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Community members dress up for annual 'Run Smelt Run' parade

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DULUTH, MN -

Smelters took over canal park Sunday afternoon for the annual 'Run Smelt Run' parade. 

The event is a non-motorized, outdoor parade performance in celebration of the annual smelt run on Lake Superior. 

The lively event featured masks, large puppets, and a Twin Cities brass band, the Brass Messengers. 

There was also a stilt-walking Royal Guard, an energetic school of silver smelt puppet and mask dancers, followed by a musical procession featuring a giant Smelt Queen.

A man who calls himself 'Wizard Smelt' at the event says, "this parade in particular really engages with the a variety of artists so people from a whole lot of communities all just come together and give what they've been working on their costumes and their pieces every year most people will like to embellish a bit further so every year  you come and see the same people and see what everyone is working on"

Following the parade, there was a smelt fry and dance at Zeitgeist. 
 

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