MayDay Festival

The 39th Annual MayDay Parade and Festival:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The MayDay Festival follows the MayDay Parade and Ceremony and features music, dancing, poetry, foods, canoe rides, and more.


For 38 years, HOBT has brought people together for the MayDay Festival. Less than one-half of the $260,000 needed to produce this one-of-a-kind event is covered by fees, ad sales and grants.

After the Parade & Ceremony, you’ll see volunteers with Donation Buckets. You can also donate at any HOBT Information or T-shirt booth. If you value and enjoy MayDay, please be as generous as you can.

MayDay Depends On You!

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Audio/Visual Assistance

At noon, there will be a tactile tour of various floats and puppets. Preregistration is required for this tour. Please call 612-721-2535 ext. 23, to register.

The Tree of Life Ceremony is audio described and also presented in American Sign Language (ASL). If you or someone in your party need these services, please meet by the seating area next to the ceremony ring after the parade.

Click here to open the map below in a separate window

MayDay festival map


Mick Labrila at the May Day FestivalRosa's picnic at the MayDay festival Andy Kim at MayDay festival
photos: Nick Lethert