MayDay Parade

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Blossom in Your Community

photo by Kirt Boston

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 612-721-2535, or email

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 41st Annual MayDay Parade: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Parade Route

Sunday, May 3, 2015


11:00am: MayDay Parade participants assemble by section east of Bloomington Avenue on 25th Street, between Bloomington and Cedar Avenue in South Minneapolis.

Noon: Parade begins at the corner of 25th Street East and Bloomington Avenue South, and travels south on Bloomington to 34th Street East, where the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park, where the parade ends and the MayDay Ceremony and Festival begins, at approximately 3pm.