The Million Puppet Parade returns to Los Angeles for the 2nd year on 4/6/14. In 2013 over 300 people and puppets participated and we anticipate even more this year. Puppet making starts at 10:30am and then marching begins an hour later starting from Wilshire Blvd at the Third Street Promenade and then walks the full length. The parade is free to the public and participants can win random prizes including a behind the scenes tour of The Jim Henson Company lot. Muppets!! All part of the LA Puppet Fest.
Next Sunday 4/28 we’ll be parading down the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. This is what it’s going to look like. More info here. And there will be prizes including a pair of tickets to a behind the scenes tour of the Jim Henson Company Hollywood lot!
All this month we’ve been celebrating the first-ever citywideLA Puppet Fest and we’ve been behind the scenes helping to organize it as part of mobilization and education efforts. The culminating event is a parade on the 3rd Street Promenade on 4/28. Your family (and your puppets) are invited to march with us! RSVP here.
Our puppets marched on Washington to show support for public media and today President Barack Obama’s Budget includes federal funding for it! Tell Congress how important public media is to you at http://bit.ly/YM2Yca.
Puppets are heading back to DC! Yes, we are going to be marching in parallel to the Presidential Inauguration Parade on 1/21/13 starting at 2:30PM. Meet in the park at 500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW on the south side of the street. You can find us that day using the free Million Puppet March app that you can find in iTunes and Google Play
Here’s just some of my favorite photos from the march. I took over 100 photos…had a lot of fun. The response was great even after the march while walking around the Capitol with friends dressed as muppets, though some people had no idea what it was for, but liked us anyway.