The Festival du Nain Rouge

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, join 6,000 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 – Marche events happen all week long!

The Main Event
    All are invited to join in the Marche, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit. No registration required – just show up and join in the celebration.
    What you need to know:
  • This year, we kick off at noon at the main stage with a program of poetry, music, and carney revelry. Check it out!
  • The Marche du Nain Rouge proper begins at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Canfield St. and Second Ave., 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, the Marche is back on Cass Avenue!
  • 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!

Marche Route

Event Parking

  • Parking Lot 72 – 4510 Cass Ave. – $7 per space, accepts credit card
  • Structure #891 W. Forest – $7 dollars, Cash, Credit Card. and WSU One Card Debit.