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Everybody loves a funky Arts Parade

You can even be in it! Make some art and join us. On this day, everyone can be an artist. Just push, pull, carry, wear or perform your art! If you can't walk in the parade, find a spot along the parade route to cheer the bands, dance groups, artists, and large floats as they parade around the Wheaton triangle to the Marian Fryer Town Plaza at 2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902. The parade starts at 10am. Don't miss it or you'll have to wait until next year to see this unique event in the DC area.

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It's a festival of visual art

The festival area opens at 10am with more than 40 booths of exhibits -- artists displaying and selling their original work; community organizations and county agencies with art making and giveaways in their booths and FREE childrens' art fun in the Kids' Zone, including face painting and balloon art. Click here to see the exhibitors. 

With 3 stages of non-stop Entertainment

The afternoon features MoCo's top talent, including Strathmore artists, dance companies and bands. It's the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, so there will be lots of Latin music and dance, but you also will hear some great Irish music, hip hop and good old rock and roll. Click here to see the performers. 

And Food that put Wheaton on the map! 

Salvadoran pupusas from Los Cobanos Restaurant, burgers and fries from Frank's Burger Place, Venezuelan cachitos from Panateca, and artisanal pizza from Terra Mare, or sip a beverage from Denizen's Brewing Co or the Urban Winery of Silver Spring in our tented beer garden.

It's too late to sign up to perform or to reserve an exhibit space, but you can still be in the parade.

Click here to register.

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What is Wheaton Arts Parade?
  • WAP produces the annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival
  • WAP is an art gallery
  • WAP commissions public art & floats
  • WAP conducts art workshops and classes
  • WAP supports the Yarn Bomb
  • WAP produces special events
  • WAP is an artists' network
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Our Mission is to

  • Bring the Wheaton community together with art,

  • Showcase local artists,

  • Celebrate Wheaton‘s diverse cultures, and

  • Help Wheaton realize its potential as an Arts & Entertainment District.

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