THE MAIN EVENT
All are invited to join in the 8th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit. Just show up!.
Noon: Gather at the corner of Cass and Canfield, right next to Traffic Jam & Snug, for a celebration of Detroit with live entertainment.
1 p.m.: We parade down to the Masonic Temple. You are the parade, so come masked or fully costumed. Bring a marching band. Wear a costume. Build a human-powered float. Put on a mask, cover your body in glitter — whatever it takes.
Should the Nain Rouge, Detroit’s legendary harbinger of doom, try something dastardly, we will show him that hope prevails in the city that rises from the ashes. Bring your sense of Detroit pride and sense of humor.
NO OPEN CARRY OF ALCOHOL. Be Smart! Also, be respectful of fellow parade attendees and our neighbors, residents and businesses in the area. And be cool to everyone, especially protesters. We welcome all views on the legend of the Nain Rouge.