Get Ready for Parade the Circle with Workshops in Puppetry, Mask-Making, Stilt Walking & More

Sat 6/10 @ 11AM-4PM

Fri 5/5-Fri 6/9

The 28-year-old do-it-yourself parade/celebration known as Parade the Circle, sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art, isn’t about just sitting at the curb watching — although you are welcome to do that too. It’s all about community participation. Families, friends, neighbors, work colleagues, scout groups and church congregations can all come up with ideas and be part of the colorful, festive array of paraders.

To give people a bit of encouragement and a lot of skills, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts workshops, starting Fri 5/5 and continuing until the eve of the event Sat 6/10. Learn to make masks, costumes, props and giant puppets from papier-mache, cloth and recycled materials. Or join a stilt workshop and be one of the stilt dancers that are a hallmark of the parade.

All workshops take place across the street from the art museum in the parade tent in the former CIA parking lot.

Workshop passes are $75 for individuals, $200 for groups of up to four people, with each additional person $50. Call 216-707-2483 or go to


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