• What: Handmade Parade.

• When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

• Where: Main Street, Jamestown.

• Admission: Free.

Info: tuolumnecountyarts.org

Tuolumne County Arts Alliance will celebrate California Arts Day on Saturday with its second annual Handmade Parade.

The parade has been described as a “walking theatrical performance.” Think Mardi Gras in the Mother Lode, organizers say.

TCAA invites individuals, families, businesses, clubs and groups to participate by building a float, carrying a prop or dressing in costume. Walk, stroll, push, pull, bike, drum, dance or sing down Main Street in Jamestown with fellow revelers.

A few rules apply: entries must not be political, no live animals (except service animals), no written words (organizers will supply a small sign for each entry), no logos or gas vehicles. Motorized wheelchairs are acceptable and electric motors operating entries are welcome. All participants are required to be in some kind of costume.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at Rocca Park. The Columbia Kicks Big Band will play music in the gazebo, and there will be crafting and photo booths.

A small portion of Main Street will close to auto traffic about 6:30 p.m. The first pass of the parade will begin at 7 p.m.

Organizers encourage participants to include some kind of lights in their design as there will be two trips down Main Street.

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