The Oberlin Review

Big Parade Wows Community

Big Parade Wows Community

May 10, 2019

Students, faculty, and community members of all ages marched handcrafted costumes, puppets, and intricate floats through the streets of Oberlin on the morning of Saturday, May 4 as a part of the annual Big Parade. Since 2002, this celebration has showcased creative expression and community in downtown Oberlin. Paraders begin working on their floats and costumes months in advance of the parade. This year, community members led workshops in the Oberlin Public Library to teach origami, large-scale mask...

Oberlin Community News Bulletin

February 8, 2019

Women in Sports Mentor Future Athletes in Play Like a Girl Event Oberlin athletics will hold the annual Play Like a Girl clinic where girls ages 5-14 can come play their favorite sport or try something new with Oberlin College women’s varsity athletes and coaches. Play Like a Girl is 1–4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Come to Philips gym (200 Woodland Street) to hang out with female athletes, have a snack, and learn more about basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, tennis, and softball. Allen Memorial Art Museum Hosts Tour of Japanese Art Exhibit Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood will give a casual, in-gallery to...

Big Parade

Big Parade

April 24, 2015

Off the Cuff: Laura Dahle, Big Parade organizer

Rosemary Boeglin, News Editor

April 17, 2013

When did you first become involved in the Big Parade? In the beginning, when it started in 2002, I was participating and then I became full time when I wasn’t working as much, and now I’m retired; so it’s been around for about 10 years. What inspired you to work on the Parade? The giant elephant [sculpture]; it’s so amazing, so ominous and so spiritual, I guess you would say. So, how exactly did you get involved then? I just like puppets that come alive, you know. It’s like I’ve always been involved. There’s this other parade in Cleveland called the Parade of the Circle, another amazing community production ... but we like to keep it grassroots-y. [The Big Parade] is awesome because people get involved...

Big Parade Comes to Town

Jessica Lam, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Warmth and sunshine — a welcome respite from the dreary weather of the past few weeks on campus — marked the 10th annual Big Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 7. Preparation began early in the morning for the town-wide event, which, in addition to the parade, included music, free food, a moonbounce and other family-friendly activities. The parade began at Eastwood Elementary School and ended in Tappan Square, where the post-parade festivities were conducted. College students and townspeople of all ages lined the streets to see the dozen-or-so homemade parade floats, decorated bikes and the intricate costumes designed by College students and community members alike. There was plenty of variety in the types...

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