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Cake Picnic, After Party, Tug-of-War
May 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cake Picnic, begins after parade ends, about 2:30-3 p.m.
Sponsors: Thunderbull Productions and others
Follow the Grand Parade downtown to Pope Marine Park (across from City Hall) for 2,000 slices of free cake, in the interest of building community through celebration. The baking team of Meredith Milholland and Kellen Lynch is joined this year by Sara Spaeth. The cake flavors are a secret; ingredients are mostly organic; and there is a gluten-free option. New this year, cake plates and forks are compostable.
Once the 2,000 slices are served, a dance party commences with DJ Captain Peacock handling the music. The event includes a choreographed flash mob performance by local dance studios. Following the Dance Party, the Unexpected Brass Band parades into the Pope Marine Park lawn for the return of an epic tug-of-war match.
New this year, artist Cougar George has designed art for a Cake Picnic T-shirt to be sold as an event fundraiser.
Donations to sustain the Cake Picnic idea are welcome; visit cakepicnic.com.