Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge

Every spring, Detroiters take to the streets to chase away a little red dwarf who is said to have cursed the city. Of course, the dwarf has transformed into a man-sized crimson devil who gives a speech on the steps of the Detroit Masonic Temple. but perhaps that is neither here nor there. The 2018 iteration took place on Sunday, March 25 when, despite chilly weather, a huge flock of locals dressed in costumes and traipsed through the streets in what appears to be a Mardi Gras celebration gone goth.

Photos by Mike Pfeiffer.

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Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge
Everything we saw at the 2018 Marche du Nain Rouge