Festivals during the summertime are a dime a dozen. Walk a couple of blocks from your home on the weekend and you will probably find some sort of street event selling the same bucket of cookies and lemonade for $5, and the same local acts jamming out onstage. The MayDay Parade and Festival is nothing like that. This yearly event brings the community together to celebrate the first of May. The parade is a spectacle of whimsy; participants come together early in the year to create enormous papier-mâché costumes. The parade ends and the festival begins after the Tree of Life Ceremony, followed by spirited performances by local groups onstage and booths full of local, sustainable food. The Twin Cities community certainly has a lot to celebrate.