May Day Festival

Mayday festival: Fallout / Merge Creative Interactive Area


May Day Festival is the alternative creative festival of South Mpls with over 20,000 that attend each year. Heart of the Beast theatre company in powderhorn neighborhood sponsors this and it gathers a broad range of eclectic groups. Puppets as large as a house, world instrument groups, Aztec dancers, grass root politics, environmental groups, art organizations, marchers depicting the Day of the Dead, ect…. Lots of creative types, families, kids and diversity.


We have been a presence since 2003 and our heart is to bring a celebration of joy and fun to mayday. It sounds crazy but we love South Mpls and we want to be right in the middle of the chaos. Connect with new and old friends and invite them to the Fallout Art Fest, Fallout Urban Art Center, and Merge,


The Interactive Art Area we host is family friendly, face painting, crafts and interactive art, puzzle mural, possibly some acoustic music along with a info booth.

Volunteer Opportunities:


Prep and Prayer Day Sat 5/4: 11-1 (after food shelf) at Fallout Uraban Arts Center, 2609 Stevens Ave S.


Sunday 5/5:

  • Setup team 9am at Fallout
    • arrive at powderhorn 10am
  • Volunteers 1:00-4:00 (volunteer shifts 1-3 and 2-4)
  • Tear down 4-5:30 clean up


Fallout / Merge Creative Interactive Area

  • kids activies: face painting and crafts
  • Puzzle Mural: Interact art, paint puzzle pieces
  • Info Booth


Please RSVP to to let us know when you are planning to volunteer. Thank you.

P.O. BOX 8212