The Handmade Parade returns to Hillsborough this weekend on Saturday October 15th at 2:30pm. The parade is organized by the Hillsborough Arts Council and fills the streets of downtown Hillsborough with giant puppets and costumed creatures marching along to festive music. This is one of my favorite Triangle events and I highly recommend you check it out if you can. It is a short parade, but great fun for the entire family!
The parade is a described as a ”walking theatrical performance. A spectacle of art, creativity, and public theater”. Its purpose is to foster community involvement in the arts through participation in every aspect. The informal atmosphere and hands-on character of the experience allows members of the community to work directly with artists and each other while gaining confidence in their own abilities.
The parade will begin at 2:30 at the Town Hall at 101 East Orange Street and will end at Cameron Park. (Entrance is at the corner of East King and Cameron Street.) There will be a grand finale at Cameron Park with bands, food, a drum circle and an opportunity to enjoy all the amazing puppets.