MayDay Parade

Join more than 50,000 people from near and far to fill the streets both as participants and spectators on this day of celebration and community.

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 45 years. 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, dancing and performance in the street.

The essence of the parade is rooted in the local community and contemporary issues, concerns, and visions for a better world. Throughout the month of April, everyone is invited to our 16 public workshops, and all who enter participate in the building of this communal story through the creation of puppets and masks.

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Corner of 25th St. E. and Bloomington Ave. S., and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E., towards Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis; click here for a map of the parade route