King Mango Strut Takes To The Streets Of Coconut Grove

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Putting the ‘nut’ in Coconut Grove, hundreds of people are expected to line the streets of Coconut Grove on Sunday for the 33rd annual King Mango Strut.

The parade, which started in 1982 as a satiric send up of the Orange Bowl parade, pokes fun at some of the biggest stories of the year.

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 parade begins at 2 p.m.The parade route begins at the corner of Commodore Plaza and Main Highway. It turns left onto Main Highway and turns left onto Grand Avenue at CocoWalk and back to Commodore Plaza.

Parking is available along or near the parade route at CocoWalk, Mayfair, Coconut Grove Playhouse on Main Highway and Charles Avenue, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Coconut Grove Elementary School, the city garage at Oak Avenue and Mary Street, and the city garage next to Sonesta Hotel.

Those who don’t want to drive can hop the Metrorail to the Coconut Grove Station. There will be shuttle buses (the Coconut Grove Circulator) picking up excited parade-goers every 15 minutes at the station and dropping them one block from the parade route.

The festivities end at 6 p.m.

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