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Posted on Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 7:55 a.m.

Images from FoolMoon in downtown Ann Arbor

By Chris Asadian

FoolMoon, a parade and party featuring handmade luminary sculptures, returned to the streets of downtown Ann Arbor for its second year on Friday. Although much of the day featured heavy rains, conditions dried out in time for the three separate luminary processions to converge on the party site on West Washington Street.

Photographer Chris Asadian captured these images.

FoolMoon is a prelude to the annual FestiFools parade celebrating April Fool's Day, which takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday on Main Street. This year, a benefit concert has been added to the weekend events; it takes place tonight at the Blind Pig.

Check out past coverage of FestiFools and FoolMoon here.


Myra Klarman

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 : 1:25 a.m.

Great shots, Chris!


Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 4:02 p.m.

Would it have been too much to mention WHO the benefit was going to benefit?? Poor "journalism"


Mon, Apr 2, 2012 : 2:34 a.m.

Maybe fund raiser would better describe it.

Bob Needham

Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 4:13 p.m.

It benefits FoolMoon/Festifools.

Renee Stokley

Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 2:23 p.m.

Hey, it's not a rock n roll sing...It says, "I Love You" in sign language.

Chris Asadian

Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 8:07 p.m.

Thanks Renee! I fixed it.


Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 2 p.m.

I was somewhat surprised at the number of small children out so late. Parade didn't start until around 8 or 8:30. Then again there was the usual number of people felt entitled to walk across Huron on Main against the traffic...with some of these small children!


Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 10:21 p.m.

It's a Friday night! It's a wonderful all ages event. Geez.


Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 2:26 p.m.

Kids don't have school today; lighten up. And they had traffic directors at Huron and Main, so I know there were not kids running across at the red lights.


Sat, Mar 31, 2012 : 1:46 p.m.

Wish more people had come out! Hope for better weather next year! Kudos to all who braved the cold damp weather!!