Annual Giant Puppet Parade

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Thank y’all for a beautiful parade!!!

Wildest Dreams (Front)

Cattywampus Puppet Council is excited to collaborate with the Big Ears Festival this March to bring giant puppets and the magic of its annual community parade back to Knoxville! Led by New Orleans’s historic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, we’ll be filling our Knoxville streets with art, joy, and revelry, and we want you to join us. Community members of all ages are invited to make giant puppets, masks, costumes, and other art and come together to parade as one.

Our people-powered parade will kick-off in the Old City at 1pm and then transition into a Street Party from 2-4pm at the Southern Railway Station featuring local hip-hop and drumming from Good Guy Collective and Drums Up, Guns Down, as well as performances from Pres Hall Jazz Band, Sporty’s Brass Band, and other Big Ears artists. We’ll also have food trucks, art & play activities for all ages, and more. Both the parade and street party are free and open to the entire community.

Thank you to our 2022 Partners & Sponsors:

big ears festival

Cattywampus Puppet Council seeks to strengthen community and achieve peace and justice through creating and playing together. We hold diversity itself as a value and nurture awareness of true community by welcoming people of differing races, ethnic origins, cultures, genders, ages, abilities, languages, economic and social backgrounds, sexualities, gender identities and expressions, political beliefs and religions, family styles and nationalities. We aim to create a safe, accepting and respectful environment where we can learn and grow together, honoring and embracing our individual and collective humanity.