Marche du Nain Rouge - March 22nd @ 1pm - Midtown


What is a Nain Rouge?

The Nain Rouge is also known as the red devil known as a harbinger of doom that has tormented the city of Detroit since 1701. Soon after seeing the Nain in 1701, the Nain is said to have appeared before all major defining tragedies in Detroit's rich history, including the Battle of Bloody Run in 1763, Great fire of 1805, 1967 riots, etc.


What is the Marche du Nain Rouge?

Every year on the Sunday after the spring equinox, which happens to be tomorrow, the city gathers in an effort to banish the Nain Rogue. The Nain will make an appearance at the parade and taunt the crowd with promises of a future of demise.  The Marche was revived in 2010 and since then, Detroit only gets stronger with each year that rolls on.  Come get together tomorrow afternoon to help us banish the Nain for yet another amazing year allowing for more positive change, growth, and strength.

Where is the is you say?

The parade starts out on West Canfield in front of Traffic Jam & Snug and Motor City Brewing Works and ends at the Masonic Temple/Cass Park.

Tomorrow is Marche Day, but the party starts tonight!

Check out all the fun happenings going on tonight and tomorrow


Checker Bar: Join in the “Nain Exorcism” dance party with DJs D. Anger, Stephen Yates and Rex Bravo, Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company: 10% off bottles of French wine — bottles, glasses and bottles to go. My Dad's Bar - Detroit: A “Nain Rouge Boilermaker” special – only $5. St. Cece's Pub: Nain Rouge cocktails and themed dinner. Traffic Jam & Snug: Crawfish boil and Nain-themed desserts and drinks. Hopcat - Detroit — Nain's blood cocktail and themed appetizers. La Feria Detroit — Try a“Bloody Sangria” and “Sangre del Nain” Old Miami - Midtown Dance Club - not necessarily Nain oriented, but Thornstryker, Vinnie, & Dante Lasalle will be spinning up the jams 


Motor City Brewing Works - 11am-12pm a breakfast pizza with Red Hook Detroit's coffee. Cass Cafe— a special 10 AM opening for breakfast. Hopcat - Detroit — “Brunche au Le Chat Houblon,” featuring Rouge Tacos. Macabees — 20% off the day of the Marche before 1PM. SocraTea – A Pu-Erh Chai Lattè special – enjoy 25% off the special detoxing lattè. Come in costume and receive a free cookie with your purchase! Traffic Jam & Snug — Nain-themed specials, including a ‘Devil in a Red Dress’ Devil’s food cake filled with chocolate ganache clothed in a red raspberry cream frosting and served with vanilla ice cream dessert.


Nothing Elegant is hitting the tables at The Old Miami at 3pm-8pm.  The tunes are going to be saucy and sexy.

Official after party is at Temple Bar starting at 8pm-whenever

Basically the Cass Corridor is going to be jumpin tomorrow from sun up to sundown.  Get your detroit mardi gras beads out and lets get it going.

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