Happy May Day – Heart of the Beast Parade

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The annual May Day parade will be held Sunday May 4 at 1:00. The parade starts at the corner of 25th Street E. and Bloomington Ave. S., and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E., where the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park. The parade ends in the park and is followed by a ceremony and festival.

The parade is divided into sections and each one has its own theme. The sections are designed as a kind of moving performance. They often incorporate music, floats and large mobile puppets. This parade is followed by a ceremony that involves retelling the story of the parade and ends in the retelling of the tree of life story. This spectacular presentation is well worth the trip, but stake out your spot early. This annual event draws thousands of people. Plan on parking and walking unless you arrive very early. There is no charge for  this event, but there are vendors at the festival who sell food, drink and of course crafts of all kinds.  Happy May Day!

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