Tuesday, April 08, 2014

festifoolin' around

festifools is always the first weekend in april and it is one of the best weekends of the year.

friday night is foolmoon... an outdoor celebration featuring parades of handmade luminaries that converge at a giant street party. this year it was cold, and there was rain, sleet and hail. but we still danced in the street and enjoyed the all the lights and people.
the beer/dance tent featuring flamingo and hedgehog

these were some of my favorite luminaries: the monarch butterfly life cycle!

 DJs, spinning and dancing and being creeped on by a giant rabbit

as if foolmoon isn't enough fun, the following sunday afternoon is the big festifools parade down main street. the "parade" features giant handmade papier mache puppets, wrangled by foolish folks of all ages. this is the 8th year for the event and the weather was spot on! 55 and sunny -- perfect weather for a parade featuring a robot invasion!
 (photo by k.raynor)

i absolutely LOVE spring and summer in this city, and festifools weekend is the official start of it all! 

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