The annual celebration of weirdness, creativity and all-around nuttiness — The King Mango Strut — is about to descend on Coconut Grove for the 33rd time.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Grove’s main streets will close down and the fun-loving crazies will take over.
Beginning at Commodore Plaza and Main Highway, turning left onto Grand Avenue at CocoWalk and left again at Commodore, a procession of zany parade floats will circle the route until everyone gets tired or passes out — whichever comes first.
This year’s slogan theme: “Life is just ebola cherries.” Among the acts featured this year:
▪ “FanGate” — remembering the [Florida governor’s] “debate that blew us all away,”
▪ “Invasion of the White House: Intruder Alert!” ▪ “Taken by Tolls on the 836 and 112.”
▪ “Charles Manson’s Wedding.
The King Mango Strut began in 1982 after founders Glenn Terry and Bill Dobson and their group, the Mango Marching Band, were denied entry into the King Orange Jamboree Parade.
Past years have included floats such as “The Million Chad March,” “Cuban Eye for the Gringo Guy,” “The Synchronize Briefcase Brigade” and “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
No entry fees are required to join the party, but you’ll need to fill out an entry form at http://www.kingmangostrut.org/. For more information, call 305-582-0955.