Have you had the chance to witness the sights and sounds of the Minor Mishap Marching Band? They are so much fun! All decked out in yellow and black funky outfits, this marching band will have you and your kids shaking some booty. The Minor Mishap Marching Band describes themselves as “a 25 piece renegade circus brass band — an absurd expression of boisterous pandemonium”. Trust us, they are highly entertaining and kid-friendly!


Photo from the Minor Mishap Marching Band Facebook Page

On Sunday, Dec. 21 the Minor Mishap Marching Band is hosting a child friendly Parade of Light on the  Ladybird Lake Hike and Bike Trail.  Gather on the Winter Solstice, shortest day of the year, to celebrate light, darkness, music, community, nature and each other. Everyone is invited to make lanterns to bring to the parade and carry their own light with them in a beautiful procession.


Lantern Parade photo from the Minor Mishap Marching Band Facebook Page

— Parade Details:

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 21st (The Winter Solstice)
  • Time: Gather at 5:30 p.m., parade at 6:00 p.m.
  • Gathering Spot: Park on S. Lakeshore Blvd. and they will begin at the Eastern-most part of the new Boardwalk. There are several points of access to the Ladybird Lake Hike and Bike Trail along Lakeshore here. Everyone will gather at point A on this map. Parade proceeds to point B, where the Boardwalk passes under I-35.
  • Cost: FREE

— Lanterns: Due to the drought and the current burn ban in effect, you are encouraged to make diffusers for flashlights. It’s safer, easy, and kid friendly. Here are a few links to give you ideas and get you started on making your own lanterns to bring along:

You can stay up-to-date with event details on their Facebook Page.

See you there!