Welcome to the Official Site of Athens, GA’s Own Halloween Mardi Gras, The WILD RUMPUS!!! Prepare to Rump.
WILD RUMPUS XV 2023 Parade & Spectacle
“Twin Laser Kittens II”
Friday & Saturday, October 27-28, 2023
(Wild Rumpus Parade on Saturday 10/28, 8pm sharp)
Athens, GA USA
Executive Director, Timi Conley
The Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle is in its 15th year, and 2023 will be the biggest ever. All are invited to attend and BE IN THE PARADE. Everyone is in costume- young and old, all lifestyles, and walks of life… Wear a costume, and YOU ARE the parade!
“The Wild Rumpus Parade begins with a conch shell blown by the Master of Ceremonies, Timi Conley. The sound calls out to all people to join in, to come out from wherever they are and whoever they are, all are welcome, and they appear in hand-crafted, wildly imaginative costumes, to parade through downtown streets, to strut past local bands on the route, to stream into the festival zone with bands playing on stage, with fire spinners, aerialist performers, and laser lights. Thousands of people have come out to Rumpus in the streets to raise money for a nonprofit group each year, for 14 years on Halloween.”
About Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle:
The Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle is an annual celebration in Athens, GA, that champions creativity, community, and self-expression. With imaginative costumes, captivating floats, and dynamic performances, the event has become a cultural highlight, promoting unity and purpose. The Wild Rumpus Parade & Spectacle has become an iconic tradition, and this year’s Twin Laser Kittens II theme promises an explosion of imagination and artistic expression. The event is a dynamic showcase of costumes, puppets, floats, music, and dance that celebrates the spirit of unity and creativity.
About Wild Rumpus’ 2023 charity, Books for Keeps:
Books for Keeps is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing child literacy in Athens, GA. By providing books to children from underserved families and fostering a love for reading, the organization empowers young minds and lays the foundation for lifelong learning. www.booksforkeeps.org