"Where else can you run around and have your own giant parade?" said longtime Puppet Parade participant Ava Heydt
"Thousands lined the streets of South Norwalk to see hand made puppets like these in the SoNo Arts Celebration Puppet Parade on Sunday afternoon."
The signature event led by Kojo & Sounds of Afrika featured creations of all shapes and sizes.
Marc Moorash, a longtime Puppet Parade participant said "So many places aren't having arts festivals anymore. Look at all the people who come out to support this. Art, imagination, creativity. Every town could support this if they wanted to but the fact that Norwalk keeps doing it make it a home away from home for us."
Kids had the opportunity to get creative and help make some of the puppets featured in the parade on Saturday - the first day of the 38th Annual celebration
Ivy who participated in the parade with her two younger brothers said "I like it all of it."
Leif a young Puppet Parade participate said "I had to try a lot of things until I chose the bird."
Parade participants says the event is a great way to get the community together to support the arts.
"Without this festival, Norwalk would be just another town. This really puts them on the map. People hear about this festival from all over the plac and it's magic." said Ava Heydt.