The Catskill Art Society invites you to take part in the region’s funkiest community parade and street fair. This year’s event takes us “Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Trout)…” as a gaggle of witches, munchkins, scarecrows, tin men, and more bring a “Wizard of Oz” theme to the event. You can dress as lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!), take a magical float down Main Street, or pick up a collectible T-shirt or hat on the big day. Whether you’re feeling wicked or like a goodie two-shoes, let your imagination run wild!
Individuals and groups that would like to dress in costume, decorate a bicycle, design a float, dance down Main Street, show off classic cars, make some music, or present a performance are welcome to participate in the Trout Parade. Your presentation can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. We’re looking for CAS members, regional artists, businesses, citizens, and general revelers to join in! There are so many ways to take part in the fun: making funky costumes, funny hats, puppets, music, magic, and more!
This year’s Trout Parade will step-off promptly at 1:00pm, led by the honorary Grand Marshal and featuring a wide variety of music, entertainment and floats representing local businesses, organizations and performance groups from this area and beyond. At the parade’s conclusion, we’ll make a day of it at 2:00pm with “Concerts on the Block,” a concert series on the Main Street Stage featuring musicians from far and wide. Then head to Renaissance Park at 3:00pm to see a play courtesy of the NACL Theatre with “The Weather Project,” perfect for kids of all ages. Finally, the Catskill Brewery will host an after-party at 5:00pm.
Look for pre-parade entertainment to include stilt-walkers from the NACL Theatre, performers from Catskill Puppet Theater, face painting, art activities, and much more. Throughout the festivities, Wilkes and Bernard Photography will provide professional instant portraits of you and your family at the CAS Arts Center at 48 Main Street, with proceeds to benefit CAS.
We hope you’ll join in the fun. There is no cost to participate and hundreds come to see the Trout Parade each year. It’s also in support of a good cause. Don’t let this parade pass you by!
The Catskill Art Society is producing this year’s Trout Parade in partnership with the Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce, and with support from businesses and individuals from around the community. Proceeds from the parade will benefit the Art and Music programs at the Livingston Manor Central School and the non-profit Catskill Art Society.
For more information and details on how to participate in the Trout Parade or become a sponsor, please contact the Catskill Art Society at 845-436-4227 or email@example.com. You can also find the Trout Parade online at www.troutparade.com.