There is a Mardi-Gras style festival that happens in the Cass Corridor of Detroit and has been there for a decade as of today (Sunday, March 24, 2019). It is called the Marche du Nain Rouge and it celebrates an old tale of the French founder of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and his encounter with the “Red Dwarf”. The legend of Nain Rouge (French for “Red Dwarf”) goes back to the 1700’s but the festival celebrates the avoidance and destroying of evil from the city due to the return of the dwarf.
The tradition has grown over the last 10 years and it will continue to be celebrated with more awareness. Sunday, March 24 at 1pm the crowd of citizens paraded from the corner of Canfield and Second, right next to Traffic Jam & Snug, for a celebration of Detroit with live entertainment to the Masonic Temple.