40th Annual May Day Parade and Celebration!

Come join the community as we celebrate life and the return of Spring at the biggest Spring parade and celebration in the Twin Cities.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival has been a vibrant example of art as community building in the Twin Cities area for 40 years.

This year's theme is "Wonder? Wonder!"  which connects fittingly with one of Sunday Assembly's mottos: Wonder More!  

Join us at Powderhorn park for the fun!  


For more information on the parade go here: http://hobt.org/mayday/


About the May Day Parade:

For many in Minnesota, the MayDay Parade is a time to celebrate the coming warmth with hand-built puppets and masks (some over 10 feet tall), music, and performance in the street. But the essence of the parade is rooted in the local community and contemporary issues, concerns, and visions for a better world.

When the community workshops begin the first Saturday of April, the theater’s main performance space is converted to a giant studio space. Throughout the month, everyone is invited to the 16 public workshops, and all who enter participate in the building of this communal story through the creation of puppets and masks.

By the time the parade unfolds on the first Sunday of May, more than 50,000 people from near and far fill the streets both as participants and spectators for this day of celebration and community.

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  • Rebecca

    Saw a bunch of friends, but couldn't find this group in the crowds. Hope others had as good a time as we did!

    1 · May 5

    • Erin

      Powderhorn park was crawling with people... We had signs but I imagine they weren't so easy to spot - glad you still had a good time

      1 · May 5

    • Chris H.

      it was well worth the crowd problem to catch the event!

      May 5

  • Chris H.

    Glad this was organized by the group. While it was too crowded to meet the others, I and another friend went and had a great time. Thanks for the heads-up about the event, I've wanted to catch this for years and finally did due to the notice you provided. Those puppets are awesome!

    1 · May 4

  • Rebecca

    Good to hear this is happening after all! See y'all then/there!

    April 30

    • Matt

      Glad you are joining us. Look forward to seeing you there!

      April 30

  • Deb W

    It's this or the walk for animals - and my puppy is voting for the walk. :)

    April 28

    • Erin

      ooo have fun! .. and perhaps we will spot you and your dog at the Walk For Animals.

      April 28

    • Erin

      we = matt and I

      April 28

  • Hertzey

    I'll be walking in the parade with the MN Atheists, but will keep an eye out for everyone and join you all afterwards.

    April 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to be there--I have another invitation too but depending on time etc. may join the Humanist/Freethinker group.

    1 · April 25

    • Matt

      I hope you can make it too. Thanks for posting your intentions!

      April 25

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