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Cinco de Mayo West Side Saint Paul @ Castillo Park
Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come for the parade at 10 a.m., then stay for the food, live music and dance, and jalepeño eating contest. Families with young kiddos can check out the Family Zone for fun, cultural activities, too.
Free First Saturday: Making It @ Walker Art Center
Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
It’s a kids’ crash course in creating art. Watch artists at work, and make your own works of art to take home. There will be haiku writing, painting, short film-watching, and free gallery admission. Starting at 11 a.m. in the Cargill Lounge, local artists will draw your likeness. Get ready for your close-up.
Art In Bloom @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where April showers downpours really do bring May flowers. More than 100 professional florists reimagine artworks from MIA’s permanent collection in stunning flower arrangements. Bonus: It smells heavenly in there.
Festival of Nations @ Saint Paul RiverCentre
Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
It’s a world tour of food, art, music, and culture—without the harrowing travel. There will be folk art demonstrations, bazaar booths (from Polish egg decorating to Ghanasian hair braiding), live music and dance, and cuisine from across the globe.
Adults $13.50, kids ages 6-16 $8, kids ages 5 and younger free
40th Annual MayDay Parade @ Bloomington Ave. S.
Sunday noon – dusk
More than 2,000 Twin Citians will burst onto Bloomington Avenue to celebrate theatre, community, and (at long last) winter’s end in this annual community affair. The parade culminates in a festival at Powderhorn Park featuring food, dance, poetry, music, canoe rides, and more.
Stephanie Wilbur Ash is a senior editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. See bio.
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