MayDay Parade and Festival

This year marks the 40th installment of the MayDay Parade and Festival. Four decades ago, a community came together to celebrate the changing of the season and the political tide. Over time, the gathering has grown to be one of the more celebrated events of spring. The parade, which kicks off at noon, starts at 25th Street East and rolls down Bloomington Avenue South, turning west on 34th Street, and ending at Powderhorn Park. The parade, which is easily the most whimsical of the season, includes giant papier-mâché creations, stilt walkers, costumed characters, ribbon dancers, crustpunk kids on bikes, and more. After the parade, the festival will kick off with the Tree of Life Ceremony, followed by fun in the park that includes live music, canoe rides on the lake, poetry readings, local organizations, dance, and more into the evening. For more info, visit The parade is at noon, the festival is 3 to 7 p.m. (Photo by Bruce Silcox)
Sun., May 4, 12-7 p.m., 2014

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3400 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407


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