Have you ever heard of a parade happening in either April or early October? Me neither.
Actually, yeah - the town I grew up in was/is famous for their "Mule Day" parade in early April - 200,000+ people show up in this town of 30,000 every spring for the parade. It's actually pretty nice - bring a blanket and stretch out in one of the yards of the antibellum homes that are along the parade route. Only problem is, as the name implies, there are a lot of mules/horses/donkeys and all the mess that goes along with that.