FOOLMOON & FESTIFOOLS 2020

It’s Time to Create FOOLishness in Ann Arbor!
FOOLMoon, April 3 + FestiFOOLs, April 5

Ann Arbor’s most FOOL-ish festivals – FOOLMoon and FestiFOOLs – are built by the commUNITY and YOU.  Each year, these events are bigger and more fanciful than ever – zany celebrations made surprising and fun by people like you filling the streets with quirky handmade creations, from glowing sculptures and wild costumes, to larger-than-life moving puppets. Everyone and anyone is invited to participate!

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Our 2020 Theme – FossilFOOLS – Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

The theme for this year’s events is FossilFOOLs, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.  Community participants and groups are encouraged to be inspired by the theme in designing their foolish creations, to utilize ordinary materials that are or can be recycled or repurposed, and to consider the impact of their designs/materials post-event.

From Mark Tucker, a self-proclaimed Fool and founder of FestiFOOLs, “What I like is that everyone can interpret the theme this year in ways that help them express their own ways of thinking about our geologically brief time on earth.”

AND AS ALWAYS

We have FREE Community Workshops!
People of all ages are invited to create their own luminary or other foolishness at any of these FREE Community Workshops.  You bring YOU and your ideas. We provide everything you need to be successful – teaching artists to inspire and help, materials/supplies, and coffee/snacks.

WORKSHOP

We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

Click below for more information on the upcoming events and workshops!

FOOLMoon: April 3, 7-11pm
WHERE: Kerrytown Farmers Market

FestiFOOLs: April 5, 4-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Ann Arbor, Main Street

Workshops: Now through April 5


MAKE A LUMINARY

Illuminated wire + tissue paper sculptures are a staple of FoolMoon. Get ideas and learn to make one at home with simple materials here.

MAKE A COSTUME

Odd, FOOLbulous fashion attire isn’t required, but it is highly recommended. Get inspiration for costumes and wearables here.

MAKE A BIG PUPPET

Giant, surreal beasts roam the streets at the FestiFools parade. Get started making one in your garage and then become part of the parade on April 5!


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