THE FESTIVAL DU NAIN ROUGE
On the weekend of March 22, join 4,000 revelers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the departure of the Nain Rouge, the fiendish imp intent on ruining Detroit. But don’t wait until Sunday to start the fun.
- The Marche du Nain Rouge proper begins at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of
Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield St., as revelers celebrate the spring equionox and lay a solid groundwork for hope for the upcoming year, just in case the Nain should try something dastardly.
- This year, due to M1 construction, The Marche will process along Second Avenue instead of Cass.
- Revelers are encouraged to come masked or fully costumed; groups are encouraged to join in the fun with DIY chariots. CASH PRIZES will be presented to Detroit neighborhood groups with the best floats! Information coming soon.
- There is no cost, just come out and have a good time.
When the parade is done, stick around for the after parties! Check out the list below.
GET READY FOR THE NAIN
To prepare for the Marche, local businesses host events during the Preparer le Nain Semaine Week (Prepare for the Nain) – Monday March 16th through Sunday March 22. Preparer le Nain events may be only for a day for the entire week.
All week – March 16 thru March 22
Look out for event information soon.
A PRÈS LA FÊTE (AFTER PARTIES)
What’s the word? After parties.
The Marche du Nain Rouge is calling for all Detroiters to get involved! Anyone is invited to join the Marche. For those who want to get involved by building a chariot (non-motorized float) or performing at the Marche in any way (marching band, belly dancing, miming, etc.) please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.