Join Us in the May Day Parade

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Photo of Heather smiling in Aints hat and t-shirt.

By Heather Hegi

Hooray for spring! What better way to celebrate it than to walk in the May Day Parade with Minnesota Atheists.I really enjoy walking in the parade and holding signs representing secular values. It makes your day when you overhear someone from the crowd reading one of our signs exclaiming “Hug an Atheist”, and instead of coming out to hug one of us they hug the person standing right beside them. We truly do feel welcome at this parade, we get lots of cheers and everyone is in a festive mood.

This year’s parade is on Sunday, May 3rd, with the parade starting at Noon. We line up at Cedar Field Park in Minneapolis (2500 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis) and we will walk in the parade to Powderhorn Park (3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis). Show up about 15 minutes before the parade starts at noon to get a Minnesota Atheists t-shirt and pick a sign to hold of your choosing (Provided by Minnesota Atheists). Feel free to wear your Minnesota Atheists or Mr. Paul Aints t-shirt.

The organizers of the festival want this to be a no waste event, so please bring your own reusable water bottle so no disposable water bottles are needed. After the parade, the May Day festival will continue at Powderhorn Park where you are welcome to join us at the Minnesota Atheists booth. We converse with people who stop at the booth, field questions about atheism, and let people know what we are all about. We need volunteers to staff the booth and volunteers to help set up and take down the booth.

If interested please email Heather Hegi at

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