FOOLmoon April 3, 2020 from 7pm-10-ish pm. Location: Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown

Start the festivities at 7:00pm at Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown. At 7:45pm, family and friends will gather at one of three “Constellation Stations” with their lit up costumes, luminaries, and foolish noisemaking for an 8:05pm foolish frolic to Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown .

Constellation Stations at 7:45 pm
• University of Michigan Museum of Art on State Street
• Arbor Brewing Company on Washington St
• Braun Court on N. Fourth Ave.
Join your fellow illuminatos aglow and hop, march, banana step while struttin’ your stuff throughout downtown and neighborhoods!

They will be led by merry-making sound-makers. Please remember to be safe. Stay on the sidewalk and take care crossing the street.

FestiFOOLs April 5, 2020 from 4pm-5pm Come join the creative mayhem as we dance down the streets of Main Street. FestiFOOLs Theme: FOSSIL Fools

Plan to prepare to get ready to get foolish in spring 2019. FoolMoon and FestiFools are back!

FOOLmoon will take place at Ann Arbors Farmers Market in Kerrytown. FestiFOOLs will continue their FOOL-ish march down Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor!

Ann Arbor’s most foolish festivals are built by you. They are big zany celebrations where we fill the streets with quirky handmade creations, from glowing sculptures to wild costumes to giant moving puppets.

This is about unorthodox creativity – bad “stick figure drawers” encouraged. People make wonderful and absurd things out of ordinary objects like duct tape, flashlights, cardboard, and wire. The weirder and more unexpected, the better.

Make a zombie swordfish luminary sculpture. Or a cardboard robot suit. Or a duct-tape bow tie with a thrift store mash-up outfit. We hope you’ll join us in making something out of the ordinary. Either way, we’ll see you in downtown Ann Arbor to celebrate!


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


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


Make a luminary at one of our free drop-in workshops, where you can get help from an expert or simply get inspired by the person next to you. Find a workshop session here.


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!

Want to make something not listed above? Have an odd talent or creative skill to show off? As long as it’s in the spirit of foolishness, absurdity, and making the ordinary into the extraordinary, bring it on.  We’d love to hear what you have in mind and help out!

OK, now that you’ve made something, get ready to show it off in early April. See event info about FoolMoon and Festifools, including times and locations for FoolMoon luminary processionals.

Note: everyone is encouraged to attend all events, including processionals, whether or not they’ve made something!

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