Féte du Nain

To prepare for the Marche, local businesses host events during the Féte du Nain – Monday March 14th through Sunday March 20. Féte du Nain events may be only for a day for the entire week.

March 14 thru 20

2016 Fete du Nain Participants

8º Plato – Detroit – 3409 Cass Ave.: – Don’t chase doom spouting imps away with sticks!  It’s the 21st century!  Staring Friday, join us at 8 Degree Plato and chase all that ruination away with our Nain Rouge themed beers and fancy French Champagne cocktails.

Andrew’s on the Corner – 201 Jos. Campau Ave.:  Drop by the oldest bar in Rivertown for Fete du Nain Week drink specials all week.  They’ll prep you for the coming of the Nain.

Cass Café – 4620 Cass Ave.: Prepare for the coming of the Nain all week with a special Tito’s Bloody Nain along with rotating Nain-friendly food specials.

Central Kitchen + Bar – 660 Woodward Ave.Don’t miss their Fete du Nain Week “Central Nain” delicious cocktail beverage.

City Bird –  460 W. Canfield St.: Throughout the Fete du Nain Week, City Bird will feature their exclusive, limited-run Nain Rouge-themed merchandise, including a new t-shirt in honor of the 2016 Marche du Nain Rouge, designed by Detroit artist, Don Kilpatrick.

City Bird and Nest – 460 W. Canfield St.:  From 11am to 2pm on Marche day, both stores will host their 7th annual Fête du Nain Rouge. Each offers complimentary Nain-themed refreshments, as well as free Nain Rouge beads with every purchase. In addition, City Bird will feature amazing vintage-style paper masks and costume accessories with free mask-making table for any finishing touches to your costume.

Goodwells Natural Foods Market – 418 Willis St.: Don’t miss their “Hibiscus Ginger Tea” that is made from an ancient herbal blend that has been proven to ward off the Nain. Tell them that you are joining the fight and get 50% off the Hibiscus Ginger Tea all week.

Honest?John’s – 488 Selden St.: Don’t miss our Fete du Nain Week specials all week – The Dirt Devil…a red take on our ‘Hoover’  shot & beer specials $5.00. Also featuring…Blood Red Velvet Pancakes and fiendishly hot ‘Imp Fingers’.

HopCat – 4265 Woodward Ave.: Go to HopCat all Fete du Nain Week for fiendishly delicious Nain Wings and check for Nain drink features.  Don’t miss the special 11 AM Saturday March 19th tapping of the special Nain beer and mead.

Huron Room – 2547 Bagley.: Check out their Nain-inspired food and drink specials all week.

Iconic Tattoos – 3401 Cass Ave.: Help keep the Nain away with Nain Rouge-inspired tattoos and jewelry specials from Tuesday March 15th through Saturday March 19th.

Jolly Pumpkin – 441 W. Canfield St. #9: All Fete du Nain Week, enjoy our Nain-inspired food specials! Celebrate the Nain with a “Blood Bath Beer” or a Watermelon Peppercorn Bloody Mary. On Marche morning we will be doing a special opening at 10AM.

Maccabees – 5057 Woodward Avenue.: With the Nain destroying businesses along Woodward during the M-1 construction, come and support driving him out with Nain-themed food and drink specials.

Majestic Theatre – 4120 Woodward Ave.:  Prepare for the Nain with 15% off brunch in the Majestic Café on Marche Day, including bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.  Want to take out your disgust for the Nain, throw some bowling balls down a lane afterwards – free bowling with your brunch receipt.

Motor City Brewing Works – 470 W. Canfield St.: Prepare your intestines for the coming of the Nain with a special “La Nain” pizza – Jalapeno/Cilantro Pesto, Quattro Formaggi, Bacon, Fresh Tomatoes, with optional Sriracha pentagram. Marche Day – opening at 10 AM serving Beer and Breakfast to build your Marche base including breakfast burritos, Red Hook coffee, and special Bloody Beers.

My Dad’s Bar – 14911 Kercheval Ave.: The Eastside is prepping for the expected arrival of the Nain Rouge with a “Nain Rouge Boilermaker” special – only $5 – Mon thru Sat.  Come get ready.

Pure Detroit – 3011 W. Grand Blvd. #101:   Start your day with a coffee roast that will prepare you for the Nain. Stella Good’s Nain Rouge Roast – whole bean coffee will be available all week.

Red Hook at Motor City Brewing Need a jilt to get you ready on Marche day, get a great cup of Red Hook coffee on Motor City Brewing Works’ patio, starting at 10 AM.

Selden Standard – 3921 Second Ave.: Don’t miss their Nain-Day Brunch at the premium watching spot along the parade route.  Appropriate Nain welcoming food and drink will be featured throughout the brunch.

Slows To Go – 4107 Cass Ave.: Get into the street parade mood all Fete Week with some NOLA-inspired Red Beans and Rice, w or w/o Andouille sausage. Need some Marche day fuel, don’t miss our food trailer on Second Ave. near the start of the parade.

St. Cece’s – 1426 Bagley Ave.Try a Le Petit Nain Rouge cocktail or Nain Rouge wine all week long.

Stella Good Coffee – 3011 W. Grand Blvd. #110A: Don’t miss the Nain Rouge Latte dusted with cinnamon – available all week. Nain Rouge Roast – whole bean coffee will be available all week too. Look for Stella’s Nain in a Cup which will be appearing around Detroit all week.

Source Booksellers – 4240 Cass Ave.: after the parade enjoy a Spring Fling with Urban Stringz at 3 p.m., and a talk with author Farai Chideya at 4 p.m.

Traffic Jam and Snug – 511 W. Canfield St.: Get ready for the Nain with specials Fri to Sun. Crawfish Boil – A devilish mess of fiery red hot crawdads just up from NOLA with Redskins, corn on the cob and Andouille sausage. Devil in a Red Dress – Devil’s food cake filled with chocolate ganache clothed in a red raspberry cream frosting and vanilla ice cream. Happy Hour pricing at bar from 2:00-close.

Treat Dreams – 4160 Cass Ave.: Fire up your taste buds with our unique Nain Rouge special ice cream running all week.

Union St – 4145 Woodward Ave.Prepare for the expected arrival of the Nain with Red Devil spicy wings and get in the festival mood with Jumbo Shrimp po-boy.  Absinthe frappe and bourbon milk punch will help to steady your nerves before seeing the Nain.

A Prés la Féte

What’s the word? After parties.

The Marche duNain Rouge presents DJ Holographic and Rex Bravo in the Fountain Ballroom of the Masonic Temple immediately after the parade.
All Ages – No Cover – Stroller Parking, Quiet Room, Beverages and Food for purchase.

The Old Miami — With the Ladies of Nothing Elegant
21+ 5$ cover

Temple Bar — Hosting the dynamic Haute to Death
21+ 3$ cover

TV Lounge — Techno all afternoon and late in the evening.
21+  5$ cover