MayDay Festival

The MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival are free, but donations are gratefully accepted at the event. Prefer to donate now? DONATE

The MayDay Festival in Powderhorn Park follows the MayDay Parade and features music, dancing, poetry, foods, canoe rides, and more!

  • Enjoy live entertainment at one of the open air stages
  • Entertainment Schedule
  • Buy food from a wide variety of vendors
  • Visit the Information Tables to learn about various issues, interests and causes
  • Get your seat for the Tree of Life Ceremony

Help Make May Day Zero-Waste!

In the Heart of the Beast has a goal to recycle or compost at least 80% of what is created onsite during the festival. Everything you purchase at the MayDay Festival can be recycled or composted. Use zero-waste stations around the festival grounds for your recycling and organics. Put all plastic and glass bottles, metal cans, and clean paper into the recycling cart. Food waste including bones, soiled paper, paper plates, compostable utensils and cups go in the organics cart. Look for the green feather flags to find recycling/composting stations!

Free Hydration

Bottles of water will not be sold by vendors. Bring your empty water bottle or use a cup provided and enjoy refreshing cold water throughout the festival grounds provided by Tap Minneapolis. Look for the red flags!

mpls city logo with mpls tap

MayDay Festival Map · Powderhorn Park