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Run, Smelt, Run! Parade and Party 2023
Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe presents its 10th annual community costume-and-puppet parade, assembling at the Aerial Lift Bridge behind the Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center in Canal Park. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. with the presentation of the Smelt Queen.
The spectacle features masks, large puppets and a Twin Cities brass band, the Brass Messengers. Also participating in the parade is a stilt-walking Royal Guard, an energetic school of silver smelt puppet and mask dancers, and a musical procession featuring the giant Smelt Queen.
The non-motorized parade follows the Lakewalk to a smelt fry and dance party at the Zeitgeist Arts Cafe at 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in silver on black or blue.
Call 218-370-8980 to get involved.