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Marche du Nain Rouge - FYI

All are invited to join in the 11th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit. 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 biodegradable 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.


COVID-19: People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a high-quality mask or respirator when indoors in public. Masks will be available at the Masonic Afterparty. In addition to the Masonic Afterparty, we have secured access to Cass Park for people to informally congregate outside, if they prefer. 

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.


We love dogs, as long as they good with strangers and are leashed under the supervision of their owners. 


Awards will be presented to Detroit neighborhood groups with the best floats!

Free! There is no cost, just come out with your costume and have a good time.
When the parade is done, stick around for the after parties! Watch this page for details!

Walk on over, or take the bus, QLine, or bike! Here's some links:


Parking is available at nearby Wayne State University lot and structures. WSU parking lots and structure accept credit card, Mastercard, Visa, Discover only. The closest available parking is at Parking Structure 8 and Lot 72. PS#8 is located at 91 West Forest - $2.00 first 20 minutes and $1.00 each additional 20 minutes; maximum daily rate is $12. Lot 72 is located at 4510 Cass (northeast corner of Cass and Canfield) is $8.50 with credit card. 


WSU Student, Faculty and Staff can use their OneCard debit accounts and the OneCard standard daily rates still apply.  Student OneCard Debit is $4.00 at PS#8, Lots 70 and 72. Faculty and Staff OneCard debit rate is: $7.50 at PS#8, Lots 70 and 72.



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