In the Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre is located in the historic Avalon Theater in the Powderhorn neighborhood of Minneapolis. They have offered a variety of family friendly events and shows throughout the year, including Saturday Shows for Kids, free shows at Calhoun Square and Midtown Global Market, a Christmas Nativity (La Natividad), and the annual MayDay Celebration and Parade at Powderhorn Park. IHOB is in the process of transformation right now and there are no family shows currently offered.
In the Heart of the Beast May Day Parade & Festival 2021 News
IHOB has been organizing the MayDay Festival since 1975 and has grown into a beloved annual event. Traditionally beginning in February, IHOB invites the public to start collaborating toward the event with brainstorming sessions and float workshops. Community members, including families with children, are invited to participate in these free workshops to help create a float for the parade. Both the MayDay festival and the parade are free to attend. Read more about it here.
IHOB has announced that it has no plans to host a MayDay Parade or Festival in 2021. This is mostly due to continuing Covid-19 safety issues, but also because most of their staff was furloughed in 2020. We still have hope for 2022. Read more here.
May Day Parade Times
The parade has traditionally started at Noon, with the festival following at Powderhorn Park and the Tree of Life Ceremony beginning at 3:30pm. Festivities keep going until dusk. Again, it is not happening in 2021.