Marche du Nain Rouge, Detroit Festival and Parade

Help chase the city's legendary bad-luck dwarf out of Detroit at this Mardi-Gras style march on March 20, 2016.

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The Nain Rouge is back and trying to destroy Detroit! Dress the part, bring a stick and help drive this yellow-eyed, pig-nosed red devil out of the city during Marche du Nain Rouge, which takes place in Midtown in Detroit on March 20, 2016.

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Centuries ago, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a legendary founder of Detroit met a fortune teller after a red devil called Nain Rouge appeared in his dreams. She warned him of future struggle and setback. Cadillac died broke, but the city he founded prospered … for the most part.

So now every spring during one of the most unique metro Detroit events, Detroiters rally together to celebrate and declare that the city is not dead. The city is flourishing and the city is free from the Nain Rouge.

Join in this traditional celebration featuring floats, flashy costumes and fun! This year, seven “district floats” will be in the parade, featuring a neighborhood in each of the city’s council districts.

This family-friendly event runs 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. It’s free and parental guidance is recommended.

For more on the Marche du Nain Rouge, which returns to Midtown in Detroit, see the Metro Parent listing.

This post has been updated for 2016 by Megan Krueger.

Photo courtesy of marchedunainrouge.com

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