May Day Parade May 3 - Noon - Cedar Field, Minneapolis

  • May 3, 2009 · 12:00 PM
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The May Day Parade and Festival in South Minneapolis is one of the most fun things Minnesota Atheists get to do during the year. We gather at Cedar Field at noon to march down Bloomington Ave from Cedar Field to Powderhorn Park. We carry signs as we march to educate the public about us.

After the parade, which starts at 1:00, we join together at our booth. It's a great chance to talk to people who are supporters of our causes, even if they are not atheists. Many people who identify as wicca, pagan, or neo-spiritualist support the separation of church and state just as much as we do. So, stop on by the booth, or parade to show your support!

For more information, visit The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater page.

Cedar Field is on 18th Ave and 25th St. Bus routes 22, 14, and 27 will get you close, so will the Franklin Light Rail Station. Remember, we are headed to Powderhorn Park, so if you park near Cedar Field, you need to walk back from Powderhorn Park.

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  • Kristin

    I had so much fun! It's just such a fun and laid back group to be around. I loved seeing a good number of open supporters of our cause as we marched through the parade!

    May 6, 2009

  • Steve P.

    It was fun to march and have some many people applaud our presence.

    May 4, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job! Everyone marching were happy and smiling. At the booth, I was really happy with the dialog people had with all sorts of different people. You really are the best way to break down stereotypes!

    May 4, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great having so many supporters. I think we had a very successful May Day

    May 4, 2009

  • Ted M.

    Fun time with wonderful, fun, intelligent people. Excellent way to spend time with good friends.

    May 4, 2009

  • Shirley M.

    Our group was well accepted in the parade and the most funny thing was the sign that approximately 4 members held was "Give an Atheist a Hug." It brought quite a few people who was viewing the parade.

    May 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time marching and being greeted by enthusiastic crowds.

    May 3, 2009

  • Jack C.

    Congratulations, everyone--we set a record for most Minnesota Atheists to march in the May Day parade! Next year we're going for 50!

    May 3, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    It was really a lot of fun. A few strangers told me that our signs were the best in the parade! Yay! :)

    May 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had such an awesome time today-I'm so glad I went!

    May 3, 2009

  • Bob S.

    I spent the morning setting up and covering the booth until about 1PM. As always, this is a great experience for me. It is so affirming to talk with the many who come to our booth either in doubt about their beliefs or to just give us a thumbs-up. Bob Schmitz

    May 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is the best place to park?

    May 3, 2009

  • Cari

    The parade is a FANTASTIC event! Wish I could be there. Have fun!

    May 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone will get a purple t-shirt to march in. Just bring yourself and comfortable shoes! Suggested donation for a shirt is $5, but you can always have the shirt and cover the $5 later, no big deal, we don't have goons.

    May 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shirts will be available. Suggested donation: $5.

    April 20, 2009

  • Bob S.

    I will help man the booth until the parade arrives in the park. Bob S

    April 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feel free to staff the booth, march in the parade, or just stop by to say "Hello!"

    April 14, 2009

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