Ann Arbor’s Annual Street Festival of Huge Puppets & Random Acts of April Foolishness. An annual event that takes place on the first Sunday of April. Mark Tucker is event organizer, with a cast of hundreds doing puppet building.



8th year of Festifools on Sunday, April 6, 2014 on Main Street from 4 to 5 p.m..

Preview: Ann Arbor News story, Photo gallery: FestiFools preparations begin as U-M students, volunteers work on giant puppets


Puppets and panackes: video

Sunday, April 11, 2010.


[1] short spectator video of FestiFools 2010


Sunday, April 5, 3 to 6 p.m. (FestiFools): South Main Street closed between William and Washington streets; Liberty Street between South Ashley and South Fourth Avenue.

2009 News coverage


FestiFools 2008 happened April 6, at 4pm, and will span Main Street from Washington to William.


The 1st FestiFools was held on April 1st, 2007.

More information

See the FestiFools website for more info, photos, and media.

In the news

Instead of marching bands and fire trucks, FestiFools is a "more like a big street party with giant puppets," said Mark Tucker, director of the Street Theater Art Project, which is putting on the second parade.

Flickr FestiFools Group Pool Slideshow

Relish (Myra Klarman) on FestiFools 2007

Relish (Myra Klarman) on FestiFools 2008

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