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May Day Friends

It takes a large and active community to create the MayDay Parade and Festival.

To all of you who planned, brainstormed, organized, fundraised, gave money and/or supplies, sculpted, sewed, pâpier mâchéd, stapled, built, painted, cooked, cleaned up, sang songs, played music, and danced:


MayDay Sponsors

Every April, In the Heart of the Beast opens its doors to our community for a month of free workshops during which the MayDay parade -- floats, masks, puppets, and costumes -- is built. People of all ages and walks of life work together to create one of the most beloved events in the Twin Cities.

The financial and in-kind sponsorships of businesses and foundations help us make this community endeavor possible, keeping the workshops free and open to all.

2017 Sponsors




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The MayDay Parade & Festival is presented in cooperation with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Special thanks to Liz Kraus, Powderhorn Park Director, and the staff of Powderhorn Park.


Our deep gratitude goes to:


  • MetroTransit
  • Seward Community Co-op
  • City of Minneapolis-TapMpls
  • LifeSource

In Kind Sponsors

  • Audiyo Element
  • Biffs
  • Bring Life Home
  • The Blacksmith’s Daughters
  • Carnaval
  • Coldside Silkscreening and Embroidery
  • Dance Music
  • FireFlyForest
  • Ben Glaros
  • Heart of a Tinman
  • Homestead Road Street Theater
  • Greg Herriges & Micro Nation
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Machinery Hill
  • Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community
  • Metro Transit
  • Minnesota Roller Girls
  • Morris Dancers
  • One Ukulele
  • Peuo Tuy & Narate Keys
  • Photo Tech
  • Positive Vibrations aka Maroons
  • Prairie Fire Lady Choir
  • RARE Productions
  • Reddy Rents
  • Roe Family Singers
  • Roxanne Ruid
  • Rumba Eterna
  • Schneider’s Pharmacy
  • Sentence to Serve
  • Seward Co-op
  • Savage Aural Hotbed
  • Bruce Silcox
  • SisterTree
  • Andra Suchy
  • Taikollaborative
  • Tap Mpls
  • Thera Labyrinth
  • Umoja Drum Circle
  • Steven Vincent
  • The Suitcase Sideshow
  • Welna Hardware
  • Wilderness Inquiry
  • Women’s Drum Circle
  • Tracy Yue
And special thanks to the hundreds of individuals, foundations, and corporations who have contributed to this and other programs at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.