festival features numerous varieties of music from local and national artists, including blues, klezmer, bluegrass, Celtic, and hip-hop, and traditional music and dance from around the world. Other performers specialize in traditional and progressive folk music. In addition to music and dance, the festival features traditional storytellers from around the world.

Takoma Park is notable for being the home of Takoma Records, a nationally-known blues label started by blues guitarist John Fahey, who (together with other local music institutions) popularized the city as a haven for folk musicians. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Al Petteway and many other prominent local and national artists have made their home in and around Takoma Park.

Takoma Park also hosts a variety of local characters who contribute to the city's sense of identity and culture, including "Catman" and Motor Cat, Roscoe the Rooster, Banjo Man and "Fox Man", a local animal rights activist and founder of the city's Tool Library. Takoma Park also has a year round farmer's market which sells local produce and free range meats.

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Zip Code: 20912   Population: 24,498
Area Code: 301 Households per Zip Code: 9,889
City: TAKOMA PARK Average House Value: $178,800
State: MD Avg. Income Per Household: $44,572
County: MONTGOMERY Persons Per Household 2.52
Latitude: 38.98236 White Population: 10,535
Longitude: -77.00358 Black Population: 8,685
Elevation: 508 Hispanic Population: 5,020
City Alias(es): SILVER SPRING
TAKOMA PARK
Number of Businesses: 423

 

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