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Weather Doesn't Dampen Smelt Parade's Costumed Celebration

Updated: 04/27/2014 10:26 PM
Created: 04/27/2014 7:10 PM WDIO.com

Bad weather put a damper on the Smelt Queen's arrival, but she still made it to Duluth in style.

The third annual Smelt Run Puppet Parade and Smelt Fry was set to take place Sunday afternoon. When rain and high winds canceled the parade, the celebration moved to Zeitgeist Arts Cafe. The the after-party, a Smelt Fry, was already set to take place there.

Anton Jimenez-Kloeckl, co-founder and co-director of the event, said it's a way to celebrate the natural resources of Duluth.

"We think it's important to honor the abundance of nature," he said. "The smelt is just one example of this. There are many examples throughout the world. In Spain there's a tomato festival, in Bayfield there's the apple festival. We have a smelt abundance and we celebrate them."

Many people in the crowd wore sparkling silver costumes, symbolic of the smelt. Some of them made the paper mache getups at the free smelt parade workshop on First Street in downtown Duluth.

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