Grand Procession

The Grand Procession sponsored by the Centre Daily Times begins at 6:30 p.m., and all are welcome!
You may choose your puppet starting at 6:00 p.m.

One high point of First Night State College, the Grand Procession, steps off at 6:30 p.m. The Grand Procession features an array of giant papier-mâché puppets in the shape of birds, lions, wizards, and other animals – even dachshunds! – brought to life by your friends and neighbors. Local drummers are also welcome to join in with one of our African drums or by bringing their own drum.

Unlike a parade, a procession invites spectators to join in, for when it comes to this Grand Procession, the more really is the merrier. We have oodles of puppets in a wide variety of sizes, so there definitely is one that’s just right for you.

If you wish to be a part of the Grand Procession, meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Education Building, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue.

The First Night Procession isn’t just for kids. Some of the pieces are so large they must be carried by adults. And some even require more than one adult. It’s a great activity for a group of people.

Admit it – haven’t you always wanted to march down the middle of the street as a giant purple aardvark?

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A First Night button gets you into all performances and some activities – for just $10!

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