MayDay 2013

The 39th Annual MayDay Parade & Festival · May 5, 2013

There are two parts to our MayDay event, the parade, and the ceremony, followed by a festival in Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis until dusk.

Every spring, the MayDay Parade explodes onto Bloomington Avenue! We own the street for the day, dancing and playing instruments with fiery verve.

We tell our story, section by section, each designed musically and visually by MayDay staff artists as a walking theatrical performance.

The Join-In section follows, where lively groups proclaim their names and causes, and folks who like to dress up strut their stuff! All together, 2000 participants march, boogie or roll down Bloomington every year.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands more line the streets, enjoying the spectacle and each other.

People are everywhere - on rooftops and on lawns, toting babies in backpacks and toddlers in wagons, or sitting knee to knee along on the curbs.

Everybody greets neighbors from near and far with a "Happy MayDay!!" The city feels intimate, overflowing with goodwill and spring fever.

Don't miss the 39th Annual MayDay Parade: Sunday, May 5, 2013

March 26, 2013

Community Meeting to Plan Mayday Theme

Tuesday March 26, 7-9 pm: Hear initial plans for the “Parade Story” devised from the ideas voiced at the first Community Meeting on February 12. Share your feedback and add depth to the proposed theme and artist designs.

Both meetings are at HOBT, 1500 E. Lake St., Mpls.

We hope to see you there! ALL ARE WELCOME!


MayDay WorkshopsApril 6- May 2

Community MayDay Workshops

  • Saturdays 9-11 am
    April 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Saturdays 1-3 pm
    April 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Tuesdays 7-9 pm
    April 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Thursdays 7-9 pm
    April 11, 18, 25, May 2