39th Annual MayDay Parade!

There are three 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 Free Speech section follows, where community groups proclaim their names and causes! All together, 2000 participants march, boogie or roll down Bloomington every year. If you would like to be one of those parade participants, please call[masked], or email [masked].

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.

The Parade, Ceremony and Festival are free, and donations to support the parade are gratefully accepted!

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

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Probably should have planned a spot earlier--and exchanged info on what we were wearing, etc. I couldn't check emails out there with my slow phone connection. more fun times this summer.

    May 6, 2013

  • Emily

    Guess I'm just lost, couldn't find anyone. I tried.

    May 6, 2013

  • Emily

    John what are you wearing?

    May 5, 2013

  • Ed

    Are you still at 34th & bloomingron?

    May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I am wearing a blue sweatshirt and carrying 2cameras

      May 5, 2013

  • Emily

    Yes just arrived?

    May 5, 2013

  • Emily

    Where is everyone meeting?

    May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am at bloomington and 34th. This is where the parade turns off into the park.

      May 5, 2013

  • Scott / S.

    Looking forward to it - gee its near to where I live...

    May 3, 2013

  • Phil M.

    A group of firends and I will actually be in the parade. If people are interested in being in the parade, please call me at[masked] and we might be able to get ya in. There is an open session on Thursday night and people could go to theater and volunteer for a section. They need volunteers in other places in the parade. It is a truly can not miss event. If I left the Cities and had only one weekend a year to come back, it would be for this event.

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be here, with my camera, with a number of groups. I hope to see a lot of you.

    May 1, 2013

  • Andy P

    Anyone can host ! I wont be able to make it:(

    May 1, 2013

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