WAHonk! Fest is a street band spectacle featuring alternative community bands from across the nation. It is a parade, a party and a raucous celebration. Energetic, irreverent and with a do-it-yourself approach to instrumentation and attire, Honk bands perform to celebrate; to proclaim; some play for peace; some for activist causes; for community spirit; and all of them play to have fun. They take their musical inspiration from Mardi Gras and Carnival, and from street music gatherings across Europe and South America.