Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
Help us nurture this developing Detroit tradition. Krewe gathering / party to help get ready and in the mood for Nain Rouge (Sunday March 24th) - Detroit's own Carnival and parade! Drinks, Zydeco, food and fun.Marche du Nain Rouge Volunteers 2019On Sunday, March 24, 2019, we expect 4,000 revelers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the departure of the Nain Rouge, the fiendish imp intent on ruining Detroit. To protect our city against this wretched red dwarf, we need all hands on deck. Sign up below to help run the Marche and keep the Nain at bay!
10th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM
Noon: Gather at the corner of Canfield and Second, 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.
All are invited to join in the 10th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge, a parade made up of Detroiters. All invited--young, old, all shapes, sizes, and persuasions. Just show up!
Noon: Gather at the corner of Canfield and Second, 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.
Awards will be presented to groups with the best costumes and human-powered floats!
Free! There is no cost, just come out with your costume and have a good time.
Walk on over, or take the bus, QLine, or bike! Here's some links:
Parking is available on the street, and for a special rate of $7.75 at nearby Wayne State University lots and structures (Lots 60 and 72 and Structure 8).